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Clues & News

Student/Military discount

If you are a college student looking to save a bit of $ or are currently serving the country in the military, our discounts are back! 20% off per valid ID holder. You can’t get this discount online so give us a call at 980-859-4482 (North location) or 704-837-0515 (South location) to book.

Fine print: valid ID must be presented at check in, discount is only for ID holder, cannot be combined with any other discount.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that…

… the final 60 minutes for Cabin in the Woods will happen soon! Cabin in the Woods opened in October 2014 and has claimed many victims over the years. Many egos were crushed in that room and many escape room addicts were initiated to the concept in those walls. Although it is sad to see it go, we are excited to bring a new and more immersive experience (more details on that soon).

There is no definitive date for Cabin’s shut down, but it will be in the next 2 or 3 weeks. If you have yet to play it, hurry up! If you need redemption, stay tuned. Do over times will be announced shortly.

Blood Moon promotion!

Did you see the moon this morning? Quite a sight! The last time there was a blood moon was in 1866. To celebrate, come play with us TODAY and pay only $18.66 + tax per person. New bookings only, use code blood_moon when you book.

The age of reviews and social media

Reviews… They’ve made us proud, they’ve made us lose sleep. When we opened Exit South in 2014, reviews helped us get our name out there and eventually gave all escape rooms in the greater Charlotte area a fantastic marketing tool.

But reviews come with some challenges. We’ve received praise and words that warmed our hearts and constructive feedback that made us grow. Unfortunately, we’ve also had customers threaten to “blast us” on social media.

Bottom line is that reviews and social media play a great role in the growth of any business. But what happens when the system gets taken advantage of? Case in point: a fake restaurant in London that was ranked #1 on TripAdvisor. The only problem was that the restaurant didn’t exist… Not kidding! Read the full story here.

Get your Christmas shopping done!

You can’t think of anything for that special person who is either very picky or who never needs anything? Offer them an immersive experience with Exit Strategy! And from now until January 1st 2018, you can take advantage of some cool discounts.

10% off when you purchase a $50 or $75 gift certificate ~ 20% off when you purchase a gift certificate of at least $100 in value. Not too shabby! Click here to purchase and enter code giftcert10 (10% off) or giftcert20 (20% off) at check out.

Our gift certificates are valid at both Exit Strategy locations in Charlotte NC.

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MichaeleAnn Molloy
MichaeleAnn Molloy
2018-02-16T18:16:12+0000
My family and I were wondering what to do on a rainy weekend when we remembered how much fun we had at Exit Strategy when we first moved to NC. We stopped in at just the right time to start the "Spy Trainer". In costume Travis explained the parameters of the mission and got us really excited for the upcoming task. When we got "stuck," Travis was great at giving helpful hints and encouragement. I'm happy to report we beat the clock and escaped in time. We all can't wait to go again!
Jasmin Danielle Howard
Jasmin Danielle Howard
2018-02-10T12:33:25+0000
Lindsay was the awesome! She was a great host and made my birthday event a hit!! I am definitely looking forward to going back!!! You Rock Lindsay!!!
Jerry-Stacie Morton
Jerry-Stacie Morton
2018-02-03T04:26:28+0000
The BEST time we have had in a while! We were all new to the room and two of us had never done an exit room before. We did The Ruins and we were all very impressed by the set up. And our guide Christy(not sure of spelling) that chick needs a bonus! She put her all into her role(she even did some sort of a split 😄) and helped make our experience that much better. We will most certainly be back! We definitely enjoyed the Promo code as well so hope to see another of those soon! Awesome group date night!
Jelly Tilley
Jelly Tilley
2018-01-31T00:49:44+0000
I remember doing The Final Sacrifice room and it was such an awesome experience. I wish it was still available. I will definitely recommend this place to people
Ashlee Moore
Ashlee Moore
2018-01-28T13:56:30+0000
My husband and I did The Mansion room for my birthday! This was our first time doing an escape room and it was so much fun! We didn't make it out on time, but we were 90% through so we will definitely be back to try again and also try more rooms! Thanks for the fun experience!!
Sandy Linn Arneson
Sandy Linn Arneson
2018-01-21T20:39:53+0000
It was our first escape room and we loved it! Sadly, we didn’t make it out but we will be back! Thanks for an awesome day, Lindsay! You were a great host!!!!
Becca Shortcake Daddino
Becca Shortcake Daddino
2018-01-21T02:14:38+0000
Just played my 14th room at Exit Strategy North. Being an escape room enthusiast, I very highly recommend Exit Strategy both North and South. Our game masters this evening were Kelly, Aaron, and Courtney B. were professional, personable, and hands down some of the best game masters out there. Go to Exit Strategy North, you will have a great time!
Savannah Hadwiger
Savannah Hadwiger
2018-01-15T02:28:43+0000
Taylor Tristan Redmond
Taylor Tristan Redmond
2018-01-08T22:37:58+0000
Kayla Ewing Cristobal
Kayla Ewing Cristobal
2017-12-31T20:09:09+0000
We have completed 2 rooms here- The Mansion and The Ruins. We loved both! It is such a fun way to spend an afternoon and we would highly recommend it! During our most recent visit, our ‘guide’ was Christy. She did a wonderful job by providing us with subtle hints when we asked for them- without giving away too much. Overall, we love this place and can’t wait to do the other 2 rooms soon!
Angi Denson
Angi Denson
2017-12-29T20:08:13+0000
For part of our holiday experience, my husband and I took my two sons to Exit Strategy North. We had a blast! We will definitely be back to do a do-over since we didn't beat the room or we'll try another room there. But thanks to Lindsey and Travis for hosting and checking us in - they were awesome!! Fantastic experience all the way around - check it out if you haven't already!! 🙂
Erika King Hedgepeth
Erika King Hedgepeth
2017-12-29T12:55:16+0000
This was one of my Christmas presents to my hubby. His 1st room ever and my 2nd. We both loved it! 5 more stars just for the details put into the room � We completed the Mansion and we are going back tomorrow to the Ruins. Amanda and Kelly were great and the hints were perfect. Our goal next time is 0 hints.
Andrew Gomez
Andrew Gomez
2017-12-29T03:48:16+0000
Travis aka Elroyy was a great game master. Recommend the subject Zero adventure.
Mandi Schenley
Mandi Schenley
2017-12-27T17:21:21+0000
First and foremost, Christy was an amazing guide! Lt. Sgt. Ma’am Sir Ma’am set the tone of the game by prepping us for the rooms in character, making us crouch down while she gave us mission objectives and warning about what we were up against. It hyped everyone up to take on Subject Zero. The rooms were complex and really well done. Even with some experienced escape room players on our team, we struggled with the puzzles and how to make the team work most productively. We did manage to beat the game (toughest one at Exit Strategy) but it took everything we had! We are all hooked on escape rooms now that we’ve been to Exit Strategy Charlotte North. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience and it bears repeating: Christy was integral to such a great time! Thank you!
Susie Elizabeth Williams Cruse
Susie Elizabeth Williams Cruse
2017-12-21T23:33:43+0000
Grandsons, daughter n law and I went today and did the Ruins.. While the room did beat us by a couple minutes, we had a wonderful time and as soon as we got out we started planning out next visit. Staff was great .. Please do not hesitate..
Kim Greene
Kim Greene
2017-12-19T19:30:37+0000
So much fun!!! Great outing for our family � everyone loved it. Super challenging but we beat the room!!
Kaitlyn Outen McClain
Kaitlyn Outen McClain
2017-12-03T02:03:22+0000
Travis left us! He bailed on us! He walked up into a temple that we didn’t know. But he was an awesome guide. Help helped us out! Thank you Travis! For all your help!
Jennifer Ewing
Jennifer Ewing
2017-12-01T15:41:13+0000
Last Friday was my first experience with an escape room. I went with lots of first timers and we had a few escape room veterans to lead us. We had a great time attempting Subject 0, and now I can easily say that I am hooked. It is a fun way to spend time with friends in a more active and brain challenging way. Christy (LtSgt Ma'am Sir Ma'am - haha) did a great job and has totally sold my husband and I on coming back to attempt The Ruins. We are also going with a different group tonight to try out a scenario out at their other location. Thanks for a fun evening!
Barbi Evans Koss
Barbi Evans Koss
2017-11-25T16:40:34+0000
We had so much fun and it was way more challenging than we thought it would be! This is a great way to do something active with friends or family (vs. something passive like a movie). The staff was great and very helpful. The only improvement I could suggest would be upgrading the walkie talkies. If I hadn't had five other people listening I would have never understood everything that was said. Even with that minor issue I would totally go again. I am a teensy bit claustrophobic and I was not bothered by the room at all. There is a button by the door that will let you out if you need it.
Tom Kiihr
Tom Kiihr
2017-11-25T02:14:30+0000
This was our first time at this escape room. The staff was friendly, and everything started off great. However, once we got into the room, it was just too dark. I understand you want to set a mood, but if it's too dark to see the clues, it makes it extremely difficult. A little more light would have greatly added to the experience. At one point, we asked for a clue. Our guide told us what we needed to work on. I responded that we had already solved that puzzle. He told us we didn't have it yet. We went back to work on it and were getting quite frustrated over making no progress. About 10 minutes later he came back on the radio and said he was wrong, we had gotten it. Very frustrating to have wasted all that time. Overall, it was ok, but we've been to better locations.
Jennifer Tuttle Godden
Jennifer Tuttle Godden
2017-11-24T02:13:25+0000
Friendly staff. We had a great time competing in 2 groups in the Spy Trainer rooms. Definitely recommend!
Dylan Goyer
Dylan Goyer
2017-11-19T00:25:21+0000
Travis was awesome! He played the character perfect, gave us enough time to do it on our own before he gave us hints. The room was tough, but solvable and really realistic! It’s a great time! You won’t regret it!
Brandon Patterson
Brandon Patterson
2017-11-18T03:03:46+0000
Kelly, Erin, and Lindsay are the best! They made our bachelor party perfect!
Yair Guevara
Yair Guevara
2017-11-12T22:31:31+0000
Love this place. Burns (our game master) was Awesome! We definitely plan on coming back soon.
Amelia Darling
Amelia Darling
2017-11-12T05:40:14+0000
My family played Ruins tonight & we had such a great time! We will definitely be back for round 2! Our amazing helper, Kristy was the absolute best & she helped us so much when we needed it! Thank you so much, we will see you next time!