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Clues & News

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.

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.

Do Over Sundays Are Back!

2018 is going to bring a few new rooms at Exit South so if you need closure, January will be a great month! As always, price is going to be $15 plus tax per person who has played the specific room before. If you’ve not yet played the room, you can’t join in the do over fun! Even though you might still play with strangers if you don’t book the entire room, they too will be seeking redemption. Here are the dates:

Exit South
Cabin in the Woods: January 7th
Quest of Honor: January 7th
Murder Mystery: January 14th
Lost in Space: January 21st
Bank Heist: January 28th

Exit North
Spy Trainer: January 7th
Subject Zero: January 14th
Mansion: January 21st
Ruins: January 28th

These cannot be booked online. Give us a call to reserve your spots!

Exit South at 704-837-0515
Exit North at 980-859-4482

Small Business Saturday Discounts!

Today is Small Business Saturday and we have a cool discount for you: 20% off per person for any booking from November 25th to December 1st 2017. Use code SBS when you book. Fine print: code can only be used once per customer – prepayment required – cannot be combined with any other promotion

A new layer of team building

What if playing an escape room as a team building activity could be more than just a fun time? What if coworkers could learn about themselves and their colleagues so that they can work together more effectively – while having fun?

That’s what Boost Your Game is all about.

Since we opened our first location in 2014, we have watched tens of thousands of people work together (or not!) as they attempted to get out of one of our rooms. It didn’t take very long before behavior patterns started to emerge. At first, we noticed the obvious: who stepped up to be the leader and who was content in doing what they were told to do. However, other roles, relationships and patterns also became evident.

While many companies coming to Exit Strategy for team building are satisfied playing “Just for Fun“, we were getting more and more requests from organizations who were looking for a way to improve their team’s performance. So, we put our heads together and designed a unique and transformative team building option: Boost Your Game.

In Boost, teams work with an expert trainer/educator for an hour on top of playing either Cabin in the Woods (South location) or Subject Zero (North location). The formal debrief that takes place goes well beyond who did what and what worked well. The dynamics and relationships that are set in motion during the game are also examined. By understanding how such dynamics help a group be successful in a fun endeavor like an escape room, work teams are better able to support each other in the workplace during challenging moments.

From the very beginning of the 60-minute countdown, escape room players take on different roles. Without any planning, players will naturally gravitate to a role that suits their personality or others’ expectations. Whether they start looking for clues, try to roll the first lock they see or simply stand back to take it all in, players find their purpose. It might not always be useful or productive, but everyone will eventually find their role or play the one that is expected of them. Will someone take the lead or will everyone refrain from sticking their necks out? If there is a leader, is he or she the leader of the team in the workplace as well? All these observations are made as participants are playing but aren’t there fascinating correlations to be made with the workplace?

An escape room is also a great opportunity to see how well the group flows (or not) between working together and setting off to work individually on different tasks. While individuality or teamwork can both be key assets in the workplace, how can we best utilize them to be productive?

Want to know more? We would love to help you plan your Boost Your Game session. Call us at 980-859-4482 or email info@exitstrategynorth.com to learn how you can help your team achieve more while having fun.

National Escape Room Day is on October 26th 2017

Everything under the sun has its own day except for Escape Rooms! So, we decided that the 4th Thursday of October would now be National Escape Room Day, aka N.E.R.D. To celebrate, come play with us on that day at either location and pay only $5/person. Yup: $5/person!

Book online and use discount code NERD to get this sweet deal. (Promo code was only valid on 10/26/2017)

Fine print: up to 2 rooms played that day/person; regular cancellation/no-show policy still applies; cannot be combined with any other promotion.

“Circle of Trust” promotion!

Introducing our Circle of Trust promotion!

You don’t want to play with strangers? We hear you! Book for a Tuesday evening (5 pm until close) game, and pay $25/player plus a $25 fee to get the entire room to yourselves.

Make sure to indicate “Circle of Trust” as your promo code when you book. Valid only on Tuesdays until Sept. 26th 2017. Our regular cancellation fee applies.

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Veronica Stringfield
Veronica Stringfield
2018-04-22T02:22:55+0000
Travis and Courtney were amazing, they so helpful and kind. We defeated Spy Trainer Room Blue. Had an amazing time with my friends. Would definitely recommend!
Nicole Framiglio
Nicole Framiglio
2018-04-15T13:45:34+0000
Had a great time in The Mansion! I'm a huge Clue fan and loved the room! Shout out to Lindsey, Courtney, and Travis for making the experience great! They were very friendly, enthusiastic, and helpful.
Caitlyn Jensen Cottrill
Caitlyn Jensen Cottrill
2018-04-15T02:08:02+0000
Travis, Lindsay, and Courtney were great at getting us prepared, being photographers, and helping us when we couldn’t quite figure out what we needed. We made it out! Great experience and will definitely be back.
Lindsey Elizabeth Stasko
Lindsey Elizabeth Stasko
2018-04-14T19:04:21+0000
They really went above and beyond with the effects! We all thoroughly enjoyed it! If you’re looking for a challenge, then try Subject Zero! We barely made it out!
Kevin Duhaime
Kevin Duhaime
2018-04-07T22:44:26+0000
We had such a wonderful time for family fun day here! Courtney M was extremely helpful in getting us set up and Taylor was an amazing guide! We will be back!
Karen Makofske Duhaime
Karen Makofske Duhaime
2018-04-07T22:41:59+0000
Had a great time with our family with a special thanks to Courtney M and Aaron
Ashley Jarrell
Ashley Jarrell
2018-04-07T03:41:13+0000
It was really cool and I can't wait to try all the other rooms! They made the experience one to remember. Our host Travis dressed the part along with accent which was really awesome! I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
Angie Herbert Wilson
Angie Herbert Wilson
2018-04-05T10:01:37+0000
Had fun for the second visit this week at Exit Strategy! The Mansion was a blast for our whole group! Thank you Travis, for the fun!! We’ll be back again soon.
Rita Wall Wilson
Rita Wall Wilson
2018-04-04T15:26:20+0000
Our family did Spy Training Room and beat the clock with 2 1/2 minutes to spare! Thank you Kelly for a fun experience, We will be back very soon.
Cayla Dameron
Cayla Dameron
2018-04-01T12:34:03+0000
I have now played every room at this location. They are all fantastic! The staff really bring the rooms to life!
Laura Ann Merrill
Laura Ann Merrill
2018-03-28T01:02:52+0000
Our group did the Subject Zero room, which was awesome. It was really well done, and probably the best escape room I have done. Lindsay was our host/drill sergeant, and she was hilarious! She synced really well with our group. I highly recommend checking this out!
Megan Donoho
Megan Donoho
2018-03-26T01:25:16+0000
We had the pleasure of Escaping from subject zero with Aaron as our game master. We enjoyed his energy and words of encouragement as we broke the record for this room. Exit strategy is lucky to have an employee of this caliber. We will definitely be back because of him.
Patrina Hodges
Patrina Hodges
2018-03-25T03:10:00+0000
We had a blast and we loved our hostess she was exciting and vivacious! I give it 5 stars!!!
LaChandra LaLa Phifer
LaChandra LaLa Phifer
2018-03-19T02:05:24+0000
My group of 6 had a great time in the Subject Zero room! Travis was a great help when we needed him, but unfortunately we didn't make it out the room in time. We still enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back soon.
Trevor Thompson
Trevor Thompson
2018-03-18T02:31:08+0000
We had a great time at Exit Strategy! The rooms were awesome and the staff was very friendly and made our time there super-fun! Will definitely be back!
Jessica Johnson
Jessica Johnson
2018-03-18T00:53:34+0000
The Ruins room was a challenge and so much fun. Christie did an awesome job in getting us prepared. Her enthusiasm and character just made it the best experience.
Stewart Ruddy
Stewart Ruddy
2018-03-17T04:00:44+0000
We had so much fun doing the Ruins room at Exit Strategy North. Christy was an amazing guide and was committed to her performance. The room itself was awesome and the tasks were interactive. We would definitely recommend!
Lauren Emm
Lauren Emm
2018-02-19T19:23:42+0000
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!