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New addition to the South family!

After 3 months of hard work, we are ready to open our brand new room: Twisted!

Whenever we open a new room, we always say that it’s different from any other room that we offer. The same can be said about Twisted! It offers a great combination of all the skills required in an escape room: hands on, visual, logical, communication and teamwork. There’s something for everyone. Even for us because you see, there’s a twist!

Check out the details right here!

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 Mansion at the 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.

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Monique Lisa
Monique Lisa
2018-06-21T21:49:47+0000
I’ve been to Exit Strategy a few times, and it’s always awesome! Today I went with my sisters and little cousin - we did The Ruins and had a blast! A special shout out to Kelly for being such an awesome guide! Thank you so much! 🙂
Rosalynn Nankati-Sam
Rosalynn Nankati-Sam
2018-06-21T03:45:00+0000
We enjoyed The Mansion. We had lots of fun. Kelly and Courtney were great! We plan to do another room or two, lol.
Michelle Hillenburg
Michelle Hillenburg
2018-06-21T02:11:44+0000
This was an awesome experience Courtney was wonderful. She was frequently funny and helpful. Our room was the best. Thank you so much. We will be back.
Avery Thackston
Avery Thackston
2018-06-17T01:11:15+0000
Aaron and christy were great in character and had such a good time here. I will definitely be back!
Joel Whetstone
Joel Whetstone
2018-06-16T02:18:52+0000
I’ve been to a few different escape rooms but Exit Strategy is by far the best. I’ve done two rooms there, Subject Zero & Spy Trainer. I would highly recommend both of them. When you get there you have to make sure you get Travis as your game master, he’s the absolute best! If you’re looking for a fun night and tired of doing the same old stuff, you need to check this place out!!
Sara Nancy Hill
Sara Nancy Hill
2018-06-13T03:44:37+0000
Third room I’ve done here and it is such a great experience. Kelly was a wonderful game master- very pleasant and helpful. She even took the time to talk with our group after completing the escape room about their south Charlotte location. Can’t wait to complete all of the rooms at Exit Strategy! The Ruins was amazing!
Jake Sorrentino
Jake Sorrentino
2018-06-09T02:41:53+0000
Awesome time with my coworkers!! Very excellent and charismatic staff, very high quality and high tech rooms. We did the Spy Trainer which was no cake walk buy very fun to figure out!
Lindsay Crider
Lindsay Crider
2018-05-28T23:28:21+0000
We completed spy trainer today! And Aaron and Kelly were amazing hosts. Kelly did a great job debriefing us before and Aaron was a great actor in the very beginning, he was fully in character. When there was an issue, they were quick to fix it! They were encouraging and very professional the whole time. The room was amazing! Yay for new records!
Jason Peters
Jason Peters
2018-05-27T23:56:22+0000
Very friendly, helpful staff. We experienced The Ruins, our host Aaron was great. Would definitely recommend taking a trip with friends or family to experience any one of the escape rooms at the North location.
Tyler Duane Tyree
Tyler Duane Tyree
2018-05-27T16:39:35+0000
We had a great time solving the mansion room. Would highly recommend giving it a try!
Nick Engstrom
Nick Engstrom
2018-05-27T01:14:58+0000
We played "the Mansion" and we loved it! Escaped with 2 mins left! Christy and Courtney Burns were both excellent game masters and the customer service / experience was above expectations! I highly recommend that if you haven't tried an escape room yet, to try it.... but in particular exit strategy was top notch!
Nikki Parsons
Nikki Parsons
2018-05-24T01:41:30+0000
Great team building experience! Agent Kelly was awesome!!! We “escaped” with just under 3 minutes to spare. Can’t wait to do it again!
Kristen Conrad
Kristen Conrad
2018-05-22T21:19:52+0000
Thanks to Kelly for a wonderful time in the Spy trainer room! We came with a group of 6 for a team building event, and it was a great one!
Leah Stringer
Leah Stringer
2018-05-06T23:01:30+0000
Amanda & Our Butler Randy (I think was his name) They both did a great job with assisting in our escape!!!��
Ashley Thompson
Ashley Thompson
2018-04-29T00:48:20+0000
The staff was super helpful both over the phone and in person! Really simple system for booking... and then the room itself was super fun!! Wonderful experience and a must go again type of activity!!
Monique Lyrical Samuels
Monique Lyrical Samuels
2018-04-26T19:13:11+0000
I loved Kelly's Energy. .. very engaging and a delight to have as our Guide.
Beth Mayo Holets
Beth Mayo Holets
2018-04-25T02:59:03+0000
We had so much fun in the Spy Room. It was extremely challenging. The crew was fantastic, including Ella who was a great guide! Cheerful and energetic. Thanks for the great time!
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.