Waxhaw Escape

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We can’t say enough good things about Waxhaw Escape! We surprised my 12-year-old son for his birthday and our family of 5 (mom, dad, and brothers 10, 7) went on a train to nowhere… my son is really into Lionel Trains so this was a no-brainer! The rooms were so cool and on-theme and the clues were hard but just enough to keep it interesting and moving along! We got out in under an hour! I would highly recommend this experience for your family or a group of friends young or old! We can’t wait to try another theme!

– Diana

We had a blast! We booked both rooms for my husband’s Birthday party! Alice’s Dream was super fun. I can’t wait to go back and try The Train to Nowhere game. We all did escape (with clues). Thanks for a great time!

– Sarah

What an amazing family experience! We (2 adults, 2 kids) just finished Alice’s Dream escape room this evening and it was truly a magical experience! Our gamemaster was absolutely the best host – his patience, enthusiasm, and genuine warmth made the evening for us. Every bit of the room from the decor to the clues was so well thought out – truly one of our best escape room experiences. We can’t wait to try out the other rooms. Highly recommend!

– Jayanthi

I went here with my family, and we had a blast! The Train room was better than any other escape room we’ve tried. We hope they add more rooms so we can keep coming back! Our host was both funny and attentive. Escape rooms are great for celebrations or just as a fun activity, but this will be the place I recommend from now on. We will definitely be back again.

– Nichole

Our group had a great time escaping Alice’s Dream. Our wonderful host made the experience fun and understandable for our young elementary-aged kids. I wasn’t sure if the 5-year-old’s would be too young, but it turned out great since there were several tasks that they helped with. I would recommend this room for anyone who wants to have a good time.

– Melissa

My daughter celebrated her 13th birthday at Waxhaw Escape with friends and had an amazing time. They found the puzzles fun yet challenging. Having been to other escape room experiences before, the other girls all said that Waxhaw Escape was so much better than their previous events. We will be back!!

– Lisa

This was a wonderful experience. The facility was very clean and the hosting was top notch. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I highly recommend this company, you won’t be disappointed.

– Anubiz

The Rooms

All games are private!

Only play with your team.

We take pride in providing a clean and safe environment for our guests.

Train to Nowhere

5-8 Players – $27 each
3-4 Players – $31 each
2 Players – $35 each, $37 each on Saturdays

Go back to the exciting era of steam engines and mechanical automation. Famed Italian inventor, Giordano Neri, has shocked the world with his newest brainchild – a self-driving train! Rumors of his unorthodox methods and use of humans in his research has forced him to flee to America to continue his work, where he has just put the first autonomous train into action for its initial run. No one could have predicted what would happen on this first ride of the ominous “train to nowhere.”

While this game can accommodate eight players, you’ll be a bit crowded with that many in a small space. Six players would have more fun.

Games that include players who are 12-years-old or younger MUST have at least one adult (18 and over) in the game too.

2-8 Players

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Difficulty: 3 of 5

Giordano Neri’s amazing invention.

This is the hotel where Lewis Carol first created the Alice stories.

Alice’s Dream

5-8 Players – $27 each
3-4 Players – $31 each
2 Players – $35 each, $37 each on Saturdays

You get to spend the night in the same hotel room that Lewis Carroll used when he came up with the famous Alice stories. However, traveling to Wales is a long hard trip. You’re trying your best to stay awake until bedtime, but as soon as you get in your room, you fall fast asleep, and you begin to dream. BUT, is this a dream? Everything feels so REAL! You’re in Alice’s world, and things are getting a bit strange. Can you get out of Alices Dream, or will you be stuck in it – forever?

While this game can accommodate eight players, you’ll be a bit crowded with that many in a small space. Six players would have more fun.​

Games that include players who are 12-years-old or younger MUST have at least one adult (18 and over) in the game too.

2-8 Players

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Difficulty: 3.5 of 5

Dirty Money, Good Deed

Dirty Money, Good Deed

5-10 Players – $27 each
4 Players – $31 each

You’ve inherited an abandoned BBQ joint from an ancestor, Howell McCoy. In hopes of restoring it, you discover it in a terrible state, and your claim to ownership contested by the Hatfields. Following clues left by Howell, can you find the fortune he made from bootlegging and recover the Deed confirming your ownership?

  • An age-old feud between the Hatfields and McCoys
  • An old abandoned BBQ joint
  • A lost fortune in dirty money and a missing relative

…all add up to a good-ol’ mystery and treasure hunt!

Games that include players who are 12-years-old or younger MUST have at least one adult (18 and over) in the game too.

4-10 Players

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Difficulty: 4 of 5

Jungle Drums

5-6 Players – $27 each
3-4 Players – $31 each
2 Players – $35 each, $37 each on Saturdays

You were warned to stay away from this old house – something about three people ten years ago who did go in, and were never seen again. Curious, you’ve ignored the warnings, and once inside you hear the distant sound of drums. This rhythmic call leads you into the attic of the house, which still remembers its past. This music seems to be coming from … a board game? A game that knows how to set traps. A game you did not start. A game that by all means needs to be played through to its very end.

Games that include 12 years old or younger players MUST have at least one adult (18 and over) in the game too.

2-6 Players

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Difficulty: 3 of 5

FAQ

Is the door actually locked?
Players will be metaphorically “locked” in a room, and in order to fully enjoy the game it is recommended that players remain inside the room throughout the allotted time. However, for safety reasons the door is accessible throughout the game, and players may leave the room if necessary.
Is it scary?

Our escape rooms have themes and props to set a mood, but they are not haunted houses intended to scare players. While there is some “suspense” and some “surprises” – we haven’t created any “jump scares” or horror scenes.

Is the activity physically strenuous?
Escape rooms require brain power, not physical strength. At most, the activity will involve some squatting down to look under an object or to get a closer look at something. No climbing or heavy lifting is required. Now, the VR game will have you sweating up a storm! Not because of strenuous exercise, but from the tension and fun.
Will I have to play with strangers?

Our games are all “private” – your group will be the only people in the room.

Will we be given hints during the game?
Yes. Our crew will provide hints as needed and/or upon request.
What happens if we don’t escape in time?

Escape rooms are challenging – some players get close, but do not escape in time. At the end of the allotted time, the room will be opened and the solution explained. Please keep the solutions confidential so you do not spoil the experience for future players.

Do I need a reservation to enjoy an adventure at Waxhaw Escape?

Yes, a reservation is necessary. You need to book online and pay in full when making the booking. Do yourself a favor and book as far in advance as possible to ensure your desired date and time is available.

Can I cancel or reschedule my reservation?

Unfortunately tickets are non-refundable. However, if you need to reschedule in the event of an emergency or someone in the group becoming ill, please call in advance and we will do our best to accommodate your group at another time.

Can I book the escape room for a private party or corporate event?
Yes. We are happy to accommodate single room private experiences, multiple room events, and team competitions. Private events include exclusive use of the room/rooms, and can even be held outside of regular business hours. Please contact us and we will be happy to arrange a personalized event for your group.
Can I bring extra people?

Recommended group sizes are based on the square footage of the room and the puzzles involved. However, we will consider requests for an additional player or two, so long as the room can accommodate them. You would book the room and then pay for the extra guests with a credit card upon arrival.

What happens if I arrive late?

You should arrive 15-20 minutes before the scheduled time of your fun experience. We really need to get your game started and completed on time to have adequate time to reset the room and prepare for the next team of players. If your game does start late because you didn’t arrive on time, we may have to give you less time to finish your game so we can be ready for the next one.

Can children participate?

If you have a young family member, include them on your escape room team! They may not be much help in solving the puzzles, but they’re great at finding things and will enjoy the experience a lot. A roomful of 9-year-olds, though, is a different story. They’ll need adults in the game with them to help them solve the puzzles. Children ages 14 and below MUST be accompanied by an adult.

The Virtual Reality games are “PG-12” – only people 12 years old or older can play. The nature of the games, and the expensive equipment used, requires this restriction.

Can I take photographs/videos?

You can only take photographs/videos in the Lobby, not within the escape room itself. This policy ensures that the puzzles remain a mystery for future guests.

I have some questions about having a birthday party at Waxhaw Escape.

Are the games good for kids? Yep! We designed our escape room games with families in mind. There are no jump scares, horror, or gore. However, kids under 15 probably don’t have the logic skills to solve all the puzzles, so remember to book an adult into the room with them to help them be successful and have a blast. We do have a 12-and-older limit for our Virtual Reality games.

How many kids can your place handle? Each escape room game is full with 7 players, so if you have more kids than that, they’ll have more fun if you form two teams and book both escape room games. The kids get kind of competitive and have great fun trying to get out of the room first.

Do you have a place for cakes and presents? – We wish we did, but we don’t have space at this time.