FAQ

+ How much does it cost?

Tickets are $26 each

+ Is it safe?

Yes! Here at NC Escape you are never truly locked in and can exit the door you entered at any time. While you play, the venue is being monitored by a trained game master, and an emergency exit is always available in case of discomfort or actual emergency.

+ Is it scary?

Our escape rooms are not scary. The lights may get dim at some points, but there's no (intentionally) spooky music or sounds, no frightening pictures, and no one is going to jump out at you.

+ Am I smart enough to play this?

Yes. Don’t get us wrong, it’s hard! But it’s really a win-win: If you finish in under 60 minutes, you are rewarded with eternal glory; and if you don’t make it out, you get a solid hour’s worth of fun. (And it is fun, whether you escape or not!)

+ Are corporate/full venue bookings available?

Yes! Escape games are great team building events. Full-venue bookings are available on weekday mornings and afternoons, and some evenings. Get in touch to schedule your booking.

+ Are there restrictions on who can play? (Age, etc.)

We are family friendly and all ages are welcome. Infants and toddlers must be on your person or restrained in a stroller at all times as our rooms are not baby proof and safety is our upmost concern. Childrens tickets are the same price as adult tickets. If a player is under 15 they must play with a responsible adult; and ages 15-17 can come alone but need to bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Finally, if you are repeating a scenario, you must either be in a group of other “second(+) timers,” or have booked a full scenario with a group of friends who are all aware that you have already played once. (Otherwise, this would be unfair, and un-fun, for your teammates.)

+ Is there a min/max number of players per scenario?

Yes! The Study can accomodate 3-8 players, Ex Machina 2-6, and the Gallery 4-10. All of our games are private (that means no strangers ever!) and require the minimum ticket purchase.

+ Do the puzzles ever change?

Every few months, we retire one escape room and introduce an entirely new one — new theme, new puzzles, the works. Keeps us busy; keeps the people happy. Unfortunately, this also means that each scenario has a limited life span — 9 months to 1 year. Play them before they're gone!

+ Can people with limited mobility play?

Our venue itself is on the first level and has a ramp access. None of our rooms require you to crawl through small spaces. There may be one or two puzzles in each scenario that require specific movement or require someone to stand to solve. But for the most part, you're just going to be using your brain! Please email us at info@ncescape.com if you have any accessibility questions about a particular scenario.

+ How do I get there?

We are located right in downtown Durham! Detailed directions are here.