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Do you have questions? Of course you do!

What is an escape room?

An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit, or having completed a mission. Think of it as stepping into a video game, but it's live! 

If that doesn't explain it well enough, let's see what Conan O'Brien says!

 

 

What is Escape Adventures?

Escape Adventures is a locally owned and operated escape room in Carroll County, MD that lets you tell YOUR story! How will you cooperate? Who will lead the pack? What will you learn about your friends and family?  What will you learn about yourself? We give you the goal, but the story that unfolds is uniquely yours.

How early should I arrive?

We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before your reserved time. This allows you time for the brief check in process, and for everyone to use the restroom. 

Where do I park?

We have a few spots in the front, and plenty of parking behind the building. Pick one, and come on in!

What happens if I arrive late?

It depends on who is late in the party.

If you are part of a larger party and you are late, we can slip you inside after the game has started. Keep in mind that you are paying for the entire hour, so any minutes lost with this type of late arrival are... lost. 

If the room's entire party is running late, we can hold the room start for five (5) minutes only. If you cannot make it with the extra time given, we can reschedule your visit for another time or day. 

What happens if I need to cancel?

Since life can get in the way of a fun time, we understand that you might need to cancel. Just call or email us ahead of time and we will reschedule your event for another day when you can come back.

What happens if I am a no-show, and do not call or email in advance?

Escape Adventures will happily accept your donation. 

What should I wear?

Escape Adventures recommends you wear clothes. 

Comfortable clothes.

Am I really locked in?

Yes! And no. After we lead you into your adventure room, we do lock the door, but there is always a spare key hanging near the entrance for those "gotta get out for a bit" moments. 

Will I be with only people I know, or will I be working with strangers?

This depends on the reservations. For example, if you are in a group of 10 people who want to reserve the Dracula's Curse adventure, the whole room is yours! If you are a group smaller than that, you might be making some new friends as you face the trials together!  

Are the rooms scary?

Our current lineup contains one "scary" room- Dracula's Curse. It is recommended for people who like a good fright and a heavy Gothic atmosphere. If that's not you, then we also have School Daze- a not-at-all scary room available now, and Enchanted Detectives- a kid friendly room- coming soon. 

Cell phones?

In the lobby and reception room? Sure!

In the adventure rooms themselves? No. Nope. Nada. Nein. Non. 

Why? Three reasons. Firstly, it kills the atmosphere to have a modern day device in the middle of the theme you've chosen. Secondly, you might be tempted to search out answers on your device and ruin the game for yourself. Thirdly, we are protective of our puzzles and would rather not see unauthorized photos or videos out there in the wild.