Game Rules

  1. Games run 60 minutes and start on time. If you arrive late, you will still be able to enter your game for the remaining time.
  2. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign the waiver.
  3. If you are in multiple groups, please know ahead of time who is grouped together.
  4. Rooms are solved with critical thinking and communication not brute force. DO NOT lift heavy furniture as it puts you and your group in danger.
  5. Cell phone usage, cameras, and video/audio recordings are not allowed in the rooms.
  6. Players under the age of 14 must be accompanied by at least one adult, though they do not need to be in the room with them. All players under the age of 18 must have a parent/legal guardian sign their waiver.
  7. Game time continues even if you need to leave the room (i.e. restroom, etc.).
  8. Don’t remove items from the walls as there is nothing behind them.
  9. Don’t stand or climb on furniture. There are no clues in or on the ceiling.  Do not break any glass!
  10. Don’t disassemble electrical outlets as they will shock you (and nothing is hidden in them).
  11. The room is equipped with cameras to monitor safety as well as track the progress of the game.
  12. You are able to ask for help three (3) times during the game to have your time officially count.  More hints will be given if needed, but you will not receive a final time.
  13. Do not arrive intoxicated. If we consider your group to be unfit to play, you will not be allowed inside our puzzle room and you will not receive a refund.
  14. You play the real-life escape game at your own consent and risk; Southern Pines Escape will not be held liable.
  15. Please exit the same unlocked door in case of an emergency.
  16. We will take pictures at the end of the game. These pictures may be posted on our website, Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram or other social media platforms. You are welcome to post them as well.
  17. Please keep the clues, solutions for puzzles, and combinations to yourself so others can enjoy the game after you.  Also, please do not copy or replicate any design element, puzzle, clue, or content of the game rooms.
  18. We kindly ask you to take care of the rooms and the objects found in there.  If you break anything, you may be asked to leave the room without refund or other compensation. Players will be responsible for any intentional damage to the room.
  19. We reserve the right to stop the game at any point if rules are broken, without refund.

But in all, HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!!