Escape Rooms

What exactly is an Escape Room?  How do I explain it to others?

The Grapevine Escape is a new type of entertainment experience built around team building, time management, critical thinking and problem solving. The idea is to put teams of friends, co-workers, families, or complete strangers in themed situations where everyone's' goal is the same - escape the room and succeed in under 60 minutes. Everyone in the room has a voice, and it takes collaboration to win. Each room is designed such that success is extremely unlikely without teamwork and communication.  Up to eight players have 60 minutes to put together clues and riddles to escape a sealed room. Teamwork means success, and individual contribution to the greater challenge is paramount. There may be many ways to solve a riddle, but it may also take many minds to come to the right solution. 


How much does something like this cost?

Our 60 minute room experiences are $29.99 per person, plus tax.  


How many people can go in at once?

It depends upon the room.  Going to the Chapel is best with up to 6 players.  Escape the Laboratory is best with up to 8 players. Escape the Winery is best with up to 10 players.  However, as a general rule, 6 to 8 players are recommended.  You can certainly try these rooms with two or four people, too... but it may be quite challenging.  :)


What happens if I *need* to get out?

Our rooms are never "locked".   If you need to leave for any reason during the game, you are welcome to do so.  Just keep in mind that the clock will keep on ticking.  You may be the one person who can solve the latest puzzle!  


What happens after 60 minutes?

If you are unable to complete the challenge and time runs out, the game will end and an associate will debrief you.  At that time, you have the option to ask what you may have missed.   


Can I invite children to this experience?  Will I be scared? 

The Grapevine Escape has experiences for ALL ages!  Families are more than welcome to book a room - however, anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Most rooms will be fun and exciting, not scary at all.  Seasonal, themed rooms may be added.  In these cases, we will certainly let you know if it is age-appropriate for kids.  


Can we book more than one room at a time?

Of course, just as long as it isn't already booked. 


Where are you located?

We are located at 160 North Main Street in Grapevine, Texas.  Click here for a map!


Escape Excursions

What exactly is this?  How do I explain it to others?
Introducing Escape Excursions!  We bring the puzzle experience to your location with plenty of storyline and intrigue that challenges and excites everyone who participates.  Take a group of friends, family or co-workers, team up to solve mind-bending puzzles, locked boxes, and hidden clues in a limited  amount of time to score points and climb to the top of the leader board.  Those who can work and think together will win the game - ESCAPE!


What is the difference between an "Escape Room" and an "Escape Excursion"?
An Escape Room is a location-based experience.  By nature, Escape Rooms have more going on - you are walking into a fully envisioned environment, after all.  Escape Rooms usually last an hour.  You may be partnered with other players in order to maximize the number of participants.  Escape Rooms may offer less flexibility and are difficult to pair with other social activities.  For example, most Escape Rooms prohibit drinks or food while playing.  


Escape Excursions are travel rooms that are administered by The Grapevine Escape personnel during the experience.  While not as visually comprehensive as an Escape Room, excursions offer additional convenience & flexibility by coming to your party - no travel needed.  Escape Excursions offer many of the same types of puzzles and story lines you may find in an Escape Room.  Escape Excursions are 30 minutes each, allowing for more teams in a shorter amount of time. Excursions are points-based - that is, you earn points based on specific criteria within the room.  You earn (or lose) points based on the actions you perform within the time limit.  Those points are calculated and a score is earned for each team.  Oh, and finally, Escape Excursions are cheaper in cost than a traditional Escape Room.  That's always a plus.

How much does something like this cost?
Call for pricing! 

How many people can play at one time?
Escape Excursions accommodate 2 to 8 participants.  However, our experience tells us that 4 to 6 players per experience is the best number for these activities.  Fewer than four people will certainly ramp up the challenge.  More than six people can become chaotic and confusing based on the level of communication required.  Some excursions, such as Amnesia! are suited for up to 8 players.

What happens if I *need* to get out?
You can!  That is an advantage (or potentially, a disadvantage!) of both our Escape Rooms and our Escape Excursions.  If you need to stop playing for any reason, you are welcome to do so!  There is no rule that a player has to remain engaged.  However, the clock keeps ticking... and the longer you are not helping your team, the less brain power available to solve the puzzles!  

What happens after 30 minutes?

The administrator will call an end to the game and points will be calculated.  If you are playing against another team, there will be an announcement of the winners.

Can I invite children to this experience?  Will I be scared? 

Yes, children and teens are certainly welcome!  Escape Excursions are family friendly and we encourage this type of game to be experienced by families (however, anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).  Many of the puzzles are rated 11 years and up.  Our excursions are not designed to be scary experiences.  These are meant to be played in public places, so there are no scary elements, loud noises, or cheap "Boo!" moments :)  Seasonal or themed rooms may be added over time.  In these cases, we will certainly let you know if it is age-appropriate for children under 16. 

Can we book more than one excursion or room at a time?
Of course, just as long as it isn't already booked.  This is best suited for larger parties, or teams looking to have multiple challenges.  Multiple rooms can be run at the same time in order to maximize the number of participants playing at one time.  For example, a group of 20 (5 per team) can go through two excursions in a little over two hours, with only one hour downtime.   With one room, it would take the same amount of time, but player downtime would be an hour and a half.  Not to mention, only one game is experienced.

Where can Escape Excursions be performed?
Escape Excursions are travel-ready.  We can run them anywhere there is a semi-private area. We can set up excursions at home for birthday parties, office conference rooms, or even public locations anywhere in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex.  For convenience, we have many partnerships with restaurants, wineries, and other locations in the heart of Grapevine Texas.  Give us a call - we can help plan an entire outing, including food, drinks, and escapes :)

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