Escape Tactic
Escape Tactic
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
Charlotte's largest escape room located in the LoSo neighborhood just feet from 5 of Charlotte's best local breweries and attractions. Escape Tactic features unique escape games, including "Devils vs Heels" - their tribute to college basketball's best rivalry and the only escape room where you compete against your opponents in the same room! Open 7 days a week.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Peter F
Streamwood, IL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Business
We went as a group from our business and they were able to accomodate us all at the same time, so kudos for that. On top of that our room was fantastic, Flight 282 at a difficulty rating of 4.5 of 5. My team got out with only seconds to spare and a good guess, but we felt that the clues were good enough that we only requested one hint. I have been to a cpuple other rooms, not here, where clues make no sense or are wrong and you need almost constant help. Not on this one and I got that feedback from several other groups, many of who me did not successfully complete it, but still had great fun. No bad thoughts from everyone and a bunch of people wanted to go again right away. That's a Great product when you get return business!
Written 7 February 2020
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dickrichardson
Charlotte, NC88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Business
This is brand new. The rooms have the right complexity. There is a lot of variety in the nature of the clues and puzzles. The Egyptian room is awesome.

Thank you.
Written 9 May 2018
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So glad you liked the challenge of Tut! Thanks for coming out.
Written 28 May 2018
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Barry S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
My wife and I had a wonderful time. The service was EXCELLENT. We had never been to an escape room before. Will do it again and again!
Written 4 February 2022
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Andrew T
Lynchburg, VA5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Let me start by saying, we did the amazon jungle room and that room was well put together as far as clues, great aesthetic appeal, etc. Good experience and I recommend that room. This room however had a number of weak clues that made it a below average/frustrating experience. Not one of their better designed rooms.
Written 24 June 2019
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barrelv
Raleigh, NC41 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
A group of 4 of us stopped by to do 3 of Escape Tactic's rooms: King Tut's Curse, Amazon Survival, and Mine Trap. Individual reviews below.

The staff at the front desk were friendly and the waiting area is really comfortable. Our check-in went smooth and games started right on time. The intro-stories were a bit rushed and half-hearted and occasionally there were noticeable delays between asking for hints and actually getting them, but nothing excessive.

The rooms, as a whole, were “search for keys or combinations to locks throughout the room”, with not much tech use. It makes them easy to understand as someone new to escape rooms, but means there is very little ‘wow factor’ at any point in the experience. It also makes the rooms feel like “been here, done this before” for enthusiasts. I have a hard time recommending Escape Tactic as a whole, because there is another fantastic Escape Room business very close by that blows them out of the water. We had planned to return in the future for Flight 282 and Seal Team, but that’s unlikely now.
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King Tut’s Curse: 4 out of 5
This was a fun room, even if it felt a bit simple. Set design was also well done. Things opened up as we solved puzzles and we liked how it wasn’t linear. There was a decent bit of tech in the room that was fun to interact with and really helped with the whole ‘tomb’ immersion. Some tech was touchy, took a big of wiggling to get things to trigger a few times, but not to the point frustration. Still, mostly a bunch of padlocks and combo-locks that immediately feel out-of-place in an ancient pharaoh’s tomb. The final puzzle is a bit of a let-down and the room kinda fizzles to a conclusion – no clear sign or feeling that you’ve finished. I’d recommend this room, especially for newer people to escape rooms.
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Amazon Survival: 2 out of 5
We were paired with a team with a baby – a first for us! Most places we’ve played required private rooms for groups with children under a certain age, but the kid was a perfect angel and the other 3 were great team mates. Unfortunately, the room was bland. Visually, it looked like the work of a high school theater club – pretty good for a distance, but not great when you got close to individual parts. We had several puzzles that weren’t reset at all, which sort of ruined much of the experience (and left us really confused with clues that didn’t solve anything). The room starts with a gate puzzle (a puzzle you must solve before you can continue with the rest of the room) that felt more like it belonged in a carnival than in an escape room. It also clearly is a puzzle most teams don’t solve or doesn’t work correctly, because they were offering to come in and manually let us past the block before we were even out of tries. Was almost entirely “find the key/combination, try it on all locks until it works”, with only 1 piece of tech that I remember. A puzzle type gets repeated at one point, which felt like lazy design. Again, the room sort of fizzled and we weren’t 100% sure we had completed the room at the end. Maybe if there hadn’t been the reset failures, we would have enjoyed it more. But, from this experience, I don’t recommend this room.
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Mine Trap: 1 out of 5
We were again paired with strangers, but got lucky for the 2nd time today and they were a blast! Mostly new to the hobby, they were enthusiastic and fun to play with. Unfortunately, outside of our great team mates, I don’t have a lot of positive things to say about this room. The rooms were barely decorated at all, relying on the fact that you had no light to hide for lack of set design. And boy did that lack of light suck – until we solved one of the early puzzles, one team member had to constantly turn a hand-crank to power a single light in one corner of the room. After we got passed this puzzle, we had flashlights and were ready to tackle the room. The remaining puzzles were confusing and there were at least 2 puzzles that we’re fairly certain never even came up. Game play is very linear and some of the rooms were far too small for the 10-player cap. Audio clues were in the game, but the tech to play them was fragile so the GM would cut in and just play the clues over the speakers instead. Lots of black-light search-and-find, which can be frustrating, especially when the UV letter is in obscure places. Again, a bunch of combination locks and searching, barely any tech.The final straw here was that something in the room gave two of us allergic reactions, so beware if you have asthma or sinus allergies. It was nothing life-threatening, a dose of over-the-counter allergy meds took care of the effects. As a plus, this room (unlike the other two) had a very clear ending and we knew for certain when we had defeated the room. Still, I don’t recommend this room.
Written 30 July 2018
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jasy10155
Charlotte, NC3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
As an escape room junkie of sorts, I had high hopes especially reading all the other reviews. I’ve played at several escape rooms in the area and in South Carolina so I know a good escape room when I see it. And this one talked a big game, but I felt they didn’t deliver. The story was cool with so much potential, however, it felt more like an amazon decorated room versus feeling transported there. There were a TON of locks and puzzles that felt disjointed towards the second half of the room. The room had great moments, but the bad outweighed the good for me and it wasn’t just the room.

We arrived early and the two random people who booked with us were late. They went ahead and took my group to the hallway and gave us a briefing. Once the girl finished, we waited for the other two people. Why they felt it was a good idea to start us and then still add them in? I don’t know.

Our game master left us in the room, but then came in for the remainder of the time once we’d moved forward. That was awkward, but what made it worse is that she was resetting WHILE we were in the room! It made it confusing because we’d find locked boxes or clues and try to use them only to be told we already had.

Also, at one point, another game master walked into the room and the two were chatting in a corner for at least 5 minutes which caused a distraction with their whispering. Would I go back? Maybe, but only if they were running a promotion.
Written 4 May 2018
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Thank you for your feedback. That is absolutely not the experience our Game Masters have been trained to deliver, and we will be addressing first thing today with our entire team.
Written 5 May 2018
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PEJulius
Charlotte, NC62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We came here with a group of friends, some who had done escape rooms before, and other who had not. All participated and experienced the same levels of challenge, frustration, and excitement as we solved the various challenges and advanced through the rooms. We plan to make it a regular activity and advance through each of the rooms.
Written 11 January 2020
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Daniel D
Southport, NC93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Spent the afternoon here celebrating my birthday. Had a great time with a very challenging subject. Would definitely return again to try another room. Very well done.
Written 1 December 2019
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Debi A
Charlotte, NC19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
My husband got this for my birthday and invited another family to join. We had tweens and 9 year olds. It was an awesome bonding experience. We all had a blast. Was amazed to see the kids solve some clues on their own. The game master was engaging and helpful.
Written 28 October 2019
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ATC-Cali
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This was a work, team building event, with 9 of us participating. It was a really fun way to have to work together and try and solve the clues as a team. Only 1 of the group had done an Escape room, and the rest of us did not know what to expect. The props were excellent, the rooms were big enough to accommodate all 9 without feeling claustrophobic, (which I was worried about with a group this size). Our tour guide was great, and we could ask for clues, but had to do so as a group. We didn't solve all the clues before time ran out, but it didn't matter we had a great time. I hope our next sales meeting will include another trip to Escape Tatic so we can tackle a different room.
Written 9 September 2019
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