What is an
An escape room is an interactive game where technology meets brain power.
You are immersed in a realistic environment and have one hour to use your logical thinking, follow the clues, solve a series of puzzles and reach your objective. Can you escape before the timer runs out?!
Escape rooms are an exciting and interactive game, fun for all groups. Under 15s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
From friends and family, to couples or corporate team building, sports teams to stag party, or hens party to holiday makers. Escape games provide entertainment for everyone!
Where can we find you?
You can find us upstairs at Level 1, 88 The Strand, Whakatane.
We’re conveniently located in the sunny Eastern Bay of Plenty, gateway to the East Cape.
Parking is available on The Strand evenings and weekends and off Kakahoroa Drive during the week.
We ♥ our fans
(and they ♥ us too…)
What is an escape room?
An escape room is a fun team challenge where you have one hour to figure out how to escape from the room. Guests are immersed in a realistic environment and surrounded by a series of puzzles and clues while the clock quietly counts down your time. Teams must solve all the games using the clues and props provided in order to escape before the time runs out!
Who can play?
Any person can play, however we recommend for kids to be over the age of 10, and under 15s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
This exciting and engaging game will have you enthralled for 60 minutes, make sure you team up with your brightest and quickest family and friends for your best chance of escaping on time.
Epic Escape offers a new fresh view at Team Building – no trust falls here. Put your team to the test and find out how they cope under pressure. The perfect game to see who is a natural born leader or who will quietly work away productively.
Looking for that ultimate date night experience, we are perfectly located for an exhilarating date night like no other, plus rescue your date from a locked room? Hero status achieved.
Unlock the room as you unlock your mind to an all new way of thinking. Epic Escape provides a welcome break from study as well as a new perspective. Question everything and leave no stone unturned.
How old do I need to be to play?
Our games are designed to keep adults entertained, therefore some puzzles may be more challenging for children.
We recommend for kids to be over the age of 10, however under 15s must be accompanied by a paying adult, who will be able to assist them with solving puzzles throughout the game.
Is it safe?
Yes, it is completely safe to play. We take Health and Safety very seriously here at Epic Escape so you will never actually be locked in the room, we will always give you an emergency exit.
Can I play if I don’t like small spaces?
Absolutely! None of our rooms require you to be locked or trapped in a small space. Each room can comfortably hold 6 people with lots of room to move around. None of our rooms are pitch black, sometimes a room might be dimly lit for theme purposes however you will always be able to see sufficiently. Although the room is locked you are always provided with an emergency exit which you can use at anytime during the game.
Will we be locked in the room?
Yes we will lock you in the room, however you will have an emergency exit available to you at all times should you need to leave the room at any point. We take the safety of our customers very seriously and in an emergency you will be able to safely and quickly leave the room.
Is it scary? Are people going to jump out at me?
We currently have three rooms with different levels of scariness. We do not have live actors in our rooms and legally we can’t do anything that might cause you harm…
Is this family friendly?
Yes our Inventors Attic room is designed with the whole family in mind. There are puzzles challenging for adults and things for younger ones and the young at heart to enjoy. Asylum is targeted more for adults only, with the puzzles and logic leaps harder, and there is less for younger ones to participate in.
Can I walk in and play?
Yes you can walk in and book a game, however it is not guaranteed that you will have an available game at that exact time therefore we recommend to call us before making the trip. Please arrive 15 minutes before your game starts to allow for a briefing.
Should I bring anything?
You do not need to bring anything other than yourself and reading glasses, if needed. Cellphones will not be permitted in the rooms, we provide lockers for you to safely store your belongings while you play.
Can we have more than 6 people in the room at a time?
We want every player in the room to have a great experience and therefore we have limited our game size to 6 players. Any more than this and some team member are likely to miss out on parts of the game. For this reason, with groups over 6 participants we do ask you to split into two smaller teams and attempt different rooms simultaneously. Please contact us to organise this.
What if I cannot make it to my booking?
You can reschedule your booking anytime up to 24 hours in advance free of charge. Cancellations within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
What if we do not advance fast enough to finish in time?
We want you to escape within the allotted time so we will keep an eye on your progress and try to assist you to escape. If you are close to finishing and our other bookings allow we may be able to give you an extension to finish the game.
Can we host a private event at EPIC Escape?
Yes! We are available for kids birthday parties, mums & babies sessions, mid-winter functions, hens and stags parties or end of year Christmas parties. Click here for more information on private events.
Do you change the puzzles in the room?
We occasionally make small adjustments to improve our games, but the majority of the puzzles will remain the some throughout the life of the room theme.
When are you building more rooms for me?
We’re working on it, as quick as we can! Make sure you follow our Facebook page to be the first in the know for any new announcements.
Have more questions? Drop us a message!
Phone (07) 262 4070
1/88 The Strand, Whakatane
School Holiday Opening Hours:
MONDAY & TUESDAY: CLOSED
WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY: 10:00am to 8:30pm
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