First of all the only reason you would be reading this review is if you are possibly thinking of taking an Excursion to an escape room somewhere in the area of Charlotte North Carolina. Charlotte seems to be somewhat of a home to escape games and you have no lack of options when it comes to choices. When my brother and I decided to go and have an escape game we chose this facility. I am certainly glad that we did. Traffic was causing us to run about 10 minutes late and you will normally want to be showing up at your escape room about 15 minutes prior to the escape room beginning. I called them and let them know what was going on and they were very accommodating. The escape room that we did was very challenging however very thought-provoking as all Escape rooms are. I believe the nice customer service is really will put this escape room over the top and I would recommend anyone who is looking to have a good time at an escape room to visit this location to do so
So far, this escape has been the BEST we have encountered! We arrived for our escape around noon on a weekday. We were promptly greeted, then led to our escape, Shipwrecked. The staff explained what we were looking for and we were off. Upon entering the room, we noticed the low-light, which was throughout, and not conducive to our "older" eyes, especially when trying to figure out how to open locks and read small print. We did use our iPhones for light, but with one hand holding a phone, it made it hard for that participant to be able to fully participate. We would definitely recommend taking a headlamp - wish we'd thought of that! Other than that, it was fun and very challenging. We will definitely visit again!
We did the pirate ship and had a great time. Officially, we used two clues though we were given some unprompted yet helpful nudges in the right direction (appreciated). We had a group of six, which seemed about just right for the room and number of puzzles. We were all able to split up and focus on different puzzles for the most part. The staff was also really friendly and accommodating. Would like to return to do the other rooms.
Hands down the best escape room in Charlotte. Wish they had a bigger space so they could add more rooms but the ones they do have are great. Knowing the intuitive nature of each room makes the puzzles feel equally challenging and exciting to figure out. Make sure you communicate with team mates, book in advance, and listen to instructions. Codescape is my favorite spot for escape rooms plus its near Central so you can grab your hipster needs while youre in the area. Oh and they will call you if youre late!! So be there 15 mins before your time slot!!
If you are looking for a top notch escape room experience, look no further. Codescape is the best. I have done all of their rooms (some of them twice) and could not have been happier with my experiences. The staff is courteous and friendly. The rooms are totally immersive in terms of set design and their puzzles are challenging yet super fun. Their rooms are great for beginners all the way up to the most seasoned escape room vet. I've done 98 escape rooms in 6 different states and work at The Final Door in Columbia and constantly recommend Codescape to everyone I come in contact with. Thank you guys for being awesome and setting the standard for amazing escape room experiences.