What is an Escape Room?

An Escape Room is a new way to have fun with your buddies, family members, and co-workers.  Your group will be "locked" in a room with a central theme and chock full of hidden items.  You and your teammates will have to work together to find clues and solve riddles in order to accomplish your objective in the one hour allotted time.

Where are you located?

Exit Strategies Escape Rooms are located on the 2nd floor of Oasis Fun Center in the city of Shasta Lake, CA.  Our address is 3330 Cascade Blvd. Shasta Lake, CA96019.

What are your hours?

We are open from noon to 8:00 PM, 7 days a week.  Reservations are required with few exceptions.

Can I just walk in and do a room?

Maybe?  Games are typically available by reservation only but should a group drop in there is a chance we can accommodate them.  We strongly recommend a reservation to avoid the possibility that we don’t have the necessary staff to assist walk-ins or the chance that all our rooms are full.

How much does it cost to book a time slot?

Time slots are available for $25 per person until the room is full.  A minimum of 4 players is required to make your reservation.  Rooms can accommodate 6-8 players.

Is there a time limit for the Escape Room?

Yes, there is a one hour (60 minute) time limit to fully complete the objective.

Can I leave the room once "locked" inside?

Although the ultimate goal is to find all of the clues in order to accomplish the goal and be able to leave the room, you do have the ability to leave the room if needed.  We recommend that bathroom breaks be taken prior to time beginning, as the countdown does not stop when a participant leaves the room.

Is this a scary activity?

No, this is not a haunted house.  You may feel the anxiety of pressure building with the time constraint your group is given, but the rooms are not designed to be frightening and nothing is rigged to jump out and startle.

How many people are required to play?

A minimum of just two people are required to book an escape room (see next FAQ below for details) but the likelihood of beating the room is dramatically reduced with smaller teams.  We recommend teams of at least four players.  You are welcome to book as many people as you wish until the room is full (6-8 players depending upon the room).  Booking a time slot for four or five people means you may have to make some new friends because the booking remains open until the room fills up.  Or you could make a night of it with a group of friends, and have the whole room to yourself (see next item).

Can two, three or four people be guaranteed to have a room to themselves?

Yes.  For $125 teams of 2 to 4 players can ensure they have an exclusive experience in either of our escape rooms and have it all to themselves.  To reserve a room for exclusive use, please call 275-3042.

Are there age requirements for participating in the Escape Rooms?

There is no age requirement to participate, however, keep in mind that the games are designed for adults, so some younger children might find the clues to be too difficult.  Only paid participants may enter the Room and children under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

What do I need to bring with me to Exit Strategies’ Escape Rooms?

Nothing.  You just book your time slot and show up ready to flex your mental skills!

Is there any subject I should study prior to booking a time slot?

Our Escape Rooms are designed to be fun and require no preexisting knowledge.

Is my booking refundable?

All bookings are nonrefundable.  However, we are happy to assist you in rescheduling your booking as long as you contact us at least 24 hours prior to your original appointment time.

Am I allowed to use my cell phone while in the Escape Room?

Yes.  No pictures are allowed but we don’t take your phones.

Are gift certificates available for purchase?

Of course! Come by to pick up a gift card or click here to purchase a voucher for a friend, family member, or co-worker!

How awesome is it?

Very!  Check out our Trip Advisor reviews here!

Do you offer corporate/private party packages?

Yes!  20% discounts are available for groups of 13 or more.

How many people can fit in a room?

Each of our rooms comfortably allows teams of up to six players.  "Thwarted" can accommodate up to eight players.

Is there anything else I should bring?

You may be required to read text as part of following our clues, so if you require reading glasses we suggest bringing those.  It can be chilly during the winter months so a sweater might be advisable.