FAQ

What is an escape room?

An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players are immersed into a scenario and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. 

Basically, you and your friends will be starring in your own adventure; like starring in an action movie.  Think "Saw" meets "Sherlock Holmes". 

HOW MUCH IS IT?

Our rooms range from $25 to $33 per person based on popular demand. Credit card info is required to hold the spots, although the card will only be charged in the event of a no show or late cancellation. Payment can be made when you arrive, cash or credit, together or separate. You can change or cancel a booking up to 48 hours before the start time. For large groups that require multiple bookings, please call us at 803-602-2433.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?

Reservations are available Tuesday thru Sunday (closed on Monday).  Click the BOOK NOW button at the top of this page to see availability and times.

IF WE DON'T BOOK ALL SLOTS, WILL WE PLAY WITH STRANGERS?

Other players may join you and book any available slots.  Escape rooms can be VERY bonding, as they require a lot of teamwork.  Chances are, after 60 minutes, you will have some new friends. 

If you prefer to have a private VIP experience, simply book all available slots.  You will pay a little extra, but it will be a PRIVATE experience for you and your friends.  Better yet, get more friends and family to join you and book the extra spots.  They will be thanking you for convincing them to try this crazy new adventure.

WHAT IF WE NEED TO CHANGE AN EXISTING BOOKING OR CANCEL?

Click on the link at the bottom of your confirmation email, or call 803-602-2433. If you cancel 48 hours, or less, of your booking time, your credit card will be charged the full amount of your booking. 

DO WE NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?

Yes.  Availability is limited.  You need to book in advance to reserve your experience.  Bookings can be made online or by calling 803-602-2433.  All bookings made less than one hour in advance of your start time must be reserved by calling 803-602-2433.  

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO PLAY?

We will have rooms for all ages and stages of life.  Currently, we only have The Sacrifice and Blackout available.  These rooms are spooky in nature and can be slightly intense for young players.  We recommend players ages 15 and up for these rooms.  Kids 14 and younger MUST be accompanied by at least one adult to participate.

If you are booking with players 14 or younger, please book a private event or call 803-602-2433.  We are happy to accommodate you and your family.  We can discuss options to make sure you get the BEST experience for your group. 

IS THE FINAL DOOR GOOD FOR CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING?

ABSOLUTELY! Escape rooms are a very bonding experience as they require a lot of teamwork.  Our rooms require a wide variety of skill types.  A well rounded team with all the different personality types will excel in our escape room.  Many companies have already chosen The Final Door for their team building experience and given us wonderful reviews.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN PLAY AT THE SAME TIME?

Most of our rooms are designed for 2 to 8 people. Keep in mind that if you don't book all the slots, others could join you. Black out was designed specifically for 2 to 4 people, which makes it great for a double-date night.

ARE THE ROOMS HARD?

They are difficult but not impossible.  The Sacrifice and Blackout have a 35% success rate.  The Sacrifice offers an advanced version with a 25% success rate.  If you are playing with only 2 people total in your room, the success rate drops significantly.  We highly recommend playing with at least 4 people.  As we open more rooms to the public, we will have easier and harder rooms to choose from.  Our staff will always be available to give hints if you ever feel stuck.

IS IT SCARY?

Our goal is to have rooms for everybody, including some scary rooms and some family friendly rooms.  The Sacrifice and Blackout are designed to be spooky.  Blackout is more likely to be described as scary.  However, neither room is like a haunted house.  There will not be any actors in the room jumping out at you and/or trying to make you scream. Zombie vs Army and Treasure Hunt are fantastic rooms for the whole family.  Rest assured, there is always an emergency way out, and a staff member will be monitoring what is happening in the room at all times.  

will i really be locked in?

No, you can always exit thru the door you entered. However this is not The Final Door you exit to win the game. We have worked very closely with the Fire Department to ensure your safety in case of emergency, every room is equipped with an emergency exit, emergency lights and more. Your safety is our number one priority.

HOW LONG IS EACH GAME? WHEN SHOULD WE ARRIVE?

You get 60 minutes to try and escape the room.  You need to arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes early to check in, pay and go through a quick briefing before you game.  Plan on staying about 15 minutes after your game too for post game pictures.  We do have a cozy lobby with games, beer and wine.  Many game players arrive early enough for some pre-gaming and liquid courage.

CAN WE DRINK WHILE WE PLAY?

The Final Door is the only escape room in South Carolina that offers a beer and wine lobby.  We do allow players to orders drinks in our lobby before and after the game.  Players can also order drinks to be hidden in the game.  You will find your beer/wine while playing the game.  This option is not available for groups that show up less than 15 minutes before their scheduled start time, so make sure you show up early.  This option may be denied if a group shows up heavily intoxicated.  We want everyone to have fun, and to much beer severely decreases your chances of escaping, and increases your chances of breaking items in the room (which is not a fun extra charge for players to receive).  We recommend one or two beers per player for the hour and a half total experience.  Bring your ID if you want to drink.