About Columbia's #1 Ranked Escape Room
HOW IT STARTED
It all started when two sisters, Lexie and Tracy, went to an escape room one boring Thursday night in late 2015. The love connection was instantaneous! Our obsession with escape rooms began and we haven't looked back since. We do this because we love the thrill, it's our passion to create immersive and unique escape rooms. We strive to continue improving and providing a quality experience.
We are not a franchise, The Final Door is 100% locally owned and operated.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
BEER & WINE LOBBY
We are the only escape room in South Carolina with a beer and wine lobby. You can even order drinks to be hidden in your game. Our lobby is cozy and inviting. Entertaining puzzles and games are scattered thru out the lobby: Cards Against Humanity, Checkers, Scrabble, Rubiks Cubes, and more!
SMALL GROUP CAPACITIES
We limit most of our rooms to 6 or 8 people and even have the ONLY 4 person room in Columbia. Why is a lower room capacity important for you? For starters, it means you have less chance of being grouped with strangers AND you won't worry about people standing around with nothing to solve because there's too many people in the room.
ORIGINAL ROOMS & PROPS
Every single one of our game designs and puzzles are created in house. We don't buy room designs online like most other escape rooms, which means you won't find another experience like ours anywhere else in the world. Even our props are hand made, so they aren't cheap and you don't get that 'made in China' feel.
The rooms at The Final Door are, hands down, the most immersive escape rooms in Columbia. Each experience features an immersive introduction to the game that creates an experience unlike any other in South Carolina.
TWISTS & TURNS
All of our rooms are full of the unexpected and many "WOW" moments. Maybe you find yourself to be an integral part of the story; or, possibly, you unlock something to find a completely unexpected new path in the game.
GENERATION 2 ROOMS
What's a generation 2 room? Basically, a gen 2 room has multiple rooms (usually 3 or more) for each game, high tech puzzles, as well as being story driven and having an immersive set design. A gen 1 room will be a single room (possibly two) with mostly physical locks and little story/set design.
MEET OUR GAME MASTERS
The most important difference between The Final Door and other escape rooms is our amazing staff. Each of them are incredibly passionate about the escape room industry and proud to be a part of the best escape room in Columbia. Scroll down to meet our amazing game masters.
TYLER aka "SWEET T"
Tyler was our first employee here at The Final Door. Full time student by day, cult member/serial killer by night. Despite being our most experienced employee, he still gets stuck writing lines as his most fitting punishment for his constant "foot-in-mouth" problem. Please remind him he is NOT cuter than his boss.
MAGGIE aka "ESCAPE ROOM BARBIE
Meet the Mother Goddess of our Sacrifice room. Maggie spends most of her time playing softball or Sacrificing our customers. You'll recognize her by the long blond hair!
CAROLINE aka "THE SCREAMER"
Caroline is a theater major at USC and we have been fortunate enough for her to grace us with her skills at The Final Door! According to one costumer's review, "her brows and highlights are on fleek!" The senior staff enjoy throwing fake cockroaches at her and finding other ways to scare her.
REBECCA aka "THE STONER"
Rebecca is our dedicated stoner. And by stoner, we mean this girl can create and paint some amazing set design stones. Our Vampyr room is set in a Romanian Castle, and this stone-making rock star painted our castle rocks three times faster than anyone else. She is a stone machine!
KHYLE aka "KRIEGER"
Khyle is our unseen hero. He moves like a shadow in the night, moving quickly to make sure everything in the rooms return to their rightful places. When he's not cleaning up blood or leftover body parts, he's enjoying a nice ham sandwich in the back. At least, we thinks it's ham...
ANGIE aka "MRS CULT LEADER"
Angie is a teacher by day and her students have no idea that she heads up an evil cult at The Final Door in her spare time. If you find yourself captured by Angie, please, raise your hand and refer to her as Mrs Cult Leader. She expects her captures to be as well behaved and respectful as her students.
topher aka "Riddler"
When he's not re-concreting his basement (weird?) or sending people off to hunt vampires at The Final Door, you can find him on stage performing improv and comedy. He can quote Ghostbusters better than you and all of your friends.
adam aka "FARMER"
Adam can reset a room in two shakes of a lamb's tail and is literally the "bees knees". He has the best pepper plants this side of the Mississippi. He always has the worst ideas for new escape rooms, but we still love to hear them :)
Mitchell aka "Maverick"
He'll make you laugh, he'll make you cry, just don't forget your brown pants. He will go into survival mode if tickled. Ask him about his pickle obsession!!!
Ryan aka "New Kid"
More to come as we get to know him better.
MANGO AKA "CUTEST PUPPY IN THE WORLD"
Mango is the newest addition to The Final Door family. She is a husky puppy who loves to do tricks for deli turkey. She will sit, lay down, spin around, speak, roll over, and more! She also loves to untie customers' shoe laces.
THE FINAL DOOR GHOST
Some of the staff at The Final Door are convinced there is a ghost in the building. Occasionally, lights turn on by themselves, objects hanging from the wall start swinging, doors open/shut, and loud noises are heard in empty rooms/hallways.