Asheville Escape Rooms at Breakout Games
Breakout Games - Asheville is the premier escape room of Western North Carolina. With a delightful set of thrilling escape games and a location that puts guests right into the middle of this bustling downtown, an evening at Breakout is sure to create a memorable experience for every person in your group. Come play and see if you’ve got the wits to escape in time, as our rooms are notorious for being both challenging, thought-inspiring, and fun! With unique puzzles and riddles that are accessible to everyone, and with rooms decorated to put you right into the thick of an exciting mystery thriller, Breakout Asheville is one of the top attractions you simply must experience, whether you’re a local or a visitor to this fun mountain town!
Escape Rooms in Asheville
You've booked the trip of a lifetime; a cross-continental journey on The Breakout Express. As the train winds through beautiful countryside, news spreads of an uproar in the locomotive car. Radicals have taken control of the conductor’s cabin, planted explosives, and the train is racing towards a non-stop destination in the heart of the city: Central Station. Gain entry to the conductor's cabin, stop the train, and free the passengers before time runs out. Can you engineer a last-minute escape?
This spine-chilling adventure starts in the ruins of an old mansion – abandoned decades ago by a reclusive and eccentric family. Since then, rumors have spread about a presence looming over the old house. Work as a team to race the clock and uncover the mansion's secrets in this all-ages mystery adventure.
As former art thieves, you and your friends are hired to find a rare collection of stolen artwork on the eve of a prestigious gallery opening. Breaking your way into the thief’s home, you must follow clues, find the stolen goods and escape before the clock runs out. This all-ages adventure will give even the most experienced escape artist a run for their money.
The kidnapping begins with you and your fellow captives waking up handcuffed and blindfolded in a strange room. With nothing but collective brainpower, hidden clues and 60 minutes on your side, you have to free yourselves before the kidnapper returns. A heart-pumping thriller from start to finish, you can expect a rush of non-stop fun.
In this life-sized spy game, you will be sent on a trail of clues to discover the alias of a missing agent, and bring down the syndicate responsible for his disappearance. Follow unexpected twists and turns, break codes and channel your alter-ego secret agent to escape the room in an hour or less. If you’re down with espionage, this is your game.
While on a flight, your plane is hijacked and you lose consciousness as the cabin depressurizes. Later you wake up and realize you're trapped, handcuffed to your friends, in the hijackers' headquarters. Can you lose your handcuffs, find out the details behind their hijacking and escape before time's up?
Directions to Breakout Asheville
Breakout Games - Asheville is located in the heart of downtown on Patton Ave, adjacent to Pritchard Park (which you may know for its famed drum circle on Friday nights!). If you’re coming in from the West, simply take Patton Ave into town. If you’re coming from the East, take I-240 to exit 4C, turn left onto Montford Ave, and then left again onto Haywood St, which will take you directly to the store. From the North, take Merrimon Ave down and turn left onto N Lexington. Continue until College St, take a right, then pass the park and take a left on Patton. Breakout will be on the right. From the South, head up 25 (Hendersonville Rd, then McDowell St), veer left to continue north onto Asheland Ave, then turn right at Patton. Breakout is on the right.
While these directions take you to the store, there is no parking at our Breakout Asheville location. We highly advise leaving extra time to find parking/walk over, especially during busy weekend days and evenings. There are several parking decks nearby, including Wall Street, Civic Center, and Rankin Ave. Also, please note that street parking is free on Sundays and in the evenings, though these spots tend to go fast on weekends.
Other Escape Rooms in Asheville
Escape rooms have become increasingly popular in the city of Asheville, as tourists are often looking for fun things to do while in town. Several other great escape rooms include Enter the Conundrum, A-Escape, Fox-N-Otter, Escapism, All In Adventures, and Escape Out. If you’re a regular visitor or resident of Asheville, you’ll certainly be looking to play each of these rooms, as escape rooms are typically played just once. Breakout Asheville does host 5 fabulous escape games, but we predict that you’ll soon play them all and be looking for more opportunities to escape. Fortunately, Asheville is not lacking in that department!
Other Escape Games
Breakout Games is breaking ground on a wonderful new subscription based service called Dispatch. This take-home escape game series features a box that is mailed directly to your home each month with a delightful set of clues and mysteries that you can solve with your family and friends, right at home! The first edition, “On the Run” is already out and features 7 boxes in a harrowing worldwide adventure to save your framed friend from a murder conviction. If you love escape rooms, you’ll certainly love Dispatch too!
While you may want to leave your youngest children at home when you play an escape room, Dispatch Kids is an exciting new offering from Breakout Games that will peak their interest as well. The puzzle-based subscription service is similar to Dispatch in that you’ll be receiving a monthly box, but the puzzle inside is geared specifically for early learners (ages 3-5). Here, your young ones will be thrown into a kid-friendly adventure story where they’ll discover basic skills that will get them ready to succeed in kindergarten and years ahead. This fun and engaging story will teach your little ones hands-on problem solving skills, motor skills, and how to work together with their friends. Get your child ready for school with Dispatch Kids!
Escape Room Tips and Strategy
Escape rooms are fun and thrilling, but if you don’t come in with the right attitude and plan, you may find that the struggle is real! Teamwork is a highly valued attribute to conquering any escape room, so bring a group of friends or family that you work well with, and try to keep an upbeat, positive attitude with your peers. Trust us, when you’re nervously sweating the last 10 minutes in your room, you’ll want focused and deliberate actions towards success, not intra-team bickering! Also, pay attention to little details in the room. A lot of puzzles are solved through detecting one key element. You don’t need any advanced engineering degrees to solve our riddles, just a keen insight and awareness. Lastly, use your clues when you get stuck. It happens to nearly every group at some point in the room, and the groups that typically escape in time recognize when they need help and ask for it. Don’t be stubborn. Remember, you’re racing against the clock, not to prove how little help you need!
Restaurants and Recommendations for an Escape Room Night
An evening on the town is almost sure to be a blast here, and Breakout Games - Asheville would love to be a part of it! With our location right in the middle of downtown, you’ll be just a few minutes’ walk from scores of delicious restaurants and hopping bars. A few of our favorite restaurants include The Laughing Seed Cafe (vegetarian), Farm Burger, Kathmandhu Cafe (Indian/Nepalese), Jerusalem Garden Cafe (Mediterranean), Wasabi (Japanese and Sushi), Salsa’s (Caribbean), Blue Dream Curry House, and Tupelo Honey Cafe (Southern Comfort). Several great bars are very close as well for post-escape room celebratory drinks! Foggy Mountain Brew Pub is right around the corner on Church Street and has great food too. The Thirsty Monk is just down Patton on the left. Across the street resides the Jack of the Wood pub. If you’re looking for nice views, check out SkyBAR or the Grove Park Inn. Asheville also has a booming brewery scene located on the South Slope section of town. Also, if you’re seeking live music, Asheville has many great venues to choose from, including The Orange Peel, Asheville Music Hall, Tressa’s, and Ellington Underground. And this is just a handful of the places to check out within walking distance of Breakout Asheville! A short 10-minute drive can take you to famous restaurants like 12 Bones (BBQ) and exciting music venues like Isis Music Hall, Salvage Station, and the Grey Eagle. Like I said, an evening is Asheville is sure to be a blast, especially if you kick it off with an escape room at Breakout!
And if you’re coming into town after a long day of hiking and driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway, or from enjoying the spectacular Biltmore Estate, Breakout is a great way to kick off your evening festivities!