Charlotte Escape Rooms at Breakout Games

Breakout Games - Charlotte provides an experience like no other! Trapped with your friends or family in an immersive room, you’ll have just one hour to solve all the puzzles that lay before you, unlock the room’s mystery, and escape in time. With scenarios that range from stopping a group of hijackers before they take control of a plane to recovering stolen artwork just minutes before a high class gallery is set to open, you’ll be thrown into a dramatic and suspenseful story, with only your wits to help you navigate the clues and unravel the secrets. Do you have what it takes to break out before time expires? Come play Breakout Charlotte today!

Escape Rooms in Charlotte

Runaway Train

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?

Do Not Disturb

A recent string of kidnappings has awakened old fears in the people of Breakout City. You've tracked the Kidnapper to a run-down motel on the outskirts of town. Unfortunately, he was expecting you, and now you're caught in his twisted web of games. This investigation-gone-wrong will send your mind spinning as you try to save his next victims... Or become one yourself.

The Kidnapping

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.

Museum Heist

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.

Mystery Mansion

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.

Operation: Casino

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 Charlotte

Located in the Carolina Place shopping mall, Breakout Games - Charlotte is about 12 miles south of downtown, and can be reached via a simple 15-minute drive. Take I-77 South to Exit 1B for I-485/James G Martin Freeway towards Pineville/Huntersville. Take Exit 64B for Pineville - Matthews Rd (NC-51 South). Turn right onto Pineville-Matthews Rd, then take the first left at Centrum Parkway and continue to Carolina Place.

Other Escape Rooms in Charlotte

While we’re sure you’ll have a great time at Breakout Games, and we are the nation’s leading escape room brand, we aren’t the only room in town. This is great news for escape aficionados! Rooms are generally attempted just once, so you’ll need other places to try after playing all our rooms, and fortunately, Charlotte has plenty of options. Check out Exit Strategy North, Escape Rooms at the Mill, Codescape, The Box Escape Room, Escape Tactic Escape Rooms, The Door Escape Room, Escape Hour Charlotte, Escape Matthews Escape Rooms, Escape Risk Escape Room, and Escape Kings. Good luck with all your escaping exploits!

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

It’s best to enter an escape room with at least a few tips about what to expect. These rooms are actually quite tricky, and many first-timers do struggle. Here are a couple main pointers to keep in mind. First off, bring a group of people you work well with. You’re all on the same team, but you need supportive group members and people willing to help. What you don’t need is someone who will shoot down your every idea or who becomes too distracted to focus on the puzzles. Good communication and collaboration skills are crucial to beating escape rooms. When it comes to solving the puzzles, try not to get too overwhelmed by all the charming decorations/distractions in the room. There will likely be many red herrings or false clues, so stick to things that are obviously a clue. Examples are where a message is written in plain english, or where you see a number code, or perhaps there’s letter blacked out on a piece of paper. Look for things that scream out “solve me!”. Also, note that puzzles are designed to take about 3-4 minutes to solve. If you simply cannot figure it out, pass it off to a teammate or try a new approach. Avoid the tendency to overthink things! Lastly, if your whole group is stuck on something for 5-10 minutes, you should consider asking for help. The hour will pass very quickly, and your group needs to keep moving. If you spend 20 minutes on one particular step, you’ll be too far behind to catch up, so keep an eye on the clock and ask for help as needed. Also note that nearly every group will need a clue at some point, and the ones who ask promptly are generally the ones who break out.

Restaurants and Recommendations for an Escape Room Night

We find that our guests often leave excited and want to chat about what happened in the room. That’s great! Since we don’t want you spoiling the clues for the next group, I recommend heading out to eat afterwards or grabbing drinks together so that your team can discuss all the things you did right (or wrong!) in the room. Also, this allows you a place to socialize and chat, which there simply isn’t time for in the room. Here are some spots to check out following your visit to Breakout Charlotte: At the Carolina Place mall, you’ll find a wide selection of quick options at the food court, or try sit-down restaurants like Buca di Beppo and Harper’s. You can also eat at Dave & Buster’s, which is a great place to continue the fun as well with a wide variety of arcade games! Outside the mall, try El Veracruz Mexican, China Buffet, Don Pedro Mexican, IHOP, Zafran Kabab Palace, Global Restaurant, Jason’s Deli, Longhorn Steakhouse, Captain D’s, Red Lobster, Olive Garden Italian, Chaupaati, Bombay Grille, Cookout, Nakato Japanese, Outback Steakhouse, Cicis, and K & W Cafeterias. If you want a nice bar atmosphere, check out Pintville Craft Beer. And if you’re looking for more fun, head over to Laser Quest for laser tag.

Charlotte Locations
Breakout Games - Charlotte

11025 Carolina Place Parkway Ste #D-19
Pineville, NC 28134

Phone: 704-769-9588

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