Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the FAQ’s along with some rules and regulations regarding escape room etiquette. If you have not been to an escape room in your life, please read below.

How many people can play at the same time?

Wild West is 2 to 8 people. X-File is 2 to 8 people. Weird Science is 2 to 7 people. The Hostel is 2 to 4 people & Escape the Lost Pyramid is 2 or 4 players.

What happens if we do not book all of the available tickets for a time frame?

If you purchase fewer than the maximum number of tickets, you may be playing with other people (which can add to the intrigue!).

If you wish to have the room to yourself you can purchase the private booking option for an additional $30. You do not need to have the maximum number of participants attending.

Is there a minimum number of participants needed per room?

A minimum of 2 participants are required to participate.

Also Remember: If you purchase fewer than the maximum number of tickets, you may be playing with other people. We do have a private booking option for an additional $30 on your total.

How early should we arrive for our game?

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your start time (but no more than 20)!! This is essential. You must arrive on time to participate. When you arrive you will receive a quick briefing on the game. Then the fun begins! You will be locked in the room and will have 60 minutes to get out.

Can Children Participate?

Many children love to solve puzzles and clues. When you complete the on-line booking you are also signing a waiver for group and children under the age of 17. Anyone age 8-17 can participate alone with a waiver signed by parent or guardian. Waivers are available when you arrive. Anyone under the age of 8 years old, must be accompanied by an adult.

Do I need reservations to participate in Escape At The Shore?

Walk-Ins are welcome, however if we are booked solid you will have to come back. Thankfully you can book online easily! Just any click any of the ‘Book Now’ buttons. If you don’t see an event time that suits you, you can try emailing to schedule a private booking time. Private room booking rates will apply.

What should we bring with us?

You only need to bring your best wits and puzzle-solving ability. All items needed for solving the puzzles will be included in the room. Wear anything you are comfortable in, but the most activity you will be engaging in may be squatting down or getting on your knees to look under or to get a closer look at something. If you wear reading glasses, it might be advisable to bring them.

What happens if we don’t escape in time?

It’s a challenging game and many get close but do not get out in time. At the end of 60 minutes, the game master will unlock the room. You can ask questions. We ask that you do not reveal the answers to others that have not participated.

How much does it cost?

It is $30 + Tax per person in each room. All Booking is done on-line through our website.

Can I cancel or reschedule after I have booked?

RESCHEDULING: You can reschedule (change your date and time) up to 4 hours in advance of your booking time. In order to reschedule, call the location directly at 609-225-2284

CANCELLING: Unfortunately, due to how our booking system works with availability, there are no refunds or exchanges for participants who cancel or show up late.

What happens if I am late?

These are live-action events. You must arrive on time in order to participate. We cannot wait for latecomers. The door to the room locks at exactly the time you signed up for.

Leave ample time to allow for traffic and parking. If you arrive after the door to the room has been locked, you will not be allowed to participate.

There are no refunds, exchanges for participants who arrive past their booking time.

How long do we need?

Plan to spend about 90 minutes at Escape At The Shore. This includes a 15-minute introduction. You’ll have up to 60 minutes to attempt to Escape from the Room. This will leave some time afterwards for fun photos.

Are you handicap accessible?

We are ADA compliant. We are located in a shopping center and there are no stairs involved. Doorways are wheelchair accessible. While some clues are hidden and involve crouching, there is no climbing involved and most clues involve observing and making connections rather than anything physical.

How long in advance can we book?

Our booking system allows you to book up to 2 months in advance.

Are we really locked inside the room?

No, for your safety and ours, the purpose of the game is find the object in the room to escape.

What if something comes up and we need to leave?

If your emergency happens before you enter our location we can reschedule, however once gameplay commences all transactions are final.

Can I do the escape room more than once?

You are welcome to do the room more than once, but the puzzles will only change if the room theme is changed. And we don’t want you spoiling the puzzle-solving fun for others on your team that might be doing it for the first time.

Where are you located? Is there parking available?

We are located at 513 Tilton Rd. Northfield, NJ 08225. There is plenty of parking spots available. Please see our Contact Us page for Google Maps Directions.

Tips and Suggestions

1. The surest way to escape is by communicating openly with everyone else in the room. Share clues you’ve uncovered. Work together to make connections. If you discover new information, be sure everyone in the room knows about it.

2. Follow the rules. Our staff will review the rules of the game with you before you begin, which include:

  • There is no need to lift or move heavy objects.
  • Never use force to try to open locked items.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices must remain off and cannot be used inside the room.
  • There are no clues hidden in any electrical outlets.
  • You do not need to climb on anything to get clues.
  • Do not guess combinations!! Combinations have meanings from the game that need to be figured out.
  • Keep the games a mystery! Please do not reveal clues or answers to others.