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“Solid Rooms with More on the Way”
Review of Time to Escape

Time to Escape
Ranked #3 of 34 Fun & Games in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: *Formerly Quest2Escape* Each Time to Escape escape room is a real-life adventure, great for groups of friends, family, or coworkers. The door closes behind you and you become part of the story. You’ll solve puzzles, crack codes, find hidden items and more in order to complete a mission and escape the room in the allotted time. Your ingenuity and team spirit are the key to your success. The Sabotage: Chattanooga 1944 room transports you back to Chattanooga Tennessee during WWII and challenges you to prevent the sabotage of a troop train taking soldiers to southern seaports. The family friendly Locker Room Lockdown has you sneaking into a rival teams' locker room to rescue your mascot which they have taken. In the “Launch” room you are future colonists trying to get back to Earth before the launch window closes. In Secret Agent Escape, you’ll be spies attempting to escape from captivity in the 1960s.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Time to Escape is getting a facelift. They used to be Quest to Escape, which is still on some signs and marketing materials, so know that the two are one in the same. They are definitely upping their game with new rooms in progress. Their current rooms, Sabatoge and Locker Room Lockdown, provide a fun experience with some creative twists.

We walked in on a Monday afternoon and were greeted by the friendly and helpful Eric who helped us schedule both rooms with just the two of us playing. We always appreciate this, but remind everyone that this should by no means be expected. Paid street parking was available and there is a small lot next to the facility. There’s a small but welcoming lobby with merch and water available with puzzles to play while you wait.

Both rooms had solid production and puzzle design. Both rooms are family friendly, though may pose some challenges to those who are physically limited – check with the gamemasters before booking. Overall, gamemasters Eric and Maggie were helpful, enthusiastic, and seemed to really enjoy what we do, which we always love to see.

Our first room was Sabatoge, which required four hints and we didn’t technically escape because in our final puzzle (which unlocked the door) we had two tiles switched as our time ran out. But, we got to experience the entire room, so that’s a win. The room is train/spy themed, which is a lot of fun. We had some puzzle issues: There was a heavy reliance on jigsaw style puzzles which got a little old, we feel they may have over-complicated a crypto puzzle, and there could be improvements in the order clues are discovered – it’s frustrating to find clues early on that aren’t used until much, much later. Despite these critiques, this room is still solid overall and worth a go.

Time to Escape’s best room by far is Locker Room Lockdown. They did something we have never seen before: One person, the coach, is locked in a cage for most of the game with his/her own puzzles to solve and some puzzles which require teamwork. This was a very fun challenge! Note that with two people, your “not-coach” is going to have a LOT to do on their own, so it’s best to choose that person who runs around like crazy for this role (in our case, Jules) and your deep-thinker for the coach (Chris). The only confusion we had was on the very last clue, and it turns out our gamemasters had switched out mid-game so our new one wasn’t entirely sure where we were. We lost a few minutes on that but no big deal, we escaped with time to spare having genuinely enjoyed the room.

As they undergo their upgrade, Time to Escape could easily become a five-star facility in the near future. In the meantime they are still very much worth a visit, especially for Locker Room Lockdown.

The Escape Couple

Thank Julie J
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Daniel C, Owner at Time to Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this feedback! We use reviews like this one to grow our small business to be the best it can possibly be, so we hope you visit us again in the future to see how you have helped us advance our rooms (and so you can play our new ones, too!). Thanks again, and safe travels, Escape Couple!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Sabotage room for my daughter's birthday. We had so much fun!! We'll be back for my son's birthday later this year.

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Daniel C, Owner at Time to Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy that you chose to spend your daughter's birthday here with us in downtown Chattanooga. We're thrilled you had a good time, and we look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We brought a group of 5 to this escape room and it was tons of fun. We loved the train look and feel of the this room. The clues were very solid but challenging! Will be going back to visit their new rooms that are opening soon!

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Daniel C, Owner at Time to Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you had a great experience escaping! We can't wait to see you back in a few short weeks when our new Secret Agent room opens!

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We decided to do an escape room as a part of our family vacation. We choose the Sabatage Room it was a challenge and sadly we didn’t escape but still had a REALLY GOOD time especially with the fun, outgoing, and super friendly Maggie the Game Master!!

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Daniel C, Owner at Time to Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for coming in! Your group was so great, so we're glad that you enjoyed yourselves! Whenever you are back in Chattanooga, be sure to stop by and see us again.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Although I was disappointed we didn’t escape in time, we all enjoyed the experience very much! The game master was super friendly and helpful. It was our first escape room and we will be sure to come back.

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Daniel C, Owner at Time to Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

So glad that you had a good time! We can't wait to see you come back and take on our Sabotage room or our brand new Secret Agent room opening in June!

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