Is there an age limit?
Our age policy is 14yrs+ unless you book a private room. If you have any kids under 14, then we ask that you book a private room. Kids under 14 enjoy the puzzles, but there are some concepts and math in the games that under 14s are usually not familiar with, yet. If you/your group do not book a private room, then other 14yrs+ may book the same game time. Players 14yrs+ are guaranteed to play with others age 14 or older, unless of course you choose to book a private room and bring kids under the age of 14.
What is an escape room?
An escape room is a fun, live, interactive puzzle game for you and others to enjoy. You will be locked in a specially designed, themed room full of clues, puzzles and brainteasers. You will be given a back story and an objective, which you have to complete within one hour in order to escape.
Will I really be locked in a room?
In “the green room,” YOU WILL be locked in the room. But, you can leave at any time. We haven’t had anyone decide to leave except to use the restroom or for an emergency work call. We suggest you stay in the room for the whole game, you won’t regret it. In “a very tacky Christmas” and “night at the mausoleum,” YOU WILL NOT be locked in a room. These two games are mission based – you are supposed to unlock something important in the room before exiting the room.
Is it scary?
Only one of our games is spooky. Night at the mausoleum is a mission based game that sends you in to a room that is themed like a mausoleum or tomb. So, the lights are low, with some sound effects and fog effect. The game is set to feel spooky in a psychological way. There are no chainsaws or blood or living people/animals/insects in the mausoleum. If you are concerned about the sound effects or fog, you can opt out of those in the comments section during booking.
How long does the game last?
That is really up to you and your wits. If you solve the puzzles fast and work as a team you just might become a new record setter. Two of our games are a 60 minute race against time. One is a 40 minute race against time.
How do I buy tickets?
Buy tickets online through our website.
Can I walk in without a reservation?
You are not required to make a reservation online, but we highly recommend you do. While we offer game times most days between 10am and 9pm, we are not always at the shop unless games are booked. There is a generally a buffer time on our online reservations. If you would like to play within two hours of your preferred game time, please call us at 984-789-9978. We can usually accommodate. https://fareharbor.com/tictocescapes/items/
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes, we offer digital gift certificates that can be purchased on our site. You will receive an email confirmation that can be printed or emailed to your gift recipient.
I only want my family/friends in the room with me, is this possible?
Yes, you can book a private room. The cost of a private room is the equivalent of booking all of the tickets for that game time. However, we generally run specials for private room bookings. Check our specials page.
What if I'm late?
Please call us if you are running late and we will try to accommodate you. Late entry is not guaranteed. If others have booked the same game time as you, then we cannot allow late entry.
Can I bring extra people above the capacity?
Yes, only in a private room. Call us to make arrangements 984-789-9978.
Something unexpected occurred and I/we cannot attend the game.
Please let us know as soon as possible, preferably 24 hours ahead of game time. All sales are final. While there are no refunds, we will try to reschedule your tickets for a different time. firstname.lastname@example.org 984-789-9978
Where should I park? (Entry to tic toc escapes is through the front entrance on Fairview. Our back door on Glenwood is not available.)
There are some free parallel parking spots in front of our shop on Fairview and some free non parallel spots across the street. Most are 2 hour time limited Monday through Friday, a few are 15 minute limit M-F. Please keep an eye on the signage. Five Points has many popular shops and restaurants and a post office, so parking can be tight some days, but there is a lot of turnover. There is also parking available on Glenwood Ave. and street parking in within walking distance on Fairview and in nearby neighborhoods like Jarvis St. If you need to drop anyone off, there is a loading zone in front of the shop. Call us if you have trouble finding parking and we can help you 984-789-9978. Driving Directions
Do I need to bring anything with me?
If you have reading glasses, we suggest you bring them in to the escape game.
Can I bring anything into the escape room games?
You can bring your personal belongings with you or we can securely store them at our reception for free.
Can I bring alcohol into tic toc's escape room?
No, we do not allow alcohol in tic toc escapes. We tried allowing groups to BYOB but decided that a policy of no alcohol better guarantees a fun and safe environment for all guests. We have water bottles and soda cans available for $1 each. Also, there are many great bars and restaurant options in Five Points Raleigh within walking distance.
I still have a question about tic toc’s escape rooms.
Call us at 984-789-9978 or email us
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