Escaping Reality in Boone, NC
My family loves games and puzzles and are always up for an escape room adventure. This week, we tried Boone’s first escape room – Mysterium, and were not disappointed.
The Boone property is a completely local, original venture; not part of a franchise like so many others. Owner-creator Shaun has done a masterful job. His video, recordings, clues, and special effects are top-notch. The hour was packed with lots of interesting special effects – really the most we’ve ever experienced. Of course, I’m not going to give any hints, but don’t be daunted if you have to ask for help and get a few extra clues along the way. You are connected to the outside by walkie-talkie and can ask for assistance at any time.
The theme of the room was “The Inheritance” and we were looking for the fortune left by mischievous adventurer/explorer Uncle Ambrose. The room is not large and play is limited to no more than six participants at a time. Our team of four joined the mother-son duo Vicky and Andy (pictured above, on the left) for this quest.
Shaun is currently creating his next room and we can’t wait.
We did escape, with 8 seconds to spare.
828.865.0009 * 743 W King St. * $25 per adult; $15 students with ID * Must be 12 and, if under 18 with an adult.