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Mysterium Escape Adventure

Expect The Unexpected at The Mysterium Escape Adventure
Staff Score:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Established in 2016, the Mysterium Escape Adventure offers one of the most immersive escape room experiences in all of Boone, NC. You can truly put your sleuthing skills to the test while enjoying this fun challenge with friends and family. Owner Shaun C. has a background in the film industry and props departments, which is obvious when you see the way each of the featured rooms are designed. 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

As a homegrown escape room located in Boone, NC, Mysterium Escape Adventure offers you a completely original experience. All the rooms are built in-house and made from scratch, meaning there aren’t any repeats here! In other words, this is not just any escape room, but a truly memorable and fun experience.

All rooms at this unique location are lavishly themed with plenty of riddles and interactive clues that will keep you guessing. The motto here is “expect the unexpected” for good reason. Your next clue to solve the mystery might be as elaborate as a hidden passageway or as simple as a key. This company proudly utilizes audio, light, and video to create an immersive escape room experience that is truly unique. There can be up to eight people per room and your group will have an hour to escape. This might seem like a long time, but once you get into the fun of the experience, it is so immersive and engaging that you will quickly find yourself running out of time.

In addition to the fun experience you will enjoy when escaping from the room of your choice, you can also take home some merchandise including buttons, magnets, shirts, and more that you can purchase in-store. These men, women, and children options say “I escaped” as well as other fun messages. Wear your shirt with pride if you manage to get your group out of a tight spot and find your way out of your challenging room.

All children under the age of 18 have to be accompanied by a guardian or parent to participate in an escape room. There are various groupings you can choose from including the private room option, which gives you the ability to choose who you will play with, no one extra. This is available for groups of up to six people.

Currently, the escape room options include two choices. One is the popular Vice Miami room, which pairs you and your team with a group of vice detectives who have all been framed for murder. This 1980s-themed room demands you find the evidence you need to prove your innocence and to implicate the guilty party. This room features low clearances or crawling, fog effects, and theatrical sounds and lights. There are three hints allowed, and it is ranked as hard, so it’s a fun challenge to be sure.

The other main option at Mysterium Escape Adventure is the science fiction adventure called The Omega Device. This room also features crawling and low clearance, including theatrical sounds and lights, fog effects, and lasers. The room is also not handicap accessible due to the presence of stairs. Your challenge in this room is to rescue the world, which is being held hostage by a villain, wielding weapons of global destruction. You and your team must get the shutdown codes from the now-captured villain before time runs out. The fate of the world rests in your hands.

While there are many escape rooms to choose from, scattered throughout the nation, the Mysterium Escape Adventure in Boone is unlike any other escape room adventure. All the challenges and the room designs are thought up and made in-house by the ultra-talented owner. This means that whether you are an escape room novice or an old pro, you will have a memorable, unique, experience.

Insider Tips:
-College students with current college ID and those who pay cash on the premises can take advantage of a discount.
-For a limited time, Mysterium Escape Adventure is also offering the Mountaineer Mystery Tour, which takes place in downtown Boone. The storyteller will take guests on an adventure including local folk tales, ghost stories, and strange happenings. It is a glimpse both into Boone’s past and its paranormal present.
-All guests should arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time to go over the room instructions and explanations.