Whole Brain Escape
Whole Brain Escape
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9:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:45 AM - 7:00 PM
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Unlock a good time! Whole Brain Escape is a local escape room business based in the heart of Apex, NC. It's a great team-based activity for family, friends, or co-workers. We are a husband and wife team with over 35 years combined experience making video games. We took our love of games and puzzles and translated them into a real-life adventure game. My husband is an experienced video game designer and writer who creates all the room designs and props. We created Whole Brain Escape to be a place where people can come together, put down their screens, and unlock a good time. Choose from four adventures - Bustin' Out of the Eighties, Escape the Supervillain's Lair, or Seekers of the Mystic Orb, and Mystery of the Mad Scientist.
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  • Paradise645882
    Pineville, North Carolina8 contributions
    Best Escape Room!
    We did the Supervillans Escape Room and loved it! The building is so welcoming and nice - not dark and dungeony like many other places we’ve gone. The room was so well laid out, and even with 4 people there were enough puzzles, clues, etc to keep us all occupied and busy. Thoroughly enjoyed this and can not wait to come back and try the 80s room!
    Thanks for taking time to leave us such a nice review! Glad you enjoyed escaping the supervillain's lair.
    Written February 5, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Written February 4, 2019
  • Kirsten S
    1 contribution
    Fantastic first experience!
    6 of us did the "Bustin' Out of the 80's" escape room for a friend's birthday and everyone had a blast! 5/6 of us had never done an escape room before, but we were able to quickly figure out what we needed to do. Rafael was so kind, helpful, and patient with us even though we had 2 group members show up a little late, and he was a fabulous storyteller, which really helped our immersion into the theme. What I loved most about the experience was that it was clear what props pertained to each puzzle and you're told before entering the room that a prop is only used once. We didn't have to waste time wondering about the room seeing if a prop or clue was needed for multiple puzzles. Everything had a logical flow. If you've never done an escape room before and you're on the fence, I would definitely recommend this room.
    Hello Kirsten, thank you so much for such a nice review! Rafael thoroughly enjoyed your group and we are happy to hear you had such a great time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Written October 7, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Written September 21, 2019
  • Funnybit
    1 contribution
    Had an Amazing Time!
    My family (parents, children, and sister/brother in-law) all did the "Escape the Supervillain’s Lair" escape room and it was a blast! It was not only fun, but created some great family bonding situations as we solved the numerous challenging, but enjoyable, puzzles. What a great time - we are looking forward to coming back again soon!
    Thank you for taking time to write us a review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed escape the supervillian's lair. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Written August 5, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Traveled with family
    Written August 4, 2019
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DJP_NC
Apex, NC10 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
My wife and I and another couple did the 80's room. Everyone had a great time. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Loved all of the memorabilia in the room. Definitely brought back some memories. Can't wait to try out the other rooms. Keep up the great work!
Written April 29, 2019
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We're glad you had a good time in our Eighties room. Thanks for writing a review!
Written May 1, 2019
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MaryAnn G
Apex, NC45 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
We did the Bustin Out of the 80s room. We had a great time! The props were authentic and the puzzles were thought provoking! We had 5 people and were kept busy, even splitting up at times, to complete our escape! This was only our 2nd escape room experience, and now the family is hooked! The owners were very personable.
Written March 18, 2019
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Hello! Thank you some much for taking time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again!
Written March 19, 2019
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barrelv
Raleigh, NC44 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
We visited Whole Brain and did both Escape the Supervillain’s Lair and Bustin' Out of the Eighties. The owners were both there and were fun to chat with.

Bustin' Out of the Eighties
We've done a few really *bad* Eighties-inspired rooms, so it was a real treat to see a room get it so very right. The props were a great touch, so many times I found myself just wanting to sit down and look at the memorabilia instead of completing the puzzles! There's also a lot to do in this room - we split into two groups and both stayed plenty busy for the entire experience. Really recommend!

Escape the Supervillain’s Lair
Oddly, I've seen very few Supervillain rooms. Plenty of mad scientist, etc, but never just a comic-book supervillain. The room was a little more linear than their Eighties experience, but we were all still engaged with a variety of different types of puzzles that called on each of our strengths. One puzzle went between 4 of us, each figuring out a small bit and another group member getting the next part. Really great design.

Can't wait for their next rooms!
Written February 1, 2019
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Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review Johnathan! We're glad you enjoyed your trip back to the eighties and being trapped in the supervillain's liar.
Written February 2, 2019
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