Mission X Escape

Mission X Escape, Durham: Hours, Address, Mission X Escape Reviews: 4/5

Mission X Escape
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Mission X Escape is a real life escape game in Durham, NC with 3 distinct theme rooms, Mirage, Vampire Manor and Butcher Shop that contain exciting role-play storylines for players to solve puzzles, riddles and finding clues that test their teamwork and strategy skills to escape the room!
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1-2 hours
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Dmitry F
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it's COVID time and we went with our family of 4 - I did go here before (with a larger group) and both times the experience was top notch. The puzzles are challenging and entertaining, they frequently require coordination.
Being a father of 5 yo I was particularly appreciative that rather than providing "grown up only" content this place has substantial diversity of offerings. My son was not able to solve puzzles (they were challenging for my 10 yo and reasonably difficult for me) BUT he was able to participate, help and feel an important member of the team.
Thank you so much for the staff of the X escape - you made our week!
Written December 22, 2020
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792vivianp
Carrboro, NC61 contributions
Family
We all had fun! We worked together and used clues to find our way out of rooms. Family of 5 with two teenagers. The game kept their interest and they begged to go back. We completed the Vampire room. It wasn't too scary, so younger children can play.
Written September 13, 2020
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Liz
2 contributions
Business
I've been here twice, once for a work group and once with my boyfriend for our anniversary. I had a great time (and escaped) both times! The staff are welcoming and did a good job explaining all the rules etc well before we started, and the rooms have some really impressive locking mechanisms set up (I think the staff said one of the owners is a mechanical engineer). Some of the puzzles are very tricky, but the staff make sure their hints are helpful when you call on them.
I did both the Butcher Shop room and the Mirage room - both are rooms you do in the dark with flashlights, something to consider depending on any vision concerns.
You'll likely be standing the whole time, so wear comfy shoes. You'll be there about 1.5 hour total - 15 minutes before for rules, 1 hour for the room, and 15 minutes after for some pictures with props.
Probably not good for young children (under 10?), and buying in advance is a good idea.
Overall, I've had a great time here, and I definitely plan to go back! 5 stars!
Written November 14, 2018
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Bambi12345
173 contributions
Couples
We were very excited to do the hero's story room, but ended up quite disappointed, although the riddles in general were quite good.

This is the first time I don't exit a room before the timer ends, and not only that, but almost half of the room remained unsolved.
During the first 15 minutes we struggled with the first clue, and eventually called for help. It took almost 5 minutes and multiple calls to get a hint, and apparently the issue was due to something that did not function as expected. We did not get extra time for that. It seemed like our progress throughout the game was not monitored, which might have spared us the wasted time.

When we ended up with the room mostly unsolved, the operator apologized for not being able to go through the rest of the room, as it was a busy time. That was very disappointing.

If you are a couple, skip this room, it's too difficult and not suited for a small party to complete in an hour.
Written July 30, 2022
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Andrea P
Hartford, CT15 contributions
Family
We were in town for a short family vacation and we're looking for some fun things to when we decided to try Mission X Escape room. We've done escape rooms before with our kids (ages 10 and 12) and find them to be a great test of teamwork and collaboration. So we signed up for Candyland and weren't disappointed. The theme was fun but still challenging. Our game master, Lydia was super nice and really helpful. We successfully used our 3 hints at the right time enabling us to escape the room before our time ran out. We had a great time, so much so that we returned the next day to try the Mirage room. Again, game masters were super helpful, they show up immediately as soon as you decide to use one of your 3 hints. The Mirage room was great and we successfully escaped with 7 minutes left. Both rooms were fantastic! While my husband and I liked Mirage better, the kids enjoyed Candyland more... but you can't go wrong with either room! Both rooms were really fun and we highly recommend!
Written October 9, 2018
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Windi G
Safety Harbor, FL298 contributions
Family
While visiting family in Durham, we participated in two escape room adventures and had a great time. Compared with other rooms we've experienced, Mission X is not as complex, but we thought the puzzles were challenging and it made the experience with our family really a good time. In fact, we enjoyed the Candyland room so much, we decided to see if we best the record for the Mirage room. We did it!! And, had a ton of fun along the way. Also, the staff was super nice and contributed to the entertaining atmosphere of Mission X.
Written November 23, 2017
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jjbean825
Durham, NC1 contribution
Friends
First time I went to an escape room for my birthday. Not only was the 45 minute tour overpriced at $30, but the room didn't give us all of our clues. The final clue to get out of the room was missing clues and the staff didn't even offer to give us money off or any type of recourse. Once we finally got out of there, they claimed we took their laminated sheets with us... Just because the staff is incompetent and couldn't find the props, doesn't mean that we stole their cheap props out of the room. Not only that, but we weren't allowed to go back into the room to show the staff where they were located. Staff was rude and incompetent; price too high; puzzles were not tested prior to starting the game.
Written August 31, 2017
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Edipreta
69 contributions
Couples
Came here with our son and his girlfriend. We have done about 15 escape rooms. Tonight we did two of them. The Butchers shop was difficult and extremely well thought out. If you are good at escape rooms, this is for you. After escaping this challenge ( with 50 sec to spare) we decide to do a second room, the vampire room. This was actually my favorite room. A little bit easier but more fun. Also extremely well thought out. One of the better escape rooms I have done across the country. Highly highly highly recommend for adults.
This place is a must if you are in Durham!
Written March 19, 2017
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Princes B
1 contribution
Friends
The game (Hurricane) was difficult but great! We were given more than enough help/assistance. Overall, it was a nice experience.
Written March 14, 2022
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Marcellus A
World2 contributions
Couples
The experience was phenomenal. The worker who greeted my girlfriend and I was very helpful and accommodating. I enjoyed the challenge of the Hurricane escape room!
Written December 25, 2021
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Mission X Escape is open:
  • Tue - Fri 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM