I am analytical by nature—I am also overly skeptical. So when we decided to try out 828 Escape in Sylva, I had my doubts. How could a small escape room in my hometown compare to the intricate and challenging escape rooms I had visited and fallen in love with in bigger cities? I wasn’t in the escape room for more than 3 minutes before I quickly realized that not only was 828 Escape as challenging as any escape room I had ever been to, it excelled in attention to detail and personalized experiences.
I am sure this doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but I am extremely competitive, so the chance to race to the finish against Ruby, who is both my best big sister and arch nemesis, is my idea of a good time. I want to be very careful as to not give away any clues for the rooms – but just know that as soon as the door shut behind us, we instantly travelled back in time and became badass crime solving sleuths.
I also can’t confirm or deny whether or not we were successful in our mystery solving attempt, but I can definitively say that we were left guessing at every turn and stayed engaged until the very end.
The set up of 828 Escape is perfect for a date night, a birthday party, or even a business team building outing. The staff is incredibly friendly, kind, especially when some of your team members might ask the most obvious questions.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the escape room. It is as much fun, if not more, as the larger scale escape room, but at a fraction of the cost, and far more attention to detail. If you haven’t tried the place out yet, right now is actually the PERFECT time to do it, since they just announced a special 20% off discount just for residents of Haywood, Jackson, Swain, and Macon County!
828 Escape Room is located at 321 Jackson Plaza in Sylva, North Carolina. For more information, check them out on Facebook or call 828-586-1828.