Unlock It Escape Room ribbon cutting

Unlock It Escape Room Owner Colleen Dixon, surrounded by employees and Ashe County Chamber of Commerce members, readies to cut her ribbon June 13.

WEST JEFFERSON — Teams of 3-8 people must work together, gather hints and solve puzzles if they want to get out of Unlock It Escape Room, according to owner Colleen Dixon during her Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting June 13.

“It’s like the live version of the game of Clue — it’s a live adventure game,” Dixon said at the ribbon cutting. “You have 60 minutes to solve a variety of puzzles and different clues to get out in time.”

With rooms themed to baseball, pawn shop and stage call, Unlock It Escape Room features challenges the whole family can enjoy, according to Dixon.

“We wanted to be able to provide a different type of family entertainment,” Dixon said. “We try to have it so that a family can come and there is something in every room that the young ones can solve.”

In addition to being fun for the family, being locked in a room for one hour with coworkers has also proved to be a quality team-building exercise as well, according to Dixon.

“It is great for an office,” Dixon said. “It’s interesting to see how different people work in that dynamic.”

Unlock It Escape Room is open from 2:30-9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 1:30-5 p.m. Sundays. Larger groups and businesses can call ahead to schedule times, Dixon said.

The business is located at 875 Mount Jefferson Road in West Jefferson. For more information, go online to https://unlockitescaperoom.com/.

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