One Way Out Escape Rooms Jacksonville
One Way Out Jacksonville is Jacksonville's only locally grown and owned single location escape room. Founded in 2016, they opened with two rooms ESC 101 and The Patient. ESC 101 was developed by the brother and sister co-owners in a back room of the house they lived in. Since opening, One Way Out Jacksonville has now added five additional rooms; including Convicted, which boasts the lowest escape rate in Jacksonville.
One Way Out Jacksonville is a breath of fresh air in a franchise dominated industry. The owners are undaunted and appreciative of feedback from all of their customers and generally use it to improve their company and experience. According to the owners, the rooms are chapters to a story which adds an exciting twist! When visiting One Way Out Jacksonville, we recommend starting in ESC 101, followed by The Patient and finishing with the flagship room, Convicted. One Way Out Jacksonville is always a pleasure to escape from and Escape Crusaders anticipates the next chapter to the story.
ESC 201 Escape Room ReviewPrice: $29 per Person
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ESC 101 Escape game is one of the best rooms you can do as a beginner and starts off the thrilling saga that is One Way Out Jacksonville Escape rooms. It is a basic escape room with clever puzzles, smooth transitions, and gives you the all too real feel of living in a dorm room.
Story: A stalker on campus has kidnapped your best friend and locked you in their dorm room. Security is nowhere to be found and time is running out. Sources say your best friend is being dragged to a suspicious "college party." There's no turning back. Escape in time to rescue them from the unthinkable!
Immersion: This is a fantastic take on a dorm room and utilizes the space well. A few missed opportunities detracted from the stalker theme. Before the hour is up, you will start to worry that you're going to be late for chemistry exam!
Game Style: Escape
Game Flow: Great game flow with some twist and turns that are certain to excite beginning escape enthusiast.
Puzzles: All of the puzzles make sense and keeps you interested. For what could be considered a minimalist environment, the designer does a wonderful job of utilizing all of the resource found in the room.
Game Master: The Game Master was fantastic leading to a great experience for all members of our party.
Group Size Suggestion: 3-7
The Patient Escape Room ReviewPrice: $29 per Person
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The Patient escape room is a continuation of the One Way Out Jacksonville narrative. This is a fun game but not One Way Outs best. It is based on the event, that you were in a wreck looking for your friend that was kidnapped in the previous room. Now you are trying to save a person's life as you race to get the patient the proper treatment. Going into this game, don't be afraid to scour your environment. This game did leave us disappointed unfortunately.
Story: A horrible accident on the way to a college party has left a patient fighting for their life. If they don't receive the appropriate medical treatment soon, their future is in serious jeopardy. Race the clock to save a life and find the key to their recovery.
Immersion: The immersion in this room is tame. The large spaces used left a feeling that the room could be expanded to incorporate more details.
Game Style: Real Life
Game Flow: Slight scavenger hunt. Not the best game flow from this company but easy enough to move through for an enjoyable experience.
Puzzles: One very fun unique puzzle. Most of the puzzles were clever spins on traditional puzzles. One puzzle that didn't fit the room. You will run into some misleading items in the room.
Game Master: The game master was very good providing unique clues when called upon. He kept the feel of the room.
Group Size Suggestion: 3-6
Convicted Escape Room ReviewPrice: $29 per Person
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The Convicted escape game is easily one of the best if not the best escape room in Jacksonville, Florida. This game has a tone-setting start to a very unique finish. While it is a great game it is not an easy game and advertises Jacksonville's lowest escape rate at just 5%. To make this great escape, you would be well-advised to leave the uninitiated and weak-of-heart at home. This is certainly not for beginners.
Story: Doing time is hard, but you only have 60 minutes before things get really shocking.
Arrested for impersonating a doctor at the scene of an accident, you'll have to work
together behind bars to sneak past the guards and find the One Way Out.
Immersion: This room is the example of immersion. We felt like we were in a jail the entire time and the use of the props was excellent!
Game Style: Escape/Real Life
Game Flow: The game flow is seemless. It is split into two challenging games at once. It is impressively designed.
Puzzles: This room starts with a unique hand designed puzzle and has one of the best surprises in an escape game.
Game Master: The game master was well versed in providing unique clues when called upon. He kept the feel of the room. Something special happened at the end of the game that lead us to meeting the one of the owners/designers of the game. He was more interested in asking us how we deciphered the puzzles and moved through the room. If a game master focus on letting the group explain their experience it lets the group immediately reminisce and enjoy the escape room.
Group Size Suggestion: 6-10
Collision Escape Room ReviewPrice: $29 per Person
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The Collision escape game is One Way Out’s step into more in-depth immersion. This game includes large props that move the story forward in this uncommonly themed escape room. As we move through Collision we notice unique puzzles that will have groups working together to achieve each and every goal. Most items in this escape room will be familiar with any homeowner as the designer was creative in using the location base for the escape room interestingly. This is a game I would recommend to a family, as one person can figure out how to solve the puzzle and provide directions to other teammates so they can participate.
Story: Dawn is breaking, and the baby birds call loudly for their breakfast. Running from your own set of captors, you return to the accident scene where Liz’s cruiser had plowed through the brick wall of the abandoned garage. What doesn’t make sense is the red wagon even being here. The last you saw, Liz was being dragged away by unknown assailants. Maybe they took her keys and stole her car at the same time. But then, where did they go after the accident? Your only lead is to break into this building and find some clue to her location. If she is alive, you reason that you’re her best and, maybe, her only hope.
The fourth chapter in the Find Liz story.
Immersion: This room is the next step in immersion for One Way Out. As a player, you can start to see the growth of the company as we step into this new adventure.
Game Style: Escape/Real Life
Game Flow: The game flow is pretty fluid. Some hitches in the puzzle slowed us down but otherwise, everything flowed well and the path through the puzzles made sense.
Puzzles: The puzzles fit the location of the room and require a group effort. I know some of the puzzles were fixed since we attended but they can be interpreted differently by each group.
Game Master: The game master was well versed in providing unique clues when called upon. We didn’t rely heavily on the gamemaster in this game as everything was fluid and with some critical thinking, anyone should be successful. This is a company that prides itself on proper training and customer service.
Group Size Suggestion: 4-8
Rendezvous Escape Room ReviewPrice: $29 per Person
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The Rendezvous Escape Room at One Way Out is a room that is worth doing. The puzzles are not high tech but the time put into the immersion is elite. It was a collaborative effort between Escape U and One Way Out. The Rendezvous escape room does not disappoint in the least with One Way Outs puzzles on top of Escape U’s set design with a mixture of high tech and old school puzzles every enthusiast will be happy. This is a very family friendly room and is advertised one of the most immersive that you can step into. It is an extremely realistic cabin in the woods but it isn’t scary so the kids can come. Another fun family adventure with a step up in difficulty. As this is the fifth installment of One Way Out’s Liz saga. Players can follow the entire story arc of Liz or jump right into this game and have an amazing experience.
Story: Night has fallen, and the moon illuminates the forest floor by the time you arrive at the quiet cabin. No signs of life are present, save the consistent chirping of the crickets and the moderate breeze crackling the pine branches. Following the small trail carved through the forest floor, you approach from the side of the building near a makeshift porch with a tin roof. The clue you found about a secret rendezvous stirs in your mind, but if people were meeting here tonight, it doesn’t look like it, as the building is completely dark. Impatient, you begin walking onto the creaking boards of the old porch, looking for any indication of a clandestine meeting. Fearing that you’ve come too late, you determine to find a way into the building and demand an answer on the other side of the rundown door. This cabin is important if only as of the last place you can house your hope for finding Liz.
The Escape Room Jewel of Jacksonville, this attraction transports players to the creature-filled Florida forest at midnight in search of a missing friend. The most popular room at One Way Out Jacksonville, Rendezvous boasts Disney-quality set design and special effects that delight and inspire beginners and avid fans alike. With unmatched realism and unbelievable surprises, you’ll find yourself completely immersed in the spectacular world created just for you.
Immersion: Well this is the bread and butter of immersion. Beautiful set realistic props and a realistic ending. This is definitely the best part of this game.
Game Style: Adventure/Mystery
Game Flow: The only issue we had was a clunky start to the first puzzle. Otherwise, the puzzle connects to each other well.
Puzzles: Like stated above the first puzzle is a bit clunky the rest are on the money. One Way Out was working on a way to make the puzzle more apparent so you don’t have to start off by taking a clue.
Game Master: The game masters at One Way Out clearly know the rooms they are managing.
Group Size Suggestion: 2-8 lean toward 4 people in the group.
One Way Out Jacksonville
8011 Philips Hwy #3 Ste 3
Jacksonville, FL 32256