Location Spotlight: Epic Escape Game Pikeville
By Leslie Kell
In the heart of downtown Pikeville, you’ll find one of the newer Epic Escape Game locations in the franchise. Epic Escape Game Pikeville opened in January of this year by Harriet Blanton with the assistance of the Epic Escape Game franchise, as well as the help of her son, who manages the facility. As Harriet would say, “we’ve developed a great little team!” Epic Escape Game Pikeville offers three uniquely themed rooms, with two that convey a little bit of the town’s rich history.
With a 50% success rate, this room is great for beginners to test their skills all while still having a great challenge. In The Deep, escape room players must “dive 7 ½ miles to Mariana’s Trench and detonate a nuclear warhead” in order to save life on earth! If you are new to the escape room world, this is a great room to start out with!
If you’re a history buff, then this is the room for you! The Feud is based off of the family rivalry between the Hatfields and the McCoys that took place after the Civil War. In this room, escape players must work together, find an heirloom for each family and escape the cabin before both families burn it down. With a 37% success rate, this room offers a challenge for experienced escape game players. This room is highly recommended by the owner, Harriet Blanton.
Buried Alive is the perfect room for highly experienced escape players and for anyone who enjoys legends and folklore. This room also takes its theme from a legend in Pikeville’s history. Buried alive is based off of the legend of Octavia Hatcher, a woman who suffered a strange illness and was pronounced dead after being in a coma. Days after Octavia’s death, other townspeople experienced similar symptoms to Octavia’s illness, a sleeping disease. Upon noticing this illness in other citizens, many of Octavia’s family members feared she had been buried alive! In this escape room, players must reverse Octavia’s curse make it out of the room before suffering the same fate as Octavia. Buried Alive is the most difficult room offered at Epic Escape Game Pikeville.
If you live in Kentucky, or you’re traveling through, head on over to the quaint little town of Pikeville for a unique experience you won’t forget! Start your experience in The Deep and save the world, then learn more about the history of the town as you attempt your escape from The Feud and Buried Alive! You can find more information on our location page, then head on down to 2nd street in Pikeville, Kentucky and see if you can make an Epic Escape!