Location Spotlight: New River Gorge
By Leslie Kell
Conveniently located in downtown Fayetteville, West Virginia, you’ll find Epic Escape Game New River Gorge. This location is named for the beautiful gorge located nearby. Epic Escape Game New River Gorge opened in September of 2016 by Eric Pories with the help of the franchise, and of course his 11 year old son. This location truly resonates with locals because each escape room scenario there is based off of something well-known to the area. This also makes this location’s rooms popular with the tourists because they get a taste of the history and legends of the Fayetteville area. Epic Escape Game New River Gorge offers three uniquely themed rooms including: Runaway Train, The Mothman, and Brave New World.
This room is based on the historic C&O railroad en route to Thurmond, West Virginia. The goal is to stop the train before it crashes after the conductor tells you that the tracks are out. Runaway Train brings in a historic feel accompanied by the adrenaline rush of only having an hour to escape the room and stop the train! This room is great for anyone who might be a beginner to the escape room trend, as it is labeled at an 80% success rate. Runaway train has been labeled as the owner’s favorite at this location!
The Mothman is highly recommended for team building at Epic Escape Game New River Gorge, because it’s nearly impossible to escape this room without the help of a team. This also means that this room, as well as the puzzles is best able to equip larger groups to grow and communicate as a team. The Mothman escape room is based off of an urban legend to Fayetteville about a large man-like creature with a 10 foot wingspan and glowing red eyes who terrorizes the citizens. At a 60% success rate, this room offers a fun challenge for any escape room enthusiast.
Brave New World
Brave New World is recommended for experienced escape players, as it is set at only a 20% success rate. This room may also have some pressure added on because not only do you have to escape within the hour, but your task in this room, is to help save the world before a nuclear missile is launched and hits the United States! Brave New World resonates well with locals and tourists because it includes images and other items in the room that are from the local Fayetteville area.
Epic Escape Game New River Gorge offers three unique rooms that all pertain to the local area of Fayetteville, West Virginia; making it a great tourist activity as well as a fun-filled activity for local citizens. This location highly promotes team building in companies and even offers a special team building workshop with the help of a sister company called Focus Intent. For more information, go to the New River Gorge location page at epicescapegame.com, and head on over to downtown Fayetteville to for an awesome experience!