FAQ

WHAT ARE ‘ESCAPE ROOMS’?

Locked in a room with a few friends, puzzles and locks, keys and secrets, you must solve the puzzles, find the key and ESCAPE – you have 60 minutes, your time starts NOW! Real Escape Game (REG) in Japan was developed by 35-year-old Takao Kato, of the Kyoto publishing company, SCRAP Co., in 2008. Beyond Japan, escape games appeared in Singapore from 2011. Escape games in Singapore expanded quickly with over 50 games by 2015.

A Hungarian franchise that later operated in 20 locations in Europe beyond, was founded in 2011 in Budapest. In 2015, there were over 2,800 escape room venues worldwide.

WHERE ARE ‘ESCAPE ROOMS CENTRAL COAST’ LOCATED?

Upstairs in LASERBLAST Laser Tag Centre, Unit 6, 132 Chelmsford Rd Charmhaven NSW.

Why should the rest of the world have all the fun? The team at LASERBLAST decided they wanted a new challenge and more FUN, so we have built the FIRST ESCAPE ROOM ON THE CENTRAL COAST. The challenge starts with our first room ‘ESPIONAGE’, a room with hidden locks and mind-teasing puzzles. 2017 will see two new rooms added to test and stretch you even more. After that – who knows??? It’s time to BLAST your senses and see if you can be the quickest ESCAPEE!

IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION?

Our games are recommended for 15yrs+. Each player under 18yrs must be accompanied 2 paying Adults. This is due to the secrets within, it’s not a kids play space! Of course, Laser Tag is still for everyone!

AM I REALLY “LOCKED IN”?

There is an emergency key in the room so you are never really "locked" in. This is also a basic safety requirement. If you are claustrophobic the door may be left ajar upon request to the Game Master. If you need to come out, we have a relaxing foyer area (and a few spy novels to read) where you can wait for your group to finish, just talk to our Game Master.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DO NOT COMPLETE THE ROOM IN THE HOUR?

Hints and clues are available along the way – but if you haven’t escaped within the sixty minutes don’t worry – we’ll call your Mum and tell her you’re not coming home……..

No, we’ll let you out, and maybe even show you what you missed! If there is no other group booked in the slot after you the Game Master might even give you a few extra minutes to escape.

IS THERE A MINIMUM OR MAXIMUM TEAM SIZE?

Our first room ‘Espionage’ is best for 4-6 players, but you can have 2-8 players. The more brains to bounce ideas around the better chance you have of escaping in time!

HOW MUCH TIME WILL WE NEED TO PLAY?

We book you in for an hour and half. This allows us to brief you, give you an hour in the room and then debrief and take photos afterwards. You will have 60 minutes to Escape. There is a Countdown Clock in each room that will help you fulfil your goal. Clues can be provided by the Game Master throughout the game.

We recommend you arrive at Laserblast at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time to book in, confirm numbers and finalise payment. Upon arrival at Laserblast head to the front reception desk and let them know you are doing the Escape Room.

Please be reminded if you are LATE you will not have the full 60 minutes in the room.

If you arrive more than 15 minutes late your game will be forfeited and booking will be treated as a cancellation. In this event payment is NON-REFUNDABLE.

OUR GROUP HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. WILL WE SURVIVE AND ESCAPE?

All of our games are designed to be challenging but intuitive. Everyone will have fun as long as they are ready to think outside the square. Our Game Master can give you hints and clues along the way if you would like them! Who knows you might even set a new time record for Escaping! Come on Coasties – give it a go – what are you afraid of – what have you got to lose???

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The price depends on the number of players. 2 players @ $39- per person; 3 players @ $37- per person, 4 or more players @ $35- per person. Minimum payment is $78- for two players.

I HAVE MORE IN MY GROUP THAN I HAVE BOOKED FOR – CAN THEY COME TOO?
YES: Extra players are welcome UP TO the maximum of 8. They can book and pay upon arrival.
I AM ALSO KEEN ON A GAME OF LASER TAG – CAN I BOOK THEM TOGETHER?

We would love you to enjoy Laserblast/Laser tag while you are here, please phone the Centre on 02 4392 5278 to check availability. Sorry we can’t book Laser Tag online. Laser Tag games run every 15 minutes, and walk-ins are welcome subject to availability. Enclosed shoes MUST be worn for Laser Tag.

MY PLANS HAVE CHANGED – CAN I GET A REFUND?

Sorry, to be fair to all our patrons and due to this being a ‘live’ escape game cancellations will NOT be refunded.

Changes to time and date of booking may be made MORE than five days in advance, depending upon availability. Please phone the Centre on 4392 5278.

LATE ARRIVALS by more than 15 minutes will be counted as a cancellation and payment will NOT be refunded.

IS THERE DISABLED ACCESS?

Unfortunately the Escape Rooms are located upstairs and DO NOT have wheelchair access. Our Laser Tag arena and party rooms downstairs are all wheel-chair friendly.

DO I HAVE TO PLAY WITH PEOPLE I DON’T KNOW?

NO: This is an exclusive game – your group is the only one booked in for your time-slot.

DO YOU HAVE FOOD & DRINKS?

Yes, Laserblast has a small kiosk serving Hot Drinks, Cold Drinks, light snacks, chips, lollies & ice-creams.

You are not permitted to take food/drink into the actual Escape Room but we do invite you to come early for a coffee, or hang around for one afterwards. Pizzas can be ordered and delivered too, just ask our friendly staff!

DO YOU TAKE ‘WALK-INS’ ON THE DAY?

Unlike Laser Tag we can’t accept ‘walk ins’, all sessions must be pre-booked so the room can be prepared for you. You can phone the Centre on 02 4392 5278 on any day to check if there is a session available.

NONE OF THE TIMES SUIT ME. ARE THERE OTHER TIMES AVAILABLE?

If you would like to book outside of regular hours for a special event please phone the Centre to see if we can find a suitable time slot for you. Any bookings made outside regular hours MUST be for a minimum 6 players, payment made in full at time of booking, no refunds or changes permitted.

CAN I DO THE ESCAPE ROOM AGAIN?

Well you could, but there would be nothing new for you to discover. We are working hard to bring you two new rooms in 2017. You may like to check out other Escape Rooms in Sydney and Newcastle to test your skill.

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION…

For more information please phone the Centre on 02 4392 5278, or submit your enquiry below.