Cryptix Escape Rooms

Cryptix is a new entertainment option for Radford, VA and surrounding areas. We bring to you an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting more. Our escape rooms will challenge the way your mind looks at everything as you try to decipher the clues and codes.  You must work quickly to beat the clock.  Come to Cryptix and unlock your mind.

Never heard of an escape room? You're not alone.

An escape room is just that, a room from which you have to escape!  It is still a fairly new concept in entertainment, but they are steadily becoming more and more popular as people become more aware of them.   Each of our escape rooms are themed and the clues and puzzles you need to solve are centered around the theme of the room. Within each room you have an objective to achieve that will assist you in getting out of the room.

How much does it cost?

Our rooms are $20 per person.   We offer a 10% discount for students, active military/veterans, police, fire, and EMS personnel.  You can book the entire room for $120 if you do not want to risk sharing the room with strangers.  When interested in booking outside of our normal opening hours, we can accommodate your group at the private room rate. 

When are your hours?

  • Monday:  By appointment only
  • Tuesday:  By appointment only
  • Wednesday:  By appointment only
  • Thursday: 4:30 pm – 10:45 pm
  • Friday:  4:30 pm – 10:45 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
  • Sunday:  By appointment only

How many people can play each room?

Currently, our two rooms are Future Outlaws and The Professor, both have an 8 person capacity. However, if you have more in your group than what is listed, call us in advance to see if we can make special accommodations. 

How old do you have to be?

Cryptix Escape Rooms recommends ages 8 and older so they can be an active participant in the game. For ages 8-13, we ask that a parent or guardian book the entire room so that the children are not playing with strangers.  For players 14-16, at least one parent or guardian must be present in the room but you are not required to book the entire room.

How long does a room last?

You are given one hour to complete each room.  Please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to your booking to allow enough time to discuss the details of the room.

Can I change my room booking?

Yes, absolutely!  Please contact us 24 hours before your booking if you need to reschedule.  Unfortunately, we do not offer reschedules within 24 hours of your start time. 

 If we do not book the entire room, will we have to play with strangers?

There is a possibility that if your room isn’t full, you could share the room with people you do not know.  The only way to prevent others from joining your room is to book the entire room.  

Do I need to book my game ahead of time?

It is best to book your game online via our website to make sure that we have a room available when you plan on playing.  However, we do accept walk-ins, and if there is an opening we can book you right then, or you may have a short wait.     

Are the doors really locked?

Yes!  The doors are locked using a strong magnet.  However, there are emergency paddles on both sides of the door.  You are able to exit the room at any time during the hour.  Cryptix Escape Rooms will be able to watch and hear the entire game. If you need to leave the room you may do so, but the time keeps going!  

Are the rooms dark or scary?

Some of our rooms may have dimmed lighting, but you will always be able to see enough to complete the puzzles.  Our rooms are not designed to be scary.

Can I bring my cell phone or a camera?

Cameras and cell phones are not allowed to be used in the rooms, and we ask that you don't take large purses/bags into the rooms.  

Do you offer private events such as corporate bookings, family gatherings or birthday parties?

Yes! Whatever the occasion, we can offer an experience everyone can enjoy! Please contact us and we will go over the details of your event.  We can discuss pricing and customize the event to your needs.  Please plan on booking a private event at least 2 weeks in advance, as this will allow us to provide the best possible experience.

Can I have clues or hints during the game?

We will give you as many clues as you request, and as soon as you request them!  However, in order to be on our “leader board” you are only allowed up to 3 clues.  The Cryptix Escape Rooms Team will be watching and listening during the game and will be prepared to give you a clue when you are ready!  Please make sure that you agree as a team when you are ready to ask for a clue.

Can you accommodate groups larger than the capacity for each game?

Give us a call if you have more people and we can make arrangements.

What happens if we arrive late?

Regardless of the time that you arrive, the game must end exactly one hour from the booked start time.  This allows us to keep schedule and be prepared for the next group that arrives.  It is best to have your entire team arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your booking. 

What if I still have questions?

Please visit our "Contact" page where you can send us a message.  You may call (540-505-0124) or email and someone from the Cryptix Escape Rooms team will assist you.