Reading glasses if you need them. You should wear appropriate clothing, including closed-toe shoes.
You should leave your cell phone in your car. Cell Phones* are NOT allowed in the escape rooms (* We
have secure lockers for your phones or other personal belongings.)
$32 per person plus tax = $34 (All games require a minimum of 4 paid admissions)
Unfortunately, we were forced to discontinue offering discounts for large groups because it requires calling in additional staff to run simultaneous games. Payroll and other overhead costs simply made it economically unsustainable. Thank you for understanding.
Our normal policy is that guests UNDER 16 REQUIRE AN ADULT to be present in the room while playing. We don't have an age limit for children participating, but it really depends on their level of maturity as to whether they should play. A mature, responsible 10 or 12-year old may be just fine, but an immature 14-year old may not be. We have had kids play as young as 7 and they had a great time, though children that young will probably not understand how to utilize clues. It's really up to a parent or guardian to make that call. (Interesting fact: So far, our oldest player was 83.)
It's important that all the members of your group arrive AT LEAST 20 MINUTES before your scheduled start time. We have a briefing before each game.
If you arrive after the game has started, you will NOT be allowed in. We run on a schedule that allows
time between games to reset and clean the rooms so if you are late, it can cause a real problem for us.
There are NO REFUNDS for late arrivals or no-shows.
All of the games except CELLBLOCK D can accommodate 4-8 players. (NOTE: We can make exceptions to
the “Maximum Number” in certain cases such as close friends or family.) Since we have made all the
games PRIVATE (due to covid concerns), we require a minimum of 4 players (or you must purchase a
minimum of 4 tickets) to play any of the games. CELLBLOCK D, due to a smaller “jail” setting, is
recommended to be a maximum of 4 to 6 players.
Currently, due to Covid-19, ALL our games are now PRIVATE. There will be no other persons in the building during your PRIVATE game.
Our games have emergency exit doors that are NOT locked. You can leave a game at any time but the timer will continue to count down for the remaining players.
Escape games by their nature require a moderate amount of physical dexterity and stamina which means players need to be able to stand, walk, bend, crawl, see and hear. Anyone with a serious medical condition or mental disorder should NOT participate without consulting a qualified physician or health professional. ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PLAY ANY OF OUR GAMES.
Yes! We have plenty of free parking available for our guests. (Note: our customer parking area is in the back of the building.)
Sorry, we no longer accept walk-ins. All games must be booked in advance. You can send a TEXT to and inquire about whether your group can play a game with less than the 3 hours advance notice. We will respond and let you know if we can make it happen.
We may be interested in hiring part-time Gamemasters that are friendly, responsible, dependable and willing to work various hours, including most weekends. It's a fun job, but it requires a detail-oriented person who is comfortable interacting with the public. Gamemasters currently work on an "On-Call" (as needed) basis.
Certainly, just send an email to ShinerEscape@gmail.com. If you have a question that is of an urgent nature, you can TEXT us at
We are taking extra precautions by cleaning between games. We encourage players to wash their hands before and after playing an Escape Room game. Face masks are optional. If you have a fever or feel sick, you should NOT participate in a game. If you still have questions or concerns, please send a TEXT to or email to ShinerEscape@gmail.com and we will do our best to respond appropriately.
An Escape Room, also known as an "escape game," is a mental and physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives
and escape. Escape rooms may consist of a single room, or span multiple rooms. Players are given a set
time limit to unveil the secret plot or complete a mission. If you've never done one, it's a totally different
experience than almost anything else. Some people have described it as playing a video game but in real
life. You are locked in a room for 60 minutes and must use that time to figure out how to escape. The
rooms have hidden objects, clues and puzzles that require your attention if you want to escape. It's an
adventure filled with intrigue and YOU are living it!
Our address is 1148 Highway 95N, Shiner, Texas 77984. (Note: Google Maps or GPS may be inaccurate.) If you can find Spoetzl Brewery (Home of Shiner Beer) on Highway 95, we are located a half-mile North of the brewery.
*BY APPOINTMENT ONLY* Generally, games are available from 7 days a week but require booking online at least 3 HOURS IN ADVANCE. Click on the "See Schedule" button to see a complete schedule of upcoming games. If you are unable to complete the booking process online, you may send a TEXT to 361-293-8655. Please tell us which game and what time you are wanting to schedule. We will reply back and let you know if we can accommodate your request.
Shiner Escape Rooms was created for the purpose of bringing a unique form of entertainment to our rural community. No longer do you need to drive hundreds of miles to the big city for this kind of venue. Our room themes are designed to be light hearted and fun while still being challenging.