Escapology hosts spooky grand opening

Special to The Sun
Under Pressure is one of six game rooms at Escapology. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

Can you find the clues, solve the mystery and escape within just one hour? Head to Escapology, the new escape room at The Market Shops at Sandestin, to test your skills and mind.

Live escape games have recently become a huge attraction because they are challenging, exciting, thought provoking, and encourage cellphone-free interaction with others. However, the Escapology brand takes the experience to an entirely different level.

In Escapology, participants get locked in a game room for an hour where the only way to escape is piecing together puzzles, solving riddles, and the only weapon one can use is their wits. Escapology is the perfect activity for kids, first dates, birthday parties and team building events.

While Escapology has 60 locations worldwide, the Miramar Beach location is owned by locals Christoffer and Hilary Fasth. The Miramar Beach location has six different rooms, each with a different storyline and code to crack. Themes like Cuban Crisis, Under Pressure, and Budapest Express make up part of the game experiences.

“My family tried Escapology for the first time in Orlando,” said owner Christoffer Fasth. “We knew it would be a perfect fit for the Destin area, especially on rainy days or during the winter. It’s a great mind exercise that encourages personal interaction for families, businesses, and people of all ages.”

Escapology invites the community to their spooktacular grand opening Friday, Oct. 26. The event will give attendees the chance to check out the new location, get special room rates, enjoy bites by Pizza by the Sea, and more. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until you escape!

Costumes are highly encouraged as Escapology will be hosting a costume contest, along with a contest to see which team escapes the fastest during the night. Both winners will receive a complimentary escape experience for six. Attendance for the celebration is free and escape rooms will be offered for $20 per person.

Escapology is open seven days a week from 1-10 p.m. and offers group and individual games for $29 per person. For more information on Escapology, the rooms, or the event, visit or check out Escapology Destin on Facebook and Instagram.