Enter Exit 4 to make an escape

LIMA — A new business in Lima is offering the opportunity to make an escape without ever leaving town.

Exit 4 is accepting bookings at the Lima location at 2062 N. Cable Road. Hours are Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m.

“We are excited to bring an escape room to Lima. Everyone can enjoy an hour of thinking outside the box while having fun regardless of age, skills, or knowledge. We look forward to bringing a new reason to go out with friends and family to Lima,” said Robert Bowman, franchise owner.

In the new Lima location, participants can choose from scenarios ranging from a local video store to the Pine Barrens. Join Exit 4’s team at its grand opening celebration at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Cable Road location. During the grand opening celebration you can take advantage of a one-time promotion offering a significant discount on gift vouchers. You can purchase a gift voucher with a $100 redeemable value for only $44.

In an escape room, participants are placed inside a room and have 60 minutes to solve the task at hand using the clues and puzzles hidden throughout. Most groups that win will complete the room in 45-60 minutes. Maximum time spent at the facility would be 90 minutes, which includes 15 minutes before the booking, 60 minutes in the room, 15 minutes afterward for a debrief and photos. It’s a hectic, fun and challenging dash as you and up to nine other players work to complete your objective before the time runs out.

Exit 4 offers a premium escape room experience for all ages. If anyone in the group is 15 or younger, he or she must be accompanied by a paying adult participant. There is no charge for children 6 and younger. There is nothing age inappropriate or overly scary in the rooms unless otherwise noted. Groups of 2-8 players are welcome to play. Escape rooms are an option for date night, family outings or company team-building. Exit 4’s philosophy is, “Win or lose, everyone leaves with a smile.” Learn more at www.Exit4Escape.com.

Reach Dean Brown at 567-242-0409

Dean Brown joined The Lima News in 2022 as a reporter. Prior to The Lima News, Brown was an English teacher in Allen County for 38 years, with stops at Perry, Shawnee, Spencerville and Heir Force Community School. So they figured he could throw a few sentences together about education and business in the area. An award-winning photographer, Brown likes watching old black and white movies, his dog, his wife and kids, and the four grandkids - not necessarily in that order. Reach him at [email protected] or 567-242-0409.