About Us

Join the adventure at Timed Out Escape! Founded in 2018 by Chris & Tina Burfield, our family-friendly escape rooms are perfect for corporate team building. With four exciting rooms and over 1,900 five-star Google reviews, we’re Charlotte’s top choice for fun. Awarded a top ten team-building destination in 2023 by Manage HR magazine, come experience the excitement

About Us

Chris and Tina Burfield are the co-owners and operators of the Charlotte Escape Room – Timed Out – in Ballantyne.

Happily married since 1996, they made Charlotte their home in 2010 and have two wonderful children. After college (he was Duke; she was George Mason), both embarked on careers in the financial services industry. The creation of Timed Out came from a long-held dream of entrepreneurship and because frankly, they just loved escape rooms!

The escape rooms at Timed Out contain numerous puzzles and challenges that a team of participants must solve within 60 minutes. The puzzles require collaboration and creativity, which makes them fun, challenging, social, exciting, and helps foster positive relationships among the players!

They are perfect for families, groups of friends, church groups, birthday parties, corporate events and more. Timed Out also offers several programs for team building that are led by Gallup Certified Strengths Coaches.

“We had been to several escape room and really loved most of them,” said Chris. “While some escape rooms seem to be dark and almost similar to haunted houses, we wanted our rooms to stand out and feature truly fun and challenging puzzles with an exciting story line. Here you’ll want to put on your thinking cap and harness some of that brain power!”

“There’s nothing here that tries to frighten or spook you, but you will have a wonderful time working your way through the puzzles and challenges in each story with your friends and family. We recommend 12 and older, but we have seen some kids younger than that have a great time with help from mom and dad.”