Are you clever enough to free yourself from Lady’s Island’s new escape room?

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A new Beaufort business will test your detective skills as you and friends work to escape scenarios such as Area 51.

Every Second Counts Escape Room plans to open Aug. 26 at 22 Sams Point Way with four rooms that can be rented for 60-minute segments, according to Rovena Bridi, owner of the business. Another two rooms will be added in the fall, she said.

Escape rooms, the rapidly growing entertainment trend across the country, are part of a live-action strategy game where groups try to “escape” a room within an hour. Players receive a series of riddles, clues and hints as they search for the right code to win the game.

Birdi said the business will open with the four themes — Da Vinci Code Secret, Area 51 Roswell New Mexico, Grandpa Jack’s Attic, and 1710 Tavern.

The 1710 Tavern theme is based off Beaufort’s historic John Cross Tavern, Birdi said.

“All the history in this room has been created on actual things that happened in the old tavern 300 years ago,” Birdi said.

Teresa Moss: 843-706-8152, @TeresaIPBG