ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you binge-watch CSI or Criminal Minds.
Avoid if… you don’t like spiders.
Address: 1127 King St, #200, Alexandria, VA 22314 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 703-574-8175
The Room – The Black Widow:
Description (from the company website): You and your friends are locked in the gothic lair of the beautiful and infamous Black Widow serial killer. Known for marrying and burying her husbands, you must discover how and why she killed them and get out before she returns and makes you her next victim.
Difficulty (1-10): no rating given
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $28 per person
Party Size: Up to 8 people.
Staging Area: Lobby has a lot of space to sit on couches and chairs, and the tables have a few puzzles to work on and get your mind revved up before starting your room. The front desk attendant will also offer a small bottle of water. Restrooms are right next to the lobby.
Metro Access/Parking: King Street metro w/ a .4 mile walk (or take the free King Street Trolley to N. Payne St.); street/garage parking.
Description of the room: You enter the room and find yourself in the Black Widow’s parlor.
Understanding of the Mission: Find out what happened to the Black Widow’s former husbands (the how and why she killed each of them) before she returns.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 33:11. This is our fastest time to complete a room. Only one other team finished faster than we did (by 1:30), but they used two clues while we used none.
Our Suggested Party Size: There was plenty to do in this room, so we suggest 6-8, though it could be done with as few as 4.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes, at times
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Eric, Tara, Steph, Kim, and Kris
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Eamonn’s A Dublin Chipper – a great place to stop for some fish ‘n chips, and a nice cold beer.
- Vermillion – stop in for a drink and some appetizers.