ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you are a literature buff in love with the macabre.
Avoid if… you have separation anxiety… or are afraid of the beating of the Telltale Heart.
Escape Room Live Alexandria:
Address: 814 King Street, Floor 2, Alexandria, VA 22314 (click the address for a Google Map)
Contact and Website: 800-616-4880
The Room – POE-Ranormal Activity:
Description (from the company website): You are a team of paranormal investigators from Discovery Channel’s ‘Destination America’ and have been given permission to enter Poe’s old chambers in search of a historian who disappeared several years ago in search of a fabled ‘Lost Manuscript’!
Difficulty (1-10): 8/10
Time Limit: 45 minutes
Cost: $28 + tax per person but use ERGUYS15 when booking to save 15% off per ticket.
Party Size: 8-10
Staging Area: Escape Room Live Alexandria has a large, open space complete with cow skin rugs and couches with ample seating located in the middle of all the rooms, so there is plenty of space to hang out if you get there early. The requisite restrooms are in the back and the decor includes extremely wacky artwork.
Metro Access/Parking: King Street metro is a 0.7 mile walk (or take the free King Street Trolley to Columbus Street); street/garage parking.
Description: This one started off with a twist (which, of course, I will not spoil). The room was well-themed with Poe stuff, which was actually integrated into the puzzles.
Did We Escape: Yes, indeed we did.
Time Remaining: Just over 12 minutes.
Our Suggested Party Size: 6-8 (preferably an even number here)
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Aaron, Shanell, Jess, Dalia, Chris and JoAnne.
Worth the time and money? Yup
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: It’s Old Town, but we recommend: