ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you enjoy one whiskey, one scotch, one beer.
Avoid if… you hated Back to the Future or think time travel is stupid.
Amazing Escape Room:
Address: 2 Monmouth Avenue, Freehold, NJ 07728 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 732-333-0448
Room – Wild West:
Description (from the company website): Step on through the swingin’ doors and transport yerselves back to the late 1800’s town of Santa Fe. The American frontier held much promise for those who could make their way to the other side of the Mississippi. Survival of the fittest is the law of the land in these here parts. But something feels off in the Old West. Figure out what ain’t right and skedaddle before time runs out. Ready those quick reflexes and that sharp wit, ’cause this duel at high noon ain’t yer normal showdown.
Difficulty (1-10): Not rated
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Party Size: Up to 8
Staging Area: The lobby has a bench, a water cooler, and a handful of locks on the wall with a story that somewhat teaches you how to use them.
Metro Access/Parking: It’s in NJ. Drive or get a cab/Uber/Lyft.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
This is the video we took just after we completed the room:
Description of the room: The room looks like a saloon, wanted posters and all, but is severely lacking in bar-room furniture (other than the 3 bar stools).
Understanding of the Mission: Find your way into a mad scientist’s lab and disarm a bomb. (Wait, what?)
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: Under 10 minutes (watch the videos)
Our Suggested Party Size: No more than 4. The room is rated up to 8, but really you can do this with 2-4 easily.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Not particularly.
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Val
Worth the time and money? Yes and no
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- There are a bunch of restaurants nearby (Japanese, Chili’s, tex-mex); Google Maps to the rescue!