What’s the Difference Between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde…? – Room: Dr. Jekyll – October 27, 2018


Play if… you’re a fan of Stevenson and like old science.

Avoid if… you’re afraid of transformations, allegory, or don’t like to read.


Perplexodus Escapes

Address: 2501 W Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (click address for Google Map)

Contact and Website: 423-491-8980

Room – Dr. Jekyll’s Laboratory:

Description (from the company website): Dr. Jekyll needs your help! He is transforming into Mr. Hyde much more often and he fears that he will soon be destined to remain as the hideous creature forever. Can you investigate within the laboratory and help him find the cure that will save him? Or will the same fate be your destiny?

Difficulty (1-10): Advanced

Time Limit: 60 minutes

Cost: $24 (ages 15+)/$20 (ages under 15), but use ERG25 when booking to get 25% off your tickets

Identifier: R1

Party Size: 3-10

Staging Area: Small lobby with standing room and restrooms through the briefing room (which is where most of the seating is).

Metro Access/Parking: We drove. I’ve no idea of the public transportation system down there.


This is the video we took before we entered the room:

This is the video we took just after we completed the room:

Note: The ERG were given the opportunity to try out this room for free, with the understanding that we would continue to provide an honest review and follow the same process we’ve used on all of our other ratings.


Description of the room: You begin in Dr. Jekyll’s lab. There’s your typical lab-found items, but you can see there’s a lot more than meets the eye (just without the Transformers).

Understanding of the Mission: Upon entering the lab, you need to decipher the clues left by Mr. Hyde and figure out how to get into the freezer in the back of the lab before it’s too late and the potion is ruined.

Did We Escape: Yes

Time Remaining: 12 minutes even

Our Suggested Party Size: 4-6 is sufficient for this escape

Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes

Members of our team (other than the ERG): Steph, Scott, Gordon (and his daughter whose name I can’t remember)

We helped Dr Jekyll keep himself out of trouble.
We helped Dr. Jekyll keep himself out of trouble.

Worth the time and money? Yes

Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:

  • 7 Hermanos – pretty good tex-mex restaurant we stopped in before the room

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Interview with Perplexodus Escape (Johnson City, TN) – October 27, 2018


I recently reached out to the nice people at Perplexodus Escape as I was in town for a brief weekend. After a short phone conversation, they were more than welcoming and both offered to have us try a room (with a new theme, finally!) as well as graciously willing to sit down for a quick video interview about their location, and other things.

One of the things that makes this location unique is the live actor. There aren’t that many that do it, and honestly some of the ones that do…well, they’re not the greatest. This was an obvious exception.

Matt, our Game Master (and Dr Jekyll actor), as well as Cindy, their owner, provided us with a discount for all of you: 25% off your booking! Use code ERG25 and when you get there, tell them The Escape Room Guys sent you!

Check out the video below and leave a comment, especially if you’ve been there before. You can also use the social media buttons on the top of this post to share and spread the (escape room) love.

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