ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’ve ever wanted to explore an ancient Mayan tomb.
Avoid if… you remember that ancient civilizations were advanced with mathematics and maps… and you’re not good at either.
Rush Hour Live Escape Games:
Address: 1, Towne Centre Blvd #3100, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 540-684-6695
The Room – Tomb of the Red Queen:
Description (from the company website): A voice from the grave commands you!
As a team of archaeologists, you are studying the ancient Mayan ruins of Palenque. Shortly after entering the dig, you find the entrance locked behind you. King Pakal commands you to complete the burial rituals to allow the soul of his beloved wife to join him in the heavens!
Can you find your way out of the temple before he arrives to have his revenge?
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $25 per person
Party Size: 6-8 players
Staging Area: There is a huge lobby with plenty of couches to relax before your experience. There are also lockers for your convenience to store your stuff while you are in the rooms.
Metro Access/Parking: Plenty of parking since the location is in a shopping center.
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 find your party split into two different antechambers with weird sigils on the walls.
Understanding of the Mission: To find your way to the mummy of King Pakal’s Queen, complete the burial ritual that will free her soul from her mortal body, and escape the ruins before the ghost of Pakal arrives to seek his revenge.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 8:05 remaining
Our Suggested Party Size: We had 7 and that may have been 2 too many (but our team was all pretty experienced so enthusiast teams would probably do better with 4-5 and novice teams would probably be able to work with 8 quite well).
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Brittany, Heather, Tara, Steph D, and Eric
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: We didn’t have time to grab food or drinks, but you’re in a shopping center, so you have plenty of options.