ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you like searching for buried treasure.
Avoid if… you use Google Maps to get home from work. Every. Single. Day.
Address: 1127 King St, #200, Alexandria, VA 22314 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 703-574-8175
The Room – Captain’s Quarters:
Description (from the company website): You and your team have been sent to recover a chest of stolen treasure hidden in the private office of the notorious and sinister Captain Jack Buckingham. You have 60 minutes to retrieve the treasure and escape the room before Captain Jack returns to send you to a watery grave!
Difficulty (1-10): 8/10
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $28 + tax per person
Party Size: Up to 6
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: Pirate-themed room complete with treasure chests and buried-treasure-maps.
Understanding of the Mission: Using the clues in the room, solve puzzles to determine the location of the buried treasure as well as a key to GTFO.
Did We Escape: This room was 1 of the 2 rooms we, regretfully, did NOT escape. *GASP*
Time Remaining: >_<
Our Suggested Party Size: 6 is well chosen, but since we booked the entire room, we added 2 more.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes.
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Dalia, Hailey, Shanell, Stuart and Stephanie.
No photo available from company Facebook page.
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.