ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you love the Indiana Jones movies (the first three; we don’t recognize Crystal Skull)
Avoid if… you need constant stimulation (giggity).
Address: 1127 King St, #200, Alexandria, VA 22314 (click the address for a Google map)
Contact and Website: 703-574-8175
The Room – The Lost Tomb:
Description (from the company website): You and a group of explorers stumble across a hidden temple deep in the South American jungle. Based on local legend that a hidden tomb in the area holds a golden treasure of immense value, your group decides to face the danger and attempt to enter the tomb, steal the priceless treasure and get out alive!
Difficulty (1-10): 6/10
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $28 + tax per person
Party Size: Up to 10
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: You enter an ancient tomb, a la “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and find some scattered artifacts.
Understanding of the Mission: Find the lost treasure and escape the tomb before you get sealed in!
Did We Escape: Yup, and we weren’t chased by a giant boulder or pissed off natives either (so, we’re essentially better than Indiana Jones).
Time Remaining: About 17 minutes
Our Suggested Party Size: We had 9, which may have been a few too many, so we’ll recommend 6-8.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yeah, everyone contributed, but maybe not on multiple puzzles.
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Brittany, Corey, Gina, Shanell, Dalia, Chris, and Kevin.
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.