ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’ve always wanted to rule your own kingdom.
Avoid if… you suffer from delusions of grandeur.
Locked In Escapes:
Address: 2760 N Academy Blvd, Suite 301, Colorado Springs, CO 80917 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 719-424-7066
Room – Shattered Kingdom:
Description (from the company website): It was on this day, almost a year ago, when the bell tolled signaling the king’s death. Ever since, the kingdom has become violently fractured. Thieves rule the marketplace. Vagabonds litter the streets. Even the wealthiest nobles have been reduced to rags. Lords are fighting to claim territory all across the realm. It seems that there is no end to the chaos. If the kingdom remains this way any longer, it will surely shatter. A proclamation from the castle rings through the streets; the king’s last will and testament is being read in the public square. The royal herald clears his throat and begins, “The kingdom will be united by the discovery of the foretold objects. Whosoever finds these objects and restores the family crest triumphantly shall be crowned King of the Realm. Any person may attempt the quest, beggar or lord, but know that the price of failure is death.” Running as fast as your feet can carry you, you race to gather a worthy band of comrades to attempt the late king’s Royal Quest. Arriving at the castle you discover that you and your comrades only have 60 minutes to complete the trial and seize the throne. If you are not successful, the guards will find you and execute you. May the gods be with you.
Difficulty (1-10): N/A
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Party Size: Up to 8
Staging Area: Small staging area with lockers. This is one of the few places I’ve been that requires you to lock up your devices and such.
Metro Access/Parking: There is a parking lot for the building Locked In Escapes is in, so plenty of room.
Description of the room: You start out in a small chamber, almost a servants quarters, scarcely decorated but for a table and an ornate trinket.
Understanding of the Mission: As the Kings final decree, anyone who can solve the riddles in the throne-room can claim the throne. So you and your friends have gathered at the castle to try and do just that, becoming the kingdom’s new rulers in the process.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 10-ish minutes
Our Suggested Party Size: We were 7; I would say there is enough to do for the allotted size of 8, but 5/6 might be the sweet spot.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Marco, Holly, and 4 other folks
Worth the time and money? Yes, if for nothing other than how you exit the room…
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Rocco’s Italian is the closest place (but we didn’t go there).
- There’s a Carl’s Jr close by as well (but we didn’t go there either; I think we just went home).