ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you enjoy a challenge and don’t mind getting a little dirty.
Avoid if… you hate losing, have a fear of flying, or are claustrophobic.
Red Door Escape Room:
Address: 8103 Rasor Blvd Suite #100, Plano, TX 75024 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 972-787-0085
Room – The Lost Ruins:
Description (from the company website): You’ve received a rather cryptic journal from your missing graduate professor, Dr. Summerlee. Gather your classmates, travel to his last known coordinates and locate him before the jungle… or, perhaps something worse, claims him.
Difficulty (1-10): Medium
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Party Size: Up to 6v6
Staging Area: Lobby has plenty of seating, some games to keep your hands busy, and a brain teaser that, if I recall correctly, nets you 10% off.
Metro Access/Parking: It’s in a shopping center, but I don’t know anything about the public transit system down there. Drive or call a Lyft/Uber.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
This is the video we took just after we completed the room (apologies for the wind):
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 start off your (competitive) adventure in the remnants of a crash site and need to find your way out and through the series of rooms before the other team.
Understanding of the Mission: Find your Professor, or what he was searching before, before it’s too late and you become one with the jungle.
Did We Escape: Yes. We both won and lost, too. Read on.
Time Remaining: I don’t actually know but the other team beat us out of the room, but because they used a 4th clue (you only get 3), they lost 3 minutes off their time. So, we beat them, time-wise, by 90 seconds. (And we only used 2 clues.)
Our Suggested Party Size: We were a group of 6 (with 4 ERVs) against a group of 4 novices. I would highly recommend 4 as your minimum.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): John, Rosemary, Jayden, Julian, Steph D.
Worth the time and money? Absolutely
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Dough Society Pizza – Excellent pizza joint right next door.