ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’re interested in the Mafia, bombs, and cold hard cash.
Avoid if… you’re scared of tigers, don’t like enclosed places, and find sewers disgusting.
New Mexico Escape Room – McLeod (there are 2 locations):
Address: 4401 McLeod Rd, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87109 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 505-289-1002
The Room – Bombshell:
Description (from the company website): For decades, the city’s greatest criminal syndicates have answered to one man, Vittorio Bosargio. He is known as the Don of Dons, holding power over multiple criminal organizations, but lately his judgement has been questionable and unstable. He is slowly slipping into madness. You’ve been summoned, along with other organizational heads, to meet in a secret location and discuss the fate of the highly respected, but faltering Don. Unfortunately, your betrayal doesn’t go unnoticed. Someone has double crossed you, and now it’s a race against the clock to survive. Don’t end up ‘sleepin’ wit’ the fishes.’ Can you outsmart Don Vittorio Bosargio?
CAUTION: This game requires some physicality where players may have to kneel into low positions, crouch, and climb up and down steps. There are also uneven and moving floors, and small spaces. Please feel free to contact us directly with specific questions regarding the physical aspect of this game.
Difficulty (1-10): 6/10
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $28 per person (all bookings are now private)
Party Size: 4-6
Staging Area: LARGE open lobby area; I don’t recall there being any seating, but there are vending machines and hand sanitizer available.
Metro Access/Parking: Parking available right out front and additional along the side of the building. Unsure about public transportation.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
This is the video we took just after we completed the room:
I’m apparently really terrible about taking post-room videos… ~Jason
Description of the room: You start in a room with a large animal crate, a some other scattered crates, and an elevator door towards the back.
Understanding of the Mission: Escape with your life before the explodes and kills you while you’re in the warehouse.
Did We Escape: No, and I’m not really sure how I feel about it.
Time Remaining: FAIL :'(
Our Suggested Party Size: 4-6 is fine, though it WILL be a little cramped.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes, and not always for the right reasons. (Read below)
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Stephanie D (and Oreo)
Worth the time and money? For the visuals and experience, yes. For the gameplay, no.
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
We did not stick around for grub after, so we don’t have a recommendation.