ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you truly still believe that Elvis is alive or the pyramids were built .by aliens.
Avoid if…you have a friend who is a conspiracy theorist who is always trying to get you to believe his/her stories (our condolences).
Cville Escape Room: (MOVED TO NEW LOCATION June 1, 2018)
Address: 310 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA
Contact and Website: 434-566-9499
Room – Conspiracy X:
Description (from the company website): Obsessed with conspiracy theories, a friend sends a final desperate message: one of his theories is true! Separate fact from fiction before time runs out! An intriguing mystery for up to 8 investigators.
Difficulty (1-10): unlisted
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $25 + tax per person
Party Size: Up to 8
Staging Area: They put us in a small waiting room with chairs and then came in to give us the briefing. It’s cool that Cville Escape Room has a Lock & Key Club for players who have done 4 rooms at this location. Once you hit your 4th room, you get your name on a ribbon attached to an antique key, and for every successive room, you get a small key pin added to the ribbon.
Metro Access/Parking: There’s a pay-parking lot about 1.5 blocks away and street parking, if you can find it.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
This is the video we took just after we completed the room:
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: The room is a cluttered apartment littered with stuff all around, and tons of posters, newspaper articles, and other stuff on the walls.
Understanding of the Mission: We have to explore the different conspiracy theories of a friend of ours (who has since gone into hiding) to determine which conspiracy theory is correct.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 4:47
Our Suggested Party Size: 6 was good, but only if you have experienced people with you (there is a LOT to do in this room… see below).
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Heather, Steph, Corey, and Brittany
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: It’s downtown Charlottesville right off the main pedestrian walkway, so there are tons of options. We ate dinner at the place below.
- Fellini’s – good cocktails and beer selection. Food was okay.
- Citizen Burger Bar – excellent burger place and a good selection of beers