ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’ve ever wondered who Jack the Ripper really was.
Avoid if… shows about serial killers give you nightmares… or ideas.
Odyssey Escape Game:
Address: 1111 Alderman Drive, Suite 210, Alpharetta, GA 30005 (click address for Google Map)
999 N Plaza Drive, Suite 111, Schaumburg, IL 60173 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 770-559-7548 (Alpharetta, GA), 847-285-1281 (Schaumburg, IL)
Description (from the company website): It’s November 9th, 1888. You are Scotland Yard’s finest detectives and you’re responding to a crime scene at 13 Miller’s Court in London’s Whitechapel district. You step inside the boarding room of Mary Kelly, the Ripper’s latest victim. Your objectives are to search for clues, collect the evidence and end the Ripper’s reign of terror. After returning to Scotland Yard, you must piece together the evidence, contact eyewitnesses and determine the true identity of England’s most notorious serial killer. You only have 60 minutes before the Ripper flees London forever, depriving Great Britain of the truth…who is Jack the Ripper?
Difficulty (1-10): N/A
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $28, but use ERG15 to save 15% off when booking online at either of their locations
Party Size: Up to 8
Staging Area: In the GA location, they have a nice-sized waiting room with lots of comfortable seating, a check-in desk, bathrooms off the lobby, and a party/conference room for private parties.
In the IL location, they look like they just opened. It’s a large, open floor plan. There’s a check-in lobby, then there’s a waiting room, plenty of seating, and a conference room.
Metro Access/Parking: We drove (in both instances).
This is the video Mike took before he entered the room:
This is the video Jason took before they entered the room:
This is the video Mike took after he completed the room:
This is the video Jason took after they completed the room:
Note: The ERG were given the opportunity to try out this room in each location 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 in the boarding house room of Mary Kelly, Jack the Ripper’s latest victim. It’s a humble abode, sparsely decorated, with indications that a murder has recently taken place.
Understanding of the Mission: Investigate Mary Kelly’s room for clues, make your way to Scotland Yard to gather investigative tools, and piece together the clues to give you the true identity of Jack the Ripper before he catches on that you’re on his trail and leaves Great Britain forever.
Did We Escape: Mike: Yes; Jason: No.
Time Remaining: Mike: 31 seconds
Our Suggested Party Size: 4+
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Mike was by himself; Jason was with Steph D
Worth the time and money? Absolutely
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Alpharetta – it’s in an office park, but there are restaurants within a 5 minute drive, so use Google. But Mellow Mushroom was recommended to me.
- Schaumburg – It’s right by a mall, so there were plenty of places there.