ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you like a good mystery, groping around in the dark, or you’re just plain weird.
Avoid if… you are claustrophobic or are prone to getting seizures. This room is NOT for kids.
Immersion Escape Rooms:
Address: 2125 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (click address for Google Map)
The Room – A Nightly Reminder:
Description (from the company website): For months, Dave has been haunted by a tragic memory. Every time he closes his eyes he is forced to re-live devastation and loss. This room, a specially made experience for two people, is a dark and intense exploration into the mind of our main character, and it is up to you to save him from himself. Enter the dream and help Dave recover, because in 30 minutes he will wake to the greatest adventure of his life. (see House Arrest).
Note: This experience may be intense for individuals who are sensitive to low light situations, confined spaces, and eerie audio/video effects. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty (1-10): N/A, no record or success rate listed
Time Limit: 30 minutes
Party Size: 2 (you CANNOT do this with one person)
Staging Area: The location is downstairs in the strip mall and does not have an outside door to the parking lot (you have to go in through the building and down the stairs). Waiting area is clean, several chairs; place looks nice and cozy.
Metro Access/Parking: There’s no metro or anything nearby, but there is plenty of parking.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
Description of the room: You are in a mostly-dark room that’s about 3′ x 12’… we can’t describe anymore without spoilers, but even that small space seems… smaller for some reason.
Understanding of the Mission: We set out to learn what’s keeping Dave up at night and how he became a conspiracy theorist.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: About 3 minutes (we had some technical difficulties at one point, so we lost about 3 additional minutes).
Our Suggested Party Size: Must be 2 people. It’s physically impossible to do this on your own.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): None
Worth the time and money? YES
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- We had already been to the BBQ joint nearby (less than 100 yards away), Moe’s Original BBQ