ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you love everything Sherlock.
Avoid if… evil masterminds cause you to lose sleep at night.
Escape Room Live Alexandria:
Address: 814 King Street, Floor 2, Alexandria, VA 22314 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 800-616-4880
The Room – Moriarty’s Madness:
Description (from the company website): As Sherlock, you have broken into Professor James Moriarty’s office… and he isn’t happy. What does he have planned and can you prevent it from happening?
The clock is ticking… Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.
Difficulty (1-10): 6/10
Time Limit: 45 minutes
Cost: $28 + tax per person but use ERGUYS15 when booking to save 15% off per ticket.
Party Size: 6-8 (7 or 8 only if you book the entire 6 first)
Staging Area: Escape Room Live Alexandria has a large, open space complete with cow skin rugs and couches with ample seating located in the middle of all the rooms, so there is plenty of space to hang out if you get there early. The requisite restrooms are in the back and the decor includes extremely wacky artwork.
Metro Access/Parking: King Street metro w/ a .7 mile walk (or take the free King Street Trolley to Columbus Street); street/garage parking.
Description of the room: Professor Moriarity’s office is smaller than Sherlock’s, but it’s not the size that counts here. (HA!) It’s packed with cool stuff, hidden items, and maps.
Understanding of the Mission: Professor Moriarty has planned a nefarious attack and the authorities need Sherlock’s (our) help to sleuth the what, the where, and the how (because we already knew the who, the when, and the why).
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 17:40
Our Suggested Party Size: We wouldn’t recommend booking the extra 2 seats, as the room is physically small. 6 is good, 5 would probably be perfect.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Steph, Dalia, and Rohan
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: It’s Old Town, but we recommend:
- Red Rocks, which is about .5 blocks away
- Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant & Bar, about 8 blocks away