ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’re a cat person more than a dog person.
Avoid if… cats acting like humans freaks you the hell out. Where is Cartman with a big box of catnip when you need him?
Omescape DC: LOCATION CLOSED
Address: 2406 18th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20009 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 202 644 0825
The Room – Kingdom of Cats: RETIRED
Description (from the company website but cleaned up a bit to make it readable): Welcome to the Cat Kingdom. The ruler, Austin Schrodinger, holds annual championship tournaments to select the wisest cat in the kingdom. Unexpectedly, you, as a human, accidentally set foot on their championship battlefield. According to the kingdom’s law, those in the battlefield must compete in the tournament or otherwise be imprisoned here forever. You have no choice but to accept the challenge and solve puzzles and riddles in the tournament.
Difficulty: 3 of 5
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $28 per person
Party Size: up to 8 people
Staging Area: The lobby is up a flight of stairs and has a small number of couches and tables. Also note that it’s above a restaurant, so be prepared for some…interesting…smells in the warmer weather.
Metro Access/Parking: Woodley Park / National Zoo and then walk .7 miles across the Calvert Street bridge into Adams Morgan. It’s Adams Morgan, so parking at night and on weekends can be really tricky. We suggest Uber or Lyft if that’s an option.
Description of the room: You start off in a parlor that is heavily decorated with cat art.
Understanding of the Mission: You are being forced to participate in the annual tournament to find the wisest cat and solve the riddles and puzzles to win the tournament… as humans… or be locked up in prison forever.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: about 26 minutes
Our Suggested Party Size: 4
Did the room challenge the entire team? No
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Valerie, Heather, Mark, and Shannon
Worth the time and money? Maybe? If you have kids.
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Roofer’s Union
- Wok and Roll – we stopped in for some saki