ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’re a fan of slasher flicks and/or camping.
Avoid if… you’re scared of the dark, Friday the 13th, and/or Jason Voorhees.
Locked In Escapes:
Address: 2760 N Academy Blvd, Suite 301, Colorado Springs, CO 80917 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: (719) 424-7066
Room – Darkness Falls:
Description (from the company website): People go missing. It is a fact of life in our chaotic world. This is especially true of The Rocky Mountain National Forest. Such a vast and open area of land is bound to swallow the lost, injured, and scared. But something has been different lately, especially around the stories that have been making their way out of the forest. Some say that there is something living in the forest, a mythical creature that kidnaps hunters and hikers. Others speculate that strange weather patterns are the cause of these missing people.
To you and your team of investigative journalists, it is all hogwash. Just tall tales. You report on facts, not fiction. Your phone rings, one of your journalists has found a lead. Finally, something that makes sense! It’s a tip indicating a location in the Rocky Mountain National Forest. Rousing your team, you all pack into a car and head out. Arriving you are surprised to find an old abandoned cabin. Walking inside your team begins to look around. Wrapped up in the excitement of the discovery of the cabin, you forgot to grab your camera and notepad. Making your way back to the door you grab the handle to open it. But it doesn’t open. It won’t even budge. Locked. Who could’ve locked it?
There is more to this cabin than you first thought, it must be the epicenter of the mysterious disappearances. With only 60 minutes until the sun sets, you and your team start searching for the clues. Can you escape before darkness falls?
Note: The room gets progressively darker as the timer ticks down.
Difficulty (1-10): N/A
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Party Size: Up to 6
Staging Area: Small lobby with couches and lockers for your personal items
Metro Access/Parking: Don’t know much about public transit out in Colorado Springs, but there’s plenty of parking in the lot.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
This is the video we took just after we completed the room:
Description of the room: The room is a woodsy cabin, complete with taxadermied animal heads, a fireplace, and a typewriter. Looks like someone rented it out so they could write the next great American novel. Then didn’t.
Understanding of the Mission: One of your colleagues has found a lead on what’s going on with all the missing hikers and such in the forest. You gather your things and get together with the rest of the lot and head on out to what you find to be an abandoned cabin. But…then you get locked inside, and you have 60 minutes before you are trapped forever.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 4:35 remaining
Our Suggested Party Size: 4 is sufficient, however you could do this with 2 if you had experienced gamers.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Mostly
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Marco, Holly, Wendy
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- We didn’t go anywhere after, so can’t give a recommendation.