ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’ve always dreamed of piloting a space ship.
Avoid if… you don’t cooperate or share well (or are claustrophobic).
Room Escape DC:
Address: 3949A University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 703-270-0377
Room: Escape from Venus II: Collision Course
Description (from the company website): You and your teammate are en route to Earth after your recent close call crashing on and escaping from Venus. As you make your way towards our home planet, you pick up an incoming transmission, where you find out that an asteroid is on course to collide with Earth in a populated area for deadly consequences. Your small craft is the only one close enough to the asteroid to have a chance at destroying it before collision, though many of your ship’s functions (including the weapons you’d need and your communications system) were damaged on your previous mission. Will you be able to repair your ship and figure out how to destroy the asteroid before catastrophe? Try Escape from Venus II: Collision Course for an experience that will truly be out of this world.Did you and your partner lose the aliens trail?
Difficulty (1-10): 1/3
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $75/pair, but use ERG15 to take 15% off your price on games booked between Mondays and Thursdays
Identifier: R2 (Replaced Escape from Venus)
Party Size: 2
Staging Area: Room Escape DC has a lobby with multiple tables, couches/chairs, vending machines, a sign-in station and two restrooms.
Metro Access/Parking: No metro access, so you’ll have to drive or Lyft/Uber. But there’s plenty of parking in adjacent garages.
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 small with a ship’s console on one end and a locker at the other.
Understanding of the Mission: On your way back home (finally) from your trials and tribulations with Venus, you find out that there’s an asteroid hurtling towards Earth and you’re the only ship available to destroy/deflect it, due to your proximity. Do you have the skills to destroy it and save your planet?
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 25:15 (that was a new record at the time we did it).
Our Suggested Party Size: um, it’s a 2-person room, so… 2.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes.
Members of our team (other than the ERG): no one else
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- The Green Turtle – sports bar w/ standard bar food.
- The Wine House – stop in for a glass of wine and dessert.