ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you like the Flintstones and fuzzy pelts.
Avoid if… you’ve ever been worried about being eaten first in a situation where cannibalism is in play.
PanIQ Escape Room Washington DC:
Address: 3283 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: (202) 735-0485
The Room – Prehistoric Room:
Description (from the company website): You and your buddies are prehistoric cavemen in 6,000 BC. Your group encountered a hostile tribe of cannibal cavemen. They’ve taken you back to their lair where you are being held captive. The tribe is out hunting but will be back before the Sun sets. You have 60 minutes to escape or become caveman chowder.
Difficulty (1-10): 3.5/5
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $24-36 (+ tax per person) (varies based on number of players)
Party Size: 2-7
Staging Area: First, ring doorbell to gain entry. Rooms are on the 3rd floor of the building. Small waiting area with couches and water cooler. Enough space for 1 team to hang out while they wait, but additional seating in stairwell area.
Metro Access/Parking: Rosslyn metro and then a .9 mile walk across the Key Bridge. It’s Georgetown, so parking can be difficult (so definitely carpool and use the parking garage for Georgetown Mall (at Wisconsin and M, head down the hill towards K Street). We suggest Uber or Lyft.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
This is the video we took just after we completed the room:
Note: The ERG were given the opportunity to try out this room for free, with the understanding that we would continue to provide an honest review and follow the same process we’ve used on all of our other ratings.
Description of the room: You start off in a tribal campground locked in a cage.
Understanding of the Mission: Escape the cannibal tribe’s lair or become caveman chowder
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 15:30
Our Suggested Party Size: 6 was good, but 4-5 would have probably been better
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes, but space – at times – limited the number of people who could work on the different puzzles.
Members of our team (other than the ERG): David, Tara and Steph.
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: It’s Georgetown, so there are tons of places to have dinner or grab a drink.
- Old Glory BBQ – BBQ and a variety of beers w/ a full bar
- El Centro D.F. – upscale Mexican cuisine
- Clyde’s of Georgetown – right across the street