ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… Whips and chains (particularly chains) excite you..
Avoid if… They don’t and you are afraid of clowns.
Room Escape DC:
Address: 3949A University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 703-270-0377
The Room – Survive the Joker’s Trap:
Description (from the company website): You and your task force of detectives have spent months chasing the infamous criminal clown known only as Joker. Your investigation has brought you precariously close to capturing this clever crook, and you’ve grown confident: sure that this final chase will land Joker in ‘cuffs and custody. You were right on his tail, and then… It was a trap!
You and your team awake disoriented, in a disturbing basement, chained to chairs. Joker, indulging in the dramatic, has hidden a bomb set to detonate in one hour. The minutes are counting down fast. You and your team will have to rely on collaboration, and your investigative prowess, to free yourselves, disarm the bomb, and escape with your lives.
Harness your courage to decipher this trap… Otherwise, this will be your last blast!
The game begins with you and your team chained to chairs (YES, WE REALLY MEAN IT. IF THIS CONCERNS YOU, CONTACT US) in a creepy basement.
Difficulty (1-10): 3 of 3
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $27 per person, but use ERG15 to take 15% off your price on games booked between Mondays and Thursdays
Party Size: 4-8 people
Staging Area: Lobby includes several tables/benches, sign-in counter, vending machines
Metro Access/Parking: No metro nearby, but plenty of parking.
Description of the room: A dingy and DARK basement with chairs and chains and some deranged clown-themed and graffiti artwork.
Understanding of the Mission: You’re kidnapped by the mysterious Joker and locked up in his basement. You have 60 minutes to free yourself from your chains (literally) and escape before the bomb detonates.
Did We Escape: YES
Time Remaining: about 13 minutes
Our Suggested Party Size: 6-8
Did the room challenge the entire team? Absolutely
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Stephanie, Brittany, Corey, Tara and Eric.
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- The Green Turtle – sports bar w/ standard bar food.
- The Wine House – we stopped in for a glass of wine and dessert.