ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’re looking forward to the Zombie Apocalypse.
Avoid if… you hate needles and anything scientific.
Address: 930 Old Monrovia Rd NW, Huntsville, AL 35806 (click address for Google Map)
Room – Antidote:
Description (from the company website):
Nevada Desert, United States, May 25th, 2015.
Dr. Walter Brandt is a high-ranking chemical weapons specialist for the United States government, part of a secret department that is only recognized by a series of mysterious numbers and letters. He has been developing powerful viruses capable of eradicating enemy forces with swift pace and deadly accuracy.
Foreign powers have noted Dr. Brandt’s work and have recruited him to develop a powerful virus capable of killing their enemies in hours. He has gone rogue and has become a threat to the US and potentially the entire human race.
You are a team of scientists investigating Dr. Brandt’s abandoned laboratory. You’ve been tasked with finding the only known antidote to virus TS-51 before it gets passed into enemy hands.
However, during the investigation a clumsy member of your team bumps into a shelf, sending vials of the highly contagious virus crashing to the ground. One of them breaks and sends plumes of deadly vapour into the air.
Immediately, everyone is infected but that isn’t your biggest problem. The chemical detection sensor has picked up the threat and shutdown the facility. Total decontamination will begin in 60 minutes (eliminating all biological organisms inside)!
Your only chance of survival is to scour Dr. Brandt’s laboratory to find the antidote. He has hidden it from the government through a series of riddles, puzzles and codes that only the smartest can figure out.
If you do not find the security override code and antidote within 1 hour the facility will self-destruct, and there will be no escape.
Rely on your team, intellect, and keen sense of observation to solve the riddles and unlock the secrets to find the antidote and to escape the facility.
Time is of the essence. Do you have what it takes to defeat Dr. Brandt and save yourselves and the World from destructive chemical warfare?
Difficulty (1-10): 6.8/10
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Party Size: 2-6 (not actually listed, but you can’t do this with only 1 person)
Staging Area: Stars and Strikes is a bowling alley with a small arcade, bar, private party rooms, and 3 escape rooms in the back (by the bar)
Metro Access/Parking: This place is in Huntsville, AL. I don’t recall seeing any public transit, so you’re going to want to drive. Large parking lot, though.
This is the video I took before we entered the room:
This is the video I took just after we completed the room:
Description of the room: The room is essentially a lab. There are cabinets, rolling carts, transparencies, tubes, beakers, etc. Felt like we were actually in a lab.
Understanding of the Mission: You’re investigating the Doctor’s lab to find the only known antidote to the virus he created and someone on your team accidentally exposes everyone. You now find it even more urgent to find the antidote and escape.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 2:07 remaining
Our Suggested Party Size: 4
Did the room challenge the entire team? For the most part
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Dwayne, Patrick, Mike, Jeff
Worth the time and money? Yep
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- We didn’t go anywhere: There was a bar outside the escape room.