ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you think blindfolds are a great way to get the, um, adrenaline pumping.
Avoid if… the sight of even your own blood makes you faint.
Breakout Games Falls Church:
Address: 1073 W Broad St. #201, Falls Church, VA 22046 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 571-297-1510
The Room – The Kidnapping:
Description (from the company website): The kidnapping begins with you and your fellow captives waking up handcuffed and blindfolded in a strange room. With nothing but collective brainpower, hidden clues and 60 minutes on your side, you have to free yourselves before the kidnapper returns. A heart-pumping thriller from start to finish, you can expect a rush of non-stop fun.
Difficulty (1-10): unlisted
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $26 per person
Party Size: Up to 7
Staging Area: a large lobby with couches and chairs, a water cooler, and a camera kiosk.
Metro Access/Parking: West Falls Church Metro, then a .7 mile walk (about 17 minutes). Location has ample parking out front.
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: A dark room with a cot and a number of pieces of furniture. It looks like a lot of people spent a short amount of time here.
Understanding of the Mission: Escape the blindfolds and handcuffs, and then solve the murders to find the key to escape the room.
Did We Escape: Yup
Time Remaining: 5:30
Our Suggested Party Size: Okay, so we actually had 8 because we bought a Groupon, but their suggested size of 7 will work if you have a few newbies in the room. If all of your team has done a few rooms, then 5-6 should suffice.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Wayne, Corey, Brittany, Heather, Mark and Katheryn.
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: It was later at night, so we didn’t go out. There are a number of places in Falls Church, so use Google.