ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you enjoy a good ocean cruise.
Avoid if… you have a fear of drowning, or just really, really hate Leonardo DiCaprio in that movie.
Escape Room Live Georgetown
Address: 3345 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007 (click address for Google Map)
The Room – Titanic:
Description (from the company website): Aboard the beautiful, new Titanic, you are surrounded by opulence on the journey of a lifetime… until you hit an iceberg. Trapped in your state room, can you find a way out using your ingenuity and wits before the water rises above the porthole?
Difficulty (1-10): 8/10
Time Limit: 45 minutes
Cost: $28 + tax per person but use ERGUYS15 when booking to save 15% off per ticket.
Party Size: 8-10
Staging Area: This is probably the swankiest location we’ve seen. Tons of seating AND A BAR (wine and beer, for Escapers only). There are also free lockers to stash your belongings before you enter the room.
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:
Description of the room: You enter the room and find yourself in the opulent quarters on the unsinkable cruise ship, the Titanic.
Understanding of the Mission: Simple… escape your quarters and the level before time runs out (and your porthole fills with water).
Did We Escape: No (we needed another 30 seconds (Jason’s estimate) or 2 minutes (Mike’s estimate))
Time Remaining: grrrrrrr
Our Suggested Party Size: 6 should work fine
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes (Jason begs to differ)
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Whitney, Birgit and Mindy
Worth the time and money? Yes (if for nothing else than aesthetics)
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: It’s Georgetown. Take your pick