ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you loved Prison Break (the tv show), or always thought you’d be able to figure a way out of jail in the event you were *coughs* wrongly convicted.
Avoid if… you can’t even watch The Green Mile or Shawshank Redemption.
Room Escape DC:
Address: 3949A University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 703-270-0377
Room – The Jail Bus:
Description (from the company website): You are facing life in prison, and you have one last shot at freedom. Will you take it? You and your gang of bank robbers have run out of luck and are on your way to a life sentence in the toughest prison in America. Luckily for you, one of the guards suddenly passes out, the victim of severe food poisoning. You’re still handcuffed, but you have 40 minutes to find a way off the bus and find freedom. Can you find a way to make crime pay? Only if you escape the Jail Bus, the top-rated escape bus in the US!
Time Limit: 40 minutes
Cost: $27 (+ tax per person + cost of delivering the bus onsite), but use ERG15 to save 15% off your price on games booked Mondays through Thursdays
Party Size: Up to 8
Staging Area: Wherever you have them park it
Metro Access/Parking: It’s coming to your location, so you would know better than we would. 🙂
This is the video Jason took before he entered the room:
This is the video Mike took just after he completed the room:
Description of the room: The bus is an airport-shuttle style bus with a cage inside. Can’t really say more.
Understanding of the Mission: After the guard passed out from food poisoning, you and your fellow convicts have to do everything in your power to get yourselves out of the handcuffs and off the bus so you can be free again. Otherwise, back to jail, and this ain’t the Hilton… hell, it’s not even a Motel 6.
Did We Escape: Yes (both Jason’s and Mike’s team escaped)
14:00 – Jason
13:05 – Mike
Our Suggested Party Size: It gets a little cramped, so we wouldn’t recommend more than 6.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes, for the most part.
Members of our team (other than the ERG):
Jason’s Team (first one below): Ryan, Cheryl, Scott, Mike, and Mark
Mike’s Team (second one below): Stacy, Kelly, Devin, Tara, Gary, and Judi (5 Escape Room Virgins and one newbie)
Worth the time and money? If you can get a large enough group to offset the transport fee, absolutely.
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- We both did this during work hours… at work, so really can’t go drinking anywhere. Lunch, well, that’s another story.