ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you enjoy solving murders and holding hands.
Avoid if… you have bad knees or crippling fear of the unknown (or the dark).
13th Hour Haunted House and Escape Rooms:
Address: 105 W Dewey Ave, Wharton, NJ 07885 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 862-244-4454
Room: The Great Room:
Description (from the company website): This is the Hayden family’s room of murders. This section of the farmhouse is known as the Great Room. This massive section of the farmhouse will challenge your wits in all fashions. Multiple sections, secret passage ways, and puzzles you’ve never experienced before will have your team running mad. What terrible secrets lie within the Great Room? Just what were the Hayden family members up to? Just be warned you have only 60 minutes to complete the Great Room and save yourselves. Do you have what it takes? (ERG note: edited for grammar and punctuation).
Difficulty (1-10): N/A
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Party Size: Up to 10
Staging Area: There isn’t much of a lobby here, so essentially when you walk in there’s a small area with a reception booth, and this is where we had our security briefing.
Metro Access/Parking: This is in Northern NJ in a warehouse, so you’ll need to drive in some way.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
This is the video we took just after we completed the room:
Note: The ERG were given the opportunity to try out this room for free, with the understanding that we would continue to provide an honest review and follow the same process we’ve used on all of our other ratings.
Description of the room: There’s a 2-story room you start in with a large table, columns holding up the upstairs, and a few doors.
Understanding of the Mission: “Save yourselves”
Did We Escape: No, and let me tell you why…
Time Remaining: See above
Our Suggested Party Size: 4-6 is more than enough.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Steph, Val, Stu (No picture was taken)
Worth the time and money? Yes and no. Again, let me tell you why…
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- This location is in the middle of nowhere (almost literally) so I have no idea. It was 10pm (ish) so we just went home.