ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you ever fantasized about being one of King Arthur’s Knights of the Roundtable
Avoid if… you hate drafty castles.
Room Escape Williamsburg:
Address: 1215 Mount Vernon Ave, Suite E, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (click address for Google Map)
Room – Quest for the Holy Grail:
Description (from the company website): You’ve heard word of a legend, a mystical cup that can give you eternal youth! You’ve got one hour to traverse this medieval castle and find the Holy Grail. Can you find it while you’re still young, or will you be doomed to age like everyone else?
Difficulty: Success Rate is 38%; average escape time is 52:16
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $27 per person
Party Size: 2-6
Staging Area: A small lobby with a few stools and games to play on. There is an ante-room where you get your video briefing.
Metro Access/Parking: It’s in Williamsburg, so no direct public transportation as far as we know. But, there is plenty of parking.
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 a castle room, with tapestries on the walls, a table with symbols and swords embedded into it, and some other furniture.
Understanding of the Mission: You are a group of archaeologists who believe that they’ve stumbled upon the legendary castle of King Arthur! You find clues that the Holy Grail is possibly inside. Unfortunately, you’ve triggered a trap where the castle will crumble to the ground with you in it, so you only have 60 minutes to find the Holy Grail and escape!
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 16:07
Our Suggested Party Size: 4 worked pretty well
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Steph D. and Heather
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Antonio’s Italian Restaurant – we ate here before going to the room, and it was EXCELLENT!
- You’re in Colonial Williamsburg. Tons of shops and restaurants to choose from.