THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’ve fantasized about getting your Hogwart’s admission letter.
Avoid if… you think the Lord of the Rings is overrated.
Escape Room Live:
Address: 814 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 800-616-4880
Description (from the company website): The King’s Royal Wizard has gone missing! You, his faithful apprentices, have been summoned by the King to find him. Disturbingly, you find that the wizard has left behind his Spellbook…
Difficulty (1-10): 5/10
Time Limit: 45 minutes
Cost: $28 + tax per person
Party Size: 8-12
Staging Area: Escape Room Live Alexandria has a large, open space complete with cow skin rugs and couches with ample seating located in the middle of all the rooms, so there is plenty of space to hang out if you get there early. The requisite restrooms are in the back and the decor includes extremely wacky artwork.
Metro Access/Parking: King Street metro w/ a .7 mile walk (or take the free King Street Trolley to Columbus Street); street/garage parking.
Description of the room: You enter the wizard’s chambers nicely decorated with potion bottles, skulls, magical items, and a pedestal containing the Wizard’s spell book.
Understanding of the Mission: Find out what happened to the King’s Wizard.
Did We Escape: NO!!!
Time Remaining: *EPIC FAIL* [Wasn’t entirely that epic… -Jason]
Our Suggested Party Size: We actually had 10 because it was a special event, but we feel that was way too many, and suggest no more than 8.
Did the room challenge the entire team? No, but that’s our own fault. We overbooked the room and that left people standing around with nothing to do. We’ve learned from that mistake (we now cycle in our group of disturbed friends into the rooms).
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Jen, Brittany, Corey, Dalia, Rohan, Stephanie and Jennifer.
Worth the time and money? Probably, but not on our night. *SOUR GRAPES* (however, we’re all smiling in the photo, so we didn’t have a bad time LOL).
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: It’s Old Town, but we recommend: