THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you love caves.
Avoid if… nuclear war is one of your paralyzing phobias.
Address: 1127 King Street, Ste. 200, Alexandria, VA 22314 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 703-574-8175
Description (from the company website): You and your team of elite soldiers are given a mission to infiltrate a top-secret military bunker and to stop a nuclear missile about to be launched . You have 60 minutes to stop the launch and escape the bunker before time runs out!
Difficulty (1-10): 7/10
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $28 + tax per person
Party Size: Up to 8
Staging Area: Lobby has a lot of space to sit on couches and chairs, and the tables have a few puzzles to work on and get your mind revved up before starting your room. The front desk attendant will also offer a small bottle of water. Restrooms are right next to the lobby.
Metro Access/Parking: King Street metro w/ a .4 mile walk (or take the free King Street Trolley to N. Payne St.); street/garage parking.
Description of the room: You enter an underground bunker that looks like it was built during WWII. Lots of military equipment around.
Understanding of the Mission: Rescue a comrade, find a way to stop the launch of a nuclear weapon, and escape the bunker.
Did We Escape: yes
Time Remaining: This one was close. Single digit minutes remaining.
Our Suggested Party Size: We thought 6 was perfect.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes.
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Tammy, Bill and Stephanie.
Worth the time and money? yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Eamonn’s A Dublin Chipper – a great place to stop for some fish ‘n chips, and a nice cold beer.
- Vermillion – stop in for a drink and some appetizers.