ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you have one of those lights in your bedroom that makes it seem like you’re sleeping under the ocean.
Avoid if… shimmering lights make you queasy.
Room Escape DC:
Address: 3949A University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 703-270-0377
Room – Bowl Voyage:
Description (from the company website):You and your teammates are the prized collection of Wilfred Larium, senior citizen and rare fish collector. You live happily in his aquarium, for fish, but stormy waters are on their way: Larium’s rambunctious granddaughter, Lily, is on her way to his house for a visit. The last time she visited, Wilfred gave her a choice of any of his fish to take home with her. You never saw the last pick once he was selected, but the look of horror on his face when placed in the energetic hands of Lily will haunt you forever.
The only way to escape is to find a way to get Wilfred to take you out of the tank so you can make make your way into the sewer line before Lily arrives. Do you have what it takes to escape the chaotic kid before you’re sleeping with the fishes?
Difficulty (1-10): 1/3
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $27 per person, but use ERG15 to save 15% off your price on games booked between Mondays and Thursdays
Party Size: 2-4 people
Staging Area: Small-ish lobby with plenty of seating and vending machines
Metro Access/Parking: No metro access, but ample garage/lot parking
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: You enter a small room that has swimming lights and is decorated like a fish tank.
Understanding of the Mission: Find out a way to have your owner take you out of the aquarium so you can escape before his granddaughter, Lily (squisher of animals), claims you as a new pet, thereby shortening your already short life span.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 22:30
Our Suggested Party Size: 2 was good
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): None
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: