THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’re good enough friends with someone that you don’t mind being locked up with them for up to an hour.
Avoid if… you’re claustrophobic. Or don’t have anyone you consider that good a friend.
Room Escape DC:
Address: 3949A University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 703-865-4178
Description (from the company website): You and your partner are astronauts exploring the awesome enormity of outer space. You’ve been dazzled by stars, and dodged black holes, and watched as celestial storms raged over the surface of foreign worlds.
Then: in the distance, a fast growing light. You have inadvertently flown into alien territory, and one of their defensive vessels has open-fired on your ship. Your ship has been vitally damaged. In a last-ditch effort to save yourselves, you land on the nearest planet: Venus.
Luckily, you have lost the alien trackers: for now… You only have one hour to repair your ship, and restore power, before the aliens hunt you down. The only way to tackle this captivating challenge is together.
Two brains. One hour. Zero time to waste. Can you and your partner crack this cosmic conundrum?
Difficulty (1-10): 1 of 3
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $75 for both people ($37.75 each person)
Party Size: 2 people only
Staging Area: Room Escape DC has a lobby with multiple tables, couches/chairs, vending machines, a sign-in station and two restrooms.
Metro Access/Parking: No metro access, so you’ll have to drive or Lyft/Uber. But there’s plenty of parking in adjacent garages.
Description of the room: The room is small, but it’s only for 2, so adequate for the people. Sparsely decorated, it’s believable enough to be in a space craft. There’s writing on the floor, lights all over, and a computer on a desk next to a large locker with multiple cabinets.
Understanding of the Mission: You are locked on a space craft that has crash landed, and you need to repair it within 60 minutes.
Did We Escape: Yes, details to come
Time Remaining: We’ll get into this later; Final Thoughts at the very bottom.
Our Suggested Party Size: Well, it’s a 2 person room, so 2.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes (thankfully hahaha)
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Dalia, Tara, Eric, Mark, & Katheryn
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- The Green Turtle – sports bar w/ standard bar food.
- The Wine House – stop in for a glass of wine and dessert.