THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’ve ever yelled “Goonies Never Say Die!” or did the truffle shuffle.
Avoid if… you’re scared of dead bodies. Or rats. Or spiders. Or the dark. Or graves. Or tombs.
Escape Room Herndon:
Address: 404 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 571-306-2279
The Room – The Cursed Crypt – RETIRED
Description (from the company website): You’re a group of adventurers who’ve stumbled onto the tale of Chester Copperpot, a reclusive treasure hunter who’s gone missing. Your travels have brought you in front of this Cursed Crypt.
Through the darkened chamber doors, the candle shivers, casting shadows upon the entrance to the tomb. There within its cold walls, a mystery awaits in the darkness. Symbols cover the walls. Skulls litter the floor, and the graves of the dead fill the room with fiendish surprises. Here in this crypt, your team must uncover the riddle and discover the hidden treasure Copperpot never could before the devil knows you’re there.
Difficulty (1-10): 6/10
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Party Size: 4-6
Staging Area: A pretty large lobby with a few bar tables and chairs, and a lounge with couches and chairs and tables.
Metro Access/Parking: It’s in Herndon so you’re better off driving.
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 start off in a graveyard with a large stone wall, presumably the crypt. Can you find your way inside?
Understanding of the Mission: Find your way inside the Cursed Crypt, solve the puzzles, find the treasure, and secure the golden key that will allow you to escape from certain death.
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: An even 10 minutes
Our Suggested Party Size: 4 was great. 5 could work too.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Mark and Eric
Worth the time and money? Yes, but it’s closing at the end of the February 2018.
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Not Your Average Joe’s – casual bar cuisine