THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you enjoy getting a little physical or tornadoes fascinate you.
Avoid if… you’ve experienced one in real life.
Trap Door Escape:
Address: 34 A Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 973-971-9800
Description (from the company website): A tornado is quickly approaching! Can your team make it to the barn in time to ride out this epic storm? You will have to crawl, climb, push, pull, and of course, think your way through this obstacle course escape experience.
IMPORTANT: F5 is a physical game! This experience involves obstacles and physical activity. Players should be able to climb over and crawl through obstacles, as well as crawl on the ground (with the help of teammates!).
Difficulty (1-10): N/A
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Party Size: Up to 10
Staging Area: The storefront is on a main street in Morristown; there’s plenty of space to spread out and relax (there’s a coupla couches).
Metro Access/Parking: It’s in NJ; drive or Lyft/Uber.
This is the video I took before we entered the room:
This is the video I took just after we completed the room:
Description of the room: You’re in a…field. There’s wind. And a barn. I’m saying literally 0 more about it.
Understanding of the Mission: There’s a twister coming and you need to find a safe place to hide. Break into the barn, then into the storm cellar and wait it out.
Did We Escape: Yep
Time Remaining: 13:28 (This would have been like 30 had we not struggled with one puzzle…you’ll know what I’m talking about when you keep reading.)
Our Suggested Party Size: I think 6 is pretty perfect here, though you could definitely do it with 4 skilled escapers.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Karyn, Valerie, Kim, Amanda, and Mike
Worth the time and money? HELL YES
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Horseshoe Tavern – we went here between rooms. Food was good; service…not so much. :/