THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’ve always wanted to have tea with the Mad Hatter.
Avoid if… you have problems seeing in the dark.
Address: 12668 Darby Brook Ct., Woodbridge, VA 22912 (click address for a Google Map)
Contact and Website: 703-910-6015
Description (from company website): The Red Queen has taken the Mad Hatter and wants you to solve an age-old riddle before it’s “OFF WITH HIS HEAD!”
Difficulty (1-10): no rating given
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $28 per person
Party Size: 6 people max.
NOTE: we were told that this room is being retired in March 2017 and being replaced by a DaVinci-themed room.
Staging Area: Simple sitting area with couches. Restrooms are located in the back of the building past the Escape Rooms.
Metro Access/Parking: no metro access. This company is located in a shopping center and has ample parking. Watch traffic delays on I-95 and leave ample time to get there.
Description: The Mad Hatter has been kidnapped and the sadistic Red Queen has issued you a challenge to answer a riddle within 60 minutes, or she’ll lop off the guy’s head… and maybe yours as well (muah-ha-ha).
Understanding of the Mission: Solve the clues that relate to Wonderland and figure out the answer to the riddle.
Did We Escape: Oh, yeah.
Time Remaining: 7:27
Our Suggested Party Size: No more than 6 (in fact, 5 was perfect). The room itself isn’t that large and we couldn’t imagine having 10 people in there.
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes, there seemed to be enough for the 5 of us to work on without stepping all over each other (despite the small room).
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Eric, Alphonso and Katheryn
Worth the time and money? Yes, it definitely was. We used a Groupon for this room so we didn’t pay full price, but the room is good enough to book without the discount and we recommend you get in there fast before the room changes theme (which we were told is soon!).
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Fair Winds Brewing Company – We decided to hit up this place (about 10 minutes north of the Escape Room) and have a beer or two. (Well, some of us started with tasting flights THEN got beers.)