ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you remember blowing on the old game cartridges to get them to work.
Avoid if… you don’t know Mario from Luigi (or their last name) or who Donkey Kong is.
Escape Room Herndon:
Address: 404 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170 (click address for Google Map)
Contact and Website: 506-306-2279
Room – 8-Bit Escape:
Description (from the company website): Your friends have come over to play your newest video game, but once you get to the basement you see your mom has locked up all your gaming gear until you finish your homework. You and your friends have 60 minutes to find all your gear and put it back together before your mom kicks them out and they all go over to Wade’s house.
Difficulty (1-10): 7/10
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Cost: $28 per person
Identifier: N1 (Replaced The Cursed Crypt)
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. However, this place is in a shopping center so there is plenty of 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: It’s the basement from what was likely your parents’ house back from the early 80s, with shag carpeting, wood paneling, and an old, comfy couch. There are tons of different toys around and a few gaming systems. [There is literally the same wood paneling from my basement growing up. -Jason]
Understanding of the Mission: You didn’t do your homework, so your mom dismantled your new game system. Figure out how to re-assemble it before your friends arrive; if it’s not “ready, player one,” they’re gonna go over to Wade’s house. (And seriously, screw Wade.)
Did We Escape: Yes
Time Remaining: 7:25
Our Suggested Party Size: 4-6 (their recommendation is spot on)
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Heather, Valerie, and Steph D.
Worth the time and money? Yes
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:
- Not Your Average Joe’s – casual bar cuisine