THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’ve always wondered what it’s like being behind bars.
Avoid if… you are claustrophobic or scared of the dark.
Address: 2406 18th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20009 (click address for Google Map)
Description (from the company website) (Note: this is the most recent and differs from the original storyline we were told): Saint Temple Prison is one of the most infamous military prisons in history. No one has ever escaped it. Until one night, all the prisoners vanished. They were never seen or heard of again. Rumors say the incident was related to a rampage killer named Richard Ramirez, aka “The Night Stalker”. Another prisoner found a weird-looking machine in the cell of “The Night Stalker” and disappeared the next day…
You wake up one day and find yourself locked in a cramped cell. You are cold and alone. Silence surrounds and holds you. Suddenly, you realize this is the mysterious cell in which “The Night Stalker” died. Your heart is pounding. No matter if this is a game, you know your only goal is to escape.
Difficulty (1-10): 5/5
Time Limit: 60 minutes
Party Size: 2-12
Staging Area: The lobby is up a flight of stairs and has a small number of couches and tables. Also note that it’s above a restaurant, so be prepared for some…interesting…smells in the warmer weather.
Metro Access/Parking: Woodley Park / National Zoo and then walk .7 miles across the Calvert Street bridge into Adams Morgan. It’s Adams Morgan, so parking at night and on weekends can be really tricky. We suggest Uber or Lyft if that’s an option.
This is the video we took before we entered the room:
Description of the room: This is supposed to be a prison, and as such you start off in cells that are opposite each other. There are 3 rooms (to start), including the 2 cells.
Understanding of the Mission: You wake up in the cell of an infamous prisoner and all you know is that everyone who stays in this cell disappears. So, you need to get the hell outta there!
Did We Escape: No; read on to find out why.
Time Remaining: :-/
Our Suggested Party Size: Minimum 6-8
Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Valerie, Heather, Mark, Shannon
Worth the time and money? No
Where to Eat/Drink Before/After: