Tips & Tricks

All the escape room tips and tricks below have been compiled from our experience as The Escape Room Guys. Also check out the Rules we use when playing a room. General Tips and Tricks If provided, use the white board. If you are an enthusiast, buy yourself a Boogie Board and take it with you…

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The Escape Room Guys

THE BASICS. Time Emporium Escape Rooms: Address: 391 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 970-619-8639 https://time-emporium.com. The Room – Wizard’s Tower: Description (from the company website): There’s been a series of murders in the dark alleyways of London.We think it has to do with another time medallion that we’ve located.

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How to REALLY Cover Your Tracks after Rigging an Election

ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY Play if… you’ve ever thought that our 2016 election had some, um, hidden agendas. Avoid if… you hide political posts on your Facebook or Twitter feeds. THE BASICS Escape Artist DC: Address: 720 I St SE, Washington, DC 20003(click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 301-502-2043 https://www.escapeartistdc.com Room …

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We Went Down (and Not in a Good Way)

Logistics: Description of the room: You enter the room and find yourself in the opulent quarters on the unsinkable cruise ship, the Titanic.. Understanding of the Mission: Simple… escape your quarters and the level before time runs out (and your porthole fills with water). Did We Escape: No (we needed another 30 seconds (Jason’s estimate) or 2 minutes (Mike’s estimate))

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7 Sins; 7 Doors Mmmm Sin-ful-icious

Logistics: Description of the room: You walk into a circular room with a table in the center, at TV on the wall, and 7 doors (including the one you walked in through).. Understanding of the Mission: Solve the puzzles to figure out how to get out with your Pride intact. Did We Escape: Yes. Time Remaining: Exactly 11 minutes.. Our Suggested Party Size: At least 6 (1 for each door)

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Escaping Detention Challenged Our Simple Minds

Difficulty (1-10): 7/10 Time Limit: 60 minutes Cost: $29 per person – Use ERGUYS15 to get 15% off per person when booking your reservation for any of their rooms Identifier: R1 Party Size: 2-10 Staging Area: EXIT Plan has a great reception area (two, actually) with lots of chairs.There is a large flight of stairs to reach the main lobby. Metro Access/Parking: This spot is in downtown

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Why Would I Want to Leave This Place

This is the video we took just after we completed the room: I forgot to do a post room live video… Logistics: Description of the room: The room is rather large as escape rooms go.There’s a poker table, pictures on the wall, a bar and stools, dart board, gramophone.

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Archaeology Archives

THE BASICS. Rush Hour Live Escape Games: Address: 1, Towne Centre Blvd #3100, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 540-684-6695 rushhourliveescapes.com. The Room – Tomb of the Red Queen: Description (from the company website): A voice from the grave commands you! As a team of archaeologists, you are studying the …

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What's the Point of Being Tomb Raiders without Lara Croft

The Escape Room Guys ventured over to 5 Wits Adventures in Arlington, VA to check out their Tomb experience to see if they could break the pharaoh's curse!

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You Abducted the WRONG Group, A#&hole!

ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY Play if… you think blindfolds are a great way to get the, um, adrenaline pumping. Avoid if… the sight of even your own blood makes you faint. THE BASICS Breakout Games Falls Church: Address: 1073 W Broad St. #201, Falls Church, VA 22046 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 571-297-1510…

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The Penitentiary Was Truly a Punishment

Logistics: 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!

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This Room Conjured Up More Than Just Memories – Room

ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY Play if… you enjoy horror, being spooked, and/or The Conjuring movies. Avoid if… you jump easily, don’t like being scared, or are claustrophobic. THE BASICS Panic Escape Room: Address: 990 Grand Canyon Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 224-268-3947 …

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Pretty Sure This Was a Spaghetti Western

Room – Wild West: Description (from the company website): Step on through the swingin’ doors and transport yerselves back to the late 1800’s town of Santa Fe. The American frontier held much promise for those who could make their way to the other side of the Mississippi. Survival of the fittest is the law of the land in these here parts.

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Maryland Archives

THE BASICS. Get A Clue Games: Address: 8019 Corporate Dr Suite J, Nottingham, MD 21236 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 410-931-0580 [email protected] https://www.getacluegames.com. Room – The Zodiac: Description (from the company website): You finally got a lucky break as a journalist when you received a tip about the whereabouts of an active …

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The Sweet Taste of Victory

Logistics: Description of the room: You start off in a small room slightly reminiscent of Willy Wonka’s factory.. Understanding of the Mission: In order to take ownership of the factory, you need to find get into the lab, find the recipe and all ingredients, then learn how to replicate it. Did We Escape: Yes. Time Remaining: 2:05. Our Suggested Party Size: 6-8

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At Least There Was a Blonde Bombshell in the Room

JASON says: Overall Expectation (Summary) We had a hard time choosing a room to play on vacation. The selection at New Mexico Escape Room is good, but given the time options we had, since we were coming down from Santa Fe and had a kitten with us, the only room that fit our schedule (and could be easily played by 2 people), was Bombshell.

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The Escape Room Guys

THE BASICS. 303 Escape. Address: 8805 Fox Dr, #100, Thornton, CO 80260 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 303-568-9861 https://303escape.com. The Room – Room 303: Description (from the company website): When Robert Quinlan identified his newest victim, Room 303 was the room he always checked them into.To an unsuspecting guest, the room looked like any other ordinary …

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Fairfax Archives

ESCAPE ROOM INTERVIEW: Room Escape DC is one of our favorite locations in the DC area, and was where we did our first escape room as just the two Escape Room Guys (check out our review on Save the White House).When they decided to update and revamp the room, of course we had to stick to tradition and go back and see if we could complete the room again with just our two-person …

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We'll Take that Coding Error Any Day

THE BASICS. Escape Room Arlington: Address: 2301 Columbia Pike, Suite C, Arlington, VA 22204 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 703-232-2546 https://www.escaperoomarlington.com. The Room. Description (from the company website): Have you ever had a dream, that you were stuck in an escape room, that you were so sure was real?What if you …

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Rating: Easy Archives

THE BASICS. One Way Out Escape Rooms: Address: 2264 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 434-329-7329 https://www.lynchburgescape.com. Room – Search for the Lost Professor: Description (from the company website): World renowned archaeologist, Professor Wayne Marshall, went missing in the 50s and you have just come across his old research

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Get A Clue Games Archives

THE BASICS. Get A Clue Games: Address: 8019 Corporate Dr Suite J, Nottingham, MD 21236 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 410-931-0580 getacluegames@gmail.com https://www.getacluegames.com. Room – The Zodiac: Description (from the company website): You finally got a lucky break as a journalist when you received a tip about the whereabouts of an active …

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There is an Art to Capturing Criminal Masterminds

THE BASICS. The Escape Game: Developer Information: The Escape Game: Unlocked The Game: The Heist – Volume 1: Chasing Hahn. Description (from the company website): IN THIS EDITION, YOU’LL CONTINUE YOUR MISSION FROM “THE HEIST” AS A SECRET AGENT IN AN EFFORT TO THWART THE INFAMOUS ART CURATOR, VINCENT HAHN. With the help of your …

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Never, EVER drink the KOOL-AID™!!

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.

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Falls Church Archives

Logistics: Description of the room: You enter an L-shaped room with the front part mimicking the Oval Office.There is a desk, some other furniture, and artwork and photos along the walls. Understanding of the Mission: Hackers have taken control of the U.S.’ nuclear arsenal and are attempting to deploy missiles.As ranking Secret Service agents, it is up to us to figure out how to stop them.

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Escape Artist DC Archives

THE BASICS. Escape Artist DC: Address: 720 I St SE, Washington, DC 20003 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 301-502-2043 https://www.escapeartistdc.com. The Room – Gallery Heist: Description (from the company website):As well-known detectives, you are accustomed to solving mysteries.However, this one may have you a little stumped until you can unearth the clues.

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His Roar Was More Like a 'Meow' Room: Lion's Den

ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY Play if… your sleuthing skills are high and you love the smell of books. Avoid if… you hate libraries. THE BASICS Immersion Escape Rooms: Address: 2125 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 434-249-8797 https://www.immersionescaperooms.com [email protected]

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Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta

OUR EXPERIENCE. Logistics: Description: Set in a saloon, you walk into the bar.There’s a poker table with several hands showing and a full pot on the table. The empty booze bottles on the shelf, and a pistol.

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Scientific Archives

THE BASICS. One Way Out Escape Rooms: Address: 2264 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 434-329-7329 https://www.lynchburgescape.com. The Room – The Experiment: Description (from the company website): Dr. Prescott Joule, Physicist, has hired your team to look after his lab while he is away on a scientific mission!

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Herndon Archives

Logistics: Description of the room: You enter a hotel room that is supposedly haunted… where the occupants end up missing.. Understanding of the Mission: Pretty simple… figure out if the room is truly haunted and what happened to the former guests. Did We Escape: Yes. Time Remaining: 3 minutes. Our Suggested Party Size: 6 was pretty good. Did the room challenge the entire team?

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Escape Room Woodbridge Archives

Logistics: Description of the room: A remote intergalactic outpost (hmmm… this is very reminiscent of the Hoth scene in Empire Strikes Back).. Understanding of the Mission: Disable the laser before it destroys your home planet and the enemy reinforcements arrive.The mission was really well laid out to us before we went into the room, and we all knew exactly what we were looking for.

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Heavy is the Head That Wears the Crown

ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY Play if… you’ve ever pretended to be Robin Hood (or an archer) Avoid if… you hate despots. THE BASICS Escape Art Zagreb: Address: Draškovićeva 2nd floor ul. 53, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 011 (if dialing from outside Croatia), then 385 91 923 1248 www.escapeart.hr…

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We Ended Up on the Wrong Side of the Tracks

ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY. Play if… you wish you were a gun-slinging, train-robbing, son of a gun. Avoid if… you get motion sickness (from the trains, of course) or you’re a goody two-shoes.

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Virginia Archives

ESCAPE ROOM INTERVIEW: In our quest to do all of the escape rooms in the DC Metro area, Jason found a Groupon to a new location. So, on a Thursday evening, we headed over to Calypso’s Escape Room in Tyson’s Corner, VA, where we completed The Lighthouse room (just the two of us).Then we interviewed Shaq, who told us about his locations and the themes of his rooms.

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Sherlocked! Book contest opens!

The Escape Room Guys open a contest for a chance to win a copy of their new book called Sherlocked!: The Official Escape Room Puzzle Book.

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Rating: Hard Archives

THE BASICS. Time Emporium Escape Rooms: Address: 391 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 970-619-8639 https://time-emporium.com. The Room – Wizard’s Tower: Description (from the company website): Explore a fantastical world where things aren’t always what they seem.In this exciting new adventure, you will travel back to the age of swords and

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Escape Room Discount Archives

ESCAPE ROOM INTERVIEW: While on a business trip to Georgia, Mike stopped by Odyssey Escape Game in Alpharetta, GA to check out their location. Owner Mike and manager Kyle offered a peek at the 4 rooms they have and agreed to an interview.

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We Failed!! Archives

THE BASICS. Exit Plan: Address: 201 Royal St SE, Suite F, Leesburg, VA 20147 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 703-777-4710 https://exitplanva.com. The Room – Escape Santa’s Workshop: Description (from the company website): The Elves have gone on strike.They are tired of the long hours and low pay and have hopped a plane to Palm Beach before completing the final gifts for

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Rating: Hard Archives

THE BASICS. EXIT Plan: Address: 201 Royal St SE, Suite F, Leesburg, VA 20147 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 703-777-4710 https://exitplanva.com. The Room – SERIAL (a.k.a. S3R1AL): Description (from the company website): You awaken to darkness, and realize you are trapped.. a captive in a room you cannot see.You scream, but no one can hear you.

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Crime Doesn't Pay

Logistics: Description of the room: You start off in a small room that is wallpapered with newspaper clippings and advertisements.. Understanding of the Mission: Solve the murder mystery by finding the murderer, the date the murder occurred, where the murder occurred, and the murder weapon, and then get the key to escape the room. Did We Escape: Yes

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Movie-themed Archives

THE BASICS. Escape Room Arlington: Address: 2301 Columbia Pike, Suite C, Arlington, VA 22204 (click address for Google Map) Contact and Website: 703-232-2546 https://www.escaperoomarlington.com. The Room. Description (from the company website): Have you ever had a dream, that you were stuck in an escape room, that you were so sure was real?What if you were unable to wake from that dream …

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Escape Room Guys-Only (no team) Archives

Logistics: Description of the room: You enter an L-shaped room with the front part mimicking the Oval Office.There is a desk, some other furniture, and artwork and photos along the walls. Understanding of the Mission: Hackers have taken control of the U.S.’ nuclear arsenal and are attempting to deploy missiles.As ranking Secret Service agents, it is up to us to figure out how to stop them.

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