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1. Escape the Room DC (Penn Quarter)

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Escape the Room DC (Penn Quarter)
Professionalism
5
Services
5
Prices / Rates
5
Facilities
5
Organization
5

Address: 409 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 888-0802

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Dylan Berwick: Friendly staff. Hard room. We did the jurassic theme and it was one of the best rooms we have ever played. Very well thought out and not just a bunch of locks. We escaped with 11 seconds to spare. Would definitely recommend!

alexis mcmenamin: Went with my family to play the depths. Very challenging but the game guides helped us through the room! I’ve played prison break at this location before and thought I would try out another room. The designs of these rooms are unparalleled in dc. Definitely check it out.

Emily Kwong: The Dig was amazing! Clever puzzles, and really cool room design. The game master kept us laughing and in good spirits when we got stumped; we got out with minutes to spare…

Kierra Coles: I took my family here for the Jurassic ecape Sunday after work, and hunny let me tell you we had a blast. It was an amazing experience for both us adults and the children. Sophia was our host and she did an amazing job hosting and assisting us because it was my first time so I was a little scared lol I'm definitely going back maybe without the kids though, hands down amazing experience.

TyQuan Jenkins: Sophia was our host and she did a great job as our guide through the clues, we would've been stuck without her. Amazing experience, I went for the first time with my family to the Jurassic escape and it was a bit difficult but still super fun. I'm definitely going back.

Kat VonDu: This was amazing! My friend and I finished just 1:27 before the timer ran out. The Jurasstic was very fun and bery cool and interactive! Had a great time!

Kate Miller: Can't say enough great things about the staff.My daughter's 10th birthday party was here and she loved it.Just when they group was about to give up they got clues and took off again.It was a full hour of squealy good time

Nicolas Wyse: This was the worst experience we've had in an escape room. Really..the only bad experience we've had in one. We did the Submarine escape. Components did not work correctly, and when the 'helper' sent hints there were more cryptic and only caused confused. The worst part - SHE CAME INTO THE ROOM 3x!! Because things weren't working, or she didn't bother to explain them. Completely ruined the experience.

Yonnie West: My son went with his aunt over the weekend and he wouldn't stop talking about it when he got home. He had an amazing experience and he says Sophia was really nice.

Estifanos Kidane: Amaaaazing place to go have fun as a group. The puzzles are really great. Challenging in a very fun way. If you go once you are definitely going back for the other challenges. FYI be ready to think out of the box. 💡

2. Insomnia Escape Room DC

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Insomnia Escape Room DC
Professionalism
5
Services
5
Prices / Rates
5
Facilities
5
Organization
5

Address: 2300 Wisconsin Ave NW #200b, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 838-3258

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Safiya Parker: A blast! So this is my 3rd visit in the span of 5 years. It was an impulsive activity, we were heading to DC Saturday evening & read the description of the rooms while in the car. We were able to schedule the Alchemist room for 5 people at 915p. Luckily had it all to ourselves or it would've been crowded. Note, you can very much pass the building if not careful as its in a building you have to get buzzed into. I like puzzles and we did escape! So that's always the best feeling. Would recommend and do it again.

Kev- keepingitreal: Great place for entertainment, but this location is hidden away on a side street with a small outdoor sign that is hard to identify. This location has some limited free street parking and a limited paid meter street parking.

Aamiyah Peters: Blake was the best! Very patient, kind and helpful. I had a lot of fun. We played the patient, and it almost got us but we got out with about 20 minutes left. I would recommend for first timers, people who are experienced, and family and friends. Great experience and I would come again. :)

Isaac Moscoso: The mafia room is very high quality and fun! Cleverly put together but extremely linear meaning there are no concurrent puzzles or things that others can focus on while one task is being accomplished which can be counted as a pro or con depending on your preference. We had a good time

Dorothea French: Overall nice. We had to reschedule to The Patient room. The room was good, and fun to do with friends, but not the most immersive I've been in -- a few props were tattered, and it had a feeling of a bunch of things in a room rather than an entire world. However, the inclusion of tech was interesting! It's worth a visit.

Clara Ferrari: Blake was incredible and we had an amazing time! I did a room here 5 years ago and am so happy to have returned, love how they’ve expanded/grown. Would definitely return! Great air conditioning and clean facilities too!

Mason Roberts: Honestly one of the most well thought out and enjoyable rooms my fiance and I have done to date. The customer service was phenomenal as well. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because the website stated $28 per person but we were charged $57. Our fault for not asking why, but that's a really high price for a room

Darius D: It was a good room. But giving 4 stars instead of 5 because some of the items in the room were not working. We lost about 10 min because we were looking for something that didn’t work. Other than the the staff was very friendly, helpful, and accommodating.

Robert Warrington: Did the Mafia Room for a second date, went really well and we escaped which is of course a very important part of wooing someone. Would love to return and try more of the rooms and some of the VR experiences as well. Off street parking was very available and there is quite a bit of food in the area too.

cory carter: This was the worst escape room experience I've ever had (and I've completed several). Poor room monitoring, faulty props, no clock, no 5-10 minute warning....Whoever was on staff 5/21/22 around 6PM is a major liability to this establishment. While expressing our frustration to the game monitor (a different monitor than the one we started with), we found out that there was a shift change while we were playing so the room was basically left unattended. They knew what they did (or didn't do) and we also pointed out the defects within the room. They honestly didn't care. Seriously...go anywhere else but here. To start, our room (the mafia) was not properly reset between our group and the last group. As is the case with any room, finishing requires the room is properly arranged and that the instruments in the room actually work ...they did not (i.e. cash register was out of ink and the lock next to it was stuck). Fair enough...things break down; I get that. But when things aren't working as required, the staff is supposed to be on hand to help....they weren't.... We waived our hands to asked for help and it took well over 15 minutes for someone to respond. When they finally did respond, we discovered that our math was spot on but the lock was stuck. They literally asked us (midgame) to confirm our math with our cell phones since the adding machine they provided (as a major prop within the room) was broken...Resolving that issue alone wasted 25% of our time. No cool....

3. The Escape Game DC (Georgetown)

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The Escape Game DC (Georgetown)
Professionalism
4.8
Services
4.8
Prices / Rates
4.9
Facilities
4.8
Organization
4.8

Address: 3345 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 12AM ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 410-3210

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Benjamin Flores: I brought my team here for a Team Building activity, it was great. The atmosphere in the main area was very chill and relax. The chess sets and giant Connect 4 was really cool. The Pirate Adventure was a lot of fun. The whole team had a great time solving the clues and escaping game. I would definitely recommend for team building or just going to have a good time.

Eric Hawkins: Our daughter chose to go to The Escape Game in Georgetown during her Make A Wish trip in June 2022. These guys and gals did an awesome job! We barely noticed that our little girl's favorite band, The Beatles, was playing over the PA when we started our room. It wasn't until we uncovered a clue that unlocked and interior door that we discovered just how far they had gone to make this visit special. The employees had placed a gift bag in the uncovered room behind he door. It was a Beatles bag with several goodies inside. Her favorite piece was the handmade music box that plays "Let it Be." We escaped our room with four clues with about 3:45 remaining; but, our best memory will always be how we were treated by the amazing staff. Thank you!

Diana: The Escape Game was an awesome experience. We entered with a party of 3 and awesomely had the room to ourselves. We chose the Dr Whack room and we had a ton of fun. This really an awesome experience and the staff is exceptional, especially Hyde. She really brought the experience to next level.

Jacob Jackson: We did it!! We escaped the titanic! 5th escape room. Much smaller than what I’ve done in the past but the fit a lot of FUN into a small room. Cool interactive experience, polite game leader, good hints when we needed them. Relatively straight forward, there are one or two things that I’m not sure you’d get without the hints. Nice rest rooms and lockers. Very neat waiting room. Would love to come back and try more. Not a great parking situation, but hey that’s what it’s like being a city slicker huh. Parking? Who’s she? Amirite

Ashleigh McNew: I’ve played all the games except the pirate one and they are all exceptional. Alex was my game guide today and he was top notch! This location is an excellent addition to The Escape Game!

la Au: Such fun. We are from new jersey and this wasy first escape room ans i was able to escape. The staff is great and helpful with the clues when need. Absolutely recommend and will come back on my next trip to Washington dc.👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

Sophia Guo: The rooms were fun and challenging, and the staff was great. Hyde took her time and was thorough in her explanations about each room and with all questions i had asked. It was extremely helpful because it was my friend's and I first time at an escape room so it took us a while to pick a room and she was very patient about it. From her enthusiasm to the cool/thrilling rooms, this made the whole experience fun and exciting. Also, you're not bored while waiting for your turn because the wait room have some board games like connect 4 and chess. Hopefully their bar will open up soon!

Tim K: Team members were very good and friendly. Reception area was huge and great for groups. We took on the Egyptian room with two adults and three kids. We’ve done over 50 rooms throughout the world. We finished the 60 minute room in 40 minutes and really felt let down. It was very ornate, but was really worn out and should be retired. Several key components did not trigger or were so visibly worn so you could tell what others did just by looking at the worn paint or materials. The puzzles they had were far too simple and lacked creativity. This felt like a ‘kit’ room and lacked the true love and attention mom and pop escape rooms put into much better escape rooms. One last note… the walls must be super thin. At one point we could not concentrate based on the yelling from the next room over. For this price, and considering they want you to pay for a guaranteed private room, this was a let down.

Julie F: I took two of my classes here for an end of the year field trip and it was a big hit all around. Ash and Alexis could not have been better and accommodating hosts. Most of the students had never been to a room and their audible screams of surprise were a clear sign of how much fun they had. Ash and Alexis walked everyone through the whole process and our game masters were very helpful as well. The space was perfect for us to have our pizza party and booking could not have been easier with the large group helpline. Thank you 1,000 times over for such a wonderful end to the school year. Most of the students fell asleep on the bus ride back!
Response: Thank you for joining us, Julie! We are so glad the field trip was a big hit and that everyone had so much fun! We look forward to your next adventure.

Emily Becker: My son and I stopped in on a whim and were met by the kindest people ever. They were full that night but helped us book a room for the next night. The room was a blast and our guide, Gregory, was so awesome and helpful. Highly recommend!

4. The Escape Game DC (Downtown)

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The Escape Game DC (Downtown)
Professionalism
4.9
Services
4.8
Prices / Rates
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Organization
4.8

Address: 950 F St NW Suite 106, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 12AM ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 410-3210

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Sara Lester: We went as a group of 10 and did The Heist as a team building outing for work. It was a lot of fun!! It took us the whole hour and everyone had a blast. The game was challenging, but we were still laughing the whole time. We were already planning our next escape as we left. The staff was really great from beginning to end - taking pictures of our group and even giving us a signed card at the end. Thank you for a great night!
Response: Thank you so much for coming by, Sara! We look forward to having you and your team back again soon for more adventures. 🖼 ♟ 🦑 🐪

Isabella Paulone: Amazing experience! I went there twice, and both experiences were positive. The employees were extremely friendly, helpful, and patient. My friends and I are deaf, and they were able to accommodate us. They ensured our needs, and the needs were accessible. They will help you figure out the clues if needed. Definitely coming back!
Response: Thank you, Iza! We hope you have a 5 star day! ⭐️

Yuning Liu: We did the mysterious market room and it was awesome! It’s definitely more challenging than the other escape rooms I’ve been to. I loved how the room was decorated and that their puzzles were very diverse (not just one combination lock after another). We escaped at the very last second - which was super exciting. Will come back in the future!
Response: Thanks for your review, Special Agent Yuning! We hope to see you again soon.

Austin Graff: I've done many Escape Rooms around the world and this is one of the best. Three friends and I went on a Sunday afternoon and spent an hour in the Special Ops: Mysterious Market. Without giving anything away, we ALMOST got out within an hour. It's tough and we used all three clues. Cost is $35 per person and there are four different rooms at this location. Parking can be tough so go on a Sunday when street parking is free.
Response: Thank you so much for your feedback, Austin! We'd love to hear some further feedback from you on how we could have made your 4-star experience a 5-star experience. Please feel free to reach out to us at washingtondcmanagement@theescapegame.com and we will be more than happy to assist you!

Madeline Buczkowski: Such a great experience! We did the prison break room and escaped, but barely. We do escape room a lot, and this was one of the best we’ve done. The attention to detail, the sheer amount of puzzles and things to figure out, and many rooms kept the experience interesting at all times. The staff was also great and very enthusiastic. I 100% recommend for everyone - we will definitely be returning!
Response: Congrats on your escape, Madeline! 'Barely' counts! We look forward to having you back!

Vandana Verma: I’ve done two of the rooms so far and this is by far the best escape room I’ve done in DC. Prison break is thoughtfully laid out and challenging. Heist is another great room. If you like a challenge, make sure you tell them no hints unless you ask.
Response: Thank you for joining us, Vandana! So glad you were able to do Prison Break and The Heist with us. We look forward to your next adventure.

Chandler Sinks: One of the best we’ve done! 10/10 recommend. Staff was great- Thursday was our guide and they were very kind. We did The Depths, hoping to come back tomorrow night to do another!
Response: Thank you for exploring The Depths with us, Chandler! And thanks for coming back to play Special Ops, hope to have you back soon for Prison Break and The Heist!

Kris Scorup: We just finished The Depths in Washington DC. The location is very close to Metro Center station. Our group of four (two adults, two teens, veterans of ~10 escape rooms) all had a great time. The room is very detailed, all puzzles worked, and the multimedia is high-quality. My only complaint was the number of locks (a variety of combinations and keys) which are the “low hanging fruit” of escape room roadblocks. Staff was friendly.
Response: Thank you for exploring the ocean with us, Kris! Looking forward to your next adventure, we'd love to have you play Special: Ops, not too many locks. 😊

Cory Williamson: Awesome staff, awesome games, and all around great experience. We did two in one night and won both. We have now done all the games they offer (2 here, and 2 at a different location) and each of them is above and beyond entertaining. Staff was super helpful and friendly. Call and reserve a game, you won't regret it.
Response: Thank you so much Special Agent Cory! Looking forward to your next adventure with us.

Andrea Surette: This is a brand new escape room in Chinatown and it’s really amazing. I usually don’t like these types of activities but this place is super high end with beautiful rooms, intricate details, and well hidden clues. Highly recommend this place, great for friends and parties.
Response: Thank you, Andrea! We are so glad you had an amazing time and look forward to having you back for your next adventure.

5. Escape Artist DC

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Escape Artist DC
Professionalism
4.5
Services
4.6
Prices / Rates
4.5
Facilities
4.5
Organization
4.5

Address: 720 I St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 999-0087

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Teonna Tunstall: The manager/staff member greeted us upon entrance. He was very nice and patient with my family members as we came in one by one. I recommend this experience for everyone! This was my first visit to an escape room and it was a 11/10. I will definitely be returning soon.

Stephanie Wright: This place at first glance looked like someone’s home, but I knew that wasn’t the case because of all the signs that said “ this is not a house that someone lives in” or something to that nature lol( there were at least 3 signs I saw).Then we walked past the kitchen to get to our room(there were things all over the counter.. Everyone knows to clean the kitchen for company). Once we got inside the room and we settled in for the guy to tell us the back story…. I knew this was definitely DIFFERENT. I have been to dozens of escape rooms and what happened next was the first. He turned on the tv and went to YouTube for our briefing… ok.. then directs or attention to a pad on wall that looks like an alarm system. The pad is where clues come up.. sound simple? Nope. Because the clues were pre-made you can’t ask specific questions. There was absolutely no flow to the room and a group of 5 we barely were able to get through anything. Overall, whoever bought this house really put a lot of work into the escape room. It didn’t flow though, just a lot of random clues. Wouldn’t return even for the price. Spend more!

Aaron Kersch: We've done literally hundreds of escape rooms and we thoroughly enjoyed the Gallery Heist! While it may not be as refined as other rooms, what with wires hanging about and the room a bit bare, the clues and puzzles more than make up for it. There were some truly unique elements in this room and we will surely be back!!

Melanie Stone: My son and I are escape room junkies and we attempted 6 rooms in one day. We saved the escape artist DC for our last 3 rooms. We were concerned because there were just 2 of us and some rooms needed more people. But the host had adjustments in the puzzles to accommodate teams of 2 if needed We had been successful with the first 3 rooms on our quest so we were pumped to see if we could actually do it and escape all of them. We got to the escape artist DC and it is in a little row house. There are no frills here but lots of adventure. We were greeted by our host and he suggested we start with the hardest room first This ended up being good advice since we were pretty mentally-spent after #5 but back to the rooms All of the rooms appear to be really basic but looks can be deceiving. They were all so well themed. The system they use to provide hints was very unique. It was also neat to see new devices and games / challenges. We did all 3 of his rooms but we would definitely do more if/ when they change them up and we are in the area. We did escape all 3 rooms with just the 2 of us. We were physically and mentally wiped out but what an awesome day.

Jennifer Romberg: I had a group of 9 adults come to do the Night at the Museum Room. The manager/statf was very friendly and helpful. We loved that there was plenty for everyone to do inside the room so no one felt like they were not needed. The variety puzzles were great for all types of people. We successfully escaped in 42 minutes with no hints, but we definitely felt challenged along the way. We had a fabulous time and can't wait until we can come back and try one of the other rooms!

Deb Miedema: We do a lot of escape rooms. A LOT. This felt as much like an escape room as a garage sale feels like a store. Yes, technically, there were puzzles to be solved. The game did not flow. You get what you pay for, I guess. Take my advice -- pay 20% more and get 100% more quality and professionalism.

Michael Lockwood: It was my first escape room experience and I really enjoyed it! The owner is super smart and also an amazing artist. His story on how he started his escape rooms is powerful and will leave you wanting to do more. While the game is usually played with three to four people, my friend and I got pretty far as a team of two. It was a great team building experience for everyone! So, if you are looking for a fun activity to do on a weekend with friends, family, or coworkers, go do an escape room at Escape Artist DC! Find the Escape Artist Within You!

Chris Mullins: My group of six adults completed the Night at the Museum room in April 2017. The experience was challenging, fun, and exciting. Without giving away any spoilers, completing the challenge and escaping the room requires a combination of logic and creativity, for an experience that works both sides of the brain. The puzzles are colorful, diverse, and fun. The owner/designer has created a consistent theme in the “story” behind the puzzle so that the participants must solve a mystery to obtain the key and escape. The premises are very well-maintained with a nice lobby and foyer for the initial briefing (hint: listen carefully) prior to being “locked” in the room and puzzles in the room ranging from simple to highly unique and complex. In the world of growing digital media and experiences, it is great to be able to complete an in-person and hands-on experience like this one. My group found this to be both a great team-building experience as well as gratifying to each of us individually. I highly recommend Escape Artist DC and would encourage groups of all ages and sizes to try it.

Bella Love: Had a blast with my husband and children (11, 7 & 6). It was our first time and although it took a few minutes to figure out exactly where to start, the owner and provided hints were SUPER helpful. I thought it was cute and very entertaining and thankfully with the help/hints were found the thief and escaped (Gallery Heist). I definitely plan to visit again!! 😊

Kirk Sigmon: Easily the best escape room I've ever visited. Escape Artist is a conveniently-located escape room in DC. It's right next to parking, amazing restaurants/bars, and easily metro accessible. It's BYOB, too - not common with escape rooms. Better yet, Escape Artist easily has the best escape rooms I've ever seen. The puzzles aren't unfair or overly convoluted - rather, they're fair and just difficult enough. No ridiculous leaps of logic, unfair math puzzles, etc. Everything feels very well thought-out, and you can tell that the puzzles were designed by Escape Artist (rather than just purchased online, like other escape rooms). My group had an absolute blast.

6. Escape the Room DC (Midtown / Golden Triangle)

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Escape the Room DC (Midtown / Golden Triangle)
Professionalism
4.6
Services
4.6
Prices / Rates
4.7
Facilities
4.6
Organization
4.6

Address: 1720 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 742-4352

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Bridget Hamilton: Thank you to Jalou (I’m so sorry if that isn’t your name or I’ve spelled it wrong!) and our other game guide for our wonderful trip! This was an absolute blast and the fact that my friends and I solved it with 9 minutes to spare really made us feel like we’re smart lol the props and sets look amazing and I’m so glad we chose this place!

TheReal Deonna: Definitely fun with friends, the staff was so kind, very friendly and kept us informed the whole time! The Bank heist was so fun.

Madison Littlepage: We did the Submarine and really enjoyed it. Combined classic escape room puzzles with virtual reality technology. The VR technology is very cool but slightly slow and can be frustrating with the time crunch. Overall fun room!

G C: We did the Bank Heist and enjoyed the room. However, the game master did a poor job. There was a certain item that required an explanation on how to use that was completely independent of the clues. That should have been covered by the gamemaster in the beginning. Secondly, the game master provided hints when not needed, but was unresponsive when we actually asked for a hint. Finally, there was an item the needed to be reset between use attempts, but that was not explained until multiple attempts failed. I've done multiple escape rooms...I give the room 5 stars on design, but 2 stars for the gamemaster participation. I'm not sure if that is based on rules the gamemaster was under, training/lack of training, etc... Regardless, it caused frustration and degraded the experience.

Cole Bienes: Lots of fun with friends, and the curator was fantastic! A true 5/5

Marshawn Kalfus: Had a wonderful time. For my first time at an escape room.

Monique Edwards: Great fun for the whole family!

Lance Counts: One of the most fun times of my life

Daniel Mark: Very fun, staff is incredibly friendly!

Craig S: Great Place! We had a blast!

7. The Great Escape Room DC

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The Great Escape Room DC
Professionalism
4.5
Services
4.4
Prices / Rates
4.4
Facilities
4.4
Organization
4.4

Address: 1730 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 930-1843

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Christina Harris: We had a lot of fun here. We came in a group of 5 and joined 8 other people. We signed a waiver and got started. Keith explained the game well and was very helpful during the game. We aren't able to solve the clues and escape--it was pretty difficult and we did the medium level, Sherlock's library. We definitely needed to start with a strategy but everyone ran around randomly looking for clues and waited too long to use the hints. Hints were hidden very well here and deduction is needed to solve them once they are found. Go with people who think logically

C Jacob: Awesome activity. Went with a group of 12 people and it was a blast. In the basement of stores and apartments in D.C., it set the tone right from the beginning. The employees were polite and welcoming. After getting our room, we were told only about 30% of groups pass this room. The Red room is harder. I managed to sneak some pictures despite cell phones are not being allowed. I didn't reveal anything in the pictures so no spoiler alerts needed. We struggle and was two clues away from solving it but needless to say we gave it our all and had fun doing it.

Dharanidharan Subramaniam: It was a last minute plane to go to escape room and have some fun as a family. We did the “Game Room” option and even though we couldn’t finish we loved it. It was fun solving puzzles and hunting clues. The folks who run the place are friendly and very helpful. Would love to go back here and solve other rooms. If you are looking for some fun as a family or friends this is a great place to try.

Sumedh Raina: Went for a bachelor party. The Sherlock room was so bad/boring. Waste of money. Don’t recommend.

CB DCDiva: Fabulous fun and entertaining! Great for work or friends! Very different! Loads of fun for all.

Andrea Conway: This place was very fun. The building was a little difficult to see from my vehicle in normal traffic. It was also a bit confusing to figure out how to get inside once we arrived. They share a building with multiple other businesses. Luckily, an employee arrived as I did and politely welcomed me in. Otherwise, expect to ring the doorbell and have someone buzz you in and direct you downstairs to sign waivers. The staff was welcoming and accommodating. There is a small sitting area to gather while you wait for the members of your party. Being prompt is key, and by that be a few minutes early. The building has lots of stairs, so be prepared to walk if you choose an upstairs adventure. Knowing what I know now, if you get winded easily, I would ask what floor the room is on prior to booking. The challenge levels are accurate so choose your room wisely. I will definitely go back, and take more friends!

Krista Hull: Full disclosure: I’m an escape room enthusiast, designer, & owner from another state. I love to play all sorts of rooms and I’m cool with variety among venues. I don’t think everything has to be high tech or glossy to be awesome. The venue itself is somewhat of a maze. We were frazzled getting started because we ended up at the top of a bunch of flights of stairs instead of in the basement with the lobby is. It’s not very well marked. This escape room is very heavily weighted toward finding stuff, more than solving puzzles. (Which by the way they do make clear on the website.) There is very little to actually unlock. One of the puzzles requires 21 pieces to be found, all in separate locations. Some people love a search, but I found it to be frustrating eventually. (On the other side of the coin, we played another room in town this week and there was hardly anything in the room. That was frustrating in the opposite way. I guess if I had to choose, I do prefer having more stuff to look at and touch! So this place gets points for that!) When it was time to actually do the solving, there were a lot of puns and math. We never would’ve solved the puns without the “lifelines” provided. I happen to be fond of math but I know from experience that 99% of people would’ve never have been able to solve the math problem of one particular path, which required outside knowledge of several science and math concepts at once! The game master sat in the room with us, which was sort of awkward. That was a first for me. Another review I read said that it was like playing an escape room which your friend designed in his basement & watches you play from a corner in the room ... and that is spot on! Our guy seemed sort of smug, apparently just browsing his phone while we scurried around the room. He wasn’t rude, he just wasn’t exactly friendly. They sell this room for up to 15 people but I’m begging you not to play with that many. I’ve never had a good escape room experience for more than 10 people at once. For our game we just had two players, which is really too few for the amount of work to be done. We knew that going into the game so that was fine. I would think 4 to 6 players would be ideal. There were a few interesting puzzles in the room. We did enjoy the thrill of finding things (for awhile). The design and theme are pretty cute and a couple of puzzles are clever. At times it was really fun, and other times just frustrating. It looks as though this game has been played a while. As others have noted, it might be time for a refresh.

Faith McNeill: The Great Escape Room was an awesome experience. Took a group of ~20 young adults ages 17-24, and they absolutely loved it. It was great that the rooms were large enough to accommodate our entire group plus 5 staff. Everyone was able to engage with the ultimate task of escaping the room making this a great team building experience for our program. We will definitely visit again!
Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're thrilled that you and your students had such a fun and rewarding experience, and we hope to see you back in the future! -Tessa (General Manager, The Great Escape Room DC)

Craig Thackray: We went as a very small group, and we had a blast. They went out of their way to change the skill levels. The puzzles were varied, and fun. Will definitely go back. If post photos if I weren't in all of them

Michele Barone: SO MUCH FUN!! We did the Sherlock Holmes Room. It was pretty challenging but a lot of fun. When needed you can ask for clues. You definitely need to work together to solve. We escaped with 43 seconds left. We went for an adult birthday celebration. There were three of us and we had the whole room to ourselves.. Nice that they do it for small groups even as small as ours.

8. Escape Room Arlington

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Escape Room Arlington
Professionalism
4.8
Services
4.9
Prices / Rates
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Organization
4.8

Address: 2301 Columbia Pike suite c, Arlington, VA 22204

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM Thu

Telephone: (703) 232-2546

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Kurt “Aerial” Brunken: One of the better escape rooms around in the local DC area. Highly recommend visiting. The clues are nonlinear and require more than just opening a standard combination lock. The staff was very helpful and can give you nudges or full blown hints.

Madison Lester: This escape room is so cozy and all the staff is so sweet, funny and kind. Caitlin is who I spoke to most. She was very accommodating and personable. Our game master was funny and added to the room’s experience. We have done mind trap and Poe now and will definitely be coming back. Thank you for all you do. We love you.

Tara Galloway: The Poe room was difficult but very clever! Loved the incredibly well executed theme, the storyline, and the challenging puzzles. Was also interested and excited to learn the team at ERA creates their own rooms. Would absolutely recommend this business, especially given their price point as compared to other escape rooms in the area. Well worth a visit if you need an activity for an afternoon or evening in Arlington!

Ragavan Suresh: Lots of fun, awesome production value and very friendly staff. We went as a group of 3 and solved the supervillains escape room which had Numerous puzzles that allowed the party to split up and work on their own things. The puzzle design facilitated a natural flow of splitting up and regrouping to brain storm. Can recommend for any size or expertise.

Kristie 24: This place is by far the BEST ESCAPE room ever. My partner and I have done 50 plus escape rooms across the country and this by far is the most unique, methodically designed and creative escape rooms we have ever experienced. We loved it so much that we did all 4 of their rooms in 2 days. We can’t wait till they release a new one. We will be the first ones to try it out.

Mona Abdelrazaq: My husband and I stopped in yesterday with a couple questions about a new room they’re debuting later this year. Caitlin greeted us at the door with a PHENOMENALLY positive attitude. My husband’s questions can often be…a lot… and she was the perpetual customer-focused professional throughout our visit. If she treats us this well before we are even customers, I would bet she goes even further above and further beyond for paying patrons. The rooms look cool, and yes we were interested initially because of that, but Caitlin’s care and attention really pushed it over the top for us. We can’t wait to plan a trip back, and to book a room, or three. Thank you Escape Room Arlington, and THANK YOU for your true kindness, Caitlin!

Rita Oluchi Obi: My boyfriend and I had an amazing time. Escape Room Arlington was extremely clean and had the right decor! This is our first time doing an Escape Room. We did Mind Trap and we didn’t manage to escape , but we were pretty close ! This is a great exercise for relationships as well. Definitely plan on going back .

Daniel K Chang: Awesome! We went for a birthday party for a 10-year old and it was tons of fun. We did the Christmas escape room and the also the superhero one. Both were great although the superhero one was a little more advanced. Definitely recommend. Five stars!!

Aimee Lagrave: This is by far my favorite escape room in the DC area. I've done a number of rooms and this room surpassed them all. I enjoyed the way they offered hints and nudges, but also the puzzles seems to be just right and interactive enough to keep the players on their toes and involved. We tried the seasonal room, and really enjoyed it. There were 3 of us and there was no point where we felt unable to complete the task or figure out the puzzles.

Roosevelt Ramage: A group of friends and I ventured off to the Escape Room Arlington. It was an epic time. We selected the horror room and had 15 mins to spare. It's a great ice break to be engaged with your friends. You can find out a lot about them. A great team builder or ice breaker. Check them out!
Response: Hi Roosevelt, Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to meet you and the rest of your team this past week. We are so happy to hear that everyone had a great time! We can't wait to see you all again for your next get together! Take care! -Caitlin

9. Escape Room Live Alexandria

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Escape Room Live Alexandria
Professionalism
4.8
Services
4.8
Prices / Rates
4.9
Facilities
4.8
Organization
4.8

Address: 814 King St 2nd floor, Alexandria, VA 22314

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 12AM ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Telephone: (571) 771-2311

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Hannah Perovich: Joey (Manager) was absolutely amazing. We had only one day and we wanted to try all 4 rooms. He helped make that happen. All the rooms were very well done. We've done over 60 rooms and these are some of the best for immersion. All the staff we encountered were super friendly. We will definitely be back! Thanks for a great day!

Stacy Patterson - Northrop: Great room with fun puzzles and good details. Only request is that the room have some sort of introduction or story. Our group actually solved the room but didn't realize it because we weren't told what the end goal was! We were waiting for the door to open but really we just needed to find the name of a suspect. Still a good time.

Heewon Choi: This place was so much fun! Our team literally screamed cause when we figured out some of the hints. The owner/staff was so friendly and nice. Would definitely come again!

Erica Ariel: Autumn was an amazing facilitator for the Sherlock Holmes room. It was a bit more challenging than we expected, but we ended up with great other participants and we escaped with one minute and 28 seconds left! We will definitely be back!

Tina Coleman: Quinton was absolutely amazing, he was extremely thorough explaining then room and would check in on us when we were stumped. I would totally go back to go in all of the other rooms. He is awesome and makes the experience so much fun!!

Emma Augustine: My friend and I did the Poe room together and it was incredible. It was my first escape room and I was blown away by the experience! It was atmospheric and challenging and incredibly fun - we will absolutely be back.

Greg Mestre: The staff was great, made us feel welcome and got us pumped to try an escape room for the first time. The Titanic room is harder than it's rated! Definitely good times!
Response: Hi, G, thank you for this review! The Titanic room is at The Escape Game Georgetown, but we're so glad you had a great experience with them!

Shane McKibben: First time doing an escape room and had a great time! Autumn was super helpful and had a great sense of humor. Definitely recommended!

Ömer’in Maceraları: Very authentic. Nice staff.

Daisy Anderson: Omg! Took my husband here for Father's Day and we had a blast!!! Everyone was so awesome especially JP who checked us in and explained the game to us!!! Thank you Escape Room we can't wait to come again!!!

10. Big Escape Rooms

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Big Escape Rooms
Professionalism
4.7
Services
4.6
Prices / Rates
4.6
Facilities
4.6
Organization
4.6

Address: 8505 Fenton St #210, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 12AM ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 800-0295

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Treva Smith: This was a great experience!! I took my daughter, a few of her friends and my family for her birthday. We did soooo poorly🤣🤣🤣 I picked too hard of a escape room. Maurice our clue assistant was fabulous. He saw us struggling. He was a awesome help to us. We were lost.🤣🤣🤣 But Maurice came to the rescue!! Thanks Maurice for your professionalism, grace and help!! We will be back!!

Ryan Geldermann: By far the worst experience I’ve ever had at an escape room, and I’ve done at least 20. From the get go it was terrible. The guy we spoke to on the phone to book the room sounded like he was from a call center in India and hated his life. We booked two rooms and both of them had multiple broken or malfunctioning components that made it impossible to escape or solve some of the puzzles. The kid who greeted us also seemed like he hated his job and didn’t want to be there. He did not keep track of our progress like ever other escape room ever does (they watch on the cameras so they can help if you get stuck). Every other escape room I’ve been to the host has put an emphasis on creating excitement. This guy barely said anything to us, clicked play on a video, then let us in the rooms and went back to his phone. The rooms were also in terrible shape. If I could rate zero stars I would. Pretty sure the good reviews are fake. Do yourself a favor and look at all the one star reviews and how similar the negative feedback is… those reviews are the truth.

Derrick Snowden: We had a blast. We took a group of ten year old girls for our daughters birthday. They really impressed us with their creativity in trying to figure out the clues. The staff was great especially Maurice, and the girls loved the experience. We’ll be back.
Response: Thanks for your kind words, Derrick!

Michael Appiah: 10/10 Very engaging and fun experience. Go with your family or your friends, it’ll be fun regardless. We didn’t manage to complete the clown room but I’ll definitely come back to try this room and all of the other ones.

Maedot Kiros: My 2 cousins, brother, my mom and I went for my birthday. We chose the Pharaoh one, it was difficult at first but we managed to escape right before the 1 minute left mark. With great help from me of course. We were given a lot of help and although we couldn’t hear some directions clearly, Maurice repeated them every time. So big thanks to him!! A lot of screaming and serotonin, but I would 100% recommend.

Chardonnay Crawley: I had a great time!!! Can’t wait to come back but that room was hard af! 😂😂😂😂. Probably will be back like next week!

Haotian Wang: Be careful people! This place steal money and they have the worst phone-service ever. I made an appointment on the phone the other day, it rang 2min before someone picked up. The person sounds very aggressive, and to make an appointment, she asked me for name, credit card info, and even billing address. I felt very uncomfortable and refused to give my billing address, she made the appointment for me anyway. 15min later, something came up, my friends and I decided to change the time of the appointment, and I quickly found out that they charge $30 for doing that. I thought that was ridiculous, and I asked if there's fee for cancellation, the phone service person said no, so I cancelled. A few days later, the Bigescape Room refused to give me refund and they said that's their stupid policy. I said someone from Big Escape Room told me that there's no fee for cancellation, but from that point on, they stopped replying me. So, if anyone is going to this place, please be extra extra careful, DON'T MAKE APPOINTMENT ON THE PHONE! Because the person answering your call can't represent this stupid escape room company!

Sherdina Fletcher: I went with friends for her birthday weekend. We did the outbreak room. It was very challenging but fun. We didn’t make it out to part 2. But we are coming back to book that room to try it again.

Tzvi Atkin: We had a great time in the basketball escape room! Miles was wonderful and gave us great clues to get out. Clues were smart but not too hard to figure out like some escape rooms!

Sydney West: I’ve had a very unfortunate and disappointing experience with Big Escape Rooms. They are extremely unaccommodating and seem to only care about money instead of positive relationships with those who want to support their business. I bought tickets for a room as a gift to my mother for Mother’s Day. The evening before our scheduled room one in my party tested positive for Covid. I called as soon as they opened the morning of our booking and explained The situation. I didn’t have time to give them 24th notice. Whoever I spoke with on the phone was extremely rude and dismissive and demanded that I pay $30 to reschedule or just lose all of the money I spent… to which I asked if there was any way they could help us out and let us reschedule without paying so much money since it was under the unforgiving circumstances of Covid. I was then directed me to email the manager, which I did, and she has been extremely unhelpful and very rude via email. I will eat the $65 that I spent because I will not spend $30 to reschedule a room that they claim could have been filled, but when I checked that day there were multiple openings. I will not be using this business in the future there are plenty other businesses that will be more patient, understanding, helpful and willing to help people out in order to create positive relationships for the future.