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Great for teenager birthday parties!

Our girls had their birthday party here and enjoyed it very much. Check-in process was easy. There... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
erinbc75
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Springfield, Virginia
So much fun

Was very surprised at how much fun it was.. Will definitely be doing it again int he near future....

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Reviewed January 14, 2020

The experience included wizards and other elements my daughter thought scary. She left the room about 5 minutes after entering and read a book instead. We went for a birthday party, so I'm unsure if other (less scary) options are available.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Alex_McLaughlin, Public Relations Manager at Escape Room Live Alexandria, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Hello! All of our rooms are family-friendly and are not intended to be "scary" in any nature. Could you please e-mail us at info@escaperoomlive.com with a little more detail about what your daughter experienced and which props she felt were scary so we can have them removed? Thank you!

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Reviewed January 2, 2020

We as a family had a wonderful visit. This was my second time doing an escape room with my grandsons and this group. My son and daughter in law love escape rooms, and my other son that came with us it was his first escape room. Everyone loved it. There were clues that tasked everyone and allowed everyone to participate. There were clues that the adults over thought but my grandsons picked up on. Without everyone contributing we would not have completed before the time limit. It was an unexpected Christmas present. For all of use we will go to another escape room in the future.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2020

My friends and I tried the Wizard's Apothecary escape room, and while we liked the props and puzzle variety, several puzzles did not work quite as intended. For example, we received hints that spoke of puzzles we had already solved, and several chimes that were meant to go off upon solving a puzzle successfully were apparently quiet by design, which made us waste precious time revisiting a puzzle we had already unwittingly solved. Many objects are also hands-off, which ruins the atmosphere somewhat and forces the visitor to often wonder "May I touch this object?" instead of focusing on whether the item is a clue.

The hint system was also odd. Without spoiling to much, you have to spend time in the escape room figuring out how to ask for hints, and the hints procedure is not explained fully to you at the outset. Also, the timer warning went off at 8 minutes left, which seemed like an odd slice of time to set off a warning. Why not warn us at the halfway point, and then at the three-quarter mark?

Also, the Lord of the Rings movie music used for the room ill-suited as it was battle music from the trilogy, rather than something more suited to a wizard's tower.

Ultimately we felt the room needed some adjustment before it could reach its full potential. The staff member attending to us was matter-of-fact and unenthused, which was a bit of a let down.

All in all, the experience was a disappointment to us, though we enjoyed aspects of it.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Alex_McLaughlin, Public Relations Manager at Escape Room Live Alexandria, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. We would like to hear more from you regarding which sounds and hints you received that made your experience fall short. Could you please e-mail us at info@escaperoomlive.com with the date and time of your visit and the name on your reservation so we can address this further with our Management Team and staff? Thank you!

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Reviewed January 2, 2020

Nice experience with my two stepdaughters and four grandchildren. The puzzle, hidden clues, locks and magic mirror were lot of fun.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2019

This is a really nice venue. This was our third escape room and much more upscale. Fun room and large enough for people to spread out. The people at the facility were friendly.

Date of experience: November 2019
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