• Cici Cao

Egress - "Escape the Count's Castle"

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

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Difficulty Level: 6/10

Public/Private: Public

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We are very excited to make Egress our very first ever Maryland escape room that we are visiting as they just recently opened. This mom and daughter team escape room venture is super cute! They are located right in between the town of Lutherville and Timonium. The entrance is in the back of a building with plenty of parking available. Once you enter the building, you would turn right and go down to the basement (you won’t be lost, just follow the ravens). There’s a good amount of space downstairs as they have a comfy lobby area and a large party room. They also have some space to build another room once they are more settled with the ones they’ve just completed.

They currently have two rooms available and we are trying both of them today starting with the "Escape the Count's Castle" room. Considering this is all build in-house, we really liked their choice of theme related props. We did feel like this is a more basic design for more beginner escapees. There isn't that much high tech involved but the puzzles were pretty clear to follow. There were a few pieces of puzzles that we felt could be eventually utilized but is not fully at its potential right now. This is definitely a great room to build your escape confidence as I would think most groups would be able to escape the evil Count Vlad’s great room before he returns. Our suggestion would be to make some “wow” moments in the rooms and perhaps add in some more puzzles just to make the room a bit more challenging.  It would be great to see this room running at its full potential.

If you can play both games here, take note that the creative mind behind the "Escape the Count's Castle" room was by the mom and the “Dream Within a Dream" room was by the daughter. See if you can tell some of the differences at the end? We would love to hear your comments below! 

*Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!

ETR Overall rating: 7.5/10

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**We don't want to go into detail and ruin any surprises for you, but you want more info like if the room is a multi-room or what other additional tips we can provide to you, feel free to email us.

Disclosure: We thank Egress for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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