Escape It - "The Lobby"
Updated: Dec 9, 2020
** UPDATE - We regret to inform you that "Escape It" has closed its doors.
Difficulty Level: 7.5/10
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Escape It Baltimore was our third stop in Maryland. This owner has families that also own escape rooms in other States. They are true escape room enthusiasts at creating these interactive immersive experiences. This location has plenty of parking available in the front. The lobby is spacious, but the waiting area is actually in the back. There’s plenty of lockers for you to lock up your personal belongings as you won't be needing them. The waiting area is set up like a conference room with a screen which they use for debriefing. Our initial thought was it’s a bit too office-like. Perhaps to create a more immersive feel, they should change the décor. However, you will find Mr. Wolf himself there so make sure to have your camera ready! The debriefing (in our opinion) was a bit long. It would be great if they can limit the story telling into one video (although the actors were entertaining to watch). The location currently has three rooms and they are all intertwined as a story with Mr. Wolf playing the main character. However, you do not need prior knowledge to play the rooms separately.
When the owner told us “The Lobby” was their hardest room I knew we had to call for back up. My sister and her friends were in the area, so we quickly assembled “The Fantastic 6”. Our mission was to locate Mr. Wolf’s next victim, free her from her restraints, save her life and escape before Mr. Wolf returns. As we got sent into what looked like a receptionist area next to the elevator, things started to become unnerving. The room definitely had an eerie feeling to it. My sister is even more of a scaredy-cat than I am. The “no reason” jumpiness and screaming from her didn’t help with my focus on the puzzles at all. Although, I do admit there were a few moments of actual reasons to be jumpy a bit later on, but her reactions intensified the whole experience (she literally thought Mr. Wolf will come in at any minute and snatch her away!). The puzzle flow was smooth at first, but we did experience some “huh” moments at the later stages on why the answer was a certain way. The room décor could be refurbished a bit as some puzzles felt worn.
Overall it was a fun room with some “surprising” elements. With some updating it can definitely improve its potential. We can’t wait to try their next room - “The Elevator”!
* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!
ETR Overall rating: 8/10
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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 Escape It for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.