Updated: Feb 18
Difficulty Level: 7/10
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We have visited Escape Quest before at their original location in Alexandria, Virginia and have tried two of their games - "The Black Widow" and "The Lost Temple". This is our first time visiting their brand new location - Escape Quest DC in Bethesda, Maryland. Timing-wise, we were very lucky since they had just opened and we were to be one of the first ones to try their new room “Expedition Unknown”. The Bethesda, MD location has a public parking lot right behind their location and it’s free during the weekends. You can walk through the parking lot to reach their location on the other side of the street. As we enter the lobby, the décor and the waiting area was very elegantly designed (similar to their Alexandria, VA location). They will have a fully functional bar up and running soon and it's a great space to mingle with your fellow escapees before or after the games. They do plan to have 5 games at this location but currently the two that are running are “Expedition Unknown” and “The Black Widow” (which they have at their VA location as well).
We were eager to start the adventure the famous explorer Dr. Silas Webb had planned for us. As we arrived in Paris at the meeting point with Dr. Silas, we felt transported into his journey instantly. The set design, lighting, and music in the room was amazing as we felt like the room had many hidden secrets just waiting to be discovered. The puzzles were clean and easy to follow. All the props used were clearly associated with the story line and we had a lot of fun discovering new "wow" moments!! There were a few minor puzzles that didn’t have hints on the order sequence, but it wasn’t something that hindered our gameplay. It is definitely doable with two people as we got out with plenty of time to spare. It would still be fun to do with a large group as well since some puzzles are not linear and it’s quite spacious in terms of the room size. We really enjoyed the ending, but was hoping for maybe one more puzzle to satisfy our discovery!
In conclusion, this was a very well-done room and we highly recommend players of all levels to try it. We all have that explorer inside of us, so its time to let your imagination run wild! We can’t wait to return to try some of their other new games (“Wanted: Dead or Alive” , “Skull Island” and “The Queen’s Revenge”)!
* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!
ETR Overall rating: 9.5/10
(If you do decide to try this room, please remember to let them know that "ESCAPETHEROOMers" sent you!)
** 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 Quest for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.