Virginia’s escape rooms.
Escape Room Live in Alexandria.
There are plenty of “escape room” video games and free apps out there today, but what if you could do it for real? Escape Room Live in Alexandria, Escape Room RVA and Real Escape Room in Richmond, and Escape Room Virginia Beach provide just that experience. Groups of four to 10 people spend about an hour locked in a room full of gadgets and puzzles that lead to a set of keys that will free them.
The rooms have elaborate themes. Escape Room Live offers a Sherlock Holmes mystery, a dystopian battlefield landscape, and new this spring, a room based on the claustrophobic interiors of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Poe is also a favorite at Escape Room RVA, along with its “cursed crypt,” while in Virginia Beach you can get locked into a detention hall and the home of a notorious international embezzler. The average success rate in escape rooms is just 41 percent, but difficulty varies—the Glitch in the Matrix room at Escape Room RVA is only 29 percent. Like a team challenge? This is the game for you. $25-$35 per player.