409 7th St NW, Lower Level, Washington, DC 20004 ()
We did two rooms by Escape the Room in the same day. First, my husband and I completed "The Agency". We loved everything about it!Kelsey
We then brought a friend back for his first escape room experience after dinner. We completed the mission control room. Unfortunately, this was a completely different experience. In all the escape rooms we have played, none have had such a linear and controlled order. The game master tells you exactly what to do and in what order. It makes it difficult when you have a larger group because it leaves people standing around if they aren't working on that puzzle in the moment. We were told there were lots of "bugs" and "glitches".
It was a very cool room with beautiful design and concept, but left our newbie friend confused and left us frustrated that we couldn't all participate in the whole process. I almost wouldn't put it into the same category as any of the other rooms we have ever done. We would have chosen the other option if we had known. It didn't ruin our experience since we had such a great one earlier in the day. Just a little clarity and knowing what to expect before signing up would have been helpful.