what is this?

Your worst nightmare! Kidding. 
The Room is a live escape room game located in Virginia Beach, VA. You are locked in a room with friends, family or work colleagues for an hour and have to solve a series of puzzles and mysteries to escape. You will have to search high and low for clues and work together if you want to escape. You have 60 minutes to escape by using only your brain (this may be a problem for a lot of you), there are no physical activities or challenges involved in the game.

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF PLAYERS PER TEAM?

Our rooms are designed for a maximum of 6 people. 2 people is the minimum required. 4-5 people however is the ideal amount of players. 
 

WILL OTHER PEOPLE BE ALLOWED TO PLAY IN OUR GAME?

No way! Well maybe... Rooms coming close to retirement will be open to what we like to call "Stranger Play". It will be open for anyone to book a "seat" in the room.
All of our other rooms are "Private Play". A notable difference between our experience and other escape rooms is that all games are private play.  Just you and your posse...allowing you to truly engage in the experience and with each other.  We will not allow another party to be booked with your group if it is private play room. 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The price is dependent on the number of people who are taking part in the game. The more people who take part in the game then the cheaper the game becomes. 

WHO PLAYS AND WHAT AGES CAN PLAY?

A complete mixture of personality, ages, sexes and nationalities play live escape games. Teams can be made up of friends, family, co-workers, student peers, and many others. It is a great team and corporate building exercise or a fantastic experience to celebrate a special occasion.
We only allow children over the age of 12 to play due to the complexity of the puzzles. If the members of the party are under 18 then they must be accompanied by someone 18 or over. 
 

WILL I GET SCARED AND AM I SAFE?

Yes you are completely safe. There is no fear aspect within any of the rooms. If you want to leave the room at any point you can. All rooms are monitored by staff at all times.
 

CAN I PLAY IF I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC?

Yes you can. The rooms are all of a reasonable size and you will not find yourself in an enclosed space at any point. You can leave the room at any point.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Wear whatever you want. We wouldn’t recommend heels, mankinis, Darth Vader fancy dress or full traditional wedding wear but anything can be worn that makes you comfortable. No judgies here!
 

HOW HARD IS THE GAME?

Depending on the game, around 35-50% of people escape. Common sense goes a lot further than intelligence. You do not need any special ‘skills’ to get out of the room, a basic level of written English and numbers will be enough. Each room has a difficulty rating next to the description.
Could we tell you more? Yes, but we wouldn’t want to spoil the experience.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

About one hour and 30 minutes in total.  Please plan to arrive 15 - 20 minutes before your start time.  This is essential. When you arrive you will be placed in our lounge for a briefing on the game you have chosen. Then the fun begins! You will be put in the room and will have 60 minutes to get out.  Upon your escape you will get debriefed and fun photos with our cool props… or if we must release you from the room, you get fun photos but with the lame props. 
 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I/WE ARRIVE LATE?

Again, please arrive 15 - 20 minutes before your schedule experience time. This is essential to everyone's experience. We run a tight schedule. THE DOOR TO THE ROOM LOCKS AT THE TIME YOU SIGNED UP FOR. You will not be permitted into the room if you are late.  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS or RESCHEDULING IN THIS SCENARIO. Please account for the horrendous traffic, the baby sitter being late, the dog eating your homework and every other excuse for why you arrive late. 

TIPS & ADVICE

  • Not everything is a clue. There are few Red Herrings. 
  • Separate and search! There is plenty to find. 
  • Communicate... if you find something, let others know.  Keep the clues out in case you need to revisit them. 
  • Double check each other’s answers and searches if you are stuck!
 

Health and Safety:

  •  There is no need to climb on anything… there are no clues above normal reach.
  •  There are no clues in any electrical outlets, plugs, cords or lamps.
  •  There are no clues in the drapes or shades. 
  •  There is no excessive force or physical exertion required, so be gentle. 

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

EMAIL US AT INFO@THEROOMVB.COM