RVA’s escape room trend heads west
In an escape room, players are racing with the clock to solve riddles and figure out the story.
“Josh and Ashley Thornhill and Brandon Clark opened Room Escape USA on July 16 at 3504 Mayland Court near the intersection of Gaskins Road and West Broad Street. Like other escape rooms around town and across the globe, Room Escape USA’s 3,000-square-foot space hosts live-action puzzle adventures that take place in different themed rooms. Room Escape USA rooms can handle teams of up to eight people that have one hour to achieve the room’s goal.For the moment, Room Escape USA’s only open room is called Dr. Ensaine. The premise is that the players are visiting for an appointment with the dentist, but Room Escape USA has been hearing odd rumors about Herr Doktor and it’s up to the players to figure out the real story. ‘The story develops as they progress,’ Josh Thornhill said, adding Dr. Ensaine has overtones of B-movie horror.”
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