Why we do
What began two years ago as a gifted family birthday outing from daughter to father became much more than an occupation — it became a passion for the Woods’ family (husband and wife team Brandy and J.R., daughter Savannah and four-legged furry grandson and company mascot George)…
‘We all live in Hell, but we have to forget about that right now, because a bomb might go off…’
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After escaping Vault 202, we took them up on their offer for a discount for a second room on the same visit and completed Murder Express as well.
Some of our favorite parts about project escape:
The game masters. We had a great guy last time and Tori was fantastic this time. Both were incredibly personable and energetic.
The game setups. The games are full of multiple puzzles to work on at once. Unlike other escape rooms that will have only one puzzle at a time in a sequence, these rooms have several puzzles that can we solved in parallel. This means there’s more for each person to do and really helps if you get stumped.
The puzzles themselves. Without giving anything away, the puzzles in the three games we’ve done here were all really well done. Clues that were appropriately clear. Not many red herring objects or things. Well designed mechanical elements. Just overall, really well done.
I highly recommend Project Escape for groups or couples. It can be hard to solve a room with just two people, but it is so fun!
also we had chandler who was very cool and down to earth and gave really good clues.w
We also had Brandi and she was really fun and helpful.
We completed all the rooms.
We have just not played saw yet.
Thanks for such an amazing time and I will definitely spread the word for family and friends to come try it out.
We started our night with Murder Express. Sydney was our game master and she was so great. I loved the themes and props to this room. The only negative I'll mention is the 5 min rule. I completely understand why that rule is put in place and I even agree with having a penalty, but that five minutes was huge. We were close, but guessed wrong in the end. We ran out of time with the 5 min penalty.
Thanks to the awesome $15 same day deal, we decided to take on Vault. This time Amber was our game master. She was awesome too. This room was great once we got going. We were able to finish with 12 minutes left.
I'd like mention the customer service at Project Escape. We were so impressed with Amber and Sydney. At other escape rooms, they throw you in a room, give you your clues when you ask and take your money. We felt like our game masters were really pulling for us and wanted us to make it out. It really made for an even better experience.
I'd really like to do Murder Express again -
maybe when the characters get changed around, so we won't know who the killer is.
We've already planned another night in May with a big group to take on Saw. We are so excited. Thanks to everyone at Project Escape. Keep doing what you're doing!
The good: Great overall customer experience. The staff was always friendly and helpful. The waiting area is well maintained and welcoming. Both of our game masters were GREAT (Harrison for two rooms and Amber for one), paid very close attention to our progress in the rooms and gave us gentle nudges in the right direction when needed and when we asked for clues they were given to us within a matter of seconds. The scenic elements were mostly fantastic. Especially in the Nautilus and Vault rooms. Overall a nice variety of puzzles, and a few that really required you to get creative with your thinking. It genuinely felt like all of the staff we encountered enjoyed what they were doing and were invested in the place. I've been to a few rooms where the employees seem so detached and even talk poorly about the facility or the choices that the room creators made, but here it felt like even the employees had a hand in creating the rooms.
The less good: In two of the three of the rooms we did there were a few puzzles that really just felt like busy work and went on for longer than they needed to. Where you're just following a long list of tasks and halfway through you're just thinking "alright, we get the point, this puzzle should be over by now". If I could give this place 4.5 stars due to this factor, I would.
All that being said, the overall experience was fantastic and will be happy to return next time I'm in town. A huge bonus is they offer you the chance to play another room later that day or the next day for just $15, nearly half off. If you're someone that likes to double or triple dip on these places, that's a large savings and really makes you feel valued. We certainly took advantage.
The rooms we did were, from best to least best:
Nautilus - this was my favorite room, with plenty of secret compartments and passageways, the scenic element was A+ and felt completely immersive. It is recommended for at least 4 people, but we did it as 2 and were still a few large puzzles away from completing it, so definitely recommend at least 4. There is a LOT of ground to cover in this one and it's important that you're able to split up and tackle multiple puzzles at once.
Vault - solid scenic and some of my favorite puzzles in the whole place. This one felt like it had the least busy work as well.
Knight's Quest - this is one of two games there that only consist of one room (the other being the Saw room) and that is always a bit of a let down, but all the puzzles felt appropriate to the time period and story line. This one had the most busy work.
When you arrive, you have to sign a quick waiver form. I like that in the waiting room there are some mind games to sharpen your mind just before you start. I saw a couple of people enjoying the rubik's cube, so they must've been pretty serious about their readiness. I just played a quick game of tic-tac-toe to keep my mind sharp. We waited just a little longer than our scheduled start time. But after our game, I kind of understood why, and I'll get into that a little later.
Once we were ready to begin, the hostess walked us through the hallway and into our escape room. Once inside, she did a fantastic job explaining all of the details to us, what to expect, and things of that nature. And then we were ready to begin! The hostess was great with giving us clues and making sure we stayed on task. I can't tell you how many times she helped us out of a tough situation. She helped us just enough to keep it interesting and fun for all of us. In the end, we were able to escape with just under 2 minutes to spare.
During the escape room, there were A LOT of clues we had to go through and toss around the room. After debriefing us, our hostess had to return to the room to put everything back in order for the next group. This is why I mentioned that it didn't surprise me that it took a little longer to tidy up depending on how strewn about the clues were by the previous group. We took some pictures in the room and outside with some funny signs. Overall, we all had a fantastic time. Everyone was smiling and laughing after the experience. I can't wait to rehash it with the group later on. Definitely give this escape room a try. You'll be sure to have a lot of fun.
IT was lots and tons of fun. Some of the clues, as explained in the directions, are right in your face and sometimes you can't think too hard because it's the obvious answer. Other times, it takes some more brain power
I won't give away too much since there will be others after us, but we were just two clues away from breaking out! They have a cool system where every room has a "game master". They'll be watching over you through a camera. You're given 5 hints throughout when you ask, and they'll appear on the screen in the room. Also, if you get claustrophobic, you can walk out at anytime. I think the general consensus was that we'd all love to go back and try another (easier) room. But there was not any easy rooms at all they where going harder harder.
When we first came in, the facility was clean and well staffed. The crew was friendly and we had Shelby as our game master. She was very helpful and really seemed to be rooting for us to escape.
As far as the escape room itself, it was lots of fun and certainly challenging. We liked how everything tied together and it wasn't just random puzzles throughout the room like some escape rooms are. The theme was fun and the storyline was engaging.
We all definitely want to do more escape rooms in the future because of our experience at Project Escape Atlanta, and would certainly return to do more of their rooms! The other rooms they offer sound interesting as well and we are dying to try some of them out. Thank you Project Escape and thank you Shelby for a fun, birthday night! Hopefully we'll be back soon!
Parking is plentiful and the check-in process is easy. Staff knows their stuff and so far have had no problems taking care of us, even when groups of others are busy coming into and out of the place. They even offered bottled water to us when we completed our challenge.
Our game master was Chandler. Chandler was very cool. He set up the room, and then he set us up in the room, and then he set the stage for what we were about to try to do. It was clear Chandler was actively watching us, and he gave us good clues when we needed them. (We only used two, I think.)
I'm looking forward to the next escape adventure here.
Artifact (now converted into Knight's Quest) was only my second escape room. I played with a group of new friends and had a great time.
Vault 202 was my favorite, with some clever puzzles and fun theme. I went for my birthday last year with some friends and family.
Exposure was definitely more challenging. It left us scrambling at the last minute, barely completing the last puzzle in time. It might be my favorite except for a couple frustrating elements, including one puzzle in which we had to wait at least 30 seconds for this mechanism to finish moving. This room physically requires at least four players to finish.
Knight's Quest was my first escape room loss, but I won't hold that against it. I played with a friend and two strangers who had never done an escape room before. It was fun to cooperate and learn to communicate with strangers, trying to work toward a common goal.
I'm looking forward to trying Nautilus!
We booked Vault 202 on 2/23/18 for 9:30pm and it was a blast! We had Steve as our game master and he made the experience so enjoyable - helpful without giving away too much and his interactions with us were hilarious and entertaining. The room itself was well made and the puzzles were challenging and fun. We've played the game that the room was based off of and that helped us a bunch in figuring out a good bit of the puzzles. We got stumped a handful of times, but Steve guided us back to the right track. "Reading is hard, math is hard, and we were missing intelligence." Despite that, we escaped the vault with 11 minutes and 18 seconds to spare!
We only booked for Vault 202, but we had such a wonderful experience that we wanted to do another one immediately after. We initially wanted to do Exposure, but it was too late in the evening for us and Brandy (I believe is her name) quickly switched us over to Nautilus without any hesitation. We bopped on over to the other location and we were in the next room within seconds of walking through the door. Nautilus was a bit more difficult for us because we were separated, but once we were regrouped it was more manageable. Colin was our game master this time and he too was quite helpful. We did manage to escape with 5 minutes left and, again, the experience was awesome!
We will definitely be coming back and attempting the other rooms. I think we've found our new family activity! The atmosphere was great, the rooms were so well thought out, and the super friendly staff were the best!