In the former Twisted Darkness warehouse. According to the Harts, guests who escape room equipment choose this room start out handcuffed after waking up to find “[they] have been kidnapped and are being held in an abandoned warehouse. Can you find it in one hour and escape the curse Blackbeard bestowed upon anyone who dares to take it?”
Guests have a one-hour time limit to make their escape. It’s about accomplishment. And for those who want to take their adventure outside, Speakeasy offers scavenger hunts that lead participants on a search for clues around downtown Hampton. 1920s-themed entertainment attraction is coming to downtown Hampton.
Alan Stone, left, and Nick Major talk about the Prohibition era immersion experience of their soon to be opened business, the Speakeasy Escape Room, Monday, October 22, 2018. In the Ghastly Flapper area, participants are on a mission to find a missing performer by finding clues on stage, back stage and in her dressing room.
The new entertainment business will open soon in downtown Hampton on W. It looks pretty authentic compared to some of the other escape rooms,” said Walley, who has completed five others. Speakeasy does not sell alcohol but plans to rent out the Blind Tiger for photo shoots and small parties, the partners said.
The two men also own the 2-year-old Colonial Escape near Busch Gardens Williamsburg. It’s all about having fun,” Major said. Groups of friends or families work together to solve various puzzles to meet some sort of objective or “escape” a room based on a story line, typically within an hour.
“From the moment you enter the room, you’re transported back in time,” said co-owner Alan Stone, 30, of Newport News. Stone and Major said they wanted to open their next business in a pedestrian-friendly area. “We’re trying for that complete environmental reaction. Stone, along with Hampton native and partner Nick Major, 33, are opening Speakeasy Escape Room at 26 W.
It’s everything from the soundtrack to the aesthetic of the room to the puzzles. escape game puzzle, 28, of Hampton tried out Speakeasy with a group of friends when the business put out a call for testers. Time slots can be booked online at 1987 Studio. The scavenger hunts include puzzles, and participants end back at Speakeasy for an escape-room experience.