Bond’s Escape Room
Bond’s Escape Room is located on The Crossing Clarendon's upper level and offers six game rooms. Business coaches with training in organizational psychology guide groups through the experience and provide after-action assessments, said owner Egor Bond.
Steve Chiama, business coach at Bond’s, said escape rooms help to surface “who are the leaders in the group, the real leaders, the people who stop and think and insert themselves in the success of the mission – and see who are the people who just go along for the ride.”
Chiama advises meeting groups to identify areas in which the team needs growth and to name goals before arriving. Meeting planners can encourage attendees to “Step up. Take a chance… and have fun. It’s a game,” Chiama said.
The escape rooms include a variety of themes ranging from “Saddlewood Saloon" and "Elven Forest" to “Sleepover Slaughterhouse.” Each rooms is uniquely and ornately decorated to showcase the theme with clues places strategically throughout. Teams can compete with each other for the quickest solves.
Bond’s will accommodate groups of up to 78 people, with about 50 people playing in the various game rooms simultaneously. There's also a meeting space where groups can gather to coordinate strategy or celebrate their successful escapes.
Take team building to a new level with Immersive Gamebox. Located in Ballston Quarter, this digital interactive escape room features projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking and surround sound, all designed to help you enjoy a hyper-immersive gaming experience.
Immersive Gamebox offers a variety of 30 to 60-minute games for a minimum of two players and a maximum of six. Playing is as simple as entering the interactive digital room, donning a colorful motion-tracking visor, and waiting for instructions. Their games range in theme and difficulty, with everything from classic arcade-style games to collaborative adventures with more intricate storylines.
In "Alien Aptitude Test" it’s 1984, and aliens have taken over Britain. As part of their invasion, they're evaluating humans to see who's worth keeping around, therefore players have to participate in a variety of challenges and be graded by the extraterrestrials. Once the game concludes, Immersive Gamebox sends you home with a parting gift: a fun short video of your group celebrating your victory after completing the game!
For more information about private group bookings at Immersive Gamebox visit their website linked here.