“ESCAPE ROOM” CENTER OPENING IN ASHBURN

Escape rooms are all the rage right now — and in a matter of days, a new escape room entertainment center will be opening right here in Ashburn.

Fittingly, it’s called “Escape Room Ashburn” and it’s opening on Truro Parish Drive in the same tiny Broadlands shopping center where the Dunkin’ Donuts, Cafe Opera and Brickoven Pizza are located. The escape room will be on the second floor above the Broadlands Sports Bar. The sign went up last week.

If you’re not familiar with the escape room concept, groups of friends are “locked” inside a room, given an exciting storyline and then — as a clock ticks down — they have to solve puzzles and riddles and search for clues and gadgets to help them “escape” the “room” — ergo an “escape room.”

The Ashburn Escape Room will feature four different rooms, including “Federal Fiasco,” “Bank Heist,” “Jail Break” and “Candy Shop.”

Images: Escape Room Ashburn

No firm date for the grand opening yet, but soon. We’re hearing mid-to-late June.