WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- A Live, thrilling clue game is set to open soon. It's called Escape the Oval Office. It's a real adventure for mystery lovers who want to be locked up in a room for an hour.
Matt and Cheryl Wilson are escape room enthusiasts.
They can crack the code most of the time
Cheryl Wilson says, "Our success rate is about 75 percent."
But they may have met their match in the Oval Office.
The Scenario: The family is on a covert operation. They're trapped with newborn son Maxwell in tow.
They are turning the room upside down flipping the lights on and off, looking for clues to unlock the door and replace missing articles.
"As the time dwindles down you find a clue and another. Kind of have to keep your cool but panic does set in," said Cheryl Wilson.
"My wife and I are active duty Air Force officers so we're use to dealing with stress and working with people, this is giving us a taste of what we use to do without the risk," said Matt Wilson.
Trying to get out of a locked room requires teamwork, helps build relationships and it's fun.
Tim Smith is one of the owners. He says escape rooms have been around a long time but he wanted to put a Washington DC spin on it.
Smith said, "I love spy movies. It's up my alley. You get to know who you work with or are trying to get to know and how they work under pressure."
Challenging your wit is not just for adults, but kids can also use their brain power in the mock classroom.
One hour winds down and the Wilson family could not escape but
Matt Wilson still gives his seal of approval.
"It's very difficult to actually get into the Oval Office so this theme is pretty neat, running around looking for clues. I haven't seen this previously."
Escape the Oval Office costs $25 dollars for adults and $15 for children.
It is set to open next Sunday.
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