Escape Room Marshfield completes third phase; New room has Egyptian theme
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – Escape Room Marshfield has completed the final phase of its business model, introducing a third room to the venue.
“Our vision for the property was always to build three rooms, so our first room was ‘Ransom, which is still going. Our second room is ‘Titanic;’ she’s still going. And then, we just finished up our last phase of the business model for the next year or so, which is building ‘Tomb.’”
Dargenio said that each room will operate for approximately two years, with Ransom to be retired in about 2022, with another room taking its place.
In the three rooms, participants must complete puzzles and riddles to unlock passages or advance.
Tomb will be an Egyptian-themed room, where participants find themselves trapped in an Egyptian pyramid and have 60 minutes to get out of the pyramid.
“Kind of like a ‘King Tut’s tomb’ mentality,” Dargenio said. “Ramsom and Titanic are amazing, and they’re our first ones. Tomb is a whole new level. It’s a whole new level of Escape Room, of artistry – particularly artistry. I mean, you really feel like you are walking into King Tut’s tomb. It’s crazy,” Dargenio said.
The Escape Room opened in August of 2019 at 108 E. Fourth in Marshfield, as a vision of owners, Dargenio, Tim Bergelin, Katie Marotz, and Jeremy Ganong.
“It took us about three or four months to build Ramsom and then we operated Ransom by itself for a couple of months,” Dargenio recalled. “It took us about three months to build Titanic. Then, we’ve been working on Tomb for about five and a half months.”
Last winter was so busy for the business that they added on four employees, in addition to the owners.
“Prior to COVID, we exceeded all of our expectations,” Dargenio recalled.
When Safer at Home was initiated, the business closed down during March, April, and May.
The business resumed operations in June, with one line, and other safety precautions instituted.
“We have air filtration. We clean the rooms with disinfectant at the end of every use. We make sure that it is only private bookings, so you will never cross paths with anyone else in the building. You are only with the group you bring in,” Dargenio explained.
Tomb is scheduled for opening at the end of October or the beginning of November.
For more information, visit www.escaperoommarshfield.com.