UNLOCKED was another one on our monthly escape room trips we've been wanting to try out! This review is long overdue because I remember going and then immediately heading home to take my chem exam in the spring semester of this year, haha.Elise
This place is a bit hidden in Costa Mesa, but it did not disappoint! Located in Costa Mesa, off of Baker. There's plenty of parking in the lot, so you don't have to worry about that. Get their early to sign the waivers! They go over the rules and storylines beforehand too. They have a few rooms to choose from. We chose the Pipeworks because we wanted to try the head to head option with just the four of us.
We haven't done many head to head options, but this was pretty cool and different from what we normally do. It was fun trying to beat our other friends. We did escape, but my team didn't win, HOWEVER. The other team wouldn't have gotten as far as they did without our help, haha.
Our hosts were awesome and super nice. I definitely want to come back to try out their other rooms when we can.
I did the magician return about 3 years ago. It was fun and filled with creative puzzles. The staff was also very welcoming. Last night, I came back with another team. My group of 5 played the pipework and had an unforgettable time. This game splits the group and have the teams work together also compete each other at the same time. It has great easy-medium puzzles. It can be easy if you play peacefully and clean with another team, or it can be difficult and chaotic if your sabotage each other. One of the teams didn't miss the chance to mess up the other team, so we both failed. It was funny and unforgettable. Then we played the arcade, which is a fun, whimsical game reminds us so much of our childhood time spending at our local arcade. It has many fun physical activities and good logical puzzles. Then finale was wow. Highly recommended for all ages and all level of players for all the rooms here. All the themes here are family friendly as well. Come here to have an amazing time!Nicole
Wow! We had so much fun in the game room. We finished with 30 seconds left to spare . I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who loves escape rooms.Cindy
Great location, very clean and the staff was super friendly.James
As an enthusiasts group we went there specifically to play Pipeworks which was a fun game to play, if you want to challenge your friends and potentially end the day with some bragging rights this game is for you!! Haven't played any other games but I've heard good things.
So glad I was able to play this escape room! My group did the Arcade room. I loved that multiple people could work on different puzzles/activities at the same time. In typical escape rooms, I lose interest in the puzzle everyone is working on. This room definitely kept my attention with all the surprises! I also loved the arcade theme! Very nostalgic.Jennifer
Arcade Escape room was exciting! Lots of twists and turns. Secrets to be solved. Riddle me this. Loved trying to solve the clues! Our hosts were polite and in character. I recommend this Escape room! Super fun!Colleen