5627 Sepulveda Blvd Suite #213, Van Nuys, CA 91411 ()
With some trepidation, I visited the newly renamed Famous Escape Rooms in Van Nuys. Located just off the 405 (at Burbank) it was easy to find and there is plenty of parking. A fellow enthusiast suggested it and I'm glad she did. Mistaken Identity starts with a GM in an office. He explained the backstory and lead us to a non-descript door. Inside, the room was cluttered (deliberately so) and we started our quest to find... something and straighten out this mistaken identity situation. With multiple (sometimes unexpected) rooms, the production was decent and enjoyable. But what I liked most about Mistaken Identity is that the puzzles were logical. Nothing ground breaking in terms of technology or creativity, but the puzzles fit the theme of the room and they made sense! There were also a few 'ah-ha' moments and even when we needed hints, we were kicking ourselves for not figuring it out on our own. This is the way all puzzles should be. There were a couple of tech hiccups along the way but overall a fun and smooth experience. It's a bit on the challenging side and beginners might struggle a little. For me this room ranks #43 out of 91 and if you are in the area, I recommend it.Douglas E.