7805 West Sunset Blvd #200, Los Angeles, CA 90046 ()
I did the Secret Temple room with 7 other people for a friends bday party. It was $25 each. It was definitely a fun activity, but it wasn't as logic, puzzle-solving centered as I expected. There was more trial and error and a little randomness involved.Shilpa D.
The man and woman that greeted us were fun, nice and engaging. The guy continued on to monitor us in the room and was helpful (with clues) when we needed it. Obviously this whole operation was set up and is run by some fun & creative people. I see in some of the other reviews people mentioning an actress, but maybe we didn't get that far?!
I would definitely try a different room or other escape activity but didn't love this one. It was a little more frustrating than it was fun in retrospect because I think that specific puzzle needed a main clue to bind all the random stuff together (maybe as a hint, they could reveal another framed clue that would give you an idea of what move you need first instead of the monitor giving verbal clues). I'm not going into any detail so as not to give anything away.
I also think a few details would make the room aesthetically a lot more cooler and make you feel like you are actually in a secret temple room. There was laminating (which I get makes things last longer but just printing out new little papers seems worth it to heighten the experience) and labels/stickers that kind of took you right out of the secret temple and into Staples. lol. I'd rate this experience a 3.5 but since everyone else's reviews are so high and it was worth trying, I don't want to lowball! I'm curious to try the Apt. 205 room since people seem to love that one!
Find yourself entangled in the mysteries of the oldest most protected secret society on Earth. Its keepers have guarded their secrets for centuries and passed them through generations in their clandestine ritual meetings.
You are a team of reporters who've been tasked to find their secret temple and uncover the enigma they've been guarding for millenniums. You've dug deep and found yourself in their secret room - locked. They'll come for you in an hour. Will you get out?