What are these "escape rooms" everyone's been raving about? You finally decided to find out for yourselves and book one. Everyone has to start somewhere! Here is a list of all escape rooms for beginners in Los Angeles. Experienced players can also pretend to be newbies and enjoy a balanced combination of puzzles and props.
Disclaimer: This was experienced during covid and may not have been a full experience.Caleb Thorpe
This room was okay - but not great. So far, I have one major complaint that seems to run through all rooms at Maze Rooms... It simply doesn't hold up against the competition. While the rooms might have interesting ideas, the production value feels cheap, the puzzles feel short and easy, and the pay-offs lack spice.
The good: Fantasy themes aren't common in escape rooms, so as a nerd, this is always a nice change of pace. The overall puzzle and story is simple and neat, if a bit short and lacking depth. The are a few puzzles that gives off the feeling of experiencing a fantasy world, if only for a moment.
The bad: In my experience, good escape rooms cause you to forget you're in a game. Here, however, the cracks are all over. We managed to open chests and doors without knowing how, production elements were either damaged or felt like toys, and the more fantastical elements looked like they were made with a high school theater budget.
Overall, if you're new to escape games or want something for a more family-oriented experience, this will be an enjoyable time. However, if you're seasoned, want a challenge, and/or crave immersion, I'd give this one a pass.
It's been years since doing this room. My roommate and I nearly hit the best time... Ultimately, a room we were excited for but to this day, left us unsatisfied.Caleb Thorpe
While this room (like many others made by Maze Rooms) had a creativity to it, it's production value simply falls flat when you compare it to all of the amazing competition out there. The visuals didn't feel immersive, but like a disney channel tv show set. That is, they worked and were somewhat enjoyable, but ultimately everything just felt low-budget and cheap. To add to the lack of immersion — when place in the room, we were immediately told the door wasn't locked and that we could leave at any time... That's just not fun.
That said, if you've never done an escape room, you may enjoy this. I wouldn't call it good, but has some enjoyment for those without having experienced other rooms to compare this to.
However, if you're a savant looking for an optimal experience, you're better off looking elsewhere.
My niece, nephew, and I had fun with the Jigsaw Island printable the other day! Interesting puzzles and fun video.Yvonne
Great way to spend a birthday during social isolation! Loved the tips to switch it up and the playlist etc. made this such a great package!Amelia
Great time at home playing at the dinner table!Jodi
Played out first escape room at home with the kids. It was awesome!!Melanie