Eight people is a reasonable amount of players for escape rooms. Everyone will find something to do: strategizing, taking charge, searching for clues, solving puzzles, cheering the team on, counting down the minutes, wandering from room to room or chatting up the game master. Book one of the rooms in Los Angeles and find out what will your contribution be!
Our company did 2 separate team building events here - it's that fun! Everyone enjoyed it. The staff is very accommodating and helpful. Would recommend to anyone! It's a fun and exciting experience.Kaycee
Very nice simple place but very fun!! great rooms!! western room was very very fun!! Andrew, Marlen and Katie very nice and great people very helpful and kind would definitely recommend it I will be back for sure!Gianna
Oh man, when I first heard of the Western room, I was definitely intimidated by the difficulty that a lot of people had expressed. However, it has to be hands down one of my favorite escape rooms ever! This place has deals as well! The puzzles were challenging, but SO MUCH FUN. I absolutely loved them, there were a lot of the satisfaction when it came to solving said puzzles! Communication is also key! I freaking loved this escape room, our game master made it completely 10/10. Seriously. You made it the absolute best. Our game master was so sweet and kind, she would always push us into the right direction when we needed it. Thank you! We'll definitely be back to try the other rooms.Michelle
With "ATLANTIS", Matt the "ESCAPE MATTSTER" now has an official room count of: 88!Matthew C.
- 10-SECOND QUICKIE VERSION -
Your eccentric history professor won't do it, but you will! Explore through the ancient ruins of Atlantis, and to find Poseidon's trident's whereabouts, all before time runs out! It's an immersive ancient underwater adventure backed by a beautiful set, high tech gen 2 automation, and challenging puzzles that require effective teamwork.
- NOW... SIGNATURE DETAILED VERSION -
Escape Room LA has been on my escape gaming radar for a while, though a trip to this well known venue hasn't been realized until recently. With 5 options on the menu currently, I was treated to a visit in the fable lost city of "Atlantis" by an eccentric professor. Before we knew it, the portal was open, and I had only so much time until my magical air supply runs out underwater. So, go, just keep swimming!
Having read through my previous paragraph, you pretty much blew through the entire narrative for Atlantis. Your objective, to collect shattered pieces of King Poseidon's trident, then you know, something gleaming follows, game ends. There isn't much to the plot, and there doesn't need to be. Atlantis falls under the category of fantasy scavenging game, garnering key items by overcoming obstacles, and emerging victorious in this live-action video game level, so to speak. Your enjoyment derives from exploration & immersion, and an arguably weak backstory won't detract you from the fun, really.
Besides, as far as visual/audio go, you're treated to the premium standard LA is known for. Atlantis looked wonderful from beginning to end. From the seemingly "boring" explorer's study, to the drenched-in-turquoise-color city of Atlantis, I can tell the owner hired the right people for the job. And although majority of the game took place underwater, I did not necessarily feel that vibe. That is not to say, there's no immersion--just not at the correct sea level. Perhaps more constantly moving, wave like projections would help make the deep ocean come alive. I myself instead perceived this as an adventure in an ancient ruin, and it worked just fine.
For puzzles aspect, from my conversation with the owner, all challenges are conceived by him, who is an escape game lover and expert himself. Therefore, most fortunately, not one single puzzle that suffer from any leap in logic, everything made good sense, and I feel very comfortable recommending Atlantis for its quality puzzle elements. With that said, there is a level of sophistication & difficulty associated with a handful of challenges, and stumped even the best of us--and our team as a whole conquered a LOT of games prior. Spread out, communicate loud and clear, and don't be afraid to ask for clues when necessary.
Technology was well employed, whether it be to produce special effects, or to support the behind-the-scene wiring of automated puzzles. Only a couple of locks appeared; most actions and reveals were congruent with the ancient city setting. Expect to play around with a lot of prop and set pieces! Classic escape room ideas form the backbone, but the latest high tech construction illustrates the final product. It's a harmonious marriage of the two, and I believe that was Atlantis's biggest strength.
Merging all elements mentioned, it's a recipe for a respectable entertainment option. So dive in.
...Since this is my first time reviewing an Escape Room LA room ever, there're several aspects I'd like to discuss:
While I experienced Atlantis as a private room, most bookings are public by default. I am not here to advocate either side, but objectively, to block out strangers, you must either purchase all tickets, or book it as a private event for an up-charge. Utilize coupons, book strategically, and head in with your best attitude (and luck).
Yes, the game master (gm) does accompany you inside the room, and while mine was given a role to play, he was really only there for guidance, and mostly responded when spoken to. I did not mind his presence, and enjoyed his confirmation on whether my imminent action would potentially damage any prop--I play extra nice and extra safe!
The escape room business itself is beautifully modeled, though physically located in an iffier part of downtown. I would solemnly recommend everyone to plan ahead; parking could prove painstakingly hard to find. Skid row is a few blocks away, so travel safe.
All in all, Escape Room LA offers some pretty decent games, and with a bit of scheduling and budgeting effort, you'll enjoy a full hour of solid puzzle solving fun for a reasonable price. To the very least, I'm grateful, for this company's collaboration with Conan O'Brien help put "escape room" into the mainstream public's peripheral and vernacular. That's always beneficial for this industry! ;)
We went to Escape Room LA in Nov 2019 and played their new room "Atlantis:Cici
We received a special invitation from our professor to explore the lost city of Atlantis. We needed to find the missing pieces of Poseidon’s fabled trident before our air supply runs out!
HIT THE BULLSEYE
-We’ve played a few underwater adventure rooms before but this room’s set design actually made us feel like we were at the bottom of the ocean.
-The background sound system was joyful to hear in the room. It made solving the puzzles less stressful.
-Props were all relevant to the story line and made with quality.
-The non-linear aspect of the room made us all spread out and we each had to solve different puzzles at the same time. This is great for large groups. Eventually we came together for the ending parts.
-Except for taste, we felt that this room utilized all of our other senses.
MISSED THE MARK
-Adding some projector images of fish or other ocean organisms could bring more immersion to the room.
-We did encounter a particular type of puzzle a few times. It would be great to see more variations of puzzle designs.
-One puzzle at the beginning felt like a giveaway and was very different from the concept of all other puzzles.
TAKE A SHOT?
Ever want to see the bottom of the ocean without having to dive down with heavy scuba equipment? Well this is your chance to feel like little mermaid! Visit this beautifully designed "Atlantis" room and bring some teammates to solve the puzzles while you just enjoy the views. Since the room is quite spacious, our suggested player group size would be 4-6ppl.
Soooooo much fun!!!!Rich
Thomas's is the man!!!
Located on the 3rd floor by Bloomingdale's. It's a must do after a meal. We did the clock tower. Can you escape?