In the following escape rooms, you must purchase the entire experience at once. You will only play with the members of your team and will not be paired with strangers. The only requirement is to meet the minimum number of players for the room. The price is usually set for the room itself, but can also depend on the number of players.
We tried the game titled "The Lost Expedition" which was rated medium-hard as far as it's level of difficulty. Without giving anything away, we'll say that it's a lot different than what you're used to, and has a lot of parts to solving which will make your team think outside the box, communicate well, but this particular Escape Room had a particularly good "flow" as you progress through the room. We will say that the actual room used for the puzzle, are well thought out, Jason was a great host, and we all agree that this Escape Room is one of our Top 5 favorites we've ever tried. Not because we solved it, but because it was VERY fun to do! Have you ever done an Escape Room where it's a lock defeating puzzle and all you managed to do was open 15+ locks? Well, this Escape Room is far from that, and was really really interesting. Give Steal and Escape a try! We think you'll like their games A LOT! Steal and Escape's experiences cost $32/person, but we also think it was time very well spent in our humble opinion.Pat F.
So I actually ran The Lost Expedition as my first escape room ever on December 19, and while I thought I had done a bunch of research ahead of time on how escape rooms work and what to expect, this room subverted my expectations and set up a tough standard for future rooms I would do.Jason J.
Everything in the room is user-activated (really heavy arduino use), and one of the mechanics of the room actually gives the players more agency in their experience. There are no traditional padlocks or number pads. There is a critical path for the players to follow, but non-linear encounters line that path. Certain players have roles defined in the context of the game that provide a natural kick to encourage participation and communication, and I feel like that's really clever and probably doesn't get enough credit.
Jason is a great game master and clearly has the experience to know when and how to nudge versus hint, and crafted an experience for our group that felt appropriately challenging, but never frustrating. My first experience with an escape room just happened to be this one, and it was so great that I was motivated to visit a different facility on the same night. The only bummer here is that so much heart and soul has to go into the creation of each room that I don't want to come back too soon, because once I play Mysterious Stranger I'm going to have to wait until the next room is released.
My group and I completed The Lost Expedition and HIGHLY recommend this company and room! For my birthday my group and I decided to do an escape room crawl in San Diego and this was our first stop. Not only is this room very immersive, the staff is also extremely nice.Kirby T.
We originally were supposed to have four people playing this room, but plans changed and could only do it with three. Instead of turning us away and saying that we couldn't do the room, the two gentlemen working just came in at one point to help us with the one puzzle that required four people.
Without giving too much away, the room begins with everyone being assigned a role that will help you in completing the room. I really liked this idea because it ensures that everyone gets to be involved in the room, instead of just have a few players steamroll everyone else. The team elements that are required to escape really add to the experience in my opinion.
The other major difference with this room is that it isn't your traditional 60 minute room. It's all dependent on the choices you make throughout the game how long it will last. Your time could end in 20 minutes, or it can end in two hours.
We will definitely be back next time we're in San Diego to do their other room, and can't wait to see what this company has in store for the future!
Truly a blast! I have only had experience with one escape room before - my office did the whole "team bonding" thing. Anywhoo! This time I got a group of friend together and the room/experience by far exceeded the first.Sarah H.
A few points to highlight...
The room - the room itself was very well done. The decor and space. Something I didn't love about the first escape room was how small and crowded it felt. We did the "Chinatown" theme and they did a great job giving a restaurant feel.
The clues/ puzzle pieces - what really set this place apart was the clues! Again, comparing it to my last experience, there were far less obvious clues which really made us think and work as a team. More importantly the type of puzzle pieces they engineered were phenomenal and extremely creative. Not to give anything away, but you really have to exercise all options with everything in the room touching, aligning, and pushing. Nothing came too easy with this room!
Customer service - the girl who assisted us was polite and sweet. Plus, the few times we did have to ask for hints, she gave us the perfect nudge in the right direction.
All in all a great experience. I will defiantly be forming a new team and heading back soon!
Such a great time! 3 of us did the Chinatown Room and it was so much fun! We barely escaped but I think it would have been better if we had a couple more people. The 3 of us had done a few escape rooms before, but this was by far the most fun. The room was decorated in a way that made you feel like you were really in a restaurant in Chinatown.Elyssa B.
The owner Greg was also super accommodating as the same afternoon of our reservation we were going to run late. He was really nice and put us in at a later spot, which was still open. He didn't have to do that, so we really appreciate it. Staff was also very nice. The clues were also really helpful when we needed them.
Can't wait to come back to do the other rooms!!
We’ve done a couple escape rooms before but REALLY had a different experience here. They totally take the escape room experience to the extreme. The staff was also very helpful in assisting us while trying to get a last minute booking in! We’ll certainly be back!Rose