Lost Kingdom: Trapped in an Ancient Egyptian tomb, our group had to decipher hieroglyphics and mysterious puzzles to discover the secrets within.
Pros: We love archaeology and therefore we were quite excited when we heard about the theme of Lost Kingdom. The set design and puzzles were clearly tied to the lost treasure theme. The treasure quest storyline was fun and a nice break from the ubiquitous mysterious office theme of most escape rooms. Pictographic and mechanical puzzles added to the ambiance. The game master was helpful and friendly. This was a good game play experience for experienced players.
Cons: Puzzles were medium to difficult. Our group struggled to solve the puzzles but progressed fairly well overall. We have been anxiously waiting for the other rooms to re-open (it's been over six months now and still no sign of life). We are ready when you are Xcapade!
Central Bank: Have you ever wanted to rob a bank? This was our chance. Our team had to sneak in, sneak out, and pull off the heist of the century before the police caught up with us.
Cold War Bunker: The Cold War is far from over and our goal was to prevent the inevitable nuclear apocalypse.
Prison Break: Locked away in a maximum security prison and in opposing cells, we had to find away to escape before the guards returned to prevent our great escape.
Pros: Room Escape Live has some of the most realistic and impressive set designs that we have seen. Every detail of the room is carefully planned and clearly ties to the overarching storyline which are simplistic but clear. The puzzles are logical and solvable. The puzzles also relate well to the storyline and set. The Prison Break game was one of our all-time favorites since the separation of players required our team to cooperate in a way we never had to before. The additional challenge was difficult but only added to the joy when we successfully broke out.
Cons: We were disappointed with the set design and the puzzles in the Central Bank. Some of the puzzles were less logical than others. Elements of the set were not working at the time and caused some frustration for our team. The game masters at this site vary substantially as well. Some are excellent, some are not. There are numerous employees so our experiences were inconsistent from one visit to the next.
Cover photo taken at Countdown Live .
We are escape room fanatics who have played over 300 games in the U.S. and Europe. We love the art of escapology and we wanted to share our adventures in playing room escapes with you!
Rooms Played: 352