The Vault: As secret agents we were sent on a mission to break into the vault and rescue our fellow agent.
Alcatraz: Out group of jailbirds had to find a way to escape the most notorious prison in the world.
Pros: Let us start by saying that the employees at this establishment were extremely courteous, enthusiastic and helpful. Let us end the pros list with that.
Cons: The set in the Vault was simplistic, adding little to the storyline or experience. Alcatraz had a much more theme-based set comparatively. The puzzles in both rooms were illogical at times and disconnected from the room themes. We required numerous clues and some technical assistance on puzzles that were either illogical or impossible to complete without assistance. The themes were the stereotypical escape room storylines with little variation or creativity. We escaped but with lots of hints which detracted from the thrill of escape.
If you are in Los Angeles and only have time for a few escape rooms, we recommend you put this one lower on your list since there are so many great ones in the area. But if you too are an escapeologist, then of course you would want to visit EscapeIQ.
Cover photo taken at Countdown Live .
We are escape room fanatics who have played over 370 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: 370