Medieval Room: In search of the fountain of youth, we had to get our fill of the miracle water before time ran out.
Voodoo Room: A Voodoo queen has cursed our town. We had to break into her shop and break the curse.
Pros: We arrived in beautiful San Diego ready to explore the city and play some amazing escape rooms. Lockdown San Diego dd not let us down. The gamemasters at Lockdown San Diego greeted us when we walked in and immediately impressed us with their enthusiasm and efficiency. Because we play so many rooms, we especially appreciate when gamemasters are able to shorten their intro for enthusiasts. Mark and Nina introduced us to our story lines in the Medieval and Voodoo Rooms. Once we entered the rooms, we were immediately impressed by the set design. Each room created an immersive feel that gave us the full sense that we were actually in a Voodoo shop or Medieval castle. This only enhanced our experience at Lockdown. The game flow in both rooms was also very smooth. Puzzles flowed logically from one to the other. This was evidenced by the fact that we needed only one or two hints in each room. The puzzles were aligned to the themes of the rooms and we truly enjoyed solving each puzzle.
Cons: There was one puzzle in the Voodoo Room that stumped us for a while (we needed a hint on this one). We felt it was a bit counterintuitive but once the gamemaster corrected us, we were able to resume our flow. The tech in the rooms was a bit slow and tricky at times, but the gamemaster again helped us navigate the issues and kept the game moving.
Lockdown San Diego was an excellent game-play experience for beginners and enthusiasts alike. We definitely recommend you check them out in San Diego!
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: 360