Escape Rooms are interactive puzzle games that became popular in Asia and Eastern Europe before popping up across the United States. Teams enter a room and search for clues and useful objects, solve puzzles and riddles, and ultimately figure out how to back out of the room. Rooms come in a variety of themes, from sci-fi adventures to horror scenarios and some incorporate technology for magical effects, while others have actors that help guide the story along. Most games give players an hour to complete the challenges, and some have rooms that can be played back-to-back. It’s an excellent way to use your brain, work as a team and challenge your senses. Most rooms cost about $30-40 for a ticket, depending on the number of players. Los Angeles has over 60 individual rooms from numerous companies for puzzlers—here are 15 favorites.
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The Will, Secret Temple, Apartment 205, Crime Scene, and The Seance. Secret Temple has a fun virtual reality puzzle, while Crime Scene requires guests to not only escape, but also solve a murder that occurred in an old theater. Rooms are suitable for either two to six or two to eight people, depending on the room.
7805 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA
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1373 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA
6633 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA
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2284 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California, USA
20 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California, USA
Rooms include The A.I., sci-fi adventure The Lab, The Villain’s Lair, the School of Sorcery, and the James Bond-inspired An Hour to Kill.
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Fantastic Race, and occasionally hosts interactive escape room experiences at locals bars.
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