Sin City has Escape Rooms too!!! I had the pleasure of having a trip to the Vegas strip. I had heard of The Basement in L.A. and that they had just opened one in Vegas. So, after pulling together a group of seven co-workers, we booked it. Besides two of us, they were all newbies and didn’t know for what they volunteered.
It’s located a few minutes from the strip in an isolated area. More time for beers in the limo! Once we arrived it took us 15 to get ready and sign up. It’s a similar set up of what I have seen around, but very well done. This time we only had 45 minutes to escape. The game had great decor and clever puzzles. I would say this is a Generation II room, no high tech, but things like mag locks, secret passages, and a well thought out flow.
I really liked how the clues were given and how it went with the theme. I thought the room was going to be a bit scary, but it wasn’t at all. It was intense due to how the clues were given and the room’s decor. It’s a non linear multi-room game that takes advantage of all spaces. 50% of the clues are very Gen I.
I’m happy to say we made it out with only 4 seconds left. This is a room with a 13% success rate so we were very proud of ourselves. It’s a bit on the expensive side, but it could be due to being in Vegas.
The whole team had a blast and was glad they now knew what an Escape Room was. I’m also glad we found a good one and will recommended to everyone. They will be opening the sequel called “The Stay” and I’m curious as to how it would be.
Game Design 9/10
WOW factor 8/10