Las Vegas Escape Rooms: Lockdown Las Vegas
When one hears ‘Las Vegas’, what comes to mind first? Casinos, parties, and shopping, right? But what many don’t realize is that there are multitude of unique and fun activities that one can do in ‘Sin City’. One of which is our all-time favorite, escape rooms! So as soon as Karla arrived with Audrey and Sab from San Diego, we knew we had to try it out in Vegas. In Las Vegas’ No. 1 Live Escape Room no less: Lockdown Las Vegas.
Escape Rooms Review: Western and Mayan (Lockdown Las Vegas)
Western (60 minutes, Medium Difficulty, 3/5)
Based on our past escape room experiences, Karla and I both agree that the sweet spot is to have four (4) players in the group. Which proved true since we found ourselves split up and locked up into two (2) jail cells in the Western room in Lockdown Las Vegas. The game plan? Unlock our handcuffs, escape our jail cells, and solve a series of mini puzzles in the sheriff’s office. Pretty easy, right? NOPE. But that’s okay, because we loved the challenge of it! Here’s why.
Unlike other escape rooms, the ones in Lockdown Las Vegas had a unique layout of their puzzles and clues. While most escape rooms would have their puzzles and clues hidden from plain sight, a lot of the ones in Lockdown Las Vegas were already visible. Much like a Sherlock Holmes-type of investigation – one that you have to think well about and piece together. Which honestly can get confusing at first. But the good thing is that you have the necessary references ready. Thus resulting into real mind-exercise, teamwork, and all-around fun!
Another thing that Karla and I’ve realized is that people’s minds are wired differently. One puzzle might make no sense at all to me, might be a total no-brainer to Karla (and vice-versa). In our case, all four of us had different work backgrounds, so our thought process were very much different. Enabling us to ‘divide and conquer’ the different mini puzzles within Western escape room. And needless to say, enabling us to successfully escape!
Mayan (60 minutes, Medium Difficulty, 4/5)
Having escaped the Western room, we were all pumped up for next one: Mayan! Unfortunately, the Mayan room was a tad too difficult for our group. So sad to say, while we were victorious in the first escape room, we weren’t so lucky this time around. Spoiler alert, we weren’t even 60% done with the room! Mainly because of three things: extremely difficult puzzles, poor lighting, insufficient number of game masters.
Stepping into the Mayan room, everyone was excited because the escape room really looked fun and well thought of. We really left like a team of archeologists in an ancient Mayan temple – prison cells with skeletons, ancient scriptures and all. However, our spirits started going down south soon after.
Similar to the Western escape room, a lot of the puzzles and clues in the Mayan room were already lying around. So it would really need focus and tough game-solving skills to escape. Not to mention, some of the puzzles of the Mayan room were a little too difficult. In fact, some were almost impossible without the game master’s help. Which in turn proved difficult to get as well as there was only one game master when we came in. So it took quite awhile (at some points) for him to come in. Since he also needed to attend to the reception and other rooms as well.
Third, there was poor lighting in the room. Understandably, this must have been the intention as it adds to the real feel of ‘ancient times’. However, it was too dimly lit in the first chamber that it was extremely hard to stay focused solving those intricate ancient writings and character puzzles. The flickering hand-held lamps were not much help, either.
But all in all, we still loved the concept of the Mayan room. Maybe it’s just not the right one for us, but a real good challenge for escape room junkies to say the least!
How to Book Lockdown Las Vegas Escape Rooms
Check out Lockdown Las Vegas to book a Las Vegas Escape Room now! They have three locations in Las Vegas (Flamingo, W. Sahara, The Strip) + San Diego and Phoenix too! Remember you only have 60 minutes to escape. Do you have what it takes?
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