15 Best Escape Rooms in Los Angeles 2017

We’re California natives that have done 45+ LA escape rooms and 140+ escape rooms across the United States and Europe. We choose which escape rooms to play based on recommendations from other enthusiasts, and are happy to compile our list of top recommendations for our readers.

These 15 escape rooms are some of the best examples of escape rooms not only in Los Angeles but also in the whole United States – they both offer great overall experiences and push the standards of the escape room industry in ways that we’re really excited about.

  1. Hex Room (Cross Roads) – Notable for its set + novel split gameplay
  2. Da Vinci (Quest Room) – Notable for its interactive set (new)
  3. Bloody Elbow (Quest Room) – Notable for its interactive set (new)
  4. Magic Kingdom (Maze Rooms) – Notable for its magical interactions (new)
  5. Alchemist (Escape Room LA) – Notable for its diverse, physical puzzles
  6. Titanic (60out) – Notable for its set and large set pieces
  7. The Study (Basement) – Notable for its novel interactions and actor involvement
  8. Chapter 1 & 2 (Evil Genius) – Notable for its story-driven experience (new)
  9. The A.I. (Exit Game) – Notable for its technology (new)
  10. Hour to Kill (Exit Game) – Notable for the volume of novel experiences (new)
  11. Pandorus (Countdown) – Notable for its volume of challenging puzzles
  12. Virus (Get the F Out) – Notable for its puzzles.
  13. Fun House (Cross Roads) – Notable for set
  14. Mummy (SCRAP) – Notable for large, expansive set (new)
  15. Hangover (60out) – Notable for diversity of novel puzzles

Huge shoutout to a bunch of enthusiasts, including Dan, Sarah, Tammy, and Christine for recommendations for our various LA escape room trips! Please contact us or leave a comment if your favorite game is not on this list, we simply might not have played it yet!

If you book any of these rooms, let your host your know that “EscapeRoomTips.com” sent you!

Disclosure: We have received media-discounted or comped tickets to several of the below mentioned escape rooms. We strongly believe that this should not affect our reviews, rankings, or recommendations.

#1. Hex Room – Cross Roads Escape Games

Cross Roads Escape Games is located in Anaheim, CA but is worth a special trip from anywhere around SoCal. Their rooms are “designed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts” which is absolutely true; the rooms feature one of the best set design and most novel concepts we’ve seen in escape rooms anywhere.

The Hex Room in particular is a special treat that should especially appeal to escape room enthusiasts – this room offers a one-of-a-kind split team experience where your team is split up into 6 different rooms and assigned a different “role” based on an archetype from a horror movie: Detective, Nerd, Virgin, Jock, Prom Queen, and Rebel.

Each of the rooms has their own set of themed puzzles, and may get to interact with each other at points that are clever and amusing. The sets are incredibly detailed and well-themed, and our team spent some time just admiring each of the rooms after we finished the game. While your experience is highly dependent on which room you get assigned to, the general production value is stellar and Hex Room is must-do for teams of escape room enthusiasts in the area. Play the Fun House too while you’re here!

The excellent overall experience and set design of Hex Room earns our recommendation as the #1 Escape Room in Los Angeles of 2017. You’re allowed to come back and replay this game up to 3 times total (as a different character), although the first experience would definitely be the best.

Hex Room – Cross Roads Escape Games

  • Theme: Horror movie archetypes
  • Atmosphere: Dimly lit and scary. Not for the squeamish or claustrophobic.
  • Opened: January 2016
  • Good for Beginners: No, this game is best with a full group of experienced room escapers. A newbie may struggle in a room by themselves.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Hint Availability: Moderate, delivered in intervals via in-game device
  • Play with Strangers: No, all games are private.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: 5-10 (we recommend exactly 6 for enthusiasts, but 7 is ok too)
  • Price: $32 per person
  • Address: (Anaheim) 4245 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807
  • Make a Booking: https://www.crossroadsescapegames.com/the-hex-room.html

#2. Da Vinci’s Challenge – Quest Room (NEW GAME)

Quest Room is a brand new entrant into the LA escape room scene, opened in June 2017. They brought two new Russian-inspired rooms that are a step above almost every other LA escape room in terms of production value and set. Two more are coming in July 2017.

Da Vinci’s Challenge starts off split-team (but without the usual restrictions of being split-team) in a spacious and beautiful setting with a set inspired by various works associated with the Renaissance polymath Leonardo Da Vinci. The various set pieces hide a variety of puzzles that involve interacting with various parts of the room in a very tactile and physical experience.

The key interactions in the room all feel special in some way – there are no filler components and the game manages to consistently deliver impressive interactions. We only wish that some of the pure-decor elements in the room could have been used in some way!

As this game is split team, an even number works quite well. We recommend bringing exactly 4 people to this game, although anywhere around 3-5 is great too. This is definitely more difficult than their other game in the same location: Bloody Elbow, so bring your best team. Our readers can use promo code ERTIPS for 15% off your game!

Da Vinci’s Challenge – Quest Room

  • Theme: Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Atmosphere: Somewhat dimly lit.
  • Opened: June 2016
  • Good for Beginners: No, this game is quite complex. This company’s other game (Bloody Elbow) is more appropriate for beginners.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Hint Availability: Generous, mostly delivered without asking.
  • Play with Strangers: No, all games are private.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: 2-6 (we recommend exactly 4 for enthusiasts, but 3-5 is ok too)
  • Price: $33.33 – $49.50 per person, depending on team size (use promo code ERTIPS for 15% off)
  • Address: (Near Koreatown) 170 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004
  • Make a Booking: https://questroom.com/rooms/da-vincis-challenge/ (use discount code ERTIPS for 15% off!)

#3. Bloody Elbow – Quest Room (NEW GAME)

Quest Room is a brand new entrant into the LA market, bringing two Russian-inspired rooms to the LA market in June 2017 that are a notch above almost every other escape room in terms of production.

Bloody Elbow is an “escape from the torture chamber” game. While there are plenty of torture devices, loose body parts, and things that will make you uncomfortable, there are no jump scares or live actors in this game. We would consider Bloody Elbow somewhat scary, but not overly. It is definitely somewhat dimly lit.

The highlight of this game are the superb interactions with the set, which involve quite a few impressive interactions that made us go “I can’t believe they just did that”. The puzzles are extremely tactile and physical in nature and go very well with the set. We only wish there was a bit more exploration / content in this game, and that the hints were more customized (the pre-recorded hints became repetitive when we kept doing the wrong thing).

We recommend a team size of 3-4 to this game. This game is suitable for beginners, although be warned that any first-timer visiting this room will get a warped sense of what the escape room industry is like! Try out their other game, Da Vinci’s Challenge, as well. Our readers can use promo code ERTIPS for 15% off your game!

Bloody Elbow – Quest Room

  • Theme: Torture Dungeon
  • Atmosphere: Dimly lit. Horror elements and somewhat scary. Not for the squeamish. No jump scares.
  • Opened: June 2016
  • Good for Beginners: Yes!
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hint Availability: Generous, delivered without asking.
  • Play with Strangers: No, all games are private.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: 2-6 (we recommend 3-4 for enthusiasts)
  • Price: $33.33 – $49.50 per person, depending on team size (use promo code ERTIPS for 15% off)
  • Address: (Koreatown) 170 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004
  • Make a Booking: https://questroom.com/rooms/bloody-elbow/ (use discount code ERTIPS for 15% off!)

#4. Magic Kingdom – Maze Rooms LA (NEW GAME)

Maze Rooms is a multi-facility company located in multiple locations throughout LA. The quality of their rooms are somewhat inconsistent (we’ve played some of their earlier ones), but we’re glad to report that this is an impressive game that will appeal to both enthusiasts and beginners alike.

As newcomers to the Magic Kingdom, you must save this magical land from destruction (the story isn’t actually that important here). We had plenty of “magical” interactions with this beautiful high-tech set – most interactions were special in some sort of way and there were plenty of fun, rewarding “aha!” moments.

The set is well-made, encourages and rewards exploration, and comes with quite a few fun surprises – although when we played one part of the set was clearly unfinished (but still functional).

Team size is flexible but this game is linear, so we don’t recommend a team too large. Anywhere between 2-4 is fine, depending on your experience level.

Magic Kingdom – Maze Room

  • Theme: Magic
  • Atmosphere: Fully lit and “magical”.
  • Opened: February 2017
  • Good for Beginners: Yes
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Hint Availability: Moderate, delivered via walkie-talkie on request.
  • Play with Strangers: No, all games are private.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: 2-6 (we recommend 2-4 for enthusiasts)
  • Price: $33 – $49.50 per person, depending on team size
  • Address: (Koreatown) 132 S Vermont ave Unit 204, Los Angeles, CA
  • Make a Booking: https://la.mazerooms.com/quest/magic-kingdom/

#5. Alchemist – Escape Room LA

Escape Room LA features 4 rooms and is centrally located in Downtown LA. They’ve very successfully adopted a public booking model – expect almost all of the spots each day to be booked solid. If you aren’t buying out all of the tickets in a slot, expect to play with at least a few strangers.

The Alchemist is the latest of their games and generally agreed upon by escape room enthusiasts to be their best work. In the Alchemist, you and your friends stumble upon the lab of an alchemist, and must work together to put together the four elements before you can escape.

The highlight of the room was the puzzle-rich alchemist’s lab. The room itself is an overwhelming densely-packed assortment of puzzles. These puzzles are all delightfully physical and themed appropriately. While the number of puzzles was staggering, the room is structured cleanly so that teams won’t get too confused. The presence of two parallel tracks in the Alchemist’s Lab helps make sure that most people will have something to do and won’t get too left out. If you only have time for one game here, go straight for The Alchemist. We recommend this as a must-do for large groups.

Alchemist – Escape Room LA

  • Theme: Alchemy
  • Atmosphere: Normally lit and not scary. Puzzle-focused.
  • Opened: December 2015
  • Good for Beginners: Yes
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Hint Availability: Moderate, delivered via in-game game master when he/she feels like you need help
  • Play with Strangers: Yes, very likely unless you book the full room.
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Team Size: 2-10 (we recommend exactly 8 for enthusiasts, but 6-7 is ok too)
  • Price: $32-37 per person (depending on day of week)
  • Address: (Downtown) 120 E. 8th Street 3rd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014
  • Make a Booking: http://escaperoomla.com

#6. Titanic – 60out Escape Rooms

60out (formerly Escape Key Entertainment) offers high-tech Russian-designed escape rooms with extremely player-friendly booking policies. The games are private and priced on a sliding scale, which makes privates games reasonably priced for tiny groups of 2-3 . The payment is also only done onsite, which means that players are able to cancel and reschedule freely (although please give sufficient notice).

Titanic is one of their newer games (opened September 2016). In this game, the Titanic is malfunctioning, so you and your friends must make your way into the engine room and fix the cause of the problem.

This room has quite a few highlights. First, the set and decor is spot-on, and you feel like you are actually trapped in the Titanic. Second, some of the set pieces are LARGE and you’ll get to interact with them, which is quite satisfying. Lastly, this game has a few ways of completely rethinking some common escape room elements. While you’re at 60out, consider playing some of the other games at the location as well.

Titanic – 60out Escape Rooms

  • Theme: The Titanic
  • Atmosphere: Dimly lit but not scary.
  • Opened: September 2016
  • Good for Beginners: Yes
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hint Availability: Generous, delivered via speaker upon request
  • Play with Strangers: No, all games are private.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: 2-6 (we recommend 2-3 for enthusisasts)
  • Price: $80-180 per game (depending on time of day and team size)
  • Address: (Marina del Rey) 13336 Beach Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
  • Make a Booking: https://www.60out.com/rooms/titanic

#7. The Study – The Basement LA

The Study is the third installation of The Basement LA’s trilogy of escape rooms. While you don’t have to play them in order, The Study follows the events of The Basement and the Boiler Room, where you become trapped in the house of cannibalistic serial killer Edward Tandy.

The Study has a bunch of non-traditional puzzles. It excels in creating an atmosphere that’s just the right level of scary to create a theatrical environment to escape. The game is almost guaranteed to produce some of the most memorable experiences in any escape room – we’ll of course refrain from spoiling any of them here!

We recommend The Study as the best room offered by the Basement LA. Do the Boiler Room as well if you have time while visiting. The original Basement is great too, although it will appeal more to fans of the atmosphere than people who are looking for a good variety of puzzles.

The Study – The Basement LA

  • Theme: Horror
  • Atmosphere: Dimly lit and scary.
  • Opened: October 2015
  • Good for beginners: Yes
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hint Availability: Scarce, you’re mostly on your own, but pay attention to any in-game actors…
  • Play with Strangers: Yes, potentially if you don’t book the full room.
  • Duration: 55 minutes
  • Team Size: 2-10 (we recommend 5-6 for enthusiasts)
  • Price: $34-38 (depending on day of week)
  • Address: (Sylmar) 12909 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar, CA 91342
  • Make a Booking: https://thebasementla.com/study.php

#8. Chapters 1 & 2 – Evil Genius Escape Rooms  (CHAPTER 2 IS NEW GAME)

This company features episodic rooms, with the ending of Chapter 1 connecting almost seamlessly with the beginning of Chapter 2. Play both back to back if you can (in order), but if you can only do one, do Chapter 1 (which we think is a better game). Quick Facts:

  • Good for Beginners: Yes
  • Hint Availability: Generous, delivered via in-game device upon request
  • Play with Strangers: No, all games are private.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: 2-6 (we recommend 2-4 for enthusiasts)
  • Price: $38 per person for 2 players, $32 per person for 3+ players
  • Address: (Mid City) 2525 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018

Chapter 1: Occam’s Apartment

Following the death of Bill Occam, you are asked to help clean up his apartment and his belongings. However, things are not what they seem… While the setting is somewhat ordinary as a 1-bedroom apartment, the apartment theme is executed very well. The highlight of the game is the story that bookends the beginning and end of the escape room – this story was engaging and gave the room a purpose and the players much agency. The ending is a blast, but we’ll say no more other than it connects very well with Chapter 2. Quick Facts:

  • Theme: Apartment
  • Atmosphere: Dimly lit but not really scary. Parts are thrilling.
  • Opened: September 2016
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Make a Booking: http://www.evilgeniusescaperooms.com/

Chapter 2: Norcross Art Gallery (NEW)

The start of this game picks up right where you leave off from Chapter 1. The art gallery theme was a novel and calming theme compared to other games on this list, although as you might guess the game does not stay calm throughout the whole thing. There are some fun and unique interactions in the art gallery, but also a lot more places to get stuck (if a puzzle seems too hard, you probably don’t have all the info yet). The highlight of this game is the original theming and almost seamless connection with Chapter 1. Do this back-to-back with Chapter 1 (in order) if you can!

  • Theme: Art Gallery
  • Atmosphere: Normally lit and calm until it’s neither. Parts are thrilling.
  • Opened: January 2017
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Make a Booking: http://www.evilgeniusescaperooms.com/

#9. The A.I. – Exit Game (OLD GAME, BUT NEW TO THIS LIST)

Exit Game is a large LA escape room facility in Monterey Park, featuring 5 rooms that can all accommodate large groups of up to 10, and even more if you ask them. For enthusiasts, we definitely don’t recommend filling up the room to the max capacity, but you’ll still get some quite large and expansive physical spaces.

AI has a fun premise where a rogue AI has taken over the room, and you have to wrestle control back to escape. The game is marked as “easy” on the website, but there is automatically a “hard mode” available after you finish the main part that should occupy enthusiasts.

We really liked the part of the room that involved using a digital space – this was an excellent use of technology that worked perfectly for us and led to some quite satisfying experiences. The technology of the room ties the whole experience together, and the layout of the room makes it clear what usually needs to be done, or what you have succeeded in doing.

Our main complaints about the experience are two business choices and the clue giving system. We usually don’t comment on business choices, but these two were on the extreme end of what we see implemented in escape rooms. The first is that they use a metal wand to enforce their no cellphones policy, and the second is that they only have 10 minutes of buffer time in between each run-through of the game. The clue giving system involves the gamemaster physically entering the room, which is a clear break from immersion and not something we expect from a high-tech game like A.I.

The A.I. – Exit Game

  • Theme: AI
  • Atmosphere: Well lit and spacious.
  • Opened: December 2015
  • Good for beginners: Yes!
  • Difficulty: Challenging (assuming you attempt the hard mode).
  • Hint Availability: Generous, when you ask for a hint a GM comes into the room.
  • Play with Strangers: Yes, unless you book the full room or pay a $40 surcharge.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: 2-10 (we recommend 3-4 for enthusiasts)
  • Price: $32 per person
  • Address: (Monterey Park) 111 N Atlantic Blvd #148, Monterey Park, CA, 91754
  • Make a Booking: https://www.theexitgame.com/booking-cg6i

#10. Hour to Kill – Exit Game (NEW GAME)

Hour to Kill is the newest game by Exit Game, a Monterey Park escape room location that features rooms with expansive footprints. This game James Bond themed escape room, where you have to go through his residence and secret chambers in order to understand the mystery of its disappearance.

Exit Game features very large spaces, and Hour to Kill is absolutely no exception, with every new room within this game offering new challenges and offering something completely different than the rooms that came before.

We enjoyed the sheer diversity of the various tasks and puzzles involved in this game, there were quite a few that were novel to us and that we’ve never seen before. This game combines physical challenges with exploration and a fun set of timing-based puzzles.

 

Hour to Kill – Exit Game

  • Theme: James Bond
  • Atmosphere: Varied!
  • Opened: April 2017
  • Good for beginners: Somewhat. We would recommend The A.I. more for beginners.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Hint Availability: Generous, when you ask for a hint a GM comes into the room.
  • Play with Strangers: Yes, unless you book the full room or pay a $40 surcharge.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: 3-10 (we recommend 3-4 for enthusiasts)
  • Price: $32 per person
  • Address: (Monterey Park) 111 N Atlantic Blvd #148, Monterey Park, CA, 91754
  • Make a Booking: https://www.theexitgame.com/booking-cg6i

#11. Pandorus – Countdown LA

This is Countdown LA’s newest offering, opening in September 2016. They continue their tradition of atmospheric rooms in their best so far, assembling together a high-tech alien spaceship. In Pandorus, you and your team must use the tools of the alien spaceship in order to create a bioweapon capable of extinguishing species that are threatening the universe.

Countdown LA was bold in creating this escape room and their efforts paid off. This is an impressively decorated alien spaceship complete with all sorts of symbols, interactions, and elements that feel foreign yet fit perfectly into this escape room. The game is linear but you’ll have to spend quite some time just figuring out the right thing to do.

One particular notable element of this room is the sheer difficulty. There is a lot of stuff packed into this room and even the most experienced of teams can easily run out of time as they figure out what they should be doing.

EDIT: It’s our understanding that this room has been made easier. So we’ve updated our difficult rating from “very challenging” to “challenging”.

Pandorus – Countdown LA

  • Theme: Alien Spaceship
  • Atmosphere: Dimly lit and pretty alien, but not really scary.
  • Opened: September 2016
  • Good for beginners: No, this game is too difficult for beginners. Come back after you’ve done some other high-tech rooms.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Hint Availability: Generous, delivered via walkie talkie upon request. Ask for lots of hints as this game is hard!
  • Play with Strangers: Yes, potentially if you don’t book the full room.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: 2-6 (we recommend 3-4 for enthusiasts)
  • Price: $30 per person (use coupon code COUNTDOWN10 for 10% off)
  • Address: (Near USC) 2284 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90007
  • Make a Booking: https://www.countdownescape.com/la/games/the-pandorus-mission (use coupon code COUNTDOWN10 for 10% off)

#12. Virus – Get the F Out

The Virus is currently the feature (and only) game of the company “Get the F Out”. You and your team of research scientists must enter an underground research lab in order to discover a cure for a deadly global pandemic. In order to do so, you must synthesize together the right components that you will discover throughout the game. However, you only have 60 minutes because of a certain something that happened…

The game has two very interesting elements. The first is the VR intro that you get to experience at the beginning, which is a neat bonus that sets up the story before your time begins. The second is a neat mechanic that has to do with the physical space of the lab itself (we’ll refrain from saying any more to avoid potential spoilers).

Beyond those two interesting elements, there are neat lab-themed puzzles, some of which let you play around with some cool lab equipment. Some of the theatrics that help advance the storyline are quite thrilling and fun as well.

Virus – Get the F Out

  • Theme: Bio Lab
  • Atmosphere: Normally lit and not scary. Puzzle-focused. Can get frantic.
  • Opened: January 2016
  • Good for beginners: Yes
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Hint Availability: Moderate, delivered via in-game game master but you only get 3.
  • Play with Strangers: Yes, potentially if you don’t book the full room.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: 2-8 (we recommend 5-6 for enthusiasts)
  • Price: $36 per person
  • Address: (Downtown) 1500 S. Los Angeles Street, Unit 4, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Their NEW location)
  • Make a Booking: www.getthefoutroom.com

#13. Fun House – Cross Roads Escape Games

Fun House is Cross Roads Escape Games’ second and latest game. Just like The Hex Room, Fun House should be an absolute delight for enthusiasts. Unlike the Hex Room however, Fun House is particularly well suited for beginners (although enthusiasts will have a fun time here as well).

True to Cross Road’s strengths, the Fun House has absolutely stellar set design and we found ourselves just sitting there marveling at it at multiple points during the game. This game is absolutely packed with fun surprises and some even funnier moments, Despite the clown guarding the entrance, Fun House is not scary at all. The differences in theme make Fun House and Hex Room perfect complements to each other. We definitely recommend you play both back-to-back when you’re visiting Cross Roads.

Fun House – Cross Roads Escape Games

  • Theme: Fun House / Circus
  • Atmosphere: Normally lit and not scary. Lighthearted and very fun!
  • Opened: April 2016
  • Good for beginners: Yes
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hint Availability: Generous, delivered via in-game device upon request. Ask for hints occasionally, it’s fun!
  • Play with Strangers: Yes, potentially if you don’t book at least 6 out of the 8 tickets in an empty slot.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: 2-8 (we recommend 4-6 for enthusiasts)
  • Price: $32 per person
  • Address: (Anaheim) 4245 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807
  • Make a Bookinghttps://www.crossroadsescapegames.com/the-fun-house.html

#14. Mummy Escape Room – SCRAP / Real Escape Game LA (NEW GAME)

This company is the Los Angeles arm of the global Japanese franchise and escape room pioneer SCRAP, known in the US for their signature rounds of mini-puzzles present in most of their escape experiences. This room in particular is unique (at least for American audiences) for their collaboration with a major film studio to make an escape room themed around a movie. The Hollywood location is very appropriate.

You and your teammates play security guards for a secret underground organization, Prodigium. Your newest arrival, The Mummy, has risen from her slumber and threatens to wreak havoc unless you find the right measures to contain her.

This game is special for SCRAP because of the investment in a detailed and expansive set, featuring artifacts and props from the movie itself. The rounds of mini-puzzles are still here, but are less of the brain-teaser variety and more of the observational or lookup variety. This is particularly a great games for beginners and we welcome this direction for SCRAP! We wish there was more substantial interplay between the puzzles and the set, but the set is large and still very fun to explore.

Check out the video review (and game footage) by our friend and fellow blogger Christine Barger! You can see us in the video too.

Mummy Escape Room – SCRAP

  • Theme: The Mummy (Movie)
  • Atmosphere: Mysterious and adequately lit. Maybe one jump scare, but not really scary.
  • Opened: May 2017
  • Good for beginners: Yes!
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hint Availability: At the Gamemaster’s discretion.
  • Play with Strangers: Yes, potentially if you don’t book all of the tickets in the slot
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: Up to 10 (we recommend 5-6 for enthusiasts)
  • Price: $40 per player ($360 per full game)
  • Address: (Hollywood) 6801 Hollywood Blvd 3F, Hollywood, CA 90028
  • Make a Booking: http://www.themummyescapegame.com/ (note, the full 60-minute game is only available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. They have an abbreviated walk-in version on other days.)

#15. Hangover – 60out Escape Rooms

At the time of writing, Hangover is the newest of 60out’s Escape Room offerings. You enter in a bar with a crippling hangover and have to re-discover what happened last night as you search for your boss’s missing money.

This room is spacious and and the set design is great, with your team starting off in a bar environment. The highlights were the variety of the puzzles and how they interacted with the set pieces in the room. The puzzle flow was very clean and the buildup and resolution of the story was amusing and memorable. Check out the other games at this location too, including Grandma’s Masterplan and Ghost Ship.

Quick Facts

  • Theme: Bar / Crime
  • Atmosphere: Normally lit and mostly not scary. Mostly puzzle-focused.
  • Opened: December 2016
  • Good for Beginners: Yes
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hint Availability: Generous, delivered via speaker upon request
  • Play with Strangers: No, all games are private.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Team Size: 2-6 (we recommend 2-4 for enthusiasts)
  • Price: $80-180 per game (depending on time of day and team size)
  • Address: (Fairfax) 7270 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
  • Make a Booking: https://www.60out.com/rooms/hangover-game

Runner Ups

These are games that just missed our list of Top 15, but are still high-quality games that we’d recommend to our readers.

  • All other games by 60out – 60out has consistently high-tech, high-quality games that span a wide variety of different themes and scenarios. If you prefer horror-themed games, check out Dr. Psycho, Senator PayneGhost Ship, and Outbreak. If you want something more whimsical check out their Zen Room, Wizard’s Workshop, Grandma’s Masterplan, or P.U.T.I.N Bunker But really you can’t go wrong with any of them.

Changelog

  • July 2017 – Real Zero Escape has closed. Added Da Vinci’s Challenge and Bloody Elbow by Quest Room, Magic Kingdom by Maze Rooms, Chapter 2 by Evil Genius (combined with Chapter 1), The A.I. and Hour to Kill by Exit Game, and the Mummy Escape Room by SCRAP / Real Escape Game LA.

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2 thoughts on “15 Best Escape Rooms in Los Angeles 2017

  1. If you ever want to try an escape room in Westwood, we are just steps away from UCLA — Escapedom 🙂 We have 2 rooms, and a 3rd on the way. Check us out!

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