Using Clues, This Clueless Blogger Discovers One Of The Interesting Things To Do In DLTA
Rather – and far more accurately – we escaped.
A team of strangers, a friend and myself were in the new The Pyramid attraction/puzzle/maze as part of Escape Room LA, a very interesting participation entertainment venue in downtown Los Angeles.
The idea was to use a series of clues to move from room to room of an ancient Mayan civilization to find a mask to put on a jade warrior. This involved using clever clues to open hidden passageways into other rooms (there’s five in all) before eventually finding the warrior, then his mask, and placing it on him.
This is a timed challenge of one hour. Our group finished it with seven minutes to spare.
With no help from me.
You see, I’m not very good at riddles and puzzles. When confronted with such things, I stand there for a moment, start scratching my forehead and then let out a series of contemplative “hmmms,” as if I’m deep in thought to solve the riddle when in reality I have no clue.
Case in point was The Pyramid. When we got into one of the rooms, I would look around, marveling at the incredible detail of it, then kind of daydream that I was actually in the real place This was easy because the incredible set designs were almost actually like being in the ancient civilization, or at least in a movie of that theme.
Actually, I kind of felt like I was in Indiana Jones movie in a temple searching for the Ark of the Covenant. So much so that I kept looking on the floor and at the walls for snakes (I hate snakes),
Meanwhile, the others would immediately start placing tiles on walls, turning hand cranks and figuring out the incredible intricate drawings on the walls, all of which served as key clues to move from one room to the other. The Pyramid truly is a marvel in its detail.
Thanks to all the others in the group, I did escape from The Pyramid at Escape Room LA.
I think tho, next time I’ll do The Detective. That seems more suited to my investigative journalist’s mind.
Escape Room LA Details
Rooms: The Pyramid (new), The Alchemist, The Cavern, The Detective & The Theater
Hours: Evenings on weekdays (PubClub’s visit was at 6:30 on a Thursday), daytime and evenings on weekends
Tickets: $32 weekdays, $37 weekends
Phone: (213) 689-3229
E-mail: [email protected]
Parking: Several $5 lots within two blocks; street parking is $6/hr until 8 p.m. Some free street parking after 6 p.m.