ESCAPE ROOMS- Exodus: Quake Escape- California 


My husband and I were a little hesitant to play this escape room since we heard there were a lot of people booked per game and it was all the way in Rancho Cucamonga which was a bit of a journey for us coming from Los Angeles, so we went in with low expectations. They exceeded our expectations. I still prefer to play escape rooms with just the two of us, but for a large escape game this was a lot of fun. There were enough puzzles to keep our group of 12 busy. (Random note: Rancho Cucamonga has a weird smell and so did the room. I don’t know what it is, but it was really noticeable.) This is located in a mall so there is a parking lot and many restaurants walking distance from the game.
The story is that you are in a restaurant during an earthquake. The space is very large and beautiful. This is a good example of a company creating an escape room around the space they have available to them and using what is already there. Certain areas are off limits and clearly marked, however the game master can easily access them. The puzzles are clever. There is a mix of mental puzzles, searching and physical puzzles. There is no lobby, so you will enter at your game time. They do a quick orientation outside of the door. There are bathrooms that you may use during the game…there were no puzzles/clues inside the bathrooms.

My only complaint: a couple of the locks were a little past their prime making them difficult to open. The game master gave the reason that they had been used a lot, but I don’t understand why they haven’t just replaced them with properly working locks since replacing locks is a common and major part of upkeep on escape rooms.

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