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We must find out what happened to Dr. Jekyll before Mr. Hyde returns to have our hides!
Escape the Hydeout in Anaheim California is a beautifully done escape game. It tells a clear story using familiar characters from literature. The puzzles are fun and they do a wonderful job of adding their own unique spin on some of the standard puzzles I’ve seen before. They use the space well. They have the perfect combination of standard puzzles and locks combined with technology.
I was most impressed with the gorgeous Victorian style set. The room is very well designed and the decor is outstanding. I had actually played an earlier version of The Hydeout in New York in 2015 and one of the surprises in that room was painfully obvious to a seasoned player, but in the new room I feel they’ve addressed that. They’ve also improved the game overall. There are a few really fun “Wow” moments through the puzzle solving and technology in the game.
They are located about a 10 minute walk from Disneyland, so this is the perfect location if you are on vacation because you can walk over from the park. There is a parking lot, so if you are driving they validate parking. That area can be a little busy depending on when you visit, so be sure to give yourself a little extra time just in case.
I would recommend this game for both new players and experienced players.
Unlocked Escape Room is a truly magical experience. It is located in Orange County, California. The story is based around a stage magician, so there are some very unique props and decor in the game. The puzzles are well thought out and the flow is good.
I happen to be partial to the magical theme. I am very impressed with the way the theme integrated the puzzles seamlessly. I am also pleasantly surprised at the amount of magic effects included in the game without giving away too much as far as magicians secrets are concerned. All of the puzzles were logical and challenging enough for both experienced and new players. Some of my favorite puzzles in this game were really simplistic in concept, but still created “aha moments” even for us as experienced players. The game is fairly linear in structure. It’s a lot of fun and I highly recommend it.
There is a minimum of 4 people for gameplay, however they made an exception and allowed my husband and I to play without additional teammates and we were able to escape. We have both played over 200 games, so we had experience on our side.
Overall, this is a wonderfully designed and fun game.
Thank you to Unlocked for hosting us to experience your wonderful escape room game.
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(When we played the company was called Escape Key)
This is a fun, professional, high tech escape room company. I’ve played both of the current games, The Casino & Senator Payne.
This escape room is incredibly unique and fun in theme and presentation. I’ve seen some similar puzzles before, but they overall have a fresh room. (I’ve played over 60 games, so I’ve seen a lot of puzzles.) Our group got stuck on the more simplistic things like finding things and quickly understood some of the more complicated puzzles. I think you’d need at least two people to complete this room. Teamwork is highly important. The second half of the game is a little “scary” but nothing extreme. I personally found this “medium” level room much harder than the casino. Sometimes that’s the case depending on the way you think compared to the puzzles.
I highly recommend this escape game company.