GuReview - Stash House

Los Angeles, US

by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo


Game Played On: Sunday, 14th October 2018

Recommended Team Size: 4-6 Players

Kid Friendly: No

Game Duration: 60 Min.

Booking Method: Online

Start Time: On Time

Who is this for: Families , Enthusiasts , Searchers , Other

Live Actor: No

Public Transportation: N/A

Parking: Street parking – some

Street parking wasn't an issue

Overview Notes:

Due to the theme of the game, I would recommend keeping small children at home. Teenagers should be OK. This room can comfortably keep teams of 4-6 enthusiasts busy.

The Venue   

Venue / Lobby Info:

With no official lobby, the debriefing area is part of the game. You will be waiting outside prior to your game start time.

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: No

Notes for People with Disabilities:

There is ample seating within the space if a rest is needed. The ability to climb stairs is required for the second portion of the experience. One portion of the game requires some of your team to crawl/kneel.

The Game   

Game Introduction: Without giving too much away, it's up to our team to help out our good friend Ray.

Operator Intro: Exciting - takes you into the story

Theme: Investigation, Crime, Mystery,_crime, mystery

Narrative: Defuse the explosive device

Main room first glance: Nice & Neat!

We find ourselves in Ray's apartment, a complete bachelor pad / party palace. With tons of areas to explore, this will be the most interesting home you've ever seen!

Flow: Very Good and coherent flow

There is so much to do within Ray's apartment, that you can play this game twice with friends to fully execute each puzzle. As long as your teammates are solving puzzles at the same speed as you, there is a flawless flow to reveal.

Puzzles: Some of them were great (matched promised level)

Puzzles vary from easy difficulty to obscure. Pay close attention and do not overthink!

Game Strengths:

Interesting story line - unique use of an apartment setting - large set to explore - fantastic staff

Game Weaknesses:

In larger groups it is easy to miss half the game. One set of puzzles fully isolates players from the surrounding game for quite some time.

Hints & Clues, Debrief   

Method: Phone

Quality: Excellent (They have advanced the game, built-in escalation, no answer-disclosing)

Closure & Debrief: Excellent (Catharsis)

Final Thoughts:

Stash House is a unique, challenging, and fun experience. It is a 'must play' for every Escape Room enthusiast visiting Los Angeles. While it may be one of the older games in the area, it still holds it weight against newcomers. Bring a nice sized group of friends when playing - there's just so much to do!

Did You Escape: Yes


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