In the middle of this game I remember quite literally screaming, ‘What am I doing with my life?’
Let’s put it into perspective, when you are playing an escape room that you are wonderfully immersed in, if you aren’t asking yourself, why it’s so crazy then maybe it’s not the room for you. Or maybe it’s not Project Minotaur.
It’s Saturday morning in L.A and it’s hot, the sun is shining and my team are excited. I however am not.
I said I wouldn’t play it and had no intention of playing it.
I had a few lovely people in the industry giving me advice and recommendations but every single person said I needed to play. So despite, thinking sitting in the sun for 2 hours while the rest of the team played without me would be far better, I was so wrong. Who needs sun when you can go into a dark, scary labyrinth with a huge Minotaur.
For all you horror haters or anyone worried, don’t be, go play this game.
I think I’ve become an adrenaline junkie! I’ve always loved escape rooms but I hadn’t played anything even mildly scary before this.
I don’t like to be scared…or do I???
This heightened my senses to a whole new level.
This was my first proper ‘scary’ game, it was also my first immersive theatre experience.
Can I sum it up…yes…INCREDIBLE.
Let’s start with our host, have you ever met a GM that you want to be part of your life, someone that makes you feel so immersed, immensely terrified but genuinely safe, all at the same time.
I have to give this guy a shout out because it was some of the best hosting I’ve ever come across. He was without doubt living the job.
Steele, thank you, our whole team loved and lived it with you. I genuinely don’t know if our experience would have been as good without him.
My advice if you play this game is to request him.
This game does not come cheap, setting you back a minimum of $105 Per person.
The tension mounts before you go in, We were given some overalls, knee pads and stripped of all items that might get broke. This game comes with a warning, and DO expect to come away with some bruises.
In over 1600 square foot of game play, I was lost, all sense of direction gone. Fortunately I had a solid team and I kept to the middle. The size of the room is both big and small at the same time. The labyrinth of hallways and corners while running and crawling can make this room feel more constricted. The adrenaline of checking each corner as you progress as well as solving puzzles mixes almost perfectly into an experience you will not forget!
This game was themed perfectly with decor to fit and looked every part of an abandoned military base.
The puzzles started straightaway and did we know what we were doing, no not really.
After some solid teamwork we eventually got moving. Genuinely relying on all our team members to play this game and working together was important. Also including vital and incredible interaction with the actors.
Despite the action, the puzzles were still aplenty and engaging throughout and certainly enough to do while trying to contend with staying alive.
With this being immersive theatre, the biggest factor is that there are action scenes and interactive scenes.
The theatrics were off the scale insane. I smile just thinking about it.
Was I scared? I don’t think so, was I excited? Hell yes, trying to navigate round a maze without being caught was intense and soooo much fun.
What’s the biggest takeaway I have from this game??
WHEN CAN I PLAY IT AGAIN??