Live Game Escape Las Vegas – White Lie [Review]

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date played: January 23, 2015

Team size: 2-6; we recommend 3-4

Price: $35 per ticket

Plot

“You plan to move to Vegas, and you are looking for houses. Your agent brings your family to an abandoned mansion which is extremely cheap. Yet, everyone is uncomfortable with the atmosphere inside. All of a sudden, a ghost comes out and all doors are locked. OMG you realize you strayed into a haunted mansion! Find a way to escape!”

Light horror

This room has a very light horror theme. “Elementary level,” is how our host put it.

That didn’t stop one of our friends (who has traveled the world eating bugs) from freaking out multiple times from the same barely scary gag.

Live Game Escape Las Vegas - White Lie

Darkness

This game begins in the dark. You’re provided with flashlights; they don’t give you enough flashlights for everyone.

It works reasonably well with the theming of the game. We did it during the daytime, so we ultimately had sunlight in the second half of the game. I imagine that two flashlights would be a lot more frustrating in the second half of the game if you play after dark.

45 minute room

It’s worth noting that this room is a 45 minute game, not the more typical 60 minute room that we have grown accustom to. It’s not a problem, but it is a shorter experience than expected.

By the book

This is a very by the book, linear, lock, combo, and key room escape.

There were two or three unique elements to this game that made it worth playing.

We tore through every puzzle in about 30 minutes. Then killed 14 minutes trying to solve the sort-of goofy final challenge.

Goofy charm

This game has a kind generally goofy charm to it. Throughout the experience there are things that are just adorably homegrown (see the plot description above).

The bottom-line

White Lie never soars, but it’s a solid… typical room escape.

It’s filled with things that break the illusion and make you laugh, but I found them endearing. What I found endearing, I can just as easily see others finding annoying.

If you’ve never done one, this isn’t a bad place to start, but it’s probably not going to blow your mind either.

Book your session with Live Game Escape in advance; they charge more for walk-ins.  Tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

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