It’s a ruby, not a distant star.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date Played: August 23, 2018
Team size: 2-6; we recommend 3-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: from $119 for teams of 2 to $219 for teams of 6
Red Giant was an exciting puzzle-driven adventure through a detailed Egyptian tomb set. It’s an escape room with a majestic look, filled with exciting reveals and wow moments. QUEST ROOM could transform this into a world-class escape room by refining their tech to make sure each moment hits with the power that it deserves. This was an entertaining puzzle adventure.
If you’re in Los Angeles, we strongly recommend a visit to Red Giant.
Who is this for?
- Adventure seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Scenery snobs
- Any experience level
- Exciting interactions
- Fun puzzles
We’d always wanted to find The Red Giant, a valuable ruby hidden deep within an ancient tomb. We believed our team of archaeologists could succeed where previous teams had failed, never to return from the depths of the tomb. With limited oxygen, we had only 60 minutes to retrieve this gem.
A dim tunnel leading to the tomb’s entrance gave way to a majestic Pharaoh’s burial chamber with high ceilings and Egyptian wall art.
QUEST ROOM’s Red Giant was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.
Core gameplay revolved around searching, observing, making connections, and puzzling.
+ The Egyptian tomb set looked great. The high ceilings gave it a majestic feel. It was an exciting space to explore.
+ The opening interaction started Red Giant with a bang.
+ We enjoyed the puzzles in the later sections of Red Giant. QUEST ROOM integrated these well with the set pieces in the tomb. They were tangible, interesting solves.
– One substantial early puzzle felt like filler.
– The tech-driven interactions needed additional in-game feedback. Without this feedback, our gamemaster was continually coming through the walky-talky to tell us we had released something. It would have been far cooler if this was self-evident.
+/- Red Giant had an unorthodox late-game interaction. This was a fun concept and could have been a truly wow moment. However, this was not clued forcefully enough. With more clear in-game cluing… and maybe some infrastructure to facilitate the moment, this interaction would be more powerful and exciting.
+ Our gamemaster’s introduction set the tone for an exciting, high-stakes exploration. This, combined with the exploration gear, upped our energy level before we even entered the gamespace.
+ Red Giant was at its best during its impressive tech-driven events. There were some incredible moments in this escape room.
Tips for Visiting
- QUEST ROOM has two locations. Red Giant is at the 5517 Santa Monica Blvd location.
- There is a parking lot.
- At least one player needs to be pretty tall.
Book your hour with QUEST ROOM’s Red Giant, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Disclosure: QUEST ROOM provided media discounted tickets for this game.