Trapped! Escape Room Las Vegas – One Eyed Jack [Review]

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Fit for a suicide king

Location:  Las Vegas, NV

Date Played: November 28, 2021

Team Size: 2-8; we recommend 3-5

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $45 per player for 2 players to $39 per player for 6 players

Ticketing: Private

Accessibility Consideration: Crawling (at least 1 player), low lighting

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

A serial killer with a twist, “One Eyed Jack” surreptitiously presented his victims to-be with a jack playing card just prior to their murders. This iconic motif, combined with a thoughtful approach to puzzle design, helped ensure this was not just another serial killer game.

One Eyed Jack felt like a horror game without being too scary. Lighting choices and small details in the environment made for a compelling spooky atmosphere. As the game progressed, there were moments where our dependence on handheld lights became slightly burdensome, but this proved to be a nonissue overall.

One Eyed Jack was representative of what solid escape room design looked like a few years ago. This gameplay has aged fairly well, and it was full of creative elements.

If you’re in Las Vegas, Trapped! Escape Room’s One Eyed Jack is a great choice, especially for newer players. If you’re looking for a more modern escape room experience, Trapped’s Pandora’s Box kicks up the heat a few notches with some fancier tech. Whereas Pandora’s Box is a linear, small-team game, One Eyed Jack provides more parallel play for medium-sized teams.

A cave wall with adecomposing body leaning against it. There are tally marks scratched into the wall.

Who is this for?

  • Puzzle lovers
  • Story seekers
  • Any experience level
  • Light horror fans

Story

A serial killer known as “One Eyed Jack” had been busy at work. Victims each received a mysterious jack playing card moments before their demise. After a night on the town, we woke up in a strange jail cell, alongside one of One Eyed Jack’s past victims.

Setting

One Eyed Jack took place in the grungy lair of an eccentric serial killer. We began in a jail cell in a sparsely decorated cave-like room.

A cage set within a cave.

Gameplay

Trapped! Escape Room Las Vegas’ One Eyed Jack was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.

Core gameplay centered around solving puzzles, searching, and making connections.

Analysis

βž• A campy horror intro video set the scene in an entertaining manner.

βž• A starting puzzle was a simple interaction that employed a sneaky bit of misdirection. This was a great introduction to the tone of the game and the devious mind of our kidnapper.

βž• One Eyed Jack was a puzzle-forward game, and the puzzle flow was consistently solid and clean. There was a nice mix of physical and more cerebral interactions. No individual puzzle was mind-blowing, but a few small interactions delighted us.

❓One Eyed Jack had fairly low lighting throughout. While portable lights were usually sufficient, some players may not enjoy this eye strain.

βž– Certain props showed significant wear, especially those made of paper.

βž• The game ended on a dark but touching note. It was nice to see a serial killer game focus not just on our escape but also on past victims in a meaningful way.

βž• An element of the game followed us home. This extra touch extended our experience in an unexpected and truly thematic fashion.

Tips For Visiting

  • There was a parking lot.

Book your hour with Trapped! Escape Room’s One Eyed Jack, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

Disclosure: Trapped! Escape Room Las Vegas comped our tickets for this game.

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