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

One Eyed Jack is one of the best escape rooms in Las Vegas. Here are our recommendations for other great escape rooms in Las Vegas.

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

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

➕ 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.

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.

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

➕ 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.

➕ 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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