What happens in Vegas…also happens in Texas
Location: Killeen, TX
Date Played: July 6, 2023
Team Size: 2; we recommend 2
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $29 per player
Accessibility Consideration: N/A
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock [A]
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
This room is the kind to play for the novelty of the theme. If the mere presence of silly sexual content sounds fun, this is brimming with it. If blow-up dolls and risqué photos make you blush, this will probably seem nonsensical and possibly uncomfortable. Know before you go.
I’d heard rumor that rooms like this exist Somewhere, but regionally this is unique. As such, digging through mature-themed props in an escape room was entertaining just as a change of thematic pace. Most of these items turned out to be purely decorative, and prop interactions were completely unrelated to any authentic purposes. Players needn’t fear any compromising situations.
This was a two player room, but there was nothing in the design specifically targeted toward that number. This limitation seemed related to the amount of puzzling content and size of the space. It would be a good starter room for players new to the duo approach but fairly easy for experienced pairs.
The puzzles themselves were reasonable and fun, even as they ranged from firmly grounded in the narrative to wackily out of place. This unpredictability led to a couple of outlandish surprises that were the highlights of the experience.
This room won’t be for everyone. However, if you’re comfortable with the theme and willing to trade challenge for surprise, it’s a worthwhile activity.
Who is this for?
- Scenery snobs
- Fans of The Hangover
- Newer two-player teams
- Mature audiences
- You’re new to two-player games and want an approachable on-ramp.
- For some playfully wacky moments with a mature theme
Our buddy was MIA from his own Vegas wedding, so we busted into his hotel room to track him down.
We found ourselves exploring a small Vegas hotel room that had clearly been the scene of some raucous partying. Lingerie, sex toys, and beer bottles were strewn everywhere.
Great Escape of Central Texas’s What the F#@! Happened Last Night? was a standard escape room with a low-to-moderate level of difficulty.
Gameplay consisted of searching, observing, and making connections.
➕ The room used thematic elements in silly, unexpected ways.
➕ There was a playful attention to detail. Some of the decor involved subtle jokes or allusions, and a disposable prop had been custom-designed for the experience.
➕ While clear attention had been given to guiding players between many of the puzzles, there were still several opportunities for discovery and making connections.
➕/➖ One fun interactive puzzle required a bit of skill but had solid safeguards. However, it was unclear what the goal was, so we sort of just crashed into it.
❓ The puzzles varied widely in their sense of purpose. For the theme and props, this may have been a wise choice, but if we thought too hard, many things actively didn’t make sense. This isn’t an anomaly in escape rooms, but it stood out here due to the theme.
➖ A couple of puzzles could have used stronger cluing to help order their elements. We felt like we had to trust our instincts more than we wanted to.
➕ One moment caught us offguard with its absurdity. I can’t imagine anything like it happening in real life, which made it all the more delightful.
Tips For Visiting
- There was plenty of parking right outside of Great Escape of Central Texas.
- We’ve happily eaten at Arepitas and Bobby Lupo’s Pizzeria in Killeen.
Book your hour with Great Escape of Central Texas’s What the F#@! Happened Last Night?, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.