Locked Adventures – The Curse of KV62 [Review]

Fine tombing

Location:  San Marcos, CA

Date Played: March 6, 2022

Team Size: 2-8; we recommend 2-4

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $37 per player

Ticketing: Private

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

The Curse of KV62 checked all the boxes I look for in a newbie-friendly Egyptian tomb-themed escape room.

The set was attractive, with some nice reveals along the way. The puzzles were fun and approachable, full of large, chunky interactions. A light immersive introduction and an in-character hint system added bits of story.

If this were one of your first escape rooms, I think it would be quite likely that you’d be excited to play another.

An Egyptian tomb with a sarcophagus bearing a glowing blue ankh.

The Curse of KV62 also marked a turning point for Locked Adventures, a step up from their previous rooms with more tech, zero traditional padlocks, and a more robust set.

For enthusiasts, V (review) was undoubtedly the standout at Locked Adventures. But if you have some extra time, are newer to escape rooms, or aren’t too tired of Egyptian themes, The Curse of KV62 would be a solid addition to your itinerary.

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Locked Adventures – Hunting Dracula [Review]

Hunting Dracula is one of the best escape rooms in San Diego. Here are our recommendations for other great escape rooms in San Diego.

[At the time of this review, Hunting Dracula was called V.]

V is for 🧛

Location: San Marcos, CA

Date Played: March 6, 2022

Team Size: 4-8; we recommend 4-5

Duration: 90 minutes

Price: $42 per player

Ticketing: Private

Accessibility Consideration: at least one player needs to crawl and stand in a dark, enclosed space

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

V may be the first escape room I’ve seen with a single-letter name. But don’t let the short moniker fool you — this 90-minute vampire-themed room had an alluring Gothic set and was densely packed with moderately challenging puzzles.

Locked Adventures stepped up their game in designing V, especially when it came to scenery. We started off in an ornately decorated cemetery, adjacent to a courtyard and the entrance to a crypt. The set offered layers of exploration, and the puzzles were cleverly integrated into large set pieces.

The puzzles were also a step up in complexity from Locked Adventures’ previous rooms. They were generally well presented and enjoyable to solve, though some could have benefited from clearer signposting or more precise alignment indicators.

An unusual environment that looks like a cemetary crossed with a mad science lab. A skeleton, a crossed headstone, and a glowing pyramid can be viewed.

One of the most delightful elements in the room was Roko, a talking demonic skull, and I’d love to have seen more of this type of quirky character also reflected in the gameplay.

For escape room enthusiasts, V is one of the top rooms in the San Diego area. If you’re newer to escape rooms, Locked Adventures’ The Curse of KV62 is a great pick.

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