Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date Played: November 28, 2021
Team Size: 2-6; we recommend 2-3
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $45 per player for 2 players to $39 per player for 6 players
Accessibility Consideration: Crawling (at least 1 player)
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Pandora’s Box (quite literally) blew us away with a wide range of special effects and a showstopper central set piece. This was a fantastic experience — especially for smaller teams — and it was without a doubt a must-play within the local Las Vegas market.
Thematically, this room felt like a crossover between Greek mythology, Indiana Jones, and the large puzzle boxes from The Room (the video game, not the terrible film). While a tad jarring at first, this stylistic juxtaposition was consistently implemented and made for an exciting adventure.
Pandora’s Box took place in a fairly small space, but some clever game mechanics repeatedly transformed the atmosphere. With a beautifully designed and fabricated Pandora’s Box in the center of the room, our time was largely focused on interacting with the many details on this prop. Targeted spotlights directed our attention as needed on the box’s faces and around the room.
This game was fully linear and contained a few puzzle types that may mildly frustrate certain players. The narrative felt a bit fuzzy by the ending, and ultimately I found this to be more of an adventure-driven than story-driven experience, despite some strong story elements in certain moments of the game.
Pandora’s Box was one of the most immersive escape room offerings in Las Vegas, and it’s well worth a play if you’re in the area.Continue reading “Trapped! Escape Room Las Vegas – Pandora’s Box [Review]”