Quest Tavern – The Last Supper [Review]

Update May 16, 2022: If you want to hear more about The Last Supper back us on Patreon at the “Search Win!” level to get access to a Spoiler’s Club Episode about this game. Reality Escape Pod co-hosts David and Peih-Gee talk all about it with the creator and the performer, spoilers and all.

The Last Supper is one of the best games in Los Angeles. Here are our other recommendations for great escape rooms in Los Angeles.

Lord Garrick would like you for dinner.

Location: Pomona, CA

Date Played: March 4, 2022

Team size: 3-8; we recommend 3-5

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: from $48 per player for teams of 3-4 to $43 per player for teams of 7-8

Ticketing: Private

Accessibility Consideration: At least one player needs to crawl.

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

The Last Supper was an exciting delight.

Following in the footsteps of Miss Jezebel (review, online review), Quest Tavern took that game structure and made a less raunchy experience, set it in a Dungeons & Dragons-esque adventure.

The performer who played the role of Lord Garrick was incredible, adding so much nuance to his performance, and improvising magnificently with our team. We truly were playing with one another, to the point where we changed the plot of the game in a way that hadn’t been done before.

The team sitting at the table,with Lord Garrick standing behind us brandishing a sword.

Escape rooms don’t have to be big to feel huge, and The Last Supper felt grand. It was intense, interesting, and I treasure the memory of playing this game.

If your team is open to interacting with a performer, and willing to commit to the intensity of the game world, The Last Supper is a must-play game, and one of the strongest games in the Los Angeles area.

Who is this for?

  • Actor interacters
  • Adventure seekers
  • Story seekers
  • D&D fans
  • Best for players with at least some experience

Why play?

  • Amazing escape room meets D&D (without the combat) gameplay
  • Top-notch actor interactions
  • Clever and unusual game design and structure

Story

After the famed adventurer Lord Garrick retired, he began hosting dinner parties for adventurers… but his guests would disappear. As the latest group to receive an invitation, we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to learn the truth… and enjoy a good meal.

Closeup of the dinner table with a bowl of fruit in the center.
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Reminder: Los Angeles Meetup on March 8

We’re going to be in Los Angeles in early March and we’re hosting a meetup. This is just a casual gathering for escape room players, owners, and creators to mingle and chat.

It’s the last night we’ll be in town, so we’ll be able to talk about all the local games, spoilers and all (out of earshot of anyone who hasn’t played a given game, of course). We hope to see you there!

Palm trees at sunset, text reads, "LA Escape Room Meetup: Hosted by Room Escape Artist."

Details

  • Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST (drop in whenever)
  • Location: Hatch Escapes (1919 3rd Avenue, Los Angeles, CA)

Please bring your proof of vaccination.

And feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share.

Thank you to Terry and Tommy from Hatch Escapes for providing the venue!

West Coast friends, we look forward to seeing many of you soon!

p.s. If you RSVP’d for this event and you can no longer attend, please “cancel your ticket” through Eventbrite so that we can get an accurate attendance estimate for our hosts.

Los Angeles Meetup Rescheduled for March 8

It is with a heavy heart that we let you know that The Next Stage Summit & Mini-Festival slated for Jan 7-9 is canceled.

In light of that cancellation and the complications for travel at this time, we’ve postponed our Los Angeles trip and the LA Escape Room Community Meetup we’d planned for January.

The good news is: we’ve rescheduled our trip and this meetup for March. We hope it will be safer to gather again in a couple of months.

Palm trees at sunset, text reads, "LA Escape Room Meetup: Hosted by Room Escape Artist."

Details

  • Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST (drop in whenever)
  • Location: Hatch Escapes (1919 3rd Avenue, Los Angeles, CA)

Please bring your proof of vaccination.

And feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share.

Thank you to Terry and Tommy from Hatch Escapes for providing the venue!

West Coast friends, we look forward to seeing many of you in March.

Los Angeles: We’re Hosting an Escape Room Meetup in January!

Update Jan 3, 2022: This meetup is postponed until March 8. See updated details here.

If you live in Los Angeles, or you’ll be in town in early January, let’s hang out!

This is a casual gathering for folks to meet each other and chat about escape rooms and other immersive entertainment. We can’t wait to see you there!

While it’s a free event, please click the button below to RSVP, just so that we have a sense of how many people to expect.

Palm trees at sunset, text reads, "LA Escape Room Meetup: Hosted by Room Escape Artist."

Details

  • Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST (drop in whenever)
  • Location: Hatch Escapes (1919 3rd Avenue, Los Angeles, CA)

Please bring your proof of vaccination.

And feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share.

Thank you to Terry and Tommy from Hatch Escapes for providing the venue!

The Next Stage

After we all hang out at this meetup, David and I are heading to Pasadena to host the Immersive Gaming track at The Immersive Experience Institute’s The Next Stage Jan 7-9… with lots of great talks, and where we’ll be playing Escape from Godot in front of an audience. We hope to see you there!

Here are all the details about the sessions on our track.

If you don’t have a ticket for The Next Stage yet, those are available here.

Room Escape Artist Presents the Immersive Gaming Track at the Next Stage Summit (Los Angeles, Jan 7-9)

This January, we’re bringing immersive gaming to The Immersive Experience Institute’s Next Stage Summit in Los Angeles, CA (ok, Pasadena, but close enough.)

Tickets are on sale now!

Next Stage logo, accented with yellow geometric figures.

Details

  • When: January 7-9, 2022
  • Where: The Pasadena Playhouse (Pasadena, CA)
  • Tickets: 3-Day On-Site Badges are currently on sale.
  • Price: $650

3-Day On-Site Badge holders will have a chance to experience Escape From Godot, Scout Expedition Co.’s The Nest and The Ministry of Peculiarities’ Hope End.

Immersive Gaming Sessions

Along with REPOD co-host Peih-Gee Law, David and I will host a kick-off session on immersive gaming, and the following panels & fireside talks:

Immersive Gaming Meets Experiential Marketing

What do Escape Rooms have to do with a Tom Clancy movie on Amazon Prime? Is that store really giving away free stuff?

Juliana Moreno Patel and Ariel Rubin of The Wild Optimists are joined by Jay Rinksy of Little Cinema and Terence Leclere of Metaforyou to discuss how some of the biggest brands and media companies in the world (e.g., Amazon, Warner Bros., Disney) are using immersive gaming, interactive platforms, and immersive pop-ups to make a splash with audiences inundated by attention grabbing ads that just don’t hold attention anymore.

Meet Juliana and Ariel by listening to REPOD S1E3: Juliana Moreno Patel and Ariel Rubin (Wild Optimists, Escape Room in a Box)

Next Level Immersive Escape Rooms

A conversation with Brian Corbitt creator of Miss Jezebel, an immersive actor-driven escape room, and owner/ operator/ designer of part of the 60Out franchise in Los Angeles in conversation with Tommy Honton, co-creator of the award-winning Stash House escape room in LA. The pair will share their insight into integrating performance, storytelling, and experience design expertise into creating escape rooms that leave guests talking long after the game is over.

Meet Brian by listening REPOD S2E6 Puppets, Haunts, & Pranks

Meet Tommy by listening to REPOD S3E7 Adrenaline Mapping and Escape Room Design

Fireside Talk: Andrew Preble of ERGO on Organizing Independent Escape Room Operators

Andrew Preble (Escape My Room, New Orleans) will talk about the efforts of the non-profit ERGO to help independent escape room operators lobby for support from the Small Business Administration as part of the pandemic recovery efforts and the long term efforts of the new group to lobby on behalf of owners and operators. In conversation with Tommy Honton, an ERGO co-founder.

Liveplay & The Making of Mister & Mischief’s Escape From Godot

Join the Room Escape Artist team & friends and watch as they play through Festival Selection, the near-mythic Escape From Godot from Mister & Mischief. A rare chance to see a session unfold as its played and then dive right into a making of conversation with the creators Jeff & Andy Crocker live on the set of the production. Immersive gaming creators won’t want to miss this rare format event.

Beyond Immersive Gaming

The Next Stage Summit hosts an impressive array of speakers from across immersive entertainment disciplines including Jonny Grant, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Dept. Studios (Arkham Asylum), artist Risa Puno (Superblue) (and known for Privilege of Escape), Sarah Ellis (Director of Digital Development, the Royal Shakespeare Company), director Mikhael Tara Garver, the authors of the Immersive Industry Annual Report, and themed entertainment wizards from Walt Disney Imagineering, with more still to be announced.

Meet us in Los Angeles

We’ll be in town playing lots of escape rooms. Stay tuned for more details on when/where we’ll be hanging out. If you live in Los Angeles, or you’ll be in town for this event, we want to know! Send us at message or email contact@roomescapeartist.com.