Updated: Jul 17
* Please note we went to the location pre-pandemic and above are the information for back then. Please check on their website for their recent policy on booking type and pricing.
📖 THE STORY
Our team of archaeologists just arrived at the entrance of the Tikal temple. It's the last known resting place of the apocalyptic Calendar Cycles. We have to reset the calendar and save human kind but if we don't do it in 60 minutes, we'll be killed by the toxic release from the chamber walls.
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
The intro felt like we were about to enter a Disney attraction. There was a nice build up on a intensity of wanting to get into the next area quickly. We were glad the first area didn't "constrict" us (since we had 10 ppl) for too long and most of the puzzles were designed to be in the latter parts of the game.
There were a few physical puzzles that were our favorites. One of them required some collaboration with precision. It was clever to build the puzzles around the theme of the elements. It was easy to follow and to track our progress. This also made it easy to break up the team to work on the different segments of the puzzles.
The use of rocks, paint and symbols really enhanced a temple vibe. The blue light was also a nice touch on the ambiance.
The temple had a well designed centerpiece. Besides giving us some "wow" moments, it also served as a nice spot for the team to regroup and compile all their findings.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
The English words on the rocks kind of took away from the Mayan temple feel. It would've been great if they could be represented by Mayan symbols instead (perhaps a mini translation puzzle) just to keep the immersion.
Some parts of the room were quite dark so it was difficult to see especially when we had a large group where people were all trying to get in on one puzzle. There was one color puzzle that had us confused for awhile as some colors took quite similar in the dim light.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
This game was a lot of fun especially with a large group. We played the game with 8 strangers. It was a lot of space to cover so we're glad we had help. It's definitely doable if you had less people in your group as the puzzles had a nice flow and for experienced players, you should be able to "divide and conquer" easily. With this room, we now completed all of their rooms at the Bethlehem location (4 rooms total). Good thing their Allentown location will be open soon with brand new rooms to explore!
Warning: This experience features moments of flashing lights
* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owners, the rooms, and more!
** We don't want to go into detail and ruin any surprises for you, but if you'd like more information on the room, feel free to email us.
(If you do decide to try this room, please remember to let them know that "ESCAPETHEROOMers" sent you!)
Disclosure: We thank Captured LV Escape Room for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.