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Live Action Escapes - "Captive"

Updated: Jul 21, 2021

LOCATION:  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Photo + Video property of ESCAPETHEROOMers

* 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 world is ending and Doomsday is approaching fast! Luckily, you've been rescued by a seasoned survivor with a place to remain safe . But, is it safe and have you been rescued or are you being misinformed and held captive?


  • The set design truly provided a post-apocalyptic feel to the room. There was a couple of times that I forgot where I was and felt like I was inside of an underground shelter or bunker.

  • The storyline closely resembled one of my favorite films from the "Cloverfield" universe - "10 Cloverfield Lane"! From the moment the clock started, we felt the questionable reasoning of everything! Why this? Why that? Is this true? Am I being lied to? Etc...

  • Obviously, with an escape room that story driven, the puzzle challenges have to complement the obstacles as you move forward which Live Action Escapes did very well!

  • The physical space of the room was perfectly sized as it was meant to feel like a hideout or an underground panic room. The usage of props was well thought out as it wasn't overdone, but just enough to feel like your captor has stocked up and prepared for the end of the world.


  • Overall, "Captive" was a pretty solid escape room from beginning to end. If there’s one thing that we can suggest is to incorporate a few more puzzles/ obstacles as it felt quite short. Especially, if we're being held captive against our own will.


If you are a huge fan of suspense and sci-fi, this room is for you! This has J.J. Abrams written all over it as I felt like one of the characters from "10 Cloverfield Lane"! The "not knowing" and mental battle of what's real or fake really puts you in the driver seat of this suspenseful thriller. In a prison escape type room, you know what the situation is and the objectives are. With "Captive", everything unravels as you go!


Put things back where they belong! 


*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 game, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)

Disclosure: We thank Live Action Escapes for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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