Escape Room L.A., Southern California's largest escape room experience, adds yet another adventure to their already exciting roster of four escape rooms with The Pyramid, inspired by the secrets and rituals of the ancient Mayans. With tickets on sale now for the first game running September 16, 2017, The Pyramid offers participants a fully-immersive journey through a series of rooms as they solve puzzles, challenges, and even must offer sacrifices to the gods. Upon entering, players realize they have been summoned to save a Mayan civilization by restoring the mask of the jade warrior.
"This game is loosely based on histories and traditions within the Mayan culture. I started by researching the civilization and then taking a few creative liberties to give the game a well-rounded, fully-realized experience," says creator and founder John Hennessey of Escape Room LA. "We're combining new technology with ancient and authentic Mayan elements to create a thrilling game full of many surprises!"
The epic adventure takes participants on a journey into an undiscovered Mayan pyramid, where players solve puzzles involving cryptic Aztec calendars, battling the elements, and fighting indigenous creatures - to name a few. The mysteries deepen as players advance to the ultimate challenges in the final tomb. Unlike other puzzle-solving escape rooms, The Pyramid takes players through a multi-sensory journey. The set of the game was designed by Jeff McLaughlin, who has won numerous LA Drama Critics Circle Awards and LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, accompanied by Industrial Designer Mazin Dajani and Construction Coordinator Kyle Rettinger.
Located in a commercial building in Downtown LA, Escape Room L.A. brought over 25,000 people to the neighborhood last year, offering more than 80 games per week. Visitors range from escape room connoisseurs; corporate employees seeking unique team bonding experiences; celebrities like Billy Crystal, Conan O'Brien, Neil Patrick Harris, Seth McFarlane, and Emma Stone; and folks looking for unique and out of the box activities. Prospective players can try their luck at any of the five rooms Tuesday through Friday evenings (every 30 minutes from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.), and weekend afternoons and evenings (every 30 minutes from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.). Tickets range from $32 to $37, depending on the date and time. For bookings and additional information, visit www.escaperoomla.com, or call 213.689.3229.
ABOUT ESCAPE ROOM LA
Escape Room LA is a division of Race/LA, founded in 2004 by John Hennessy. Inspired by the adventurous tasks of shows like The Amazing Race and with an innate love of puzzles, Hennessy sought to bring the same level of excitement throughout the Los Angeles area with one-day races and escape rooms. Akin to a real-life video or adventure game, Escape Room LA immerses participants in a themed location with a mysterious series of tasks, all of which must be solved in order to escape. Pieces to the puzzle fit together and little by little, reveal the room’s secrets.