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The Basement A Live Escape Room Experience
Ranked #5 of 178 Fun & Games in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Basement is the number one Escape Game center in the US, with one continuous story line and 3 seperate experiences/chapters to choose from. We offer an immersive experience where you will be locked in a room. You will then have a set amount of time to find your way out using the hidden clues, key, trap doors, and items within the space. Various events will "distract" you throughout your journey and make the task of escaping slightly more difficult. Can You Escape? HISTORY: Established in 2014. The Basement: A Live Escape Room Experience opened for business with its flagship room "The Basement" in October 2014 and has since opened two more experiences: The Boiler Room and The Study. Dark House Entertainment is currently in the process of opening 3 more locations throughout the United States.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Basement and the Elevator Shaft in one visit which brought our total to over 30 rooms in so cal. I can honestly say, these are my absolute favorites. The set design is amazing, the games are sufficiently challenging and the special effects rival that of Disneyland. We had an absolute blast. Can’t wait to go back and do the Study and the new room when it opens.

Thank Greg B
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"the study"
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"elevator shaft"
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"escape game"
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"exciting experience"
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"team building experience"
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"seconds to spare"
in 2 reviews
"without giving anything away"
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"team bonding"
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"challenging puzzles"
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"great puzzles"
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"explaining everything"
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"adrenaline rush"
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"great group"
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"horror movie"
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"story line"
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"a lot of fun"
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"super fun"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We played both The Basement and The Study in a single visit. I thought The Study was the stronger of the two and would recommend that room if you only have time for one.
These are horror themed rooms so make sure to take that into consideration when you’re deciding who to invite. It is probably too scary for most children under 11-12.
There’s a sequence in The Study designed for a solo member of your group. It’s intense! Pick the thrill seeker in your group to do it.
Set decoration and theming are very strong. Puzzles are mostly good (I really dislike scraps of laminated paper in escape rooms, generally speaking, and there are many in these 2. I think they’re immersion breaking so I wish they had used a different method, but it’s certainly not game breaking)
In-room actors are used in both rooms and we found them to be an asset to the experience.

Overall, very well done rooms, definitely recommend

Thank elyserb
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Two of the best escape rooms I've ever done! If you like be to be scared and enjoy challenges, I highly recommend The Basement and The Study. The rooms are very dark and creepy. I enjoyed The Study more than The Basement because of all the clues. We were about 99% successful in escaping vs 75% in The Basement. Overall, well thought out and lots of puzzles/clues to solve. Can't wait to try the last one - the elevator shaft!

Thank cszeto79
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This place was a lot of fun, but you must work together with your group. It's definitely something you should at least try once.

Thank Joseph V
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Great experience! The story and theming are super fun! The clues are just difficult enough to make it very challenging. Would be awesome for all ages!

Thank Woody R
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