Not your average boat ride, this is Queen Anne’s Revenge!
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Venue: The Quest Factory Escape Rooms
Website: The Quest Factory Escape Rooms
After a typical night of pirate shenanigans, you find yourself on a boat that has already set sail and has left the port. This is not an ordinary boat, this is the Queen Anne’s Revenge. It is the infamous ghost ship filled with the undead. You must find a way off the boat or be a part of the ghost crew, forever.
The venue is in a large factory building underneath the freeway in Downtown Los Angeles. There is a small parking lot for you and there is a water cooler available in the waiting room. The escape room itself is spectacular. I have been to a few pirate themed escape rooms but this one really makes me feel like I am on a ship. They have the creakiness and unbalanced feeling down pat. There are a lot of ropes and there is a sail and a steering wheel to steer the ship in the right direction. Queen Anne’s Revenge is beautifully constructed and even though our goal was to get off the ship, I wanted to stay on.
The story is simple and the introduction is quick but once you step into the room, you are on a boat and you are now a pirate. You are immersed completely and from the very first task you know what you will be getting yourself into. The sound effects are high quality and they really know how to do those pirate accents. The visual effects are stunning, some of them will literally blow you away.
The puzzles range from simplistic to complex. A few of the puzzles are just scavenger hunts requiring you to look for the actual pieces of the puzzle. Other puzzles require some thinking to complete. We needed some help to figure out exactly what we needed to do but for the most part everything is straight forward and logical.
Our game master did a great job. He was casual and laid back and made us feel comfortable. He was friendly and he knew what he was doing.
Queen Anne’s Revenge
This took me by surprise. I didn’t expect this room to be this good. The production value is on another level and you will have so much trying to solve these puzzles. I cannot wait to try the rest of these rooms.
Final Score: 10/10