Another day, another escape room!
That is what I was thinking when we were on our way to The Hex Room at Cross Roads Escape Games – however, I was very wrong. This isn’t just another escape room… this place is so much more than that!
The premise of this room is that you (and your friends) are stuck in a horror movie. Who will you be? The geek? The jock? The virgin? The detective? The prom queen? Or the rebel (like me!)? Before you begin the game, you must take a quiz – a quiz that will determine which of these horror movie stereotypes you will be cast as – and also, the course of your escape experience. Be sure to pick a strong leader… the role of the Detective is not to be chosen lightly.
The Hex Room is definitely unlike any escape room we had done before. I can’t say too much without giving it away (boo, spoilers!), but I can say that what makes this room unique is that every single person in your group will have the opportunity to solve their very own puzzles – you will have to work alone AND with the rest of your team to make sure you escape. Everyone has a part to play, and just like any real horror fan knows – not everyone survives.
It was very close – and we were working until the very last second – but we just didn’t make it. Honestly though, we had so much fun that it didn’t even matter that we didn’t escape. It just means that we get to go back and try it again. Luckily the Hex Room is set up so that if you don’t escape the first time and want to try again, the second time around will be like an all new game, so it’s definitely worth playing more than once.
Overall, we loved the theme, the production value and design of The Hex Room and its original, fun spin on the “standard” escape room set-up. Be sure to check out Cross Roads Escape Games’ The Hex Room for a completely unique escape room experience! Located in Anaheim, it may be a bit out of the way for some, but I promise you it is SO worth the drive.
A note for your planning: it’s recommended that you play The Hex Room with precisely 6 players. While it is possible to play with 5 or 7 players, the game was designed for and really is best suited for 6. I should also mention that, unlike most escape rooms we’ve been to, Cross Roads won’t group you with strangers – you will be playing with your friends and ONLY your friends. Oh, and did I mention that they are the only escape room we know of that actually gives out prizes? So what are you waiting for? Grab some friends and go!Cross Roads Escape Games 4245 E. La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92807 (714) 572-1004 http://www.crossroadsescapegames.com/