The Villian's Lair

The Villian's Lair


Your team must figure out how to complete the impossible mission of breaking out of the North Korean jail and disarming all the bombs in order to escape. Can you be the hero that saves the world?

LocationExit Game

Address111 N Atlantic Blvd #148, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Parking: Free underground and outdoor parking

Price(s): $32 per person

Date Completed: June 12, 2018

Number of Escape Artists: 4 (includes 1 newbie)

Hint System: Unlimited via Walkie Talkie

Success Rate: 23%

ResultESCAPED! -  42 minutes

Creativity: 4

Difficulty: 4

Immersiveness: 4

Fun Factor: 5


Note. For OVERALL means, 1 = WTF?; 2 = Take a gander; 3 = You can book it; 4 = You should book it now; 5 = OMG! You should've booked it yesterday!


  • Recommend 3-5 escape artists
  • A mix of locks and technology
  • Prison break!
  • There's one puzzle that's visually beautiful and fun to solve

First Impressions

Please refer to An Hour to Kill. In addition, the introduction video was funny and made fun of North Korea's president Kim Jung Un. It reminds me of the movie, "The Interview". 


Good mix of locks and technology. There was one puzzle that was absolutely stunning to see and solve. I was surprised to see how user-friendly all the technology was. The interactions and transitions all went smoothly. The puzzle flow was linear. The puzzles required a mix of teamwork and brain power.


The set was made well! Some wear and tear but that's normal. The escape room brings you to a jail/hideout in North Korea and you're trying to break out! There is one room that could be too narrow for a lot of people.


Our group totally had fun because we were solving puzzles with ease. Compared to the other rooms at Exit Game, this would be my third favorite. Money-wise, it's worth the experience if you enjoyed the other rooms. It's well made.

Should you play it?

I suggest playing The A.I. and/or An Hour to Kill before you try this escape room. The introduction video can be a tad racist for those culturally sensitive. If you liked the movie, "The Interview", you'll enjoy this!



Lab 51

Lab 51