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  • I've done a lot of escape rooms, and this one is definitely up there as one of the best. The puzzles were really varied and creative, and the experience is well curated, campy, thoughtful, fun. I hope they make more!

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    Timothy Pickett
    4/11/2018

    Just did the escape room today and the puzzles were so unique from the other escape room I had done. The host, Nate, did a really good job to set the mood and give out hints to allow us to escape in time haha

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    Rafael Roman
    9/29/2018

    Definitely one of the best rooms in the country (and I have played hundreds)

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    Wei-Hwa Huang
    5/13/2018

    Honestly this room was great fun! Had a fantastic time with my cousins. Best our time of 86:16!

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    Arjun Chatrath
    5/08/2018

    Excellent escape room! I only have experience with a few previous rooms but I really enjoyed the creativity and variety of the puzzles in this one. Nothing felt like a stretch. So much fun. Highly recommended!

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    Erik Blosser
    12/23/2019

    this place is incredible and alex is a genius. fabulous puzzles, wonderfully compelling story, and just a wonderful vibe. HIGHLY recommended

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    Nicholas Marinelli
    4/05/2018

    Very well thought out and the puzzles were very challenging. Lots of fun! Thanks Alex!

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    Erik Steggall
    3/03/2018

    Great experience at Minervium. Many thanks to Alex for taking the time to chat with us before and after.

    This was a great room and I really enjoyed that it was 90 minutes long - you need that time to complete all of the tasks. I also enjoyed the diversity of the puzzles that you had to complete.

    Looking forward to another room created by Alex!

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    Amanda B Kahn
    12/10/2018

    It was amazing the staff were so nice the puzzles were so creative and fun

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    Glitter Panda
    11/12/2018

    This was our first escape room experience, and we all had a blast! The puzzles were great, the theme was fun, and the staff was excellent. I highly recommend Escape Key to anyone considering it.

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    Tim Valdepena
    11/14/2018

    My first escape room. The puzzles were tons of fun and really intense. Time flew fast! It was definitely worthwhile.

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    Nathan Sweet
    2/21/2018

    I've lived in Davis for almost 9 years and had no idea this place was here. But I'm really glad that I had the chance to this escape room! I've only done a few others, and this was the hardest one I've ever done. We had a great team of 6 people but the pressure was definitely on to beat the clock! Our gamemaster, Alex,... read more

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    Amber Berry
    5/25/2018
  • Great experience at this escape room! The puzzles were challenging and kept everybody in our group engaged. The story was fun and the theme worked well to keep the suspense going. I highly recommend it! Very professional and friendly, engaging staff 🙂

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    Sophie Calixte
    7/14/2019

    They’re still working out the kinks on the business side (website, etc), but don’t let that deter you, the room itself great. Good puzzles and some cool mechanical elements. Highly recommend!

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    Alex Borowsky
    1/01/2018

    Great fun! Based on puzzles and room size, I'd suggest ideal group size would be at least 3, and maybe 7 on the upper end. Puzzles demanded diverse skills, so everyone participated. Designed by the host, so afterwards he gave us a neat history of the project as well. Max allowed time was 90 min. (So far, no one has been quicker than 60 min.)... read more

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    Charles Smith
    2/07/2018

    It was a lot of fun here. I went with my sister and her friend so we were a small group. I would recommend a larger group because of the complex set up and it is best to have a lot of brain power.

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    Lily Gibney
    7/08/2018

    Creative and fun. I enjoyed most of the puzzles in the room. I was also very excited just to know that there is a Davis located escape room now, and it was good. You can tell they put a lot of time an effort into designing this room. I recommend it for anyone who’s up for a challenge and some team building.

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    Brina Tanaka
    1/13/2018

    We had a great time at Escape Key! The puzzles were challenging but not impossible, and the hosts were very welcoming. Heartily recommended for anyone who enjoys brain teasers!

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    Matthew Harris
    2/03/2018

    This was good family fun for a group of 7 of us. Challenging and interesting puzzles. We are age 13-68 and everyone participated

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    Kelly Siemens
    1/11/2018

    i went here along with my family and we all had a blast! The puzzles were difficult at times, but crazy fun! I'd also recommend going in groups of 5 at the most, it can become hard with too many people. Overall, a super fun place to take the family or test your abilities with your friends!

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    •Foxers •
    12/26/2017

    Usually, getting locked in a room with 4 teenagers isn't a great way to spend an afternoon, but Minervium made it a lot of fun. The puzzles are of varying levels, which allowed all of us to contribute solutions. The props are well designed and the overall story is engrossing. I am looking forward to the next game, so I can take my family back.... read more

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    Christopher Fluetsch
    7/01/2019

    It was new to me and my group. Highly recommend this for a fun couple hours.

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    Joseph Hannon
    6/30/2018

    Great escape room! So much fun! So glad we have this in Davis.

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    JAT
    5/20/2018

    Great experience at this escape room! The puzzles were challenging and kept everybody in our group engaged. The story was fun and the theme worked well to keep the suspense going. I highly recommend it! Very professional and friendly, engaging staff 🙂

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    Sophie Calixte
    7/14/2019
  • This was my second escape room, and it didn’t disappoint! I went with a group of four, and we escaped but narrowly missed making the scoreboard. Still, it was fun. Also great to chat with the creators afterward about their experience creating the room. Looking forward to seeing what these folks come up with next.

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    meghan bobrowsky
    1/07/2018

    I visited about 2 years ago with my family (Ages 8,12,14,45,45, and 47). It was the first escape room I'd ever been to visit. I thought it was super fun and had to admit to my niece she was 100% right, it was the BEST THING TO DO EVER with the whole family. Truly, there were puzzles that each one of us solved and... read more

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    Ginger Welsh
    1/13/2020

    This was the most fun I have had in many months. Had only one prior experience in an escape room. 1. Our team of 5 was perfect, and we were able to split up to work on different puzzles, which allowed us to complete the escape with 30 seconds to spare. 2. The extended time (90 minutes) was very satisfying, because it allowed us more... read more

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    Lynette Peters
    7/16/2018

    Wow! Super cool and well thought out. The owner/host was great. Looking forward to seeing what they do next.

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    Rob Kinder
    5/23/2018

    I loved this room, really well thought through and had a lot of complex puzzles and a lot of simpler ones, it was all around awesome! Thanks for an awesome evening!

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    Delta Rivers
    4/03/2018

    Would highly recommend! First time doing an escape room and they were very friendly and helpful. Glad to have a local escape room in Davis!

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    Mandy Phong
    2/04/2018

    I had a lot of fun here! This was my first escape room, and it was a great experience. It was a 90 minute room with unlimited hints. The staff was very nice and welcoming. They did a good job of making sure our group of three had a good time and never got too frustrated. When we correctly solved a puzzle but had trouble... read more

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    Jasmine Zhou
    1/20/2018

    What an amazing escape room! I have done several rooms and this is really a "boutique" escape room experience. You are greeted and guided by the owner/creator which makes it super special! I can tell he is super passionate about this work and it shows!

    There are three main differences with this room compared to others I have done:
    1) The time allowed was 90...
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    Ali Sampson
    12/13/2019

    What an amazing room escape experience! I've been to quite a few now, and this is one of the best rooms I've ever been in. The puzzles are so creative, and everything is themed wonderfully. I love that there are unique mechanics and different challenges to do in the room, as opposed to other places I've been in where every puzzle or clue just corresponds... read more

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    Michelle
    11/25/2018

    It really surprised me that there was a room escape in Davis, and man I'm so glad I came! The puzzles were really fun to do and were very unique! Overall, it was super fun and highly recommend to anyone wanting a challenging but awesome experience! 🙂 Thank you Minervium for the awesome finish to my birthday celebration!

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    Regina Wang
    10/07/2019

    My 3 friends and I enjoyed the escape room very much!! I would definitely recommend going. I won’t give any spoilers but there are many interesting and engaging puzzles. The two creators are also very kind and friendly. You can tell they love what they do and care to make a great experience. I’m excited to see what they come up with next!

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    Isabella Babich
    1/23/2018

    The first time I did an escape room that was challenging and fun. It was thought provoking and made me think. 10/10 would definitely come back when they open more games.

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    Distinguished Beings
    11/24/2018
  • We had an amazing time completing this room, the puzzles were challenging and increadble, staff amazing and passionate. The atmosphere felt slightly unprofessional throughout the room and the website, however as they have only been open a month I am sure that that will go away. Don't let that discourage you from going in the slightest, they definitely know what they are doing. Thank you... read more

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    Martin Hankins
    12/22/2017

    Had an amazing experience! The room was challenging and incredibly well-made. We had a lot of fun playing it and Alex was so kind! Highly recommend.

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    Zoya G.
    5/25/2018

    This was the first time I’ve been to an escape room. There was only 1 person in our party that had experience. We had such a great time. Definitely plan on going back in the future. Unfortunately we were not able to escape. But plan on doing it next time. So if you like a challenge and fun with a group of friends. I’d definitely... read more

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    angela coleman
    8/03/2019

    Clever puzzles within a room that was well-designed and executed. The eight people in our party were busy for the full 90 minutes. We had a great experience!

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    Janis and Alex Cooke
    6/17/2019

    Our team of 8 included grandparents in their 70s and teens, and everyone had a fantastic time! Alex gave just the right amount of clues when needed, and spent plenty of time afterward explaining how things functioned and answering our questions. Several of us have done quite a few escape rooms and still found the puzzles to be challenging and different from others we have... read more

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    Leonie Pickett
    4/24/2018

    I've played most of the escape rooms around Sacramento and SF, and this is one of the very best. It has clever, challenging puzzles and great use of technology.

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    Richard Chiburis
    5/15/2018

    Our group had a challenging, but very fun, time trying to solve the many puzzles. I recommend this as an excellent group activity that will keep everyone entertained! I will certainly return to Davis Escape Key when they create a new puzzle!

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    Joann Helmus
    4/11/2018

    WONDERFUL experience. It was evident from the very beginning that the room creator thought critically about the presentation of the game and puzzles. All puzzles and questions were on theme and fun. We will definitely be back!

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    Lindsey Mooney
    8/10/2018

    I had done one other escape room before this one, but this one was by far more fun and better designed. We had a group of 8 and that seemed like a good number of people for all the puzzles. The ambience and props in the room are great! The puzzles are challenging and really original, the staff are friendly and you can tell they... read more

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    D Jaime
    3/30/2018

    So much detail and time put into this escape room. Been to a few others and this by far has been my favorite. Everything tied together perfectly! Would night recommend checking it out!

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    Danielle Magenheimer
    5/21/2019

    Amazing, good story and all puzzles feel connected! I've done 5 escape rooms, this one is best so far.

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    Jason Hui
    5/16/2018

    Despite the shabby location, Escape Key Davis' puzzles are very well-done. In addition to some originality behind the room's design and puzzles within, the variety of puzzles are a nice touch, as they provide something for everyone in your group. Whether you're an escape room pro or simply looking for something new to do, I would recommend giving them a try!

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    Justin Stepter
    6/12/2018
  • Great game and methods were used for this escape room! Well thought out in details, technology, service, guidance and enthusiasm! Highly recommend this venue! Can't wait to see their new game! Very creative!

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    Lee Bower
    6/27/2018

    Went with some friends from my program, and we all had a great experience! It was super fun, and I'd definitely recommend!

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    CJ Calabrese
    2/12/2018

    First escape room ever. Ages 14-47 and everyone was able to contribute. Fun!

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    Rebecca Casey
    2/14/2018

    Great puzzles!! Well designed! We had a great inter generational family time here.

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    Ron Dwyer-Voss
    1/17/2018

    Our team of 8 included grandparents in their 70s and teens, and everyone had a fantastic time! Alex gave just the right amount of clues when needed, and spent plenty of time afterward explaining how things functioned and answering our questions. Several of us have done quite a few escape rooms and still found the puzzles to be challenging and different from others we have... read more

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    Leonie Pickett
    4/09/2018

    So much fun, smart and unique conception, challenging puzzles, friendly and flexible staff. Very eager to go back for their next room!

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    Gen Luca
    7/22/2018

    Had a great 90 min. Complex puzzles, amazing contraptions. We learned a lot from Alex afterwards too.

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    Theron Cosgrave
    6/29/2018

    Went here tonight with employees from Enchambered escape room and played the witch themed room and we all had a blast! In this room you’re given 90 minutes to escape which is longer than most escape rooms and we didn’t think we would need that much time but we managed to escape with 13 seconds remaining on the clock. All of the puzzles fit very... read more

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    Kaitlyn Burns
    11/22/2018

    Loved the plot, and the puzzles were tough, but solvable. You have 90 minutes, and we finished in about 88. We had a fantastic time, and I can't wait to see what they come up with next. Definitely recommend this escape room.

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    Jennifer van Esquivel
    3/19/2018

    This was our first experience in an escape room, and it set the bar pretty high for future experiences! The attention to detail was amazing, and Alex did a great job of explaining everything. We went with a group of 6: four adults and two teens. It was the perfect number for us, as it allowed everyone to have a part in solving the puzzles.... read more

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    Danielle Millward
    7/15/2018

    By far one of the coolest places in Davis. I've lived here for 12 years and this has been the most fun and interactive experience Davis has offered. Highly, highly recommend for anyone who enjoys a good mystery, puzzle, or challenging/rewarding game. Alex is the man!

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    mina alali
    4/26/2018

    A group of 8 of us (13 to 60+ yo) went to Davis Escape Key, most as our first "Escape" experience. It was much funner than I expected. The challenge involves multiple rooms and many puzzles - some with interesting technology. All of us were thoroughly involved the whole time we were there.

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    Peter Rhode
    1/07/2018
  • This was my first experience with an escape room and I can't wait to do more! This was so much fun and a great experience. The puzzles were challenging but you had the option of hints if you got stuck which made the experience enjoyable. Highly recommend!

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    Meg B
    7/11/2018

    Our group of 6 has done an insane amount of escape rooms in SoCal and we decided to do this one while visiting Davis because the 90 minute factor was appealing. Our game master was great and we had the time of our lives in the room. Puzzles were so awesome, this is one of the best rooms we’ve ever done. Very much enjoyed this... read more

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    Amberduck
    2/19/2020

    Omg. It was awesome. Super fun and the puzzles were great. Totally worth taking time to do.

    Danielle Kinkel Avatar
    Danielle Kinkel
    2/13/2018

    An absolutely amazing and well thought out set of puzzles. Would give more stars if I could

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    Joe Zimmerman
    11/27/2018

    Amazing place, the room they have is very challenging and fun. Perfect for birthday parties or other events.

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    Winston Master
    2/15/2018

    Our 3rd room and best so far. The puzzles were varied and use of technology unique, imaginative and innovative. It made the experience some more fun and varied. Totally recommend it.

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    David Gehringer
    9/14/2018

    This is a great escape room! 90 minutes of puzzles, would recommend.

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    Eric Smith
    2/18/2018

    Such a great room! We had a group of mixed experience, with some people who had done many escape rooms and some who had done none. Both groups found it very exciting! The level of detail and care taken in both the physical design of the room and the puzzles was apparent. I would definitely recommend this room to both beginners and experienced players. We... read more

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    Taryn Lausch
    9/26/2019

    Great escape room built by two guys who are very passionate about escape rooms. Very fun and challenging!!!

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    Sean Pratt
    1/19/2018

    Puzzles are very creative, well done and interesting. The space cool and service is very good! Admirable work! Remarkable experience!

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    Vinícius Galvão
    5/20/2018

    It is apparent that Alex has a lot of fun doing what he is doing. We found the puzzles just difficult enough for it to be challenging but not too difficult to figure it all out. I cannot wait to see what he has in store next.

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    Alex Haider-Winnett
    5/20/2019

    I've done a couple of escape rooms and this has been my favorite. Everything about the experience felt genuine and handcrafted. Puzzles were creative and challenging!

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    Elliott Johnson
    8/04/2018
  • Surpassed my expectations for my first escape room, the 5 of us loved it and enjoyed the creative puzzles and fun story surrounding it! The puzzles are diverse so there will always be something for someone to have a strength in. The host is very friendly and always ensuring you get the full experience. I look forward to going to their next installment. Highly recommend!

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    Melodie Walker
    2/13/2018

    Really great experience! The puzzles were well thought out and exciting to solve. We had a group of 6 and nobody was bored at any point—we finished in just over 86 minutes. Alex is very helpful and kind. Was overall a super fun time and I highly recommend it to anyone interested!!

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    Azba Gurm
    5/28/2018

    I've done one escape room before and this one was just as fun! Great puzzles. We didn't come nearly close to actually finishing the whole room even with hints, but it was still a great time.

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    Elias Heffan
    2/10/2020

    The puzzles are well thought out, challenging but rewarding. The props are high quality and the story is exciting and fun.

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    Anthony Forsberg
    11/29/2018

    Absolutely incredible experience. I recommend this to all my friends, co-workers, and even enemies - it's just too awesome to pass up. Alex put in so much work into creating this experience and it absolutely shows. Everything from the props, the room design, to the consistently challenging (but always fair!) puzzles were meticulously crafted. There is only one location to this room, so it is... read more

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    Savinda Gunawardena
    6/01/2018

    Challenging and diverse puzzles. Our party of 6 had a great time! The hints kept is going without giving away too much. Alex, the host, took time to answer a lot of questions from our teen boys on how the games and puzzles were made.

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    Jamie Anderson
    3/21/2018

    The Vampire's Rise room is an absolute gem. I've done over 40 escape rooms and most of the puzzles here used recognizable tropes, but with twists that elevated the complexity and made them memorable. The set still felt like an office building rather than an abandoned house, but unlike many other rooms, there were small touches, like picturesque window coverings, that demonstrated the effort and... read more

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    Livvie Lin
    12/08/2018

    An excellent experience from beginning to end! Our host, Alex, was professional and friendly and set a positive tone for the whole room. The puzzles were varied and challenging, but fulfilling and made sense when we solved them.
    The story was fun and straightforward, with great matching decor and sound effects.
    Highly recommended!

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    Cody Parcell
    6/22/2019

    I personally think that the most people should be at least 5. If you have over 8 then it can be a little crowded. Anyways you should go there.

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    ღ TheCottonCat ღ
    1/24/2018

    We enjoyed that they had such a variety of interesting scenarios, and that it kept us all engaged and entertained the entire time. They have made it so a diverse group can each bring their own input and feel helpful. We look forward to whatever they come up with next.

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    Jane Richardson
    1/06/2018

    First room I’ve gone to and it was such a fun experience Thank you RHODE COYOTE

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    Eric Rhode
    12/21/2017

    This was such a fun and challenging escape room! We enjoyed the puzzles and riddles so much that we were the first group to solve the room! #team316 would recommend!

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    Lauren Cromwell
    1/08/2018

Welcome to Minervium

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We enjoyed that they had such a variety of interesting scenarios, and that it kept us all engaged and entertained the entire time. They have made it so a diverse group can each bring their own input and feel helpful. We look forward to whatever they come up with next.

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Jane Richardson
1/06/2018

Went here tonight with employees from Enchambered escape room and played the witch themed room and we all had a blast! In this room you’re given 90 minutes to escape which is longer than most escape rooms and we didn’t think we would need that much time but we managed to escape with 13 seconds remaining on the clock. All of the puzzles fit very... read more

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Kaitlyn Burns
11/22/2018

Had a ton of fun doing their witch themed game last night! The puzzles were really thought out and engaging. And our team was just barely able to escape with 13 seconds left too! (Even if we probably asked for more than the average amount of hints).

I also loved that it was a 90 minute experience, rather than the usual 60 minutes, so definitely...
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Andrew Caudle
11/21/2018

I really love this place because of the many different puzzles, this causes everyone to either work together or independently

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