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Formerly Escape Key Davis
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Escape Room in Davis, CA
If you’re looking for one of the most memorable experiences to have with your family, friends, or colleges, then you need to check out the number one escape room in Davis, CA.
At Minervium, we have thrilling puzzles, complex games, and tough to crack mysteries that will leave you wowed from start to finish. Experience the unforgettable adventures that we have to offer at the most fascinating escape room in Davis. It’s an adventure that you’re sure to never have had before.
To discover more about the different games, styles, and event offerings we provide at our private escape room in Davis, CA, contact one of our team members at (530) 902-4768 or click the button below to book your own event.
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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 hahaRafael Roman9/29/2018
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.Peter Rhode1/07/2018
An amazing escape room experience, and we didn't even win. I've been to a lot of escape rooms and I can tell that a lot of effort was put into making this one as fun and interesting as possible. Definitely a must do!Thomas R7/31/2019
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 moreLynette Peters7/16/2018
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.Richard Chiburis5/15/2018Ron Dwyer-Voss1/17/2018
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 🙂Sophie Calixte7/14/2019
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 moreLeonie Pickett4/24/2018
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!Danielle Magenheimer5/21/2019
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 moreCharles Smith2/07/2018
Super fun! First escape experience for three of the four members of our group. Finished with 9:15 left! Alex was awesome and took the time to answer any questions we had about the game after.Marisa Sozzi11/24/2018
- Erik Steggall3/03/2018
The riddles and puzzles were very good! Nice tech and cure in the details. Immediate recommendation!Lorenzo Mambretti11/21/2018
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!•Foxers •12/26/2017
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 moreMartin Hankins12/22/2017
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 moreChristopher Fluetsch7/01/2019
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.Elias Heffan2/10/2020
This was a super fun experience. I especially liked that the rooms were designed so that you have an emergency exit anytime you want so it kinda is helpful who are claustrophobic in that sense. It was so cool that Alex shared the clues through an online screen whenever you are stuck but not directly but more in a cryptic way. The story was easy... read moreRohit Batra10/19/2019
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!Joann Helmus4/11/2018
This was good family fun for a group of 7 of us. Challenging and interesting puzzles. We are age 13-68 and everyone participatedKelly Siemens1/11/2018
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 moreJasmine Zhou1/20/2018
Wow! Super cool and well thought out. The owner/host was great. Looking forward to seeing what they do next.Rob Kinder5/23/2018
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 moreD Jaime3/30/2018
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 moreDanielle Millward7/15/2018
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!Lee Bower6/27/2018
So much fun, smart and unique conception, challenging puzzles, friendly and flexible staff. Very eager to go back for their next room!Gen Luca7/22/2018
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 moreangela coleman8/03/2019
this place is incredible and alex is a genius. fabulous puzzles, wonderfully compelling story, and just a wonderful vibe. HIGHLY recommendedNicholas Marinelli4/05/2018
This was SO much fun! Puzzles were challenging and required working together - Went with a team of 4 people and barely made it out. 3 out of 4 of us had never done an escape room before. Definitely recommend!Stacey Galbreath10/28/2018
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!Mandy Phong2/04/2018
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!Matthew Harris2/03/2018
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.meghan bobrowsky1/07/2018
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.Distinguished Beings11/24/2018
Great time, definitely worth going to and I’m looking forward to the new rooms they will provide in the futureJacob Flener7/13/2018
Really enjoyable experience. The challenge from the puzzles were just tough enough to require critical thinking, but not so much that hints were required. The presentation of the room and scenario weren't the most creative, but had great execution. Overall easily recommended.Emmanuel Covarrubias10/16/2019Arjun Chatrath5/08/2018
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!Justin Stepter6/12/2018
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.Alex Haider-Winnett5/20/2019
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!Isabella Babich1/23/2018
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!Janis and Alex Cooke6/17/2019
The first escape room in Davis! These guys put together a fun, challenging room, and did a stellar job making the experience immersive and delightful. Good variety of puzzles, and great integration of technology to make things feel like magic. I ran this when it was in beta, and got to talk with two of the creators afterwards. I love their approach to creating the... read moreBayley Adams12/07/2017
Went with some friends from my program, and we all had a great experience! It was super fun, and I'd definitely recommend!CJ Calabrese2/12/2018
Puzzles are very creative, well done and interesting. The space cool and service is very good! Admirable work! Remarkable experience!Vinícius Galvão5/20/2018
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!Cody Parcell6/22/2019
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.Tim Valdepena11/14/2018
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 moreMichelle11/25/2018
Our family had an incredible experience! The quality storyline and challenging puzzles kept us racing through clues. We barely made it out with only minutes left. Can’t wait to go back for another adventure!Ann Gomez7/01/2018
This was our first escape room experience and it was fantastic! The proprietor was extremely nice and the group really appreciated the depths to which he went to stay in character. Definitely worth a try if you're looking for something fun and different.Serban Porumbescu4/22/2019
My first escape room. The puzzles were tons of fun and really intense. Time flew fast! It was definitely worthwhile.Nathan Sweet2/21/2018
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.ღ TheCottonCat ღ1/24/2018
We a party of six had a great experience!! Its a bit creepy at first because we had no perspective on how Escape Rooms work. It was a very mindful escape game. We escaped with 18 seconds remaining!!!!! I recommend this highly!Alicia Hawley12/29/2019
The puzzles are well thought out, challenging but rewarding. The props are high quality and the story is exciting and fun.Anthony Forsberg11/29/2018
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!mina alali4/26/2018
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!Amanda B Kahn12/10/2018
Super fun and challenging escape room!! You can tell how passionate these employees were and how much work they put into this. Our group of 6 was the perfect size to successfully get through this room. 10/10 recommend!Amanda B12/28/2017Brandy Calderon1/09/2018
Amazing escape room made and run by one person. It was more difficult and longer (90 min timer) than the other rooms I've done but it wasn't so challenging that it was no longer fun. Unlimited hints are offered if you really get stuck. Highly recommendPeter Jespersen6/01/2019Danielle Kinkel2/13/2018
Amazing place, the room they have is very challenging and fun. Perfect for birthday parties or other events.Winston Master2/15/2018
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 moreLivvie Lin12/08/2018
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 moreAmber Berry5/25/2018
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!Alex Borowsky1/01/2018
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.Brina Tanaka1/13/2018
This experience was well worth every penny. The whole experience was way more dynamic than I thought it would be. Escape Room? It was more like two and a half Escape Rooms... I brought 8 friends here as a birthday event and I think it's safe to say that all 9 of us were completely blown away. I wouldn't have finished all those ingenious... read moreSofia Woods12/14/2019
I really love this place because of the many different puzzles, this causes everyone to either work together or independentlyLucassopicasso -7/17/2018
Our group’s Escape Room experience was top-notch! Alex is a passionate, intelligent, amusing host, who has made an amazing puzzle for his participants to solve. We had a unique evening full of fun and memory-making!Danette Krueger8/05/2018
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... read moreAndrew Caudle11/21/2018
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!Alex Borowsky1/02/2018Eric Rhode12/21/2017
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!Erik Blosser12/23/2019
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 moreAmberduck2/19/2020
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!Timothy Pickett4/11/2018
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.Jamie Anderson3/21/2018
There were eight of us ranging in age from 12 to over 50 and we all had a great time. The puzzles were extremely varied and cleverly designed to be topical. I also liked that we could check our answers pretty quickly and go back to the puzzles when we were wrong. It included a creepy ambiance that added to the experience. We look forward... read moreAlex Cooke6/11/2019
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 moreSavinda Gunawardena6/06/2018
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This was a super fun experience. I especially liked that the rooms were designed so that you have an emergency exit anytime you want so it kinda is helpful who are claustrophobic in that sense. It was so cool that Alex shared the clues through an online screen whenever you are stuck but not directly but more in a cryptic way. The story was easy... read more
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.