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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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  • 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.

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    Marisa Sozzi
    11/24/2018

    Great time, definitely worth going to and I’m looking forward to the new rooms they will provide in the future

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    Jacob Flener
    7/13/2018

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    6/06/2018

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

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    Rebecca Casey
    2/14/2018
  • 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.

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    Emmanuel Covarrubias
    10/16/2019

    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

    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!

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    Danette Krueger
    8/05/2018

    Perfect for a nerdy bachelorette party! My friends and I had lots of fun working together to solve complex puzzles and mysteries. Our host, Alex, was fun and passionate about the story. We would definitely go again when a new escape room scenario was set up. I'm so glad that I was recommended to make a reservation at this local fun zone by multiple friends.

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    Radiance Hardiman
    7/16/2019

    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

    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

    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

    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 more

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    Sofia Woods
    12/14/2019

    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

    One of the best escape rooms Ive done. It was intricate and well-designed. Bring your friends and try it out! The place is hard to find at first but it will lead you to upstairs. Theres only one option for a room but its worth the money.

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    Thet Htar Swe Zin
    8/15/2019

    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
  • 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

    The teens were thrilled with Minervium! I have taken them to one in Sac and they said this one beats it hands down because of the set up and clues. Challenging but doable. Thanks to Alex for making it effortless and fun!

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    Rachel Kumler
    3/03/2020

    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

    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

    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
    1/02/2018

    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

    Lynette Peters Avatar
    Lynette Peters
    7/16/2018

    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

    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

    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

    The riddles and puzzles were very good! Nice tech and cure in the details. Immediate recommendation!

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    Lorenzo Mambretti
    11/21/2018

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

    Kelly Siemens Avatar
    Kelly Siemens
    1/11/2018

    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
  • 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

    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

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

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    Eric Smith
    2/18/2018

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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!

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    Amanda B
    12/28/2017

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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!

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    Alicia Hawley
    12/29/2019

    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

    Jasmine Zhou Avatar
    Jasmine Zhou
    1/20/2018

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

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    Erik Steggall
    3/03/2018

    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

    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!

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    Ann Gomez
    7/01/2018

    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

    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

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    Rohit Batra
    10/19/2019

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

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    Ron Dwyer-Voss
    1/17/2018

    My friends and I went here for my birthday celebration and it was probably one of the best activities we have done. It is a really well done room and all the puzzles were a good combination of fun and challenging. He gives you help if you REALLY get stuck and the man who runs it is super nice! I can't wait to go back... read more

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    Carolanne McLennan
    8/13/2018

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

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    Lucassopicasso -
    7/17/2018

    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

    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

    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 Blosser Avatar
    Erik Blosser
    12/23/2019

    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
  • 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 more

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    Alex Cooke
    6/11/2019

    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

    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

    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

    Really good puzzles and spooky theme! Can't wait for the next room!

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    Carter Johnson
    6/10/2018

    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

    Went with my friends for a party. EXTREMELY fun! One of the best parties I've been to! My friends and I couldn't stop talking about it the whole way home. Definitely recommend!!

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    Chloe Kershner
    2/12/2018

    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

    For my first escape room it was great and the puzzles were really fun but I'd recommend about 5-6 people since we had 7 and there was some time where people didn't do much, but 7-8 is okay it can just feel a little crowded at times.

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    Caroline Johnson
    3/06/2018

    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

    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

    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 more

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    Bayley Adams
    12/07/2017

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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

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

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Glitter Panda
11/12/2018

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

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Wei-Hwa Huang
5/13/2018

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