Escape Room Games

sketch of lock and keyWork together to explore, find clues, and solve puzzles in an immersive adventure!

Save Santa Cruz from an evil curse? Rescue the stranded researcher? Escape your crazy professor? In our escape room games, your team of 2-12 people will have one hour to complete your mission. Of all the things to do in Santa Cruz, we cater to explorers and creative thinkers seeking a challenge.

Book a private room and save! For a limited time only: Private rooms for Panacea, Swanton’s Curse, and Escape from Professor Psycho are 10% off. You must book online and select “Private Room” to receive this deal.

Our Games

Panacea logoPanacea

Number of players: 2-8

A scientist has discovered a plant that can cure every known disease, but she’s trapped in a foreign land. You must search her lab and help rescue her before it’s too late! Our newest game.

Skills required: Exploration, collaboration, and creative thinking

Book Panacea

professor psycho logoEscape from Professor Psycho

Number of players: 2-10

Your professor has you trapped in his office and you’ll have to solve his mind-boggling puzzles to escape. Our easiest game.

Skills required: Exploration, organization, and logic

Book Escape from Professor Psycho

Swanton's curse logoSwanton’s Curse

Number of players: 4-12 players

Santa Cruz is threatened by an ancient curse triggered by Frederick Swanton, founder of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Travel back to the 1930s to save the city before time runs out! Our most challenging game.

Skills required: Organization, communication, and speed

Book Swanton’s Curse

Double agent logoDouble Agent

Number of players: 2-5

You are spies who have broken into the headquarters of the evil Trilateral Authority. Hack their satellite and get out before it’s too late. Choose NEW AGENT tickets for an easier challenge with more clues (great for teens). Our high-tech game.

Skills required: Communication, creative thinking, and cooperation

Book Double Agent

The Hole logoThe Hole

Number of players: 2

You’re kidnapped and have 1 hour before your execution. A two-person room with scarier elements, so player discretion advised! Perfect for couples.

Skills required: Communication and cooperation

Book The Hole

So who’s on your team? Skills of all different types are needed for the group to be successful. If you’re bored with the beach and the Boardwalk, try this new type of Santa Cruz attraction.

Frequently Asked Questions (Click to expand)

Q: What is an escape room?

A: Escape room games are designed for groups of adults and teens, between 2-12 people in each game. You’ll enter a themed room and you have to use props and decorations to find clues, solve puzzles, and complete an adventure. Don’t think you’re good at puzzles? Don’t worry, skills of all different types are needed for the group to be successful!

Q: How much are tickets?

A: $29.99 per person. You can join our mailing list to hear about special promotions and discounts.

Q: What is the minimum age for players?

A: Escape room games are best enjoyed by players age 13 and above. Kids under 13 are welcome to play when accompanied by at least 1 adult 21 years of age or older per child under the age of 13 (you must purchase a separate ticket for them). Have a group of young players? Contact us about a private event or check out our teen parties.

Q: Will I play with strangers?

A: Maybe. To reserve a private room you must book all of the spots in the room. Otherwise, other people will be able to book in the remaining spots. For a limited time only: Private rooms for Panacea, Swanton’s Curse, and Escape from Professor Psycho are 10% off the full price. You must book online and select “Private Room” to receive this deal.

We offer 20% off private rooms weekdays during the day (before 6pm). To book with the discount, call us at (831) 316-4874 at least 24 hours in advance of when you want to play and ask for our manager Sam.

Q: Can I cancel or reschedule?

A: Give us a call at (831) 316-4874 and we will do our best to accommodate you. We do not offer refunds, but we can give you a credit toward a future visit.

Q: Can I pay in cash or with a card when I get there?

A: You may call us at (831) 316-4874 to reserve over the phone. For groups of more than 2, we require payment in advance for at least 2 spots to hold the reservation. The rest of your group may pay when you arrive. Please note, that if you reserve and do not arrive within 10 minutes of your start time, we may cancel your reservation.

Q: Is it scary?

A: No, except for the Hole. Our other rooms have somewhat dark themes but do not contain jump scares or blood or gore. The Hole is intentionally intense and scary.

Q: How small are the rooms?

A: Fairly large! With the exception of the Hole, all of the rooms are large enough to hold 10-12 people comfortably.

Q: Do you offer discounts for groups? Can I schedule a private event outside of business hours?

A: We can schedule a private event for groups of at least 10 people. Send us an email or call us at (831) 316-4874 for more information. Private events can be during our normal hours or during the week.

Q: Where can I park?

A: We do not have our own parking lot, but we are located in downtown Santa Cruz, which has lots of street and garage parking. Check here for the nearest parking: http://www.downtownsantacruz.com/about/downtown-parking/

Q: What if I arrive late?

A: Players will not be admitted into the room once it has started. We do not offer refunds for late parties and recommend that players arrive at least 15 minutes before your game is scheduled to start.

Q: Can I buy a gift card?

A: Yes, you can purchase gift cards here.

What Our Players Say

    review rating 5  Was not sure what to expect when our party of 10 went in for our first time. We had a great experience and are still talking about it the next day. The puzzles were challenging but not impossible. We will definitely go back.

    thumb Zak Bauman
    8/26/2019

    review rating 5  Every year our staff goes here for our staff party! Its always fun and a great experience with coworkers. 🙂 the room designs are really neat! Very addicting!

    thumb Mushi Shi
    8/16/2019

    review rating 5  Great escape rooms! Have done a bunch... These are large rooms that fit a lot of people.

    thumb Michael Fox
    5/19/2019