Square Room Escape
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An Immersive Experience where you must search for clues, work together to solve the Mystery before time runs out! Think Clue, but Live! Best for Team Building Events, Family Night, Birthday Parties, Church/Ministry Groups, Boy/Girl Scouts, entertaining out-of-town guests, and Bachelor(ette) parties. Hope to see you soon :)
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Gjpowell
Mission Viejo, CA3 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
This was awesome!!!! The only downside is that we can't do it again (I mean we could, but we know how to solve the puzzles, so what's the fun in that?) Good attention to details!
Written February 7, 2017
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Deborah W
Las Vegas, NV2 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
This breakout was well designed and while loosely connected to the Harry Potter books, knowledge of the books isn't necessary it a St makes the breakout more fun.
Written June 11, 2018
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Jody G
Newport Beach, CA1 contribution
May 2017 • Friends
This was a fantastic set up! So much fun and just the three of us. We were also happy to learn we didnt have to be Harry Potter trivia buffs to play. Greatful getting a few hints otherwise it may have been impossible between the three of us on a couple parts. Also not as cramped as id envisioned. I can see how 8 would be busy though. Best time ever!
Written May 15, 2017
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robheaton
Trabuco Canyon, California1 contribution
Jan 2017 • Friends
This was my third escape room, previously I had tried Crossroads and Puzzle Workshop. Of the three this was my favorite escape room. There are some things about this escape room that are not so great. For example the actual building is very small. Imagine two rooms in a tiny strip-mall shop about the size of a starbucks. Another is that some of the audio I assume we were supposed to be able to hear was REALLY quiet. I am not sure if we just didn't find the volume rocker for that panel, but either way there was subtitles, so we read that.

The disappointment however stops there. We did the "hard" room (The Phantom Soldier), and while we did the room with a pretty smart group, we escaped with only 10 minutes to spare. We did need one hint because we missed something ridiculously obvious, and should have been able to beat it without any hints.

The room we did was really well done. Too many escape rooms basically just have filing cabinets with locks on them. Not only was there great attention to decoration and detail, but the puzzles themselves had a good variety and level of challenge. The room included some padlock-style challenges, but also a variety of mechanical challenges. The story was as well developed as I think you can expect for a 1 hour game, and a couple of the mechanics in the room were just awesome.

A few tips for potential visitors:
- This place is in the "Diamond Jamboree" center. if you know it, that will either set positive or negative alarm bells off in your head. The center is almost always very crowded so I suggest just going straight to the garage to find parking. The escape room is on the second level next to SWSH Sushi. There are a lot of great restaurants, and even a Karaoke bar and epic bakery in this center. You could easily spend an entire night in just this center.
- This is the first escape room where I have been asked to lock up my keys in addition to my cell phone. They said some people were using keys to try to pry locks open, so if you don't feel comfortable with that figure something else out for your keys.
- Due to the size of the building you CAN hear the group before you in the room, so i recommend waiting outside to keep everything a surprise.
- They apparently refer back and forth with puzzle workshop, and if you like one I think you will very likely like the other.

We will absolutely return for their other sorcery themed room. I just wish these guys had more space to work with, because they are clearly talented.
Written February 7, 2017
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ellenmL9482NN
Irvine, California1 contribution
Jan 2017 • Friends
Square Room Escape was a GREAT adventure. It was challenging and creative. I'm looking forward to venturing into other rooms in the future.
Written February 6, 2017
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paulkosm
1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Friends
not a good room. erratic in theme/puzzle relation. arbitrary complexity not driven by story or setting.
not compelling.
Written July 6, 2018
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Good Morning! I know it has been a real long time, but we have new ownership, and all new experiences. We would love an opportunity to earn your business back. Humbly, Chad & Exodus Team
Written July 2, 2022
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kathrh1
1 contribution
Jun 2018 • Business
This was an absolutely wonderful team building experience. I have done other escape rooms before and this one definitely tops them all. From the group discount, great communication, follow up discussion questions, and pictures they did a wonderful job. Also the escape room them was really cool and a lot of fun! We are excited to come back and do the other room!
Written June 20, 2018
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poolpartners1
Laguna Beach, CA3 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
My daughter's 14th birthday was topped off with an unforgettable experience in the escape room. They had 5 seconds to spare & have vowed to return each year.
Written June 11, 2018
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8sp0rts8
2 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
The rooms are usually optimal for a group of 3 to 4, since if you have more than that, people may feel like they're not contributing. We had a group of 7 and it still ended up working out for us. We all had fun and it was challenging enough. Would definitely recommend if you enjoy puzzles, riddles or board games. And that staff was friendly and helpful.
Written March 21, 2018
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beautynbeast09
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Feb 2018 • Friends
I went in not knowing what to expect. Overall everyone there was nice and the room was so much fun. It wasn't too easy and not too hard; we barely escaped with 5 seconds left. If your a Harry Potter fan, this escape room is for you!
Written February 21, 2018
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