Captivating Worlds
Captivating Worlds
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10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
About
Captivating Worlds offers unique immersive adventures - like an Escape Room, but more! For families, adults, and teams of all kind, participants are challenged as each experience follows a fascinating and twisting story line. Theatrical and unique special effects make your adventure memorable. Fantastic location on the Columbus/New Albany line, right off the highway, walking distance to restaurants, bars, etc. with plenty of free parking.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Culture37894796461
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend! Had a great time!
    The Sins of Dr Faustus was our first escape room ever. Went with family for a birthday outing and we all loved it. They brought in a folding chair so my mother wouldn't have to stand the entire time if she had back pain. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful, fully explained how it all works before we went in. The story, puzzles, tech and decor were excellent!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 12, 2023
  • chevy g
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The only escape room you should go to!
    This is by far the best escape room experience you’ll find and I highly recommend. This is a small family run business buy the owner/operators are legit from Fortune 500 companies specializing in above and beyond experiences (think Disney). I have done 2 rooms and both have been fully immersive and challenging. We’ll be back this winter to try out our 3rd room.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Laura S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Realistic & Immersive Escape Room
    My husband, son, his fiancée and I completed the Deep Underground escape room. We have visited around 10 escape rooms, and this was in our top 2 favorite places. Phones and purses are left in the provided lockers for an even better experience. It was so realistic with the decor, sound and even the temperature. There were so many great details! Game Master David has created an immersive experience that is challenging and fun, but not impossible. He followed our journey and only gave clues or nudges when needed. We highly recommend Captivating Worlds!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 5, 2024
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Country Girl N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
What a great experience for my daughter and her friends. Her friend who had been to many escape rooms even one in Cincinnati said that this was the best one yet. The special effects were well done and since it was my daughter's birthday they tailored special things for the Birthday girl. A very memorable experience. We will definitely be back.
Written April 1, 2021
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We're so thrilled that your daughter and her friends enjoyed their time with us! Thank you for writing such an awesome review. We hope to see you all back again soon!
Written April 9, 2021
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Paige H
Cambridge, OH2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
My partner and I have done 20 escape rooms and this one blew us away. It's a bit untraditional in comparison to "normal" escape rooms, but if you're up for something creative, challenging, and theatrical - this is a MUST! The owner (and game master) was working during our visit. Part of our experience was hearing about his creation of the rooms. The room itself was incredible - every detail intentional. The props, technology, and decor in this room was unlike any we've done before (and done well at that). The owner walked us through some of the themes and reasoning behind certain aspects that tied the story together which made it all the better for us personally. If you appreciate creativity, deep-thinking, and intellect, you'll really enjoy this one.

We highly recommend!
Written August 15, 2022
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Thank you so much, Paige, for your awesome review! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. And thanks for noticing and appreciating some of the things that make us a little different, including the technology and the steps we take to try to immerse you in a story. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We'd love to welcome you back soon!
Written September 29, 2022
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Kacie01
Barstow, CA112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Awesome escape rooms, designed by the owner -- we did both "Barnyard Winds" and "The Sins of Dr Faustus." Both were very clever and original and took our group almost until time ran out to solve (with hints, of course!). The Dr. Faustus room had a gorgeous set design and the puzzles fit the theme very well. I highly recommend!
Written July 5, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - and we're thrilled that you played and enjoyed both rooms! We'd love to welcome you and your group back when we have the next two rooms open! Thanks again!
Written July 8, 2021
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Kassandra B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Loved to find that the owner herself was our game master. The experience was immersive and suspenseful. Very detail-oriented and it shows that the family puts their heart into the experience. I really enjoyed that the gamemaster took her time to tell us what we did well during our adventure and how we did compared to other teams. It was my birthday and we only booked the experience about an hour in advance but they still took the time to hide a birthday card within the experience for me. Very cool!
Written July 20, 2023
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Doodlebug1963
Ohio City, OH4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
WONDERFUL! Went as a family (10, 14 and 57 yrs). We all had a great time. A terrific experience, challenging and great visual effects! The staff was also great. Informative and very nice. Would highly recommend Captivating Worlds to any group and plan on coming back to experience another adventure soon!!
Written July 12, 2021
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Thanks so much for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written July 19, 2021
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heatherwilliams3825
Dayton, OH20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Can't say enough great things about Captivating Worlds! My husband and I are big escape room fans, and this easily ranks in the top couple rooms that we've completed over the years. David and his team were all so friendly and excellent game masters. From the moment you step inside, you see how this entire business is a product of intense love and dedication to the experience. The technology was so impressive that we felt like we were fully immersed in the story. At the very end, I loved the music, special effects, and closure to the story. I don't think I've ever been so invested in an escape room's story like this! Loved hearing a little about how the room was designed and all the thought that went into crafting the story of the room. We will definitely be back! :D
Written March 13, 2023
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Kayla G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Business
Captivating worlds exceeded all expectations. The staff are welcoming and cordial. They explain the story lines and process thoroughly. The rooms are put together so well. The decor, detail, and props are mind blowing. You can tell David and Mary take pride in what they do and are phenomenal at it. This is not like your traditional escape room, where you feel like you blink and it’s over. This is truly and one of a kind experience. Don’t wait to check them out.
Written April 2, 2022
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Wow! Thank you so much for such an amazing review! We are so happy you and your team enjoyed your experience. And we so appreciate your taking the time to write a review. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written April 10, 2022
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Michael C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We have been to a couple of escape rooms around the area as a family of four, but this one is the best one by far. Totally an immersive experience from start to finish with just enough difficulty for our middle school aged children. We would totally recommend to anyone that is a novice to an expert in escape rooms to come check this place out!!!
Written July 24, 2022
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Thank you so much, Michael, for the amazing review! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience! We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written August 12, 2022
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guillermoa373
Columbus, OH3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Fun, creative, and a great family activity. They took every Covid precaution, and it was a very safe activity to do together during the pandemic. The design allows people to work independently, as well as together. We laughed a lot, and all agreed it was really fun.
Written January 10, 2021
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You guys were a lot of fun! Thanks so much for playing, and for the great review. Hope to see you all back again soon!
Written January 14, 2021
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Ethan Jackson
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This Was Awesome.We did the Barnyard Winds We ended up solving the puzzle with 0:1:27 left. This was not like other escape rooms, not all things were puzzles. There were games and singing animals. Overall, this was a great experience. I went for my birthday and inside one of the locked boxes there was a envelope that said "For Ethan Only" I opened the envelope and there was a card. I opened the card and all the animals started singing happy birthday. This was such a great experience. I recommend multiple people for this escape room. We were able to work on several tasks at once. The goal was to put the animal where they go. My little sister started on the farmer maze and got that pretty easy. It may seem childish at first and too easy, but we were so stumped on multiple things that there were lots of hints given. The owner built both rooms by himself and soon he is hoping to finish the third. This was overall a great place with great people.
Written October 9, 2020
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We're so happy you had a good time. We look forward to seeing you back next birthday . . . or maybe before!
Written October 29, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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