We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Crux Escape Room Inc.

847 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 3A3, Canada
+1 855-374-2789
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Lots of fun!

Went with a group of 8 (4 couples). It takes a while to begin to understand how things work but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
minione49
,
Hamilton, Canada
Great Fun

We did this as a group for a conference and everyone had a great time. Some of us even did 2... read more

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Reviewed 1 week ago
jarmstr0
Read all 195 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Crux Escape Rooms offers clever and immersive escape game experiences. You and your friends must solve a series of puzzles and challenges in order to meet the rooms objective before the time runs out. The Crux also hosts a board game lounge with a library of modern board games.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“voodoo room” (32 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
847 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 3A3, Canada
CONTACT
Website
+1 855-374-2789
Write a ReviewReviews (195)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"voodoo room"
in 32 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 14 reviews
"staff were welcoming"
in 3 reviews
"girls night"
in 3 reviews
"bragging rights"
in 2 reviews
"end result"
in 2 reviews
"escape game"
in 2 reviews
"exit door"
in 2 reviews
"team building"
in 5 reviews
"great puzzles"
in 3 reviews
"upper james"
in 3 reviews
"super fun"
in 5 reviews
"great game"
in 3 reviews
"challenging enough"
in 2 reviews
"board games"
in 4 reviews
"explained everything"
in 2 reviews
"great room"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went with a group of 8 (4 couples). It takes a while to begin to understand how things work but once you do it makes sense. Unfortunately we ran out of time before we were able to escape.

Thank minione49
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this as a group for a conference and everyone had a great time. Some of us even did 2 rooms. And we were successful in both rooms, thanks to the hints of the staff. Great place!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank jarmstr0
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
TheCrux, Owner at The Crux Escape Room Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, jarmstr0! We're glad we were able to host your conference and that you had such a great time! Hopefully we will see you back soon with some friends and family!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

staff was super helpful with the kids, the room had a flaw in how it was organized but staff rectified it quickly enough and credited us with time to make it up.More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank 517tor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
TheCrux, Owner at The Crux Escape Room Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, 517tor. Unfortunately due to being a live experience, sometimes things can go wrong. I'm glad to hear our staff were able to make it past and ensure you still had a great experience! Hopefully we'll see you back soon for another...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best escape rooms I've ever played, puzzles follow a logical order and truly test you!! Highly recommend and I will keep going back!!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank egadal2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
TheCrux, Owner at The Crux Escape Room Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, egadal2012. Glad you had such an amazing time, and we'd love to host you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in with 5 of us total and had the time of our lives, getting our group victory photo printed out soon!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank flaglo123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
TheCrux, Owner at The Crux Escape Room Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review, flaglo123. Glad to hear some people still get those photos printed. We take them all day long and really have no clear idea how many people even go looking for them!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to a room called Aunt Edna's Condo and we are now addicted to Escape Rooms. The staff was very nice, friendly and the space was clean and welcoming. A group of 5 from ages 12-55 had a great time.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank HamiltonIsHome2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
TheCrux, Owner at The Crux Escape Room Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review, HamiltonIsHome2018! Aunt Edna's is a great beginners room, and sounds like you guys had a great time in it. Come back any time for one of our more challenging experiences now that you're all pros!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve been there a few times & the staff is always polite, and informative. If you like puzzles, mystery, etc, you will love it!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank justpeachy2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
TheCrux, Owner at The Crux Escape Room Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review, justpeachy2018. I always love hearing from return customers and look forward to your next visit!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have now done three of the rooms here and enjoyed each experience! This place is well organized and run. Each themed room is challenging and a lot of fun. The ratings of the rooms are accurate! So far there has only been one we...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank willbe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
TheCrux, Owner at The Crux Escape Room Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review, will be. Glad to hear you've had some great experiences with us at The Crux. Hope to see you back to finish the last couple of rooms!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great experience at our son's birthday party.... group of 4 early teen boys.... they were able to complete the room before time. Had a blast! The friends keep asking when they can go again. :)

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank adis498
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
TheCrux, Owner at The Crux Escape Room Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review, adis498. Glad to hear the party went well, and the kids are welcome back anytime! Thanks again!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have done 3 different escape rooms here! An enjoyable challenge and the staff were really into character! So fun I recommend!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank lougallant81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
TheCrux, Owner at The Crux Escape Room Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, lou! I love hearing from return customers about the rooms they've done. Can't wait to hear from you again after you finish the last couple of experiences at this location!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 hotels in Hamilton
Airport Inn
258 reviews
1.32 km away
Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton,
296 reviews
1.43 km away
Days Inn Hamilton
549 reviews
3.28 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton Ontario
759 reviews
3.35 km away
Nearby Restaurants
La Spaghett Italian Restaurant
217 reviews
.49 km away
Pho Binh Minh
47 reviews
.30 km away
Pho Dau Bo
116 reviews
.09 km away
August 8
61 reviews
.83 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lime Ridge Mall
44 reviews
1.82 km away
Chedoke Falls
28 reviews
2.17 km away
Alcatraz Escape Rooms
27 reviews
2.84 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Canada121666
January 22, 2018|
Answer
Response from TheCrux | Property representative |
Hi, you can purchase the vouchers through our website or in store at any of our 5 locations. There's a button on the website to purchase a voucher. It is against TripAdvisor policy to provide a direct link here, but its... More
1
Vote
;