Crux: /krəks,kro͝oks/
1. Something that torments by its puzzling nature;
a perplexing difficulty.

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About The Crux

The Crux Escape Room Inc. is proud to present The Crux Escape Rooms and Gaming Lounge, located on the Hamilton Mountain and in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Crux is also proud to offer a team-building program for businesses that can include a number of our rooms, food, a team building seminar, and employer feedback.

What is an escape room?

Imagine; 2-6 players locked in a room. A narrative has been set. There are seemingly ordinary objects, 4 walls, a door, and a lock. Don't forget, there's a timer... Oh yes, ticking away... Start with 50 minutes, now its 45. Oh, you solved that puzzle? Well, now there's 30 minutes. What's that? You're stuck? 20... 15.... 10... Phew, glad you made it past that...Bzzzzzzzz.
I guess you didn't make it.
Loosely based on "escape the room" video games like The Castle of Dr. Brain, The 7th Guest, Maniac Mansion and many others. A player is locked in a room and must explore their surroundings to escape. Each of our games has a distinct theme, and puzzles that follow a narrative throughout the room.

Our Rooms

The Voodoo Room

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There is a rumor of a Voodoo Priest practicing in the Southern Ontario area. A room full of gris-gris, symbology and other items central to Hatian Voodoo awaits. Can you make it out before the curse of the altar can get you?

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Game location:
847 Upper James St., Hamilton, ON

Aunt Edna's Condo

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Your poor old aunt Edna has been growing increasingly paranoid over recent years. Since the passing of her husband and the payout of his sizeable life insurance policy, she has suspected the entire family has been trying to steal the inheritance. Now that she has been moved into a nursing home, she is appealing to you, her favourite relative, to enter her condo, retrieve some personal belongings, and arrange to have them sent to her. The inheritance is carefully hidden somewhere in Edna’s condo, and it’s protected by layers of tricks and traps. If you’re clever and quick, you may be able to find this wealth that has eluded many before you.

Aunt Edna's Condo

Game location:
847 Upper James St., Hamilton, ON

Dead Air

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The dead have risen up and are roaming the streets. You and your small band of survivors discover that the local radio station is still broadcasting, so you brave your way down to the studios to investigate. Will you find shelter or will the zombies overtake you? Test your wits in a rock'n'roll apocalypse!

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Game location:
5001 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, ON

The Kennel

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Our newest experience, the Kennel will pit you up against yourself in a race to escape. While visiting your favourite Escape Room, The Crux, you decided to be a nice patron and clean out our dog cage. Unfortunately, this is no ordinary dog cage and the race is on to get out!!! You will have 10 minutes to escape. This game is $5 per person, 1 to 2 players, first come first served - no reservations.

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Game location:
847 Upper James St., Hamilton, ON

Cruxmas Adventures

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Both our Hamilton and Niagara locations are proud to present limited-time Christmas Rooms:

Ho Ho Ho, A Cruxmas Adventure
Rudolph and his pals are playing reindeer games again, and this time on Santa!!! They've hidden his travel pack somewhere in the office. What they didn't realize was, it contained all of the reindeer treats! While Santa is off helping the elves pack up the sleigh, Mrs. Claus has asked you to find the pack before he returns... Can you save Christmas?
847 Upper James St., Hamilton, ON

The Night Before Cruxmas
Santa is on the launchpad ready to take off, but a mischievous elf gave him the wrong codes. The elf also messed up santa's office, so you have to sort it out to find the real launch codes.

Area 51

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Strange lights have been seen over Roswell, New Mexico for years. Military presence has been on the decline, but still no one is talking. It's the same old rumours as always..."They've found aliens". Your group has infiltrated the compound with the help of a janitor who still believes. Now that you're in, can you find proof of alien life and escape before getting caught?

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Game location:
847 Upper James St., Hamilton, ON


3 Adults $26 Per Person
4 Adults $24 Per Person
5 Adults $22 Per Person
6+ Adults $21 Per Person
Weds/Thurs Special $99 for 5-6 Players
6 Player Rooms Only
Prices do not include HST
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Corporate Team Building

The Crux Escape Room is proud to present our corporate team building project. Contact us to discuss your specific teams needs. Generally we require a minimum of 2 weeks notice when booking team building.

We have partnered with local businesses to offer lunch and/or refreshments. Our lounge area is also available to your teams. Our experienced game masters will also provide valuable feedback to your companys management, if requested, on employee performance and overall team performance.

Book your corporate event today! Slots fill up fast! Email us or call for details on how to book your time.

Contact The Crux

info AT thecrux DOT ca

2 Locations To Serve You Better:

847 Upper James St., Hamilton, Ontario, L9A 3A3

4999 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 4C9