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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, Hamilton Downtown, 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 Parent Trap

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Steph is about to return home from an outing with friends. Her parents are convinced that she is hiding something, and have recruited you to find out. Why? Because she is a borderline evil-genius, and she has used every weakness in her parents to prevent them from finding out. You are her parents' last hope of finding out what she is hiding. Can you work through her puzzles to find the secret hiding in her room?

Formerly featured at The [?] Adventure Hamilton

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Game location:
287 King St. E, Hamilton, ON


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Congratulations! You've been recruited into the secret service. Before your real work begins, you must complete a series of training modules set to specifically test your skills and intelligence as an agent. In this specific exercise, your group will be split into two teams. As if joining the secret service wasn't difficult enough, the agency has received word that there is a saboteur among your ranks. Now, your mission is twofold: Priority 1 is to complete the training exercise, but the saboteur will try and stop you. Priority 2 is to identify the saboteur. Can you trust your teammates? Can you trust those you can't see?

Formerly featured at The [?] Adventure Hamilton

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Game location:
287 King St. East, Hamilton, ON

Virtual Reality Arcade

An arcade space: one headset for as many people as you're willing to share with.

Our virtual reality arcade puts you in the centre of the action, with games across all genres, including:

wave shooter

Please call for availability on the VR Arcade

HTC Vive

Game location:
287 King St. East, 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


3 Locations To Serve You Better:

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

287 King St. E, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 1B9

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