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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, Brantford, St. Catharines, 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

Margaret's Estate

Just Opened!

I, Margaret, have decided to allow the good people of our town a chance to visit my parlour. Why would you want to visit my parlour? My invitation includes the opportunity for my parlour guests to find and keep my vast fortune! You will have access to my personal ‘secrets’ while having fun as you hunt for clues, solve riddles and puzzles that are hidden throughout the parlour. I wish you the best of luck during your visit – Happy Hunting!

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Game location:
1365 Colborne St. E, Brantford, ON
855-374-2789 x 304

Bob's Bunker

Just Opened


Our dear uncle Bob... We haven't heard from him or seen him in quite awhile, which is somewhat normal given his lifestyle; however, he does on occasion come to town for supplies. Uncle Bob's order has not been picked up in over a week. If you see him, please call 1-855-374-2789.

Bobs Bunker Image

Game location:
1365 Colborne St. E., Brantford, ON
855-374-2789 x 304


3+ Players | $25 Per Player
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


5 Locations To Serve You Better:

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

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

1365 Colborne St. E, Brantford, Ontario, N3T 5M1

5001 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 4C9

400 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 3N2