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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

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
855-374-2789 x 202

The Lost Ones (coming soon)

Coming Soon

Many years ago, a devastating landslide destroyed and covered a small town of Whitby. After many excavation efforts, their small school still remained to be found, leaving many devastated parents without their little ones. With time, people moved on and the tragic event was all but forgotten.

Forty years later, a mining group, searching for coal, stumbled upon a small chamber underground and immediately realized what they had discovered. As they continued to explore its confines, they found that the room was full of children's toys, but no remains were ever found. Many teams have tried to uncover the mysteries of the chamber, but have been lost to its secrets.

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Game location:
287 King St. E, Hamilton, ON
855-374-2789 x 202

Emma's Disappearance - JUST OPENED!

Just Opened

You are a special task force unit that has been called in to investigate a missing person’s case. About a year ago, Dahlia Ward went missing, after a time, her body was found. She had been brutally murdered! We suspected foul play on the part of the police, nothing ever came of our suspicion, so it was case closed. After dealing with such a horrible situation, Dahlia’s sister, Emma Ward, was very upset. She started to hang out with the wrong crowd, trying to fill the void that was now a part of her.

She went missing a week ago and it’s your job to figure out what has happened to her. Do you think that your team can crack the case and bring justice to Emma and her sister, Dahlia?

Formerly Featured at The Hour St. Catharines Emmas Image

Game location:
287 King St. E, Hamilton, ON
855-374-2789 x 202


3+ Players | $25 Per Person
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

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

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

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