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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

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!

Note: while this is zombie themed, there is nothing overtly scarey or terrifying. This game is suitable for teens and up.

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Game location:
5001 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, ON
855-374-2789 x 203


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There is something wrong with Clara. You find yourself in the mind of a troubled girl. She needs your assistance in uncovering her repressed memories and find a way to bring her out of the dark. This experience is new-player friendly and appropriate for players 15 and up.

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Game location:
5001 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, ON
855-374-2789 x 203

The Clinic

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You have volunteered as test subjects for a medical experiment. What could possibly go wrong?

Use your wits to puzzle your way through this experiment within fifty minutes or face the consequences.
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Game location:
5001 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, ON
855-374-2789 x 203

Saboteur (Coming Soon)

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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:
5001 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, ON
855-374-2789 x 203


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


4 Locations To Serve You Better:

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

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

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

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

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