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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


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You have been wrongfully convicted and thrown into jail. When a jail riot beings, Warden Samson must quickly leave his office. Now is your chance to beat the odds and escape from your cell. You will have to work together to find a way to sneak through two escape rooms, while avoiding detection and cracking the code within an allotted time!

If your team thinks they have what it takes to escape from jail, we encourage you to give Jail Break a try!

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Game location:
400 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, ON
855-374-2789 x 205


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Forty sailors, leaving the Port of Southhampton, England, to embark on a voyage around the world run into trouble near the Canary Islands and are overrun by pirates! A number of loyal sailors are locked in the Captain’s quarters. The rest have abandoned ship and have joined the ranks of the pirates.

Your quest, if you so choose, is to escape from the Captain’s Quarters, make it to the upper deck and reclaim the ship!

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Game location:
400 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, ON
855-374-2789 x 205

The Factory

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Someone has been stealing from the factory you work at. It’s up to you to find out who’s responsible, or you’ll get blamed for the crime and fired!
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Game location:
400 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, ON
855-374-2789 x 205

The Lost Ones

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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:
400 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, ON
855-374-2789 x 205


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

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