The 9 Best Escape Rooms in Orange County

EscapeX Rooms in Irvine

EscapeX Rooms

Escape Rooms in Orange County are a great way for groups of friends, families, and colleagues to spend an hour testing your wits as a team. Escape rooms generally require you to work together within a specified time frame to find clues in the room, decipher codes, and solve puzzles that lead to your escape or a specific conclusion. There are scary escape games with horror themes designed just for adults; tense, realistic escape situations; or fun mystery and puzzle scenarios designed for all ages. There is always a way out for anyone who can't take the pressure.

Unless otherwise stated, all escape games are 60 minutes, and you should allow 15 minutes before and after for briefing and debriefing. The end times listed are the last booking slot of the day. 

  • 01 of 09

    Cross Roads Escape Games in Anaheim

    The Hex Room at Cross Roads Escape Rooms

    Cross Roads Escape Rooms

    Cross Roads Escape Games in Anaheim has two rooms. The horror-themed Hex Room is a private game for 5 to 10 players 16 and up which challenges visitors to survive a horror film. Each player takes a quiz before the game to find out which character they will be and the teams must find a way to escape the room. For the Halloween season, the room fixes in some additional scares, too. The circus-themed Fun House is a public game where the room is filled with trickery and illusions. Visitors are put to the test to try and beat the clock as you search for clues on a way out!
     

  • 02 of 09

    Escape the Place in Lake Forest

    Timebomb Escape Room at Escape the Place in Mission Viejo

    Escape the Place

    Escape The Place has four non-horror escape rooms including two all-ages rooms. The Chamber (4-6 players per room in 2 twin rooms) challenges visitors to find a missing crew member before the ​abandoned building you're in is demolished. Inside the Blacksite (4-8 players), you are a team of spies escaping an interrogation center.   The other two rooms are the Hangover for 4-6 players age 13 and up, where you're trapped in a hotel room after too much partying; and Timebomb, a private room for 6-12 players age 16 and up.

  • 03 of 09

    Puzzle Workshop Escape Room in Irvine

    Puzzle Workshop Escape Rooms

    Puzzle Workshop

    Puzzle Workshop Escape Room has two non-scary escape rooms.  Secrets of the Illuminati (four to six players) sends you to retrieve a sacred artifact from the Illuminati, and Scarlet Starlet (four to six players) requires you to follow clues to rescue a kidnapped actress.

  • 04 of 09

    EscapeX Rooms in Irvine

    EscapeX Rooms in Irvine

    EscapeX Rooms

    Irvine's Escape X Rooms has two escape rooms: The Attic and Mafia Heist, both of which are private games for six to 13 people. The Attic is a spooky room where voices echo from the walls and footsteps can be heard. Mafia Heist is all about escaping an infamous mob boss without getting caught. There is a six-ticket minimum per room. 

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  • 05 of 09

    Brainy Actz in Irvine

    The Candy Factory Mystery Experience at Brainy Actz

    Brainy Actz

    With locations in Irvine and Temecula, you won't have to travel far to experience these escape rooms. Great for adults and kids, these unique escape rooms are created to challenge your intellect and push you to the limit! Rooms include The Secrets of the Master, where you're following clues to solve the mysterious disappearance of a famous painter and his work. The Great Car Heist challenges you to seek proof to convict the guy who stole your car. Or, opt for the Mystery at the Lost Point Lodge, where it's up to you to uncover the truth and report it to the world about rumors surrounding ancient myths. Their rooms take from two to 10 players. You may be paired with strangers if you don't book the whole room.

  • 06 of 09

    Exodus Escape Room in Anaheim Hills

    Exodus Escape Room offers multiple locations with rooms including Sherlock's Study (two to 10 players), Masquerade Manor (four to eight players) and Exodus (two to four players) in Anaheim Hills. In Rancho Cucamonga, Trap Room (four to eight players), Quake Escape (six to 10 players) and Bank Heist ( six to15 players) are popular escape rooms. In nearby Rowland Heights,  Exodus offers Sherlock's Study (two to eight players), as well as Apocalypse (four to 10 players). Nearby cities including San Bernardino also offer escape rooms. If you don't buy the whole room, you may be paired with other individuals or groups.

  • 07 of 09

    Fox in a Box in Fullerton

    Fox in a Box has two escape rooms, Cold War Bunker and City Bank, that put you in the position of the robber or the hero, respectively. They accommodate two to six players each, with three to five recommended. 
     

  • 08 of 09

    PuzzleMazement in Anaheim

    Doll House at PuzzleMazement Escape Rooms

    PuzzleMazement

    PuzzleMazement has four escape rooms located in a three-story house and a log cabin on the grounds of the White House Event Center next to Adventure City amusement park. The creepy Doll House (up to 10 players) occupies three stories of the house and requires some stair climbing. Ghost Hunters (two to seven players) involves exorcizing some errant spirits. Mailroom Madness (two to seven players) tasks you with recovering the Holy Grail from a post office before it is lost for another 1,000 years. Professor S (two to seven players) challenges you and your team to retrieve a weapon from your old professor's room before kidnappers return and get to you. 

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  • 09 of 09

    Square Room Escape

    Square Room Escape is all about excitement and adding some adrenaline in your life. Challenge your wits against a room full of riddles, puzzles, and clues to get out of the room before time expires. The real-life adventure game has your group working together to escape a locked room. The Sorcerer's Study room (minimum of three players) has players exploring a room to find clues and solve puzzles and secrets. Defeat the creepy creatures and escape. In The Phantom Soldier room, your mission is to root out evil from mercenaries.