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Time flies...

When You’re Escaping!

An addicting fun game that rewards the brain muscles 🧠💪

Unique storylines.
Stronger bonds than glue.
Intellectual Brain Food.

Can you escape?

An escape room is a physical adventure game where participants are placed into a room and have to use teamwork along with elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles.

  1. You’ll get your story
  2. Next you have to find clues
  3. “Simply” escape the room
  4. Oh and tick tock... there’s a time limit

Unique twists at every turn...

Each room is themed and has a unique storyline that engages the players through their environment.


120 minutes + Up to 6 players

The Reel

60 minutes + Up to 6 players

Curse On The Emerald Seas

60 minutes + Up to 6 players

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Grim Stacks

60 minutes + Up to 6 players

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Fantastic, realistic, metaphoric, or stylized...

Our rooms allow our guests to be transported into the world of the game.

Take A Closer Look

My friends and I had a ton of fun!

Mark S. — “We love escape rooms, and Puzzle Effect is our absolute favorite. We have been missing them during the pandemic. I was so disappointed to miss the Labor Day weekend Prohibition outdoor “escape room” and was excited to see that they added another event the weekend of September 12-13. I managed to snag the last available slot, and my wife and I had a blast tracking down the gangsters who tried to pin their murder on Millie Mullins, threatening to keep her new speakeasy, The Moxie, from opening. The outdoor game was a walking tour of beautiful downtown SLO, solving puzzles to get combinations to unlock padlocks to open pockets on a backpack to get clues to the next destination. So much fun! Great experience. 10/10. Thank you Puzzle Effect for innovating in these challenging times. We can’t wait to try the new room, The Reel, when you re-open. P.S. Kristyn was an amazing host.

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Escape rooms bring an adrenaline rush, a chance to get away in an alternate reality!

Solve your first puzzle right now!

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