Recommendations

The team at Unlockables are Escape Room Enthusiasts and Gamers. We draw our ideas from our vast gaming knowledge (Video, Tabletop, RPG and more) and experiences in other Escape Rooms also in Pop Culture. We are truly a team that builds games as well as play too. To say its our passion would be an understatement.

The Owner (Edwin) has played over 250+ Escape Rooms all over San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles as well as across the country. The Staff has played a combined 600+ Games! We pride ourselves as a knowledgeable team to help players find other great games in San Diego and anywhere else you may want to play. Here is a list of games we would recommend in San Diego and in other cities we’ve played. Also, at the bottom of this page checkout our staff’s personal recommendations!

Please note these are ONLY RECOMMENDATIONS. We are NOT a review site. We can only recommend games based on certain criteria that we feel would give our players a good experience and/or find a room suitable to your team, we want you to enjoy your Escape Room Conquests and continue to play solid games and also to support these venues for their hard work and dedication to this industry.

  • SAN DIEGO

    ArtHatch Escape (Escondido) – Annie’s Footsteps

    Boss-Play Escape (Oceanside) – Chocolate Factory **A MUST PLAY!**

    Clue Ave (Escondido) – Dreamscape

    EnigmaHQ (Little Italy) – Lazarus Crystal

    The Entrapment (Kearny Mesa) – Bayou : Legend of the Midnight Raven

    Escape ERA (Sorrento Valley) – Deja Vu

    Escape Game SD (Hillcrest) – Japanese Thriller

    Escape Game SD (Hillcrest) – Wizard School

    Escapology (Mission Beach) – Budapest Train

    Exit Game (Kearny Mesa) – The A.I **A MUST PLAY!**

    Exit Game (Kearny Mesa) – Lab 51

    Exit Game (Kearny Mesa) – Villain’s Lair

    Exit Game (Kearny Mesa) – School of Sorcery **A MUST PLAY!**

    House of Hints (Kearny Mesa) – High School Detention

    Locked Adventures (San Marcos) – Quest for the Throne

    Lockdown San Diego (Hillcrest) – Western

    Lockdown San Diego (Hillcrest) – VooDoo

    Puzzlarium (Hillcrest) – The Parlour

    Quicksand Escape (Pacific Beach) – The Diner

    Quicksand Escape (Pacific Beach) – Chinatown

    Secret Spot Escape (Ocean Beach) – Dark Seas Hideout

    Steal & Escape (National City) – Mysterious Stranger **A MUST PLAY!**

    3rd Day Escape (Kearny Mesa) – Harvest Motel

  • ORANGE COUNTY / TEMECULA / RIVERSIDE

    Back in Time – (South Bay) – Legend of Billy the Kid

    Back in Time – (South Bay) – Sword of Hattori Hanzo

    Escape X Rooms (Irvine) – The Attic **A MUST PLAY!**

    Escape X Rooms (Irvine) – Mafia Hideout

    Escapade Games (Fullerton) – Zoe **A MUST PLAY!**

    Crossroads Escape (Anaheim) – Hex Room **A MUST PLAY!**

    Crossroads Escape (Anaheim) – Funhouse

    Cromwell Estate (Anaheim) – Issac’s Game

    Detective’s Society (Santa Ana) – Da Vinci’s Lost Workshop

    Legacy Escape (Costa Mesa) – Cabin 13

    Mindtrap (Temecula) – Gold Rush **A MUST PLAY!**

    Mindtrap (Temecula) – Conspiracy

    Mission Escape (Anaheim) – Hydeout

    Mission Escape (Anaheim) – Darkest Hour

    Puzzle Workshop (Irvine) – Secrets of the Illuminati

    Red Lantern (Brea) – Midnight on the Bayou

    TrapZone (Costa Mesa) – The Asylum

    Unlocked (Irvine) – Return of the Magician **A MUST PLAY!**

    Wizards and Wires (Riverside) – The Curiosity Shop

  • LOS ANGELES

    60Out (Downtown LA) – The Orphanage **A MUST PLAY!**

    60Out (Hollywood) – Titanic

    60Out (Marina Del Rey) – Alice in Wonderland

    60Out (Hollywood) – Wizards Workshop

    60Out (Downtown LA) – Nautilus

    60Out (West LA) – Da Vinci’s Secret

    The Basement (Sylmar) – Elevator Shaft **A MUST PLAY!**

    The Basement (Sylmar) – Courtyard

    Evil Genius (Arlington Heights) – Chapter 1 Occam’s Apartment

    Evil Genius (Arlington Heights) – Chapter 2 Norcross Art Gallery

    Exit Game LA (Monterrey Park) – The A.I**A MUST PLAY!**

    Exit Game LA (Monterrey Park) – An Hour to Kill

    Exit Game LA (Monterrey Park) – School of Sorcery

    Hatch Escape (Arlington Heights) – Lab Rat **A MUST PLAY!**

    Maze Rooms LA (Koreatown) – Magic Kingdom **A MUST PLAY!**

    Maze Rooms LA (Koreatown) – Lunar Mission

    Maze Rooms LA (Culver City) – Jack the Ripper

    Maze Rooms LA (Hollywood) – World of Illusions

    Maze Rooms LA (Culver City) – The Dragon’s Lair

    Quest Rooms (Downtown LA) – Bloody Elbow

    Stash House (Koreatown) – Stash House **A MUST PLAY!**

    Trapped! (Upland) – Down the Rabbit Hole **A MUST PLAY!**

    Trapped! (Upland) – Puzzlemaster

    Trapped! (San Dimas) – X13

  • SAN FRANCISCO / SAN JOSE

    Omescape – Kingdom of Cats **A MUST PLAY!**

    PanIQ SF – Sicko Pyscho

    The Locked Inn (Pismo Beach) – Room 751

  • LAS VEGAS

    Lockdown Las Vegas – Mob Boss

    Lockdown Las Vegas – The Professor

    Lost Games – The Doctor’s Secret **A MUST PLAY!**

    Rush to Escape – Prison Break

    Rush to Escape – Smite Sherlock

    Xterious Escape – Curse of Mapuche

    The Basement – The Basement

    The Basement – The Study

  • NEW YORK

    Escape the Room – Clock Tower **A MUST PLAY!**

    Mission Escape Games – Escape the Nemesis

    Exit Escape Room – High Speed NYC

    Komnata Quest NYC – Seven Deadly Sins

  • PHILADELPHIA

    Escape the Room Philly – The Dig

    Escape the Room Philly – Three Mile Island

    Liberty Escape Room – Operation Blitzkreig

    Mindescape – Escape Jack the Ripper

    Olde City Escape Games – The Midnighters **A MUST PLAY!**

    Olde City Escape Games – A Quest for Freedom

  • SEATTLE

    Quest Factor – The Castle

    Seattle Escape Games – Escape from Georgetown Morgue

    Seattle Escape Games – Cell Block 12

  • ARIZONA

    Dare to Escape AZ – The Cult of Mithras **A MUST PLAY!**

    Dare to Escape AZ – X-Child

    Escape Zone – Rush Hour

    Lockdown Escape Scottsdale – Samurai

  • HAWAII

    Breakout Waikiki – Ala Mona Exchange

    Hawaii Escape Challenge – Diamond Heist

    Hawaii Escape Challenge – Nuclear Launch

UPDATE: We are working completing a full recommendations list for San Diego County first as it is our Local Area, Orange County/LA will be next followed by other cities last. As we update the list with each individual page, feel free to look up the names listed via online review sites and/or their webpages for more information. Thank you for your support and please follow us on our social media to know when more updates become available.

UNLOCKABLES STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS

OWNER & GAME DESIGNER GENERAL MANAGER MANAGER
ORIGINAL UNBL TEAM
MANAGER
SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3
1. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger 1. Exit Game – The A.I 1. Boss-Play Escape – Chocolate Factory 1. Exit Game – The A.I
2. BossPlay Escape – Chocolate Factory 2. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger 2. Exit Game – Villain’s Lair 2. Unlockables – The Escape
3. Exit Game – The A.I 3. Quicksand Escape – The Diner 3. Exit Game – The A.I 3. Entrapment – Bayou
TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL
1. Maze Rooms LA – Magic Kingdom 1. Maze Rooms LA – Magic Kingdom 1. Hatch Escape – Lab Rat 1. Unlockables – The Escape
2. Stash House 2. Hatch Escape – Lab Rat 2. Escape X Rooms – The Attic 2. Denver Escape – Pipeworks
3. Hatch Escape – Lab Rat 3. Funhouse / Hex Room 3. Escapade Games – Zoe 3. Exit Game – The A.I

 

MANAGER GAME MODERATOR ARIELLE DANIEL
SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3
1. BossPlay – Chocolate Factory 1. Boss Play – Chocolate Factory 1. Exit Game – The A.I GAME
2. Exit Game – The A.I 2. Exit Game – The A.I 2. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger GAME
3. The Entrapment – Bayou 3. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger 3. Unlockables – The Escape GAME
TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL
1. BossPlay – Chocolate Factory 1. Boss Play – Chocolate Factory 1. Exit Game – The A.I GAME
2. Exit Game – The A.I 2. Exit Game – The A.I 2. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger GAME
3. Mindtrap – Gold Rush 3. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger 3. Unlockables – The Escape GAME

 

DANN MERLY NICOLE BRANDON
SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3
1. BossPlay – Chocolate Factory GAME 1. House of Hints – CSI Lab GAME
2. Entrapment – Bayou GAME 2. Exit Game – Lab 51 GAME
3. Clue Ave – Villain’s Lair GAME 3. Escape ERA – Deja Vu GAME
TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL
1. Mindtrap – Gold Rush GAME 1. House of Hints – CSI Lab GAME
2. BossPlay – Chocolate Factory GAME 2. Exit Game – Lab 51 GAME
3. MindTrap – Conspiracy GAME 3. Escape ERA – Deja Vu GAME

 

 

UNLOCKABLES HONORARY TEAM MEMBER RECOMMENDATIONS
(Non-Staff – Team Members from Beginning of Escape Room Career)

ORIGINAL UNBL TEAM ORIGINAL UNBL TEAM ORIGINAL UNBL TEAM TITLE
SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3
GAME 1. Exit Game – Lab 51 GAME
GAME GAME 2. BossPlay – Chocolate Factory GAME
GAME GAME 3. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger GAME
TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL
GAME GAME 1. Crossroads – Hex Room GAME
GAME GAME 2. Exit Game – Lab 51 GAME
GAME GAME 3. Unlockables – The Escape GAME

 

MODERATOR / OWNER SOCAL
ESCAPE ARTISTS FB GROUP
MODERATOR / OWNER SOCAL
ESCAPE ARTISTS FB GROUP
TITLE TITLE
SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3
1. Quicksand – The Diner 1. Exit Game – Villain’s Lair GAME GAME
2. Lockdown SD – Western 2. Unlockables – Sister’s Secret GAME GAME
3. Locked Adventures – Quest for the Thorne 3. Quicksand Escape – The Diner GAME GAME
TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL
1. Trapped! – Down the Rabbit Hole 1. Mission Escape – Darkest Hour GAME GAME
2. Evil Genius – Occam’s Apartment 2. Trapped! – Down the Rabbit Hole GAME GAME
3. Mission Escape – Hydeout 3. Escapade Games – Zoe GAME GAME