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 450+ 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 PLAYER RATED

    This is a collective list of ratings from members of the SoCal ERA Facebook group. Members are encouraged to rate each game and the overall score is averaged out for a fair consensus of current games by regions in Southern California. It is not a definitive list, but can give you a good insight as to what games players are highly recommending.

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    San Diego Escape Room Player Ratings
    (Compiled from SoCal ERA Facebook Group)
    LAST UPDATED: 06/07/2021
    VENUE GAME # of ratings Average
    Mindfox Escape Black & White Cafe 7 4.5
    Steal & Escape The Neighbor 3 4.5
    The Unlockables Sister’s Secret 39 4.2
    Steal & Escape Lost Expedition 25 4.2
    The Unlockables The Escape 37 4.1
    Quicksand Escape The Diner 28 4.1
    Boss-Play Neutrino 42 20 4
    Boss-Play The Chocolate Factory 39 3.9
    Escape ERA Arcade 22 3.9
    Locked Adventures The Curse of KV62 14 3.9
    Locked Adventures Dystopia 12 3.9
    Quicksand Escape Chinatown 26 3.8
    Subscape (Poway) Exit Protocol 10 3.8
    The Exit Game The Lab 51- Version 2 10 3.8
    Locked Adventures V 5 3.8
    Escape ERA Deja Vu 27 3.7
    The Exit Game The AI 22 3.7
    Top Tier Yakuza: Escape the Serpent 10 3.7
    The Entrapment London Fog: The Mists of Time 4 3.7
    Subscape (Kearny Mesa) High School Detention 3 3.6
    Locked Adventures Quest for the Throne 11 3.5
    Locked Adventures Mad Scientist 7 3.5
    Codebreakers Room 13 5 3.5
    Steal & Escape Takeover 3 3.5
    Quicksand Escape Speakeasy Noveau 2 3.5
    Top Tier Atlantis: Dive to the Forgotten City! 14 3.4
    Subscape (Poway) Oracle Mystery 5 3.4
    Boss-Play Prohibition Ransom 21 3.3
    The Exit Game The School of Sorcery 18 3.3
    The Entrapment The Bayou: Legend of the Midnight Raven 17 3.3
    Clue Avenue Dreamscape 11 3.3
    Subscape (Kearny Mesa) Contraband 3 3.3
    Codebreakers Atlantis Pirates 2 3.3
    The Entrapment Disappearance at Fogmore Manor 16 3.2
    The Unlockables The Informant 12 3.2
    Lockdown Escape Western 11 3.2
    Escapology Budapest Express 13 3.1
    Clue Avenue Villain’s Lair 8 3.1
    Escapology Th3 C0D3 7 3.1
    The Exit Game The Villain’s Lair 15 3
    The Hour Room Abandoned Basement 5 3
    Codebreakers Hautned Saloon- Paranormal Investigation 2 3
    Boss-Play Asylum 1 3
    Codebreakers Room 13 v2 1 3
    Phenomenal Escape Elite Hunting Club 1 3
    Subscape (Kearny Mesa) CSI Lab 1 3
    Escapology Antidote 7 2.8
    Lockdown Escape Voodoo 6 2.8
    Art Hatch Head Trip 9 2.7
    Escape Game SD Wizards and Spells 5 2.7
    Subscape (Poway) Y2K Virus 4 2.7
    Lockdown Escape Medieval 7 2.6
    Lock It Escape The Spirit of Oscar 1 2.5
    Escape Game SD Japanese Thriller 14 2.4
    Art Hatch Annie’s Footsteps 7 2.4
    Mighty Awesome Trapped in Tinseltown! 4 2.4
    Escape Game SD Superheroes Adventure 5 2.3
    Lockdown Escape Science 6 2
    Brainy Actz Mystery at the Lost Point Lodge 4 2
    Lock It Escape Rock the Clock 1 2
    Brainy Actz The Great Carnival Challenge 6 1
    Brainy Actz Thee Lost Jungle Safari 1 1
    Lock It Escape Lance & Order 1 1
    Lock It Escape Locked Riches 1 1
    Great Escape Room (SD) Art Heist 1 1
    Great Escape Room (SD) Mad Lab: Ressurection 1 1
  • SAN DIEGO

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

    Boss-Play Escape  (Oceanside) – Neutrino 42 **A MUST PLAY!**

    Clue Ave (Escondido) – Dreamscape

    Clue Ave (Escondido) – Annie’s Footsteps

    Escape ERA (Sorrento Valley) – Arcade **A MUST PLAY!**

    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!**

    Entrapment (Kearny Mesa) – London Fog

    Locked Adventures (San Marcos) – Dystopia

    Locked Adventures (San Marcos) – Legend of KV62

    Lockdown San Diego (Hillcrest) – Western

    Lockdown San Diego (Hillcrest) – VooDoo

    Mindfox Escape  (Miramar) – Black and White Cafe **A MUST PLAY!**

    Quicksand Escape (Pacific Beach) – The Diner

    Quicksand Escape (Pacific Beach) – Chinatown

    Quicksand Escape (Pacific Beach) – Speak Easy Nouveau

    Steal & Escape (National City) – The Neighbor **A MUST PLAY!**

    Steal & Escape (National City) – Lost Expedition **A MUST PLAY!**

    SUBScape Games (Poway) – Oracle Mystery **A MUST PLAY!**

    SUBScape Games (Poway) – Exit Protocol

    SUBScape Games (Poway) – Y2K Virus

    SUBScape Games (Kearny Mesa) – High School Detention

    Top Tier Escape (Oceanside) – Yakuza

  • ORANGE COUNTY / TEMECULA / RIVERSIDE

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

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

    Back in Time – (South Bay) – Vampire Hunters

    Escape X Rooms (Costa Mesa) – Odditorium Emporium **A MUST PLAY!**

    Escape X Rooms (Irvine) – Curse of the Black Knight **A MUST PLAY!**

    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

    Crossroads Escape (Anaheim) – Psych Ward

    Deceptive Games (Lake Forest) – The Butcher

    Hidden Donkey (Irvine) – Wizard School **A MUST PLAY!**

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

    Mindtrap (Murrieta) – Operation Nightwalker **A MUST PLAY!**

    Mindtrap (Murrieta) – Excalibur **A MUST PLAY!**

    Mindtrap (Temecula) – Conspiracy 2.0 **A MUST PLAY!**

    Mission Escape (Anaheim) – Hydeout

    Mission Escape (Anaheim) – End of Days

    Mission Escape (Anaheim) – Bank Heist

    Nerdy By Nature (Mission Viejo) – Lost Treasure of Captain Blackbeard

    Not Another Escape Room (Brea) – Time Machine

    Puzzle Workshop (Irvine) – Mission to the Stars

    Red Lantern (Brea) – Midnight on the Bayou

    Scenario Escape (Brea) – Mad Rapper  **A MUST PLAY!**

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

    Unlocked (Irvine) – Game On! **A MUST PLAY!**

  • LOS ANGELES

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

    60Out (Downtown LA) – Turing Test **A MUST PLAY!**

    60Out (Hollywood) – Titanic

    60Out (Marina Del Rey) – Alice in Wonderland

    60Out (Hollywood) – Wizards Workshop

    60Out (Downtown LA) – Nautilus

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

    The Basement (Sylmar) – Courtyard

    Breaking Point (Rancho Cucamonga) – Patient 17 **A MUST PLAY!**

    Breaking Point (Rancho Cucamonga) – Whitmore Estate**A MUST PLAY!**

    Cinema Escape (Los Alamitos) – Stranger Things

    Escape Chronicles (North Hollywood) – Smugglers Tunnels**A MUST PLAY!**

    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!**

    Level Games (North Hollywood) – The Menagerie **A MUST PLAY!**

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

    Maze Rooms LA (Culver City) – Jack the Ripper

    Maze Rooms LA (Hollywood) – World of Illusions

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

    Maze Rooms LA (Downtown LA) – Da Vinci Secrets

    Quest Rooms (Downtown LA) – Bloody Elbow

    Quest Rooms (Downtown LA) – Red Giant **A MUST PLAY!**

    Quest Rooms (Long Beach) – Resurrection **A MUST PLAY!**

    Quest Rooms (Long Beach) -Amnesia **A MUST PLAY!**

    Quest Tavern (Pomona) – Witch’s Cauldron

    Quest Tavern (Pomona) – Last Supper **A MUST PLAY!**

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

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

    Trapped! (Upland) – Puzzlemaster

    Trapped! (San Dimas) – Grandma’s Surprise

    Trapped! (San Dimas) – X13

    Trapped! (San Dimas) – Pandora’s Box **A MUST PLAY!**

  • SAN FRANCISCO / SAN JOSE

    Omescape – Kingdom of Cats

    PanIQ SF – Sicko Pyscho

    The Locked Inn (Pismo Beach) – Room 751

  • LAS VEGAS

    Trapped! – One-Eyed Jack **A MUST PLAY!**

    Trapped! – X13

    Trapped! – Puzzlemaster

    Lockdown Las Vegas – Mob Boss

    Lockdown Las Vegas – The Professor

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

    Lost Games – Play Time **A MUST PLAY!**

    No 1. Escape – The Cabin **A MUST PLAY!**

    Rush to Escape – Prison Break

    Rush to Escape – Smite Sherlock

    The Basement – The Basement

    The Basement – The Study

  • LOUISIANA

    13th Gate Escape – Cutthroat Caverns **A MUST PLAY!**

    13th Gate Escape – Tomb of Anubis **A MUST PLAY!**

    13th Gate Escape – Agent 13 **A MUST PLAY!**

    13th Gate – Asylum

    13th Gate – The Collector

    13th Gate – Death Row

    Audubon Aquarium – Deep Dive **A MUST PLAY!**

    Escape My Room – Inventor’s Attic **A MUST PLAY!**

  • 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

    Epic Team Adventures – Storybook Legends

    Locurio – The Vanishing Act **A MUST PLAY!**

    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

EDWIN
450+ Games

MICHELE
350+ Games

APRIL
200+ Games

MERLY
100+ Games

OWNER & GAME DESIGNER GENERAL MANAGER ORIGINAL UNBL TEAM MANAGER
SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3
1. Steal & Escape – The Neighbor 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 – The Neighbor 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. Mindtrap – Oz 1. Maze Rooms LA – Magic Kingdom 1. Hatch Escape – Lab Rat 1. Unlockables – The Escape
2. 13th Gate – Cutthroat Caverns 2. Hatch Escape – Lab Rat 2. Escape X Rooms – The Attic 2. Denver Escape – Pipeworks
3. Escape X – Odditorium Emporium 3. Funhouse / Hex Room 3. Escapade Games – Zoe 3. Exit Game – The A.I

TOKI
15+ Games

DYLAN
70+ Games

SHADD
50+ Games

MARY
20+ Games

GAME MODERATOR MANAGER GAME MODERATOR GAME MODERATOR
SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3
1. Steal & Escape – The Neighbor 1. Exit Game – The A.I 1. Exit Game – The A.I 1. Exit Game – The A.I
2. Subscape – Exit Protocol 2. Unlockables – The Escape 2. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger 2. Entrapment – Bayou
3. Exit Game – Lab 251 3. Mindfox – Black and White Cafe 3. Unlockables – The Escape 3. Exit Game – School of Sorcery
TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL
1. Quest Tavern – Last Supper 1. Quest Tavern – Last Supper 1. Exit Game – The A.I 1. Exit Game – The A.I
2. Mindtrap – Operation Nightwalker 2. Hatch – Lab Rat 2. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger 2. Unlockables – The Escape
3. Quest Tavern – Witch’s Cauldron 3. Escape X – Odditorium Emporium 3. Unlockables – The Escape 3. BossPlay – Chocolate Factory