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 370+ 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

    Clues & Witts (Vista) – Sassafras Saloon

    EnigmaHQ (Little Italy) – Lazarus Crystal

    Escape ERA (Sorrento Valley) – Deja Vu

    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!**

    House of Hints (Kearny Mesa) – High School Detention

    Locked Adventures (San Marcos) – Dystopia

    Locked Adventures (San Marcos) – Legend of KV62

    Lockdown San Diego (Hillcrest) – Western

    Lockdown San Diego (Hillcrest) – VooDoo

    Quicksand Escape (Pacific Beach) – The Diner

    Quicksand Escape (Pacific Beach) – Chinatown

    Quicksand Escape (Pacific Beach) – SpeakEasy Nouveau

    Secret Spot Escape (Ocean Beach) – Dark Seas Hideout

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

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

    SUBScape Games (Poway) – Oracle Mystery

    SUBScape Games (Poway) – Exit Protocol

    Top Tier Escape (Vista) – Atlantis

  • 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) – 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

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

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

    Legacy Escape (Costa Mesa) – Cabin 13

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

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

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

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

    Mindtrap (Temecula) – Conspiracy

    Mission Escape (Anaheim) – Hydeout

    Mission Escape (Anaheim) – Darkest Hour

    Mission Escape (Anaheim) – Bank Heist

    Puzzle Workshop (Irvine) – Secrets of the Illuminati

    Red Lantern (Brea) – Midnight on the Bayou

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

    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

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

    The Basement (Sylmar) – Courtyard

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

    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 (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

    Maze Rooms LA (Downtown LA) – Da Vinci Secrets

    Quest Rooms (Downtown LA) – Bloody Elbow

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

    Quest Tavern (Pomona) – Witch’s Cauldron

    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

  • SAN FRANCISCO / SAN JOSE

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

    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

    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 ORIGINAL UNBL TEAM GAME MODERATOR
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 1. Exit Game – The A.I
2. Exit Game – The A.I 2. Exit Game – The A.I 2. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger 2. Entrapment – Bayou
3. The Entrapment – Bayou 3. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger 3. Unlockables – The Escape 3. Exit Game – School of Sorcery
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 1. Exit Game – The A.I
2. Exit Game – The A.I 2. Exit Game – The A.I 2. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger 2. Unlockables – The Escape
3. Mindtrap – Gold Rush 3. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger 3. Unlockables – The Escape 3. BossPlay – Chocolate Factory
DANN MERLY NICOLE BRANDON
SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3
1. BossPlay – Chocolate Factory 1. House of Hints – CSI Lab 1. Unlockables – Sister’s Secret
2. Entrapment – Bayou 2. Exit Game – Lab 51 2. Exit Game – School of Sorcery
3. Clue Ave – Villain’s Lair 3. Escape ERA – Deja Vu 3. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger
TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL
1. Mindtrap – Gold Rush 1. House of Hints – CSI Lab
2. BossPlay – Chocolate Factory 2. Exit Game – Lab 51
3. MindTrap – Conspiracy 3. Escape ERA – Deja Vu

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

ORIGINAL UNBL TEAM ORIGINAL UNBL TEAM ORIGINAL UNBL TEAM
SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3 SAN DIEGO TOP 3
1. Exit Game – Lab 51
2. BossPlay – Chocolate Factory
3. Steal & Escape – Mysterious Stranger
TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL
1. Crossroads – Hex Room
2. Exit Game – Lab 51
3. Unlockables – The Escape
MODERATOR / OWNER SOCAL
ESCAPE ARTISTS FB GROUP
MODERATOR / OWNER SOCAL
ESCAPE ARTISTS FB GROUP
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
2. Lockdown SD – Western 2. Unlockables – Sister’s Secret
3. Locked Adventures – Quest for the Thorne 3. Quicksand Escape – The Diner
TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL TOP 3 OVERALL
1. Trapped! – Down the Rabbit Hole 1. Mission Escape – Darkest Hour
2. Evil Genius – Occam’s Apartment 2. Trapped! – Down the Rabbit Hole
3. Mission Escape – Hydeout 3. Escapade Games – Zoe