ESCAPE ROOM – Cross Roads Escape Games: The Fun House – California


If you were one of those kids that dreamed of running off to join the circus, then this escape room is for you. Even if you didn’t dream of living among the elephants and being BFFs with the bearded lady, you’ll have a blast. This hour under the big top is sure to entertain. The puzzles are unique, creative and clever. They use multiple ways of thinking and skill sets. There are wonderful “aha” moments around every corner. The incredible immersion into the theme extends beyond the decor and reaches both the puzzle integration and hint system. But let’s not skim over the decor that easily. This is one of the best decorated rooms I’ve played. It’s impressive, especially for such a unusual theme. I played this room shortly after it opened with my husband and one of my favorite moments was when he realized he was able to open open something that he had believed to be simply decoration. His face lit up like a kid at a circus. It was so wonderful. They’ve even made a few updates since we played and I’ve heard it’s even better.

This room is located in Anaheim, near Disneyland. They also have the amazing Hex Room at this location. So I recommend getting five friends and booking both rooms back to back. The Hex Room is a group buyout room. The Fun House is individual tickets so you do not need a group of friends to play. However, that means you may be playing the game with new friends that buy tickets for the same time slot as you.

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ESCAPE ROOMS – Funhouse Escape – California


I love the theme/story: Actors that need to break into the wardrobe case before the play begins. It was a really fun concept. The stage manager gives reminders of the time, as a real stage manager does in the theatre. The room looks very much like a dressing room in a small theatre. The puzzles in the first half were much more creative than the second half which resorts to mostly brainteaser type math problems. One puzzle stood out to me as being unique to anything I’ve seen before and I really enjoyed that puzzle the most. The room is basic and low tech. There are no mechanics, second room, etc. It is fun and well done. It’s perfect for families and kids groups like girl scouts.

I went back and played the second game, which is really a continuation of the same story. It’s in the same location, but the puzzles are all unique. There is a lot of creativity and heart in these games.