Challenge the Mind! Can You Get the Fox Out?
The better way to spend 60 minutes
3 – 6 Players
Save the man. Save the myth. Save the legend. You and your friends must follow the clues in order to rescue Sherlock Holmes before it’s too late!
7404 Trade Street, San Diego, CA 92121
1 – 5 Players
Introducing San Diego’s first 2-D Escape Room where you and your friends must solve fun puzzles to prevent being trapped in a colorless world forever!
7404 Trade Street, San Diego, CA 92121
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is an escape room?
You and your team will assemble in a themed room and will be given one hour to find clues and solve puzzles to complete your mission and “escape” the room.
Is this scary?
Yes, it will scare the crap out of you, so better bring a spare pair of pants and a security blanket to cry into. Just kidding, none of the rooms are scary and there are no live actors.
Are phones allowed?
Phones are not allowed, but they can be stored in the lockers provided. For special circumstances please let the host know. (note, the need to check Instagram and TikTok doesn’t count, mmkay.)
Are the rooms private?
Yes, rooms are solely booked for you and your private group, so nobody else will see how badly you perform, just kidding. The optimal group is around 4-6 players. Contact us for larger groups.
How much is it?
Free! That’s correct, parking here is free. As for tickets, Moriarty’s Manor is $35 per person and Black & White Cafe is $30.00 per person. There is also a transaction fee.
Is there an age limit?
Our rooms are appropriate for all ages. We require that children under the age of 18 be accompanied by a paying adult, an Avenger or one of the X-Men.
Real feedback from real players
Had an amazing time. Staff was really friendly and professional. Check in process with simple and quick. The room was so much fun and challenging which I like. They went above and beyond. Highly recommend this place.
Their Sherlock room is the best room for a collaborative experience, and well-balanced between linear and nonlinear format. We did unfortunately do the black and white room after Sherlock, so the difficulty was a bit of a downgrade, but we still found the experience enjoyable and unexpected. I will be waiting expectantly for the third room.
Had a great time. They have a wonderful and super friendly staff. We're super awesome with my frustrated kids. Puzzles were hard but not impossible. Different hint styles Cater to the experience you want to have. Totally recommend you check it out. We will definitely be back, most likely tomorrow to do another puzzle. Thanks for the good time!
Ok so you know us escape room enthusiast types always have to preface our reviews with the obligatory, "I've done upwards of some *insert double digit number* escape rooms in my time." Sorry for sticking to the script but I feel it's relevant to give you an idea of my field of perspective. Ahem, I've done somewhere between 35-40 rooms. Yikes. What can I say, I happen to love escape rooms. I live in San Diego so many of the rooms I've played are here. Today MindFox's Moriarty's Manor unexpectedly became my favorite room in San Diego. Can't say enough good things about the room and about MindFox in general. If I were to sum up this escape game establishment in 1 word I think I would use; 'Meticulous'. From the efficiency, humor, competence, and warmth of the staff, to the immaculately designed room, well it was just dang enjoyable. The puzzles were perfectly balanced with regards to quantity and range of difficulty, enough on the easier side of the scale to keep the game flowing with a mix of more challenging ones to remind you that you're a puzzle solving bad a$$ and give your team some real high five moments. Honestly it was a fantastic room and I caught myself appreciating the details and creativity throughout the hour duration, but mostly it was just super super fun. Sometimes you pay your $30-$40 per person expecting to have a great time and just end up getting frustrated, disappointed, or having to work so hard that you can't appreciate the experience for what it was intended to be. This was not the case with the Manor at MindFox and I am definitely going to check out their other room. I hope this business continues to thrive so they can make more rooms!!!
So go forth and pay them all your monies and have a blast in their awesome rooms! Just make sure you're on time so it doesn't dig into your game play. Also if you haven't played any or many escape room games before consider starting with their other room as it is supposed to be a little easier.
I came here in a group of 4 and we are all big time escape room enthusiasts (40+ escape rooms completed). MindFox Escape stands out as a clear Top 3 for all of us. They have impeccable attention to detail, a clear passion for the craft, and are incredibly friendly and guest experience focused. Black & White Cafe and Moriarty's Manor are very different, but equally amazing rooms.
You absolutely will not regret doing an escape room here and supporting this amazing team!
p.s. they secretly have another room in the works, so your support goes directly into the creation of even more amazing rooms!
Whether you are a seasoned Room Escaper or this is your first time escaping, you are going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (did I mention LOVE) MindFox!!! I might be biased, but you'll have to trust me on this one. The proprietors of MindFox are exceptional. They are a terrific team of super sleuths/DIY engineers/uber-creative designers/and overall super cool human beings. When you find out that the 2 rooms are all created from their own imaginations, well it's really extraordinary. We did MindFox Escape for my birthday and my family couldn't stop talking about it all night and even to this day several weeks later... Health and Safety measures are TOP NOTCH! I cannot say enough of this fantastic place. MindFox Escape is located off of Trade Street in the industrial park section; tucked away near the D23 Brewery and is truly a treasure worth hunting for... Support Small Business and book your escape TODAY!!! Then grab a beer at D23 (in that very order mind you--- MindFox first)... It's truly worth every penny!!!
Out of the almost 80 escape rooms I've done and come across never have I met any owners/staff members as thoughtful as the ones here at at MindFox. They were SO sweet and thoughtful for my boyfriends birthday celebration. We did their black and white cafe and had a blast! Definitely recommend even if you're enthusiasts. Will definitely be returning to do their second room! Thank you to the staff at mindfox for an amazing experience!
My friends and I REALLY enjoyed our time here at MindFox Escape. We played both their rooms, Moriarty's Manor, and the Black & White Cafe. Both rooms were so well thought out, creative, aesthetically pleasing, challenging, etc. I would highly recommend MindFox Escape. I think a lot of rooms I've done have had similar themes, but the rooms here, especially the Black & White Cafe, felt unique. I can't wait to see what they come up with next! Definitely come here and check them out.
Side note: I'd give more stars if I could, because there was a cute dog in the lobby~
This is our 4th escape room and is by far the BEST experience we have EVER had. The staff here is beyond amazing! I cannot stress that enough. We did the black and white cafe (4 of us) and we barely escaped with a minute left. This is a beginner to light intermediate challenge, we'll call it "beginners plus". The aesthetics of the room were very easy on the eye and helped with concentrating to solve the room.
The moderator of the room was very supportive and the tone was encouraging. 5 stars!!! Do recommend!!! Cannot wait to come back and try the other room.
Let me just say that this was my first escape room experience. I bought a time slot for my best friend and I to celebrate her birthday. We did the black and white cafe room which was recommended for beginners. The staff was extremely friendly and animated. I could tell they love what they do and they really took their time to explain the escape room experience to us with clear and concise directions. Make sure you arrive 15 minutes early, like the directions state. The game master was really good about helping push us along without jumping in too soon. This was perfect for 2-3 people. I wouldn't do this in too big of a group. That way there's more mystery per person. The set up was cool. The clues were clever and solvable without being tooooo obvious. We solved it with 7 minutes to spare. I definitely want to come back to try their other room sometime. They turned me into a new escape room fanatic!
We came from LA to try this room. That should say enough.
Cannot wait to try their other room when our escape room friends will speak to us again.
It is my first time participating in escape rooms and we choose the black&white room. I enjoyed this a lot because I didn't like scary themes so this is perfect to me! I'm also satisfied about the staffs because they are so nice and passionate when they introduce us to the room. I feel like I would join it again for other theme.
Love love love this escape room! I cannot say enough about how accommodating and hospital they were to our large group of 20 students! Customer service was amazing and they made us feel at home, even customizing the welcome graphics to match the name of our organization. The introduction to the rules for each room was perfect for the first time guest or avid escape room goer alike. I was able to play the Black and White cafe as well as Moriarty's Manor and both were so unique and equally awesome rooms. The black and white café is wheelchair accessible! It had great puzzles that made our whole team work together. It was bright, fun, and had great puzzles. The Moriarty's Manor was intriguing and I would say more suitable for a larger group. It was an intriguing puzzle for all the senses!!! Both rooms had great props and went with the storylines phenomenally. I would recommend bringing your work party here, family gathering, friend group or volunteer teams! Thank you Mind Fox!!!
First time doing an Escape Room with Mind Fox and I was very impressed with how nice, witty and professional the staff were. The game master was very helpful and attentive. We had a team of 5 do the Black & White escape room which was perfect. The cafe was super cool! It was a very neat and had an artsy feel to it! The puzzles were so creative and fun to do! This is one of my favorite rooms ! I highly recommend!
Went with a group of 5 (with some first-timers). Everyone had a blast. I've been to 10+ myself and I would say Moriarty's Manor at this location is up there in terms of theming, game flow, and unique puzzles. With this intermediate level room, everything was doable, but still challenging enough to feel a strong sense of satisfaction when solving any particular puzzle. The game masters are passionate about escape rooms and we could really feel it in their attention to detail. Would definitely recommend!
This company is GREAT! I've done a little over 50 rooms and its so rare to see a staff as cheerful and committed to guiding us through the experience. I really appreciated that they had a board of example locks and asked us to practice them before going in the room.
My niece and nephew were perplexed by the combination locks and this saved a ton of in room time.
Also, they were very accommodating for the scheduling issues we had, once I called them.
I love this place. If you have never done an escape room then this is definitely the place that you want to go for your first experience. I have been to four total escape rooms and this place owns them all. I was not surprised to find out that it is family owned and operated because there is s certain level of passion and excitement that you can feel from the second that you walk into the door.
Such a lovely little spot!!
Black & White cafe and The Moriarty's Manor are two totally different games but both super awesome!!
If you like the adventure type I recommend the latter but honestly i recommend everyone do both rooms to have the full experience. The GMs are super friendly and nice. They give you two options to play: with hints along the way or hints when asked. We always pick the second option but you get a choice! Parking is available right in front of the location so thats super convenient. I dont want to spoil the games so wont say much but you definitely won't regret going here!!!
My family did the Moriartys Manor, loved it so much!! More of a couples retreat for us - my 2 sisters, their boyfriends, and my boyfriend.
They gave us a few more minutes to solve the last few puzzles and we were so glad! It was challenging but solvable. The hosts welcoming us and giving us hints were so kind and helpful. The details in each room were so good, even in the lobby and restroom! So beautiful and well thought out.
I would definitely come back!
Definitively recommend Moriarty's Manor! I've done 10+ escape rooms and this one was incredibly creative and super well thoughtout. Cool environment and great props. Also, it was the bday of one of my friends I went with and MindFox Escape staff all greeted us with a cupcake for her after we escaped. So crazy nice and thoughtful.
I will definitely be back to try the other room!
If you are looking for a team building activity as a way to increase and improve creativity, communication, bonding and camaraderie among your employees, our Escape Rooms provide exactly that.
Each room presents a unique and interactive environment in which everyone contributes to team building ideas. These games spark conversation around the skills that are developed and team strategy used to accomplish the end goals. They also encourage reflection about what could’ve been done better. We offer options for teams of all sizes! Contact us now to book your room.
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An escape room celebration is unlike any other. Whether you are celebrating an event for children or adults, you will make a lasting impression with our expertly and professionally designed games.
The puzzles and clues may not take the place of a birthday cake, but they are certainly more fun. We tailor each escape room party to your unique celebration and number of people.
Your party will work together to uncover clues, solve puzzles, and discover hidden messages in an enclosed environment that they will try to escape from.