The Lair of the Puzzle Master

The Lair of the Puzzle Master

Introduction: You are federal agents tracking the notorious international criminal known only as “The Puzzlemaster”. After several years of investigation, you have finally found his hidden lair. You are moving in to take him down, but now the question looms: have you trapped him, or has he trapped you?

Location: Trapped! 

Address600 N Mountain Ave b204, Upland, CA 91786, USA


Parking: Large parking lot in the back of the building

Date Completed: December 16, 2017

Number of Escape Artists: 11

Hint System: Unlimited via Walkie Talkie

Result: ESCAPED - 51 minutes 2 seconds

Creativity: 4

Difficulty: 4

Immersiveness: 4

Fun Factor: 4


Note. For OVERALL means, 1 = WTF?; 2 = Take a gander; 3 = You can book it; 4 = You should book it now; 5 = OMG! You should've booked it yesterday!


  • Recommend 6-8 escape artists
  • Fairly challenging puzzles
  • Some creative puzzles
  • Room was anesthetically pleasing

First, I recommend 6-8 escape artists for this game because 11 is WAY TOO MUCH! The room could handle all 11 of our group, but it was easy to tell that the room needed less people. Regardless, it was still a fun escape room. The puzzles required a lot of thinking and were fairly challenging. It was cool to see (at least for one puzzle) if you got it wrong, you would get a challenging hint for the next puzzle vs. if you got it right, you would get an more direct hint.

The rooms looked good and had a lot of space to work in. The story was enjoyable to follow along with as well.

Chapter 1: Occam's Apartment

Chapter 1: Occam's Apartment