The Hideout

The Hideout


There is group operating in secret called The Resistance. They claim that The Agency is evil and that they are murdering countless innocent people under the disguise of protecting them. The resistance has two main goals: to spread awareness of The Agency’s deception, and to destroy The Agency entirely. After a lot of research and a few sketchy conversations you’ve tracked down the resistance. Now for your first mission...

Location: Arcane Escape Rooms

Address23504 Lyons Ave #405B, Santa Clarita, CA 91321


Parking: Large shared parking lot


Sun-Mon / Thurs (all day) and Fri (daytime 4:30pm and earlier)
2 ppl - $42.50/p
3 ppl - $33.00/p
4-8 ppl - $27.00/p

Fri (evenings) / Sat (all day)
2 ppl = $50.00/p
3 ppl = $37.00/p
4-8 ppl = $30.00/p

Date Completed: May 4, 2019

Number of Escape Artists: 5

Hint System: Yeah, but you don’t ask for them. GM automatically provides players with hints during the experience when needed.

Success Rate: 30%

Result: ESCAPED! - 41 minutes

Creativity: 4

Difficulty: 5

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 3-4 escape artists

  • Puzzles are more difficult than The Agency

  • Very unique puzzles

  • Multi-linear -> Linear puzzle flow

  • Second generation

First Impressions

After setting the record for The Agency, our group was ready to tackle Arcane Escape Room’s second escape room.


I believe the strongest part of this escape room was the puzzle craftsmanship. All the puzzles were handmade and unique. There was no lock and key. There was one puzzle that completely stumped and I think it was because there wasn’t a lot of direction. I get that little instructions are good in an escape room. I suggest giving little more direction to this puzzle to help improve the flow and experience of the escape.


The immersion of the escape room was better than The Agency. It wasn’t scary and we felt like we were in a secret hideout.


The escape room has good value.

Should you play it?

I would definitely pick The Agency for newbies or The Ghost of Mentryville for a unique escape room experience.

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The Ghost of Mentryville

The Ghost of Mentryville

The Agency

The Agency