The Parlour

A narrative driven escape room categorically unlike any other from The Puzzalarium

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Not just an escape room, but an immersive interactive theater experience.

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A first-of-its-kind Narrative Puzzle Game

From the creators of the first and one of the most acclaimed escape rooms in San Diego comes an Immersion that is categorically unlike anything you or anyone like you have ever experienced. It is like an escape room, but the object is not to escape. It is like a game of cards, but stories and puzzles weave into the game and cards. It is like a role-playing game, but stage lights and soundscapes pull you beyond fantasy. This is more than a game. This is an Immersion. Enter. Solve. Play. Welcome to The Parlour.

Next-Generation Storytelling

17 computer-controlled lights and 5.1 surround sound, cues and reactive special effects conspire to create the most immersive storytelling experience you will ever experience. Read more.

Private Experience

The Parlour is a reserved solely for the members of your group whom you deem fit to accompany you. You will not be mixed with strangers during your gaming session in the room.

Play with 2 to 6 players

Play with your significant other. Play with your friends. Play with up to six players, all of you working together to unravel the mysteries of the Parlour, again and again. Plays best with three or four, but more or less is fine.

Custom Components

Everything that you’ll touch, play with, puzzle over and read has been painstakingly thought out and crafted by hand(s using a computer) using local, living, willing artists that were fed once.

Fun Achievements

Earn a variety of fascinating achievements which will appear alongside your score on the up and coming leaderboard. Achievements are awarded for accomplishing a range of feats. More information coming soon.

Compete Against Your Friends

Advanced computer-based scoring calculates your teams score with authentic precision. After playing The Parlour, your team will appear on the soon to be released leaderboard within 24 hours.

The mind of J. D. Howell has been fragmented and broken, and the man himself has wound up in Ethos. Streeper Industries invites you and all able-minded test subjects to come play a simple card game and solve a few trivial puzzles in order to assist us in piecing together the life and times of Mr. Howell in order to...rescue him. Yes, that’s it. Save him from himself. We would like to just find Howell and help him out is all. Absolutely nothing else. Nope. No ulterior motives here. We are the good guys. No doubt about it. Yep. Your assistance in this Streeper Industries Scientific Endeavour will be crucial to the overall success of the project. Apply today.

Explore the memories of J. D. Howell.

This is not an Escape Room. It is something more.

Play a different kind of game. One that rewards slow, methodical thought. One that encourages immersion. One that transports you to another world. Metaphorically. As far as you know.



A simple-to-learn card game, puzzles, and a story. Learn more.



Test your wits against puzzles that you choose and are satisfying to solve.



Striking, dramatic, and 100% breathable.


Choices & Chance

The choices you make will affect every aspect of your experience.


Time is Immaterial

The first live game experience that doesn’t punish slow thinkers. Take all the time you need.


There is a reason The Puzzalarium has received hundreds of five-star reviews. And that reason is probably maybe not extortion. If you have a spare few hours, see them for yourself.

Stephanie V. (Bookeo)

"It was awesome, thank you soooo much!"

Timothy (Yelp)

"The puzzlemaster was immersive and had very subtle behavior that I hadn’t noticed in previous rooms."

Geselle M. (Bookeo)

"Our time at The Puzzalarium was, hands down, one of the best hours we ever had together!"

Zeel (Yelp)

"Loads of fun. Don't want to give away anything, but definitely recommend it!"

Alexis F. (Bookeo)

"Puzzalarium was a great experience! Great idea and well thought out!"

Ty S. (Bookeo)

"Well done. Solid game design. Clever utilization of game components. Just the right amount of character ambiance."

Melanie M. (Facebook)

"Seriously had so much fun my face & stomach muscles hurt from laughing! Job well done Puzzalarium!!!!!"

Jeff W. (Bookeo)

"I would leave 10 stars if I could. My teenagers said it was the best family outing we've had in ages. Bravo!"

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