THE PUZZLE ROOM
The history of The Ruins of The Tukanii is filled with intrigue and mystery! Dr. David Addlestein, once a world-renowned scientist, has gone mad with his latest theory regarding inter-dimensional travel. He believes he's discovered a way to open portals to other worlds. The lab he works with has been trying to track him down, and has traced his research to these ruins. It is unknown what he took from here, but he most definitely left all the treasure behind including a very specific, valuable piece - the Tukanii Idol. But the seismic readings in this area are VERY unstable and it is highly likely the ruins may only last an hour before they are buried. You will have 60 minutes to complete your adventure. Can you make it out in time??
We believe in the act of Gathering. We enjoy cultivating the gaming side of community. Our space allows like-minded people to come together, free from judgement and negativity. We carry a large inventory of board games and our game managers are here to play with you and teach you how to play as needed. We serve cafe-style REAL food, craft sodas, custom-made coffee drinks and milkshakes. We provide solid, custom wood tables and chairs designed for comfort and hours of D&D, Pathfinder and other Table Top RPG Play. We Buy / Sell / Trade MTG singles and provide deck building creation from scratch, including advice with play testing. We have lots of Dice. One can never have too many dice.
"We do not stop playing because we grow old, We grow old because we stop playing." - Benjamin Franklin
Gather. Game. Grub.
F A Q s
Escape Puzzle Rooms are a series of IRL (In-Real-Life) story-themed puzzle rooms, which requires players to work together by finding hidden clues and solving puzzles in order to “beat the clock”. Our high-production value rooms allow you to become completely immersed in the world of the specific room you are playing. This exciting new concept gives players the opportunity to use their intuition, teamwork skills and intelligence to accomplish a unique and challenging task.
The Puzzle Room is designed to be one of the most fun, unique ways you will ever spend 60 minutes with your friends, colleagues or partners. It is designed to be educational, spontaneous, challenging, exhilarating and so much more! You will learn a lot about yourself and the rest of your team in a very short time, but most of all you will have FUN!
When should I arrive?
The adventure will last 60 minutes, but you should arrive 15 minutes before for your briefing. Plan to stay afterwards for feedback, discussion and have some delicious Grub at our cafe’. We also have plenty of board games to play and things to pique your interest.
Do we need to be really strong or possess any special knowledge or skills to play?
Not at all! All of our puzzles are designed to require mental strength and the willingness to have fun and play with an open mind. Absolutely no physical strength or nimbleness is necessary. Our puzzles can be solved with some basic logic and teamwork using clues within the room.
Are there any age limits?
The recommended age to participate is 10 and older. Any unaccompanied minor(s) will need to bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children 9 or younger MUST be accompanied with a parent or guardian and a paid booking.
Can I do a corporate team building event?
Absolutely! We can arrange customized team competitions and events to meet your team building needs.
Can I come back and play again?
YES! If you didn’t solve the room the first time, come back and play until you do! Also, we change the adventure at regular intervals so you’ll be able to test your skills over and over again by solving new puzzles.
Do I need to book in advance?
YES! Our first adventure starts each day at 10am and we have 9 time slots available per day. Because time slots fill up fast, we recommend going to our booking calendar as soon as possible so you can lock in the time you want to play.
Can I drop in and play, or play if I have not scheduled a time?
Although we HIGHLY RECOMMEND booking in advance, cancellations do happen and there may be a limited number of slots available for last minute bookings and walk-ins. Worst-case you come in, play some board games and get your Grub on with us.
Can a group have exclusive use of the room?
Each booking has a possibility of sharing the room with other parties. If you'd like to book an exclusive event, let us know and we can accommodate you.
Is it a haunted house?
NO! Nothing will pop out or scare you. Our rooms are designed with “intrigue” in mind. Think in terms of clues to solve the puzzles - similar to a certain, whip-cracking archaeologist or a “secret society”, if you will. Again, all of our puzzles require mental fortitude rather than physical strength or nimbleness.
What if my group is late?
It is IMPORTANT to be ON-TIME! Because our rooms are booked at specific time intervals, the one hour clock must begin as scheduled. If a member of your group is late, they may join the group once they arrive in the middle of the game, if need be.
Do you do special events?
YEP! Birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, field trips, and charity events are all welcome! While we do not provide any additional props, if you have some specific ideas in mind, we can adjust the room to accommodate what you’re looking to achieve.
How many players do you suggest for this game?
The room is designed to fit play groups of 4-8 people.
Do you sell gift certificates?
YES! Gift Certificates are available online or in-person at The Game Room Adventure Cafe.
Do we win anything?
Yep! Bragging rights, chest-puffery and the most epic high-five in history! And maybe a cookie. All depends on how nice you are to the host.
What can’t I bring into the room?
No cell phones, flashlights, notepads, pens, calculators, or anything that may give you an unfair advantage. No weapons or anything else that may be perceived to be a weapon or could inflict bodily harm.
What if something malfunctions while we are in the room?
We will pause the clock until the issue is resolved and can determine it is safe to resume.
Can I cancel or refund my reservation?
Once the room is booked, there are no cancellations or refunds allowed.
Here are a few tips to enhance your experience:
1) Work together as a team and communication.
2) Follow the rules and you won’t be disqualified.
3) Have fun and be safe. If anyone appears to be under the influence of any substance, they will be asked to leave immediately.
The Game Room Adventure Cafe' - Elk Grove CA
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday 1pm - 10pm
Wednesday 1pm - 10pm
Thursday 1pm - 10pm
Friday 1pm - 11:00pm
Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Private booking or special event
Phone: (916) 714-8753
10471 Grant Line Rd Ste 120 Elk Grove, CA 95624
©2017 Gather. Game. Grub. The Game Room Adventure Cafe