Our Escape Room Reviews
Take a look at what people have to say about our Calgary escape rooms. Find out why we are one of the top rated escape room venues in the world.
04:59 25 Sep 20
My girlfriend and I are escape room veterans; we've done dozens of escape rooms, 9 on this Western Canada road trip. The two rooms we did here are both near our all-time top escape rooms. We did Dynamic Duo first, and we really appreciated the strong teamwork aspect. There's a lot to do, but if a couple has good teamwork and communication you can get it done. We did very well, and we were talking to the hosts about it (btw they're incredibly passionate about not only their rooms but other escape rooms even in other cities, and they're fun to chat with about them) and we mentioned we were on a road trip and we'd done many rooms, and we're headed home to Saskatoon tomorrow. Since we are also giant Zelda fans, and the road trip, and we did so well on the dynamic duo (no hints, completion with time to spare) they offered to stay late and let us do Shrine, a favor we're extremely grateful for. Even if you aren't Zelda fans, it's a great room with clever puzzles and impressive tech. If you are a Zelda fan, the sheer number of references and topical puzzles will leave you in a complete nerdgazm. I wish I could say more without ruining one of the many surprises.I cannot recommend Escape Ops enough; I'd give them a 6th star if I could.
02:35 02 Sep 20
Expectations weren't met. We tried the Cognition trial and it was far too easy for us amateur escapists. The hint system of knocking on the door to ask for help is also subpar. The fact that we finished the entire room and didn't even realize we had finished proved the efforts to feel less satisfying. Would recommend one of the other rooms if anything.
14:26 30 Aug 20
We tried “dynamic duo” and had a blast. It was my partners first experience trying an escape room and now he is hooked. The team at escape ops puts a lot of pride into developing unique and fun games. We had an amazing experience and can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
23:30 31 Jul 20
Our family of four has done probably 10-15 escape rooms and OPS Cognition was one of our favourites. Great hosts, well executed theme and puzzles. Not too hard to start and challenging to end. We will be coming back FOR SURE to try out hyperspace and Shrine. Every puzzle room is different, so it hard to directly compare, but this one checked all the boxes for us!
05:13 27 Jul 20
Went with a group of friends to the Ops Cognition room. It was very well done and layed out. The challenges and puzzles were very well though out brain teasers! The owner takes great pride in his work and experience for his customer's. I would definitely recommend going here as I will definitely be back again!!
19:30 22 Jul 20
Probably the best escape room team in the city. Dan is so incredibly passionate and dedicated and the rooms are immensely well put together. Honestly this place has ruined other escape room places for me as none else compares! Highly reccomend you try any of his rooms out.
05:49 15 Jul 20
Very friendly staff and interesting room design. Loved the To Be Continued concept!
00:05 11 Jul 20
Went to escape ops to do a beta room yesterday and it was great! I’m excited to see what they tweak and change for the final room! In general I loved the layout of the room and how diverse it was. (Don’t wanna give too much away) but it for sure challenged us and will definitely go back and do the rooms I haven’t yet. They were super great at explaining everything!
Joel Knapp P.
15:19 07 Jul 20
Great staff! Their escape Rooms were very well thought out and challenging. Alot of heart went into them. Dynamic Duo is the first two player escape room that I have come across and amazing to play. Great job Escape Ops!
04:13 15 Mar 20
My family and I (a group of 8) came in for our very first escape room experience. The atmosphere is very cozy and welcoming when you first enter, the room we did was Cognition and it was a lot of fun and blew our minds a few times. 😀 They made us feel like masterminds when we finished the rooms. The staff were also so nice and friendly! "You ask and you shall receive." I'll leave it at that. 🙂 Totally check out this place if you get the chance!
04:48 08 Mar 20
Best escape room I’ve been to. Highly recommend it!
04:17 03 Mar 20
Going to lots of escape rooms I have to say Hands down this is the best escape room and had the most amazing service. Thank you
23:10 01 Mar 20
Fantastic experience here each time - we chose to come for my sister's birthday after having a lot of fun with Hyperspace, and absolutely loved Cognition as well. Definitely a very cleverly designed room! The best part is how the staff really cares that everyone is having fun - they keep track of your progress and give hints that are just enough to nudge you back on track. Can't wait to try the Dynamic Duo next time - thank you!
22:04 01 Mar 20
It was such a fun experience. We did the Ops cognition room - highly recommend!
23:17 24 Feb 20
Great Escape Room experience! The set-up of the Cognition Room was really well done. We came with 4x 9-yr olds and the Staff was super accommodating to make sure they had a good time. Would definitely come here again!
03:32 24 Feb 20
01:50 23 Feb 20
We had our first escape room experience and it was amazing. The staff lady was very kind and helpful and we were able to finish Dynamic Duo on time! Would highly recommend.
21:47 20 Feb 20
23:14 18 Feb 20
What a great experience. We were warmly greeted and showed where our escape room was. After a brief orientation we were led to our escape room. It was the one specifically built for two people, and the one that you must work together to finish. Very cool experience and we finished with only one hint. You can really tell that the owners and staff are escape room junkies themselves and it shows. Will be back to try out the other rooms!!
04:29 18 Feb 20
Ops: Cognition was absolutely amazing (favourite escape room to date)!! It was so unique and rewarding. The customer service was outstanding and they went above and beyond to ensure we had a good experience. I will definitely be back to try all the rooms!
22:45 09 Feb 20
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05:22 02 Feb 20
My husband and I tried the Dynamic Duo room for our date night and had an amazing time! We even managed to solve it just a few minutes shy of the hour time limit. Would recommend, lots of fun!
02:10 26 Jan 20
22:11 25 Jan 20
I've been to 30+ escape rooms, and Escape Ops was totally unique! On top of the great puzzles and amazingly detailed rooms, Dan was so nice and personable! He took the time to talk to us, explain things to us, and even give us feedback on how we moved through the rooms! He made us feel really good about ourselves and that we were a smart group (even if we weren't!) They are very flexible and accommodating, as well, which was really appreciated for our diverse group of friends! 10/10!
05:04 18 Jan 20
Really awesome staff. They really put a lot of thought into the rooms. We had a great time !!
20:43 17 Jan 20
I love this place! My boyfriend and I went here for a date night last night. I must say, I was really impressed with the entire experience. When we first walked in, we were first greeted by really funky decor and then by Timothy, who I might add was extremely welcoming and professional. He brought us back to our mission, gave us a quick tutorial... and then the clock began! I must say that of all of the escapes rooms I have completed, this one was the most thoughtful one. I was really impressed with all of the attention to every little detail, and the complexity of the interactive puzzles. We ran out of time before we completed the assigned mission, but we were given a few extra minutes to finish because we were so close to finishing! I recommend this place to everyone, including couples looking for a great date night. Our mission was really specifically made for two people and centred around working together to complete puzzles. I look forward to going back with a larger group to try the other larger missions Escape Ops offers. Thanks guys for a great time!
17:18 14 Jan 20
The design and engineering of Ops: Cognition was unlike anything I've ever experienced! Highly recommended!!
02:48 14 Jan 20
Ria Rica B.
01:47 08 Jan 20
We did the Dynamic Duo (2p game) and we really enjoyed it!! This was our 1st couple game, but 3rd escape room experience. When we arrived, the host was really nice and gave us brief overview of the rules. Puzzles were challenging but do-able, overall intermediate level. It was definitely well designed for 2 players. As we look back on the puzzles, they flowed really well and it made sense. It would have been nice if there was a timer in the room (if I didnt notice) for added stress-effect, but that's just me lol. However, we did manage to finish and we got to take awesome victory pics.Overall: Will definitely recommend this for couples as a fun date!!!
16:57 06 Jan 20
The puzzles and rooms were very well done. We did Cognition and the puzzles were challenging and yet solvable. Loved how there was a challenge round if you passed the initial round in less than 30 mins! There was no one after us and we appreciated the extra few minutes to complete our puzzle and finish the room! Staff was very nice and obviously took pride in their rooms 🙂
22:53 28 Dec 19
Phenomenal experience from front to back. Great staff, great puzzles, challenging room experience. Loved it!!
03:47 15 Dec 19
Holy sh!t. I will be back!The two person escape room is exquisitely designed. Tough puzzles, but also very reasonable. The puzzles and thematic inspiration is genius, especially if you're into super heroes. Crazy quality when it comes to craftsmanship. thank you! 😊
06:00 12 Dec 19
Super unique rooms! I did the dynamic duo and it was a lot of fun with very creative puzzles doe two. Highly recommend it.
03:24 08 Dec 19
The Dynamic Duo room is fantastic!
04:46 01 Dec 19
Exceptional. Best puzzles in town
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03:23 27 Oct 19
My husband and I just had the best date night! We did the Dynamic Duo escape room and although we didn't finish in time, they let us have a few more minutes and helped us bypass a challenge and let us do the last puzzle. It was so much fun! We will definitely be back. The guys helping us out were also so kind and you can tell they love their job!
22:37 25 Oct 19
First, I would like to express that it has been a delightful experience to watch the growth of the company from the early days of only having “Ops Cognition” to the present day with 3 themes. Just yesterday my buddy and I have just finished their Escape Room game roster, ending with the “Dynamic Duo”. Each time we go, we question what new innovate element the game designer has set out for players. As well I do enjoy the conversations with the friendly staff after game. My friend and I do appreciate how much effort and attention to detail has been exerted to each Escape Room theme. Progressively it just keeps getting better and better, definitely sets a nice quality standard for newer Escape Room in Calgary. Quality is clearly reflected as one friend in our group (a certain escape room enthusiast) still won’t stop talking about how great “Hyperspace” was for a space adventure even weeks after. Best wishes to you Dan and your team all the best. Hope to see you again for your next game!
23:08 24 Oct 19
05:21 23 Oct 19
If I could give less than 1 star I would. Did the cognition room. Terrible waste of space in the first room, math oriented and non sense puzzles in the second, empty and boring in the third. Then, at the end of the game, the staff comes in and opens the lock for you and tells you that you've won - what? But heres the best part. To finish the room they demand you pay another $30 for the challenge room which is really just the end of the actual game. Crazy. All these people giving 5 stars must be friends of the owners. Speak up people - this places is a solid 2.5 not 5
05:06 20 Oct 19
It was a really fun experience! It was my first time, and the employees there were super nice!
20:48 11 Oct 19
19:29 29 Sep 19
As a family of escape room enthusiasts, we have done 40 rooms in three cities. We just completed Cognition at Escape Ops in Calgary, and it deserves a 5 star rating! What a unique experience, unlike any other escape room you will do... An imaginative concept and design, brain challenging puzzles, top notch decor, and an interesting blend of tech and traditional. The staff was friendly and engaging, and it is immediately apparent that the owners take pride in what they put forth. If you like escape rooms, and want to try something truly different, this is the place!
21:23 17 Sep 19
It was our first time trying anything like this. The staff was very friendly and helpful and we had a great experience. Just the right level of challenge, well thought out, we will definitely be back!
19:32 13 Sep 19
Did the Dynamic Duo. Well planned and executed. Challenging and fun.
00:14 07 Sep 19
23:28 04 Sep 19
Good place! This was my first time going to an escape room. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Everything seemed very well thought out and we had a good time.