My family and I were treated by Trivium Games to escape from their new escape room, Ghost Patrol.
The Trivium Games storefront on San Pablo Blvd. near Arizmendi is easy to miss. That’s your first challenge. After you find the first doorway, a family-friendly, ghost-themed, interactive adventure is waiting for you and your family. Recommended for kids over age nine with an actively participating parent.
An extremely clever escape room in Emeryville
The Ghost Patrol Escape Room was a ninety minute experience with various puzzles unlocking more codes, riddles, and challenges to figure out the exciting ending (I don’t want to give anything away so this post is a little tricky to write!). Whenever we got stuck for just a little bit too long, the helpful staff would call us on one of the telephones and nudge us in the right direction.
Ghost Patrol is the first of (hopefully) many different experiences that Trivium will have available in Emeryville. My family of amateur detectives includes children ages nine through fifteen and two pretty nerdy parents. Each of us was engaged and enchanted with the various details throughout the experience. My older boys declared it was the best thing we’ve done in several months.
My tinkering husband said the the puzzles were especially clever and everything was done very well.
Trivium creates a special ‘extra’ challenge for all detectives under age twelve including an envelope with additional clues. Of all the little touches, Sawyer was super excited they knew his name. He was also presented the ‘Spectral Stethoscope’ that he was expected to share with us. The custom ghost-fighting stethoscope was used to read messages encoded in the ectoplasmic residue (AKA, slime) left behind by the ghosts throughout the puzzle rooms.
The sanitation and hygiene stuff for Covid-19
After we acknowledge this is a pretty tough time to be opening an escape room facility, I will admit I was very impressed with the cleanliness and safety. Guests and staff all wear masks; all high touch surfaces are sanitized between uses; and transactions were touchless. Air purifiers are running and alcohol-based hand cleaner are in every room. I felt pretty safe. Read more about the health precautions.
Plan your escape
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Ages: Ghost Patrol recommended for ages 9+
Duration: Ghost Patrol takes about two hours including orientation
Rates: $285 for four players, $30 for each additional player.
Location: 3996 San Pablo Ave., Suite H, Emeryville
To Book: Reserve your ninety-minute spot online at their website.
[Photos by Heather Flett and Trivium Games as noted]
Thank you again to Trivium Games for a superfun outing! My kids are more than ready for your next great escape.