Do you love puzzles? Do you love games? Do you love new things? We have our latest venture on Cannery Row – OSCAR’S PLAYGROUND – open and waiting for you.

We have three new escape rooms, a wide selection of the latest arcade games, an amazing bar with local beers and seltzers, and a great staff that is waiting for you.

We hope you enjoy the new place. If you live locally, stay tuned to our social media pages. We’ll be posting about local nights – special evenings for those that live in Monterey County.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Christina & Barrie

Best Escape Room in Monterey

You have 60 minutes ... what will you do???

Do You Have What It Takes to Escape Before Time Runs Out?

Imagine being closed in a room with your friends and family, and given one hour to figure out — through clues, codes and suggestions scattered throughout the room — how to solve an adventure.

Change the scenario to a bank heist, time travel, a magical trip through Wonderland, a top secret military facility, a Brooklyn subway terminal, a nuclear submarine, or a remote cabin in the woods, and you have one of the hottest trends in interactive or immersive entertainment — Escape Rooms. They’re based on escape-the-room video and online games, as if the classic board game “Clue” became a live-action game you play with others in real locations.

And now Monterey has its own version —  Escape Room 831 – with three locations on Lighthouse Avenue, Wave Street and Cannery Row — founded by entrepreneurs Christina and Barrie Riddoch of Monterey.

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Nine Mysteries to Solve … 60 minutes.

Lighthouse Ave

599 Lighthouse Avenue Monterey, CA 93940

Alice's Dream

Lighthouse Location

You are invited to an insanely important event…
Immerse yourself in the magical world of books about Alice.  You’ve come to a hotel located in the former house of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s many adventures.  It’s late.  You’re tired.  Make sure to catch the tail of the white rabbit and think about how you’ll get out once you climb into the hole.



Spell Bound

Lighthouse Location

You are standing in the Village of Riverside…
When Riverside was founded, the settlers discovered a woman living alone in the woods. They believe that she was a witch, stormed her cottage, and cast her from the village. Try as they might they were never able to destroy her cottage, and it stands to this day. None who have dared to enter have returned. Can you break the witch’s curse?


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(Not Recommended for Children Under 16)

Room 745

Mobile Game - Custom

It is 1974 and famous hotel critic, Will Smith, is traveling the world and reviewing hotels.

Upon his return to The Grand Hotel, things go tragically wrong.  Something devious is afoot and you need to jump in to help solve the crime.  Mobile only – minimum 20 players.





Time Machine

Lighthouse Location

Dr. Burstein took a revolutionary energy project and turned it into a tool of global destruction.
You can still stop him. The files that hold all the secrets need to be destroyed.  Find them. Destroy them!




Lighthouse Location

It’s Employee Appreciation Day, a perfect day to rob the bank.
The tunnel collapsed and the team leader is stuck outside. You’ll have to get in and steal as much loot as possible before the team returns.





Wave Street

765 Wave Street Suite A2 Monterey, CA 93940

The Gate

Wave Street Location

A mysterious door to an Egyptian tomb has been unearthed…
The door that has been discovered is a gateway to a curse that will unleash darkness upon the world. A top secret military department has built a device around The Gate to protect the world from the powers that lie beyond its threshold. With every minute that passes by, the device grows weaker as the curse becomes stronger. We must finally put the curse to rest. 

(Not Recommended for Children Under 16)

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The Terminal

Wave Street Location

You are a maintenance crew called to save the New York City subway underground…
A rogue security guard has ensured chaos on the subway lines all over Manhattan. A runaway subway train is careening at full speed towards the Brooklyn Terminal. Your objective is to restore power to The Terminal and stop the train from derailing. You have one hour before the train reaches the curve and only the remote shut off button can stop it. Can you pull it together and save everyone on the train?


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Wave Street Location

You and your crew have been captured on a docked submarine in enemy territory…
A self destruction sequence has been activated along with traps left by the mad assailants. You have one hour to disarm the nuclear vessel and escape in time with your entire crew or pay the consequences.


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Oscar’s Playground

685 Cannery Row #3rd, Monterey, CA 93940

Mystical Manor

Oscar's Playground

An eccentric professor is famous for his world travels and vast collection of amazing oddities from far-away lands…
It’s even rumored that some of the artifacts possess mystical powers that can cure sadness in anyone. Many people have tried to get access to this collection with little success and some have even disappeared without a trace.

You and your team of archeologists would do anything to obtain these treasures and decided to break into the professor’s mystical manor. You have one hour to secure the items before the professor and his staff return. Be careful while exploring as you could set off an enchantment inside the manor.

Good luck…you’ll need it once inside Professor Whippleton’s Manor!


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A Christmas Story

Oscar's Playground

Welcome to Hohman, Indiana. It’s Christmas time and the Parker family is getting ready to celebrate.
Ralphie has been working hard to be “good” and make sure that Santa is going to bring his desired gift – a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Unfortunately, his Mom, his teacher, and even Santa himself are warning that Ralphie has to be careful because he might “shoot his eye out.”

Based on the 1983 movie, this rollicking adventure is fun for escapers any time of the year. You’ll find everything from the movie that makes this an engaging experience. You’ll also find all the things you need to unlock the secrets of the Parker household and help Ralphie live out his dreams of defeating the bad guys as Red Ryder with his trusted air rifle.


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Oscar's Playground

The year is 1935 and you have been convicted of a crime you didn’t commit…
While being processed at the maximum-security prison for a life sentence, a guard tells you that the warden has framed you and that evidence of his cover-up is still in his office. It is locked up and secure, and you’ll have one hour to break out of your cell, sneak into the warden’s office, find the evidence and present it to the guard. Good luck and be careful not to get caught by the other prison guards.


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Cannery Row

700 Cannery Row, Suite DD, Monterey, CA 93940

Pier of Fear

Cannery Row Location

Captain Carnage has arrived!
He took over the once calm fishing village. Can you navigate the pier, keep your wits, and make it out?


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This was my very first escape room experience and it was truly outstanding!


I would definitely do another room here...


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Escape Rooms are Great for Team building

Increase Productivity • Improve Communication
Motivate Employees • Problem Solving Skill Development

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Kick off an epic party with an activity that’s fun, quirky, exhilarating and a fantastic way for the entire group to bond.

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