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"A one of a kind escape room focused on quality storytelling and thoughtful puzzles."Samantha L.

"I was blown away. The focus isn't escaping but rather getting immersed into the story of Dr Faustus. Everything about this room and story was beautiful and well thought out."Doug J.

"The puzzles really force you to think outside the box, the storyline was captivating, and the aesthetics were perfect. If you have some free time this weekend or need a group event, this is the place to go."Kate H.

"Truly a unique and fun experience. Puzzles are extremely well thought out with a ton of surprises you will never see in another escape room. Without giving anything away you'll never forget your time there highly recommend. Just be careful it will ruin all other escape rooms for you."Robbie S.

A little bit of Disney World in Columbus, OH. Absolutely the best escape room experience ever.Dee G.

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Captivating Worlds offers a new level of interactive entertainment.  It isn’t merely an escape room complex – it’s beyond escape rooms.  Each adventure in our 5,600 sq ft facility features an immersive, dynamic and entertaining storyline.

You, together with friends and family, solve challenging mysteries and puzzles.  The room you’re in will actually react to your successes with unique special effects, theatrical lighting, numerous audio soundtracks and animated characters.

Come experience our immersive adventures.

Come experience Captivating Worlds.

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Captivating Worlds
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Josh Evans
Josh Evans
03:40 19 Sep 21
This is the absolute best escape room in the Columbus area. If you are going to do an escape room this is the place to... go! The experience is like no other that I've been to. The lights, music, and effects are top notch and the fact that this is owned and operated by a super nice couple in the area makes it that much better! Thank you for a great experience Captivating Worlds, we will be back!read more
Sarah Lewis-Robinson
Sarah Lewis-Robinson
03:20 12 Sep 21
This experience was worth every dollar! It was exciting,intriguing, fun....it definitely isn't your typical escape... room! You also have the chance to become a part of your own experience! Great for couples or groups! Try them out you won't regret it!read more
Kyle Harris
Kyle Harris
11:25 11 Sep 21
These rooms were some of the best rooms I've ever done. We've played rooms all over the states and some in Europe. ... The large amount of technology incorporated into the game is something you just have to see. The rooms are very non-linear so your group can work on multiple puzzles at once. Not very many locks and key but actual real thoughtful puzzles. Very well done.read more
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald
03:24 10 Sep 21
We were able to play both of the current rooms at Captivating Worlds thanks to the kindness and generosity of the... owners and their willingness to accommodate our schedule. The theming of the rooms is excellent and a lot of thought was put into the games. The Barnyard games is family friendly and Dr Faustus is just creepy enough to keep you on your toes. We had a great time and plan to return when their games open. For context - we’ve done about 70 rooms as a team of 2 and while these rooms were both challenging they were doable for two people. Definitely recommend checking them out!read more
Kyle H.
Kyle H.
17:00 05 Sep 21
Myself and a group of coworkers were looking to do something as a team bonding/building. I was looking for more of an... experience when it came to an Escape Room. We did the room “The Sins of Doctor Faustus” and it was incredible! The room has so much detail to create the experience, the backstory of Doctor Faustus was so cool. The owners of Captivating Worlds were so nice and humble. You can clearly tell they love what they have created here, and I am grateful for them for bringing it to the area! I wish them nothing but success! Don’t question whether you should go, buy the tickets and have a good time! Thank you again for an incredible experience!read more
Corey Cody
Corey Cody
23:36 29 Aug 21
10/10 RECOMMEND! This is hands down the best you’ll find in the industry. Seriously out of this world. Its locally... owned and worth every penny. The owners have created everything from the thorough storylines to the incredibly detailed props and puzzles. This isn’t your average escape room. Robotics are incorporated into the puzzles and events, making this a truly interactive experience. They offer several different themed rooms as well. Our friend group has plans to make this a monthly outing.read more
Anthony Resto
Anthony Resto
18:31 10 Aug 21
This place was WAY better than I expected it to be. Ive never done an escape room before so I was not sure what to... expect but it was harder than I thought it would be. We finished with 2 minutes left and we bought a t-shirt to help support these guys further. I was really impressed with how all of the props and stories were created by one person. You have to look at the detail he puts into these rooms. It is incredible!read more
Kam Bam
Kam Bam
03:24 04 Aug 21
Such an amazing, fun, & unique experience! Highly recommend it. Hands down one of the best escape rooms i’ve ever been... to! Owner was also super sweet. She talked us through everything & made the experience very enjoyable! Will definitely be back to try out the other rooms.read more
Jake McCann
Jake McCann
00:46 02 Aug 21
Family and I stopped by Captivating Worlds to complete their Family-friendly Barnyard Winds escape room. It was very... well done. All the puzzles were good and the electronics functioned as expected. We have two children just 9 and 10 and we all had a blast and are already planning bringing our church group back for their other rooms. Wife and I have done over 200+ rooms so we know a good one when we see it. 5 Stars to David and his team at Captivating Worlds--well done! 🙂read more
Deseraye Bateson
Deseraye Bateson
00:57 26 Jul 21
This immersive escape room was very unique and high-quality! You could tell a lot of thought and effort went into the... back story and aesthetics of the entire atmosphere. The rooms were incredibly pleasing visually; the decor was very realistic and well thought out. The game master was very creative with the stories, extremely passionate, and helpful without giving things away. We were also impressed with friendliness of the staff. They were interested in us succeeding and having fun while understanding the rules, clues, and back stories of the rooms. (We completed 'The Sins of Doctor Faustus' and definitely plan on going back to a different room!)read more
Kacie Lee
Kacie Lee
02:58 04 Jul 21
Absolutely love this place! They currently have two rooms (Barnyard Winds and The Sins of Dr Faustus) but are... producing two more. Both Barnyard and Faustus are interesting, unique, and integrate technology in a creative and organic way. Both rooms were very challenging and fun, and we were able to keep our kids involved as well — although they did get a little spooked in the Faustus one! 🙂 The Dr Faustus room had the best set I’ve seen in an escape room and is my favorite out of about ~20 escape rooms that I’ve done. The game masters / owners are super helpful and enthusiastic. Overall great experience — I highly recommend!!read more
Meghan Madine
Meghan Madine
20:41 23 Jun 21
We had a GREAT time at Captivating Worlds. We have completed a number of escape rooms in the past and Captivating... Worlds is at the top! Our group consisted of ages 7-73 and there was something for everyone to do. We did the Barnyard Winds room, which had a very family friendly theme and story line. As stated on the website, the puzzles are designed for adults, but we still found a lot of ways to involve the younger players. It was a blast and we will be back for sure!read more
Laura Garber
Laura Garber
02:09 20 Jun 21
My children and I have done many escape rooms and this was our favorite! The set was beautifully and intricately put... together. The audio and computer animations were impressive, as well as the originality of the puzzles and the storyline. I thought 75 minutes would feel long, but it flew by! We had a blast. We look forward to coming back!read more
Hastings Marek
Hastings Marek
15:22 16 Jun 21
This is the best escape room I’ve ever been to! The staff is very friendly and the room has so many fun puzzles. The... hints are perfect and never give too much away. You also instantly receive feedback for doing things right so you know you’re on the right track! I definitely recommend this place, and I hope to go back soon to compete the new upcoming escape rooms they’re building! It was such a unique and incredible experience so definitely book this place!read more
Stiffler Cobain
Stiffler Cobain
02:34 24 May 21
Me and my family went here & had the greatest time. From the briefing before the game to the game its self, every thing... was amazing. Her and her husband built the best escape rooms & there's more being developed there that will be open soon. Definitely going back!read more
Jenifer Glenn
Jenifer Glenn
20:41 23 May 21
We had a great time at Captivating Worlds. The room themed Dr. Faustus was very neat. The technology that was... incorporated made this stand out from any other escape room we had ever been in. Our game master was very kind, super thorough with her explanations, and very helpful throughout the game. Some puzzles were tough but even my 9 year old showed some impressive thought and skills in this room! We are excited to see the new rooms you are working on. We will definitely be back. Thank you!read more
Erica Hatlestad
Erica Hatlestad
14:09 23 May 21
Wonderful experience, exceeded my expectations in the best way. The staff are clearly excited for their work and I cant... wait to see where they go. Loved the stories being told, and the puzzles given are fun and challenging. The detail is incredible. I had a blast with The Sins of Doctor Faustus and can't wait for more.read more
Brian Russell
Brian Russell
22:48 15 May 21
We had a blast at Captivating Worlds! The staff were absolutely amazing. You could tell they really have a passion for... their work. The details of the room were amazing. The puzzles were challenging and really made you think. Absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go back for another room.read more
sally brooks
sally brooks
21:35 15 May 21
WOW So much fun. I went with my husband and my 12 year old son. This was our first escape room and it far exceeded... anything I expected. The work that has been put into this is amazing, immersive is 100% accurate. We wanted to get out and do something as a family and this was perfect. We will be returning soon to try other experiences. My son was asking if we could come back next weekend before we even left the building. The owners/creators seem like awesome people and have really created something to be proud of.read more
Olivia Bernardo
Olivia Bernardo
20:00 05 May 21
I had so much fun at Captivating Worlds! My group went through the Dr. Faustus room and it was so cool and spoooky. The... handcrafted technology was unexpected and incredible and the room was perfectly challenging enough. Also the owners are such nice people and they are really passionate about their business and their customers. Give these guys a try!!!read more
Rachel Antauer
Rachel Antauer
02:24 30 Apr 21
My favorite escape room yet! My two friends and I did the sins of doctor Faustus, and you can tell how much work was... put into it! The puzzles and everything were super engaging, and it was fun because there was an actual story behind it. I really recommend going here! My friends and I are planning on going back to enjoy the barnyard room as well (: also, the owner and the other person working were very friendly and you could tell how proud the owner is of this place (: 11/10 recommend!read more
Mara Kelley
Mara Kelley
21:14 23 Apr 21
I booked the barnyard winds room with my parents. The people running this place are really wholesome and they put a lot... of time and heart into crafting the rooms. I really recommend going here. The puzzles are really fun and interactive. Also, the place looks small from the outside but dont be fooled! It has 2 floors and it goes back really far! Will definitely be coming back to try out the other rooms.read more
Vickie McGregor
Vickie McGregor
20:31 18 Apr 21
We had such a fun time at Captivating Worlds doing the Barnyard escape room. There was a large variety of puzzles and... games requiring different skill levels. It had a fun theme and was well thought out. I highly recommend giving it a try.read more
Dodie Schilling
Dodie Schilling
22:42 28 Feb 21
As a newly blended family this was one fabulous way to get the family to work together, communicate and just flat out... have fun. We will for sure be going and trying the other rooms. The staff was warm, welcoming and very funny. We were amazed at what it all take to make an escape room come together. What a great day/time we had! Thank youread more
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