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House of Hints

5575 Magnatron Blvd, Suite H, San Diego, CA 92111-1309
+1 858-738-5810
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Spring break 2018

This was a great activity for our week long trip in SD. The detention room was fun and very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bigroy13
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NY
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Great Team Event!

Really had a wonderful experience. The staff were amazing and the rooms a blast! Highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Travis M
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“teamwork” (5 reviews)
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5575 Magnatron Blvd, Suite H, San Diego, CA 92111-1309
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great activity for our week long trip in SD. The detention room was fun and very doable for our family which includes kids 7 and 9 years old. Our person was Cailee and she was a pleasure to work with. She was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really had a wonderful experience. The staff were amazing and the rooms a blast! Highly recommend for any group gathering.

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Went to House of Hints San Marcos and played Reading of the Will. Location is a little hard to find as they just opened and business wasn't marked yet. Lobby and restrooms are clean and uncluttered. Reading of the Will was a very hard game...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Set in a warehouse area in San Diego's Kearny Mesa area, House of Hints provided our family of four adults with a challenging hour of fun. The theme was "High School Detention," and were were assigned to act like delinquents and figure out our way...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2017

We had an absolutely marvelous time. The mystery was clever, challenging, and fun. Our host, Jill, was gracious, helpful, and positive. We loved the many props that were part of the game, and we felt reinforced every time we solved a problem. Our group of...More

Thank Arie K
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JILL D L, Owner at House of Hints, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thank you so much for the nice review. It's almost as much fun to watch fun groups as it is to play. You all were fantastic. So, thank you! You all are exactly who this business is designed for. Welcome to the team! Enjoy the...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2017

I did the with my wife and adult children. It was totally unique and one of the best family experiences I've enjoyed in a long time. If you have not tried one of these give it a try you won't be sorry.More

Thank Jim S
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JILL D L, General Manager at House of Hints, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Hi Jim! So glad you had a great time with your family. Thank you for choosing us for your first experience! Now, that you have one under your belt, have you decided which room you are going to tackle next? :) Look forward to seeing...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

My wife and I went to House of Hints with our dance school, Escondido Arthur Murray Studio and had an absolute great time. The one hour seemed to be about 15 minutes as time flies. I cannot wait to go agai. With my adult children...More

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JILL D L, Manager at House of Hints, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2017

So glad you came to play. We hear that a LOT, that the hour seems like minutes. Look forward to you coming back again. There's a good chance that the next hour will fly by as well! See you soon! The Gang at House of...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Everyone had fun and the experience was both challenging and rewarding. It's a great bonding excercise and the support from staff was always on pointMore

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JILL D L, Manager at House of Hints, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2017

Thank you for the review. So glad that it was a bonding experience. Hopefully, it will remain with you for a long time. Nice to hear that the staff was on point. Definitely super fun group of individuals! Are you planning a return anytime soon?...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Today we met friends at House of Hints. We were a group of 6, two moms and four kids ranging in age from 10 - 13. It was great to work together to accomplish a goal together. Everyone felt great about how they had contributed....More

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JILL D L, Manager at House of Hints, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2017

Thank you for the review! So glad that you found a great activity for moms and kids alike. Nice to hear that you found things well organized and professional. That is our goal. Hope to see you again! The House of Hints Crew

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Reviewed April 5, 2017

My wife and I went to house of hints with both sets of parents, which can lead to an interesting dynamic if they don't know each other super well (which they don't). We came here at the suggestion of my father-in-law and what a great...More

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JILL D L, Owner at House of Hints, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2017

We are so glad that you had a great time! Yes, we completely understand the dynamics of combining parents and the results that can occur. Thrilled to know it worked out well. We will pass on your kind words to Alexis too. Looking forward to...More

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Absolutely! Believe it or not, once you get into the game, you will be so busy trying to solve things, you will forget that you are claustrophobic! We have had others with the same concern and a few suffering with PTSD among... More
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