Tides and tribes escape room

The Return
houston's newest escape room

Journey into the heart of the mysterious island of Umbatu! As part of a dedicated group committed to making right the wrongs of the past, your mission is to return the ancient and revered Umbatu Life Totem to its rightful place, restoring the life force of the island. Can you unravel the island’s ancient secrets, restore the totem, and rejuvenate the land before time runs out? This immersive new escape room is inspired by the movies “Black Panther” and “Woman King.”

Quick Details

play our brand new
2-in-1 escape game

it's our most challenging game so far
Full game - 90 mins
(you are here)
Part 1 only - 60 mins
Part 2 Only - 60 mins


Unravel the Mystery.
Restore the legacy.

Immerse yourself in an escape room experience that intertwines puzzle-solving with a deeply woven cultural narrative. Feel the essence of a forgotten civilization and strive to restore its honor.


Difficulty: HARDEST

If you want a challenging escape room, this one is for you and your team! This is our hardest game!!

Time Limit: 90 mins.

This room is extra challenging, so you'll have a little more time, but will it be enough?

Players: 3-6

This room is great for small experienced teams of 3 or more. If you have a bigger team try Hotel Secrets or Zombie Bunker

Private game

Experience our escape rooms in a private, exclusive setting at no extra cost. Play safely with just your own group and enjoy the ultimate escape room adventure.



Frequently Asked Questions about
The Return 2-in-1 Escape Game

A 2-in-1 escape room allows you to play two related games either individually or back-to-back, offering different experiences and challenges.

Yes, you can play “The Return: Ocean Heist” and “The Return: Tribal Rites” individually or combine them for a 90-minute game called “The Return: Tides and Tribes”.

The price for The Return: Ocean Heist and The Return: Tribal Rites is $33 per player.  Since The Return: Tides and Tribes is a longer game, it is $37 per player. Join our mailing list and follow us on Instagram to get exclusive discounts!

No, each part is a complete experience, but playing both provides a more immersive and connected story.

You can still enjoy the game and have a satisfying experience; playing the second part is optional but adds to the story.

Each part takes 60 minutes, or you can play both for a continuous 90-minute experience.

The less experience your team has, the bigger your team should be in order to be successful! The Return games are all very challenging. A less experienced team might want to try our other fun game “Hotel Secrets”.

The individual parts have a 2-player minimum, while the full 2-in-1 experience requires at least 3 players. The game is best enjoyed with a larger team.

The Return involves retrieving a sacred artifact and performing a tribal ceremony, with intriguing puzzles and immersive settings.

Yes, The Return is great for team building, parties, and special events; contact us for details.

Our game guides are available to assist you with hints and support if needed, ensuring a fun experience.

You can book The Return: Ocean Heist (Part 1) – HERE.

You can book The Return: Tribal Rites (Part 2) – HERE.

You can book The Return: Tides and Tribes (Part 1&2) – HERE.

If at the end of the hour you haven’t escaped – you’ll be eggsecuted! Just kidding!  One of our awesome Game Guides will come in and walk you through the last puzzle you were working on.  After that you’ll return to the lobby for a team picture! 

While we do accept walk-ins, reservations are higly encouraged.  During the weekends we’re usually fully booked and we’re unable to accommodate walk-ins.  However, weekday evenings aren’t usually as busy. Call us at (888) 896-0022 if you’re thinking about walking-in and we’ll let you know if we can fit you in!

Planning a birthday party?

Let’s face it, birthdays are the best excuse to gather your friends and family and have a blast! And what better way to do that than by heading to an escape room? It’s a well-known fact that escape rooms make for the ultimate birthday celebration. Not only do they provide a fun and exciting challenge for all ages, but they also offer a unique bonding experience for everyone involved. Plus, you get to feel like a super-sleuth trying to crack the code and escape the room before time runs out. So, whether you’re turning 8 or 80, an escape room birthday celebration is guaranteed to be a hit with all your guests and make for an unforgettable birthday memory.

playtest The return

Teambuilding with Exit lab