7500 Woodbine Ave Unit 108
Markham, ON L3R 1AB
Cross Street: John St. and Woodbine Ave.
Group Size: 2-6, 4-8
Game Time: 60 minutes
Price: $23.99/ Person (but there was a discount for liking and checking in on Facebook. The discount wasn’t listed on their site)
Phone Number: 289-469-5339
I wasn’t sure what to expect with Mr. Escape. Their site lacks a lot of information. The occupancy sizes of the rooms isn’t anywhere to be found on the site, but apparently Stringer Requiem and Bloody Moonlight are for 2 to 6 players, while the Kitchen of Hell, Ancient Egypt, and Trial of the Viola holds 4 to 8 players. As far as I can tell, they haven’t done much in the way of marketing. The English on the site isn’t the best. I’ve read over the description for Stringer Requiem a few times and I’m still not entirely sure what the theme is.
Luckily for them, I have a crippling room escape addiction. It was late, and I didn’t want to go to the other room escape in the area, so I gave Mr. Escape a call. I asked for a room recommendation for 2 people, and they suggested Bloody Moonlight, and off we went. I was pleasantly surprised. The theme of the room is a Twilight-esque vampire/werewolves storyline. There were definitely parts where the English text was probably more unclear then it could have been, but this room was definitely one of a few I’ve encountered so far that had some semblance of a story unfold as you played the game. It’s a better and more immersive experience when the entire story to a room can’t be found on a site’s room description. Bonus points! There was a cool technological component as well, which was a pleasant surprise.
Room visited: Bloody Moonlight
Theming: Good. I like that they were trying to tell a story.
Puzzle Design: Acceptable. They had a good variety of puzzles, some more more interesting than others. Nothing felt unfair.
Customer Service: Acceptable. No Complaints
Would I go back? Yes. If Bloody Midnight is indicative of the general quality of their rooms, I’ll be back to check out the other rooms. Hopefully the language barrier is less prominent in other rooms.