XSpace (Forest Escape)

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Room visited  Forest Escape
Aesthetic Poor. The Castle used the same props as Forest Escape. It’s all generic Halloween stuff.
Theming None to speak of. Everything feels tacked on, and the themes could be replaced.
Puzzle Design Poor.
Customer Service Acceptable. No major complaints so far.
Overall
I probably would not come back unless I had reason to believe they suddenly improved what they were doing.

XSpace
505 Ellesemere Rd, Unit 10
Scarborough, ON M1R 4Z3
Cross Street: Birchmount Rd. and Ellesmere Rd.
Rooms: 4
Group Size: Forest Escape (2-4), Prison Escape (4-6),  Castle Escape (4-8), Plan X (4-8)
Game Time: 60 minutes
Price: $22/person
Site: http://www.505xspace.com/
Phone number: 647-428-0085

We gave it a few months and revisited Xspace at their Forest Escape. They’ve now taken down the Forest Escape. Oddly enough, the description of the Forest Escape was actually related to learning Kung Fu. However, the actual decor and puzzles mostly matched neither. The decor was made up of the same (identical) props from the Castle room, and the puzzles seemed to better match a Pirate theme (although one puzzle did match the Kung Fu theme). Once again, I’m not a fan of the puzzles. One in particular was especially aggravating. It was a puzzle where I knew the ‘trick’, but couldn’t get past it anyways – an even more extreme binary puzzle. We ended up losing against this (supposedly) easier room, and once again had a bad time. XScape has taken down the Forest Escape for ‘Season 2’, and are replacing it with a One Piece themed room (a pirate anime).

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