News/Deals 2015-03-09

News
I wrote about Puzzled Pint yesterday. It should be a fun and free night of puzzles. It takes place tomorrow (Tuesday)!.

Escape Games has opened their seventh room, ‘The Unknown’! It’s priced at $28 including tax instead of the usual $20 or $22, but the rest of the details are shrouded in mystery. You can find my review of it HERE.

Real Escape Game TO has announced that they are bringing Escape From the Bank to Toronto! The game will be held at the Black Box Theatre from Thursday April 23rd to Sunday April 26th. The format is different from their existing two rooms. The event is a one-time puzzle hunt, where groups will essentially be simultaneously playing side-by-side. It will probably be much more pencil-and-paper than escape-the-room. The site lists ideal group size to be 6, and that you can sign up as a single person and that you will be grouped with others. Tickets will be available on March 12th at 12:01 am. More information is available HERE.

Mission 45 has a new room named Nuclear Crisis. Mr. Lock smith has disappeared from their web site, so I’ll assume it’s a replacement.

Escape Key announced in their newsletter that they had some trouble with zoning that has resulted in the need to make a new washroom. They are closed in the meantime while renovations take place.

Locked-In Room Escape and Mystery Room both independently announced that they have some sort of partnership with eOne to give away movie swag to players. Information for the respective events at each facility can be found HERE and HERE

Scott Nicholson published his white paper showing the results of his survey of 175 escape facilities worldwide HERE. There’s some very interesting stuff in there. Apparently there is an escape facility somewhere that’s zoned/classified as a prison for insurance purposes.

Ongoing News
Escape Maze in Peterborough should be finished renovations and will be reopened on March 28th.

Xspace has that they are replacing their ‘Plan X’ theme in April.

Escape Room Niagara Falls has announced that ‘The Bunker’ and ‘The Castle’ has no additional times, as they will be undergoing renovations for the next week (approximately until the end of February).

Escape Games is continuing their contest to have a lucky group playtest their newest room, ‘The Unknown’. Link to details here: HERE

Escape Games is continuing their contest to give away three hand-painted yurei head casts. Link to details here: HERE

Omescape is running a contest where a group of players are given the opportunity to play the final two rooms, ‘The Penitentiary’, and the ‘Mysterious Study, before they are released to the public. Link HERE

Site News
I moved Lost Canada from upcoming to the master list and removed Roundabout from the page entirely. Updated REG Vol 2’s address. I changed the format of reviews slightly such that you see the facility information after you click ‘Continued reading ->’, so the site is less cluttered. I’ve taken down the Links page while I work on it.

Deals
Added iEscaped’s groupon deal. Updated Xscaper Art’s promotion for the new month.

Name: iEscaped
Link: http://www.groupon.com/deals/iescaped
Notes: For weekdays, $12 for one ($12.00/person), or $40 for four ($10.00/person). For weekends, $15 for one ($15.00/person) or $50 for 4 ($12.50/person). The regular pricing at iEscaped is $15/person on weekdays and $20/person on weekends if you like and check-in on Facebook, ranging the discount from 20% off to 37.5% off ‘regular’ discounted pricing.

Name: XSpace
Notes: As part of their ‘season 2’ promotion, their price of admission has been reduced by 45% to $12/person. This expires April 1st, 2015.

Name: Xscaper Arts
Notes: Like/check-in their Facebook Page to get 10% off. Play The Lab at their Unionville location for $15 instead of the usual $25. This seems like it’ll be running until the end of March.

Name: Origin Room Break
Link: http://www.groupon.com/deals/origin-room-break
Notes:$23 for two ($11.50/person) and $45 for four ($11.25/person) redeemable from Monday to Friday.
$25 for two ($12.50/person) redeemable Saturday and Sunday , $49 for four ($12.25/person)redeemable from Saturday to Sunday. The regular pricing at Origin Room Break is $20/Person if you like them on facebook, ranging discounts from 37.50% to 43.75% off.

Name: NextRelic
Link: http://www.groupon.com/deals/next-relic
Notes:$24 for 2($12/Person), $47 for 4 ($11.75/Person) $69 for 6 ($11.50/Person), $88/8 ($11/Person). The regular pricing at NextRelic seems to be $28/person with a dollar discount for each additional person. This makes the end discount variable depending on your group size, but discounts should be around 55%.

Name: Mission 45
Link: http://www.groupon.com/deals/mission-45-room-escape
Notes: $25 for 2 ($12.50/person) and $45 for 4 ($11.25/person) for the small rooms. $80 for 6 ($13.33/Person) and$100/8 ($12.50/Person) for the two larger rooms. Perplexingly, if you check in on Facebook, small rooms are $12/person, meaning discounts might be 6.25% if you have 4 people. You shouldn’t get the groupon if you have two people unless you are going on a weekend. Large rooms are $15/person currently, and offer a 16.66% discount.

Name: Xspace
Link: https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/1307674-tickets-for-the-room-escape-challenge
Notes: $48 for 4 ($12/person), $69 for 6 ($11.50/person) $88 for 8 ($11/person). Regular price is $22/person, so discounts range from 45% to 50%.

Name: Xtreme Escape Adventures
Link: http://www.groupon.com/deals/xtreme-escape-adventures
Notes: $36 for 2 ($18/person) $66 for 4 ($16.50/Person) $97 for 6 ($16.17/Person). The regular discount for liking and sharing on facebook is $22.50/person, so discounts range from 20% to 28%.

Name: Paniq
Link: http://www.ncrowd.ca/mississauga/404-paniq-room
Notes: $25 for 2 ($12.50/person). Regular 18.74/Person if you like, comment, and share on Facebook. This puts the discount at approximately 33.3%

Name: Live Escape
Link: http://www.ncrowd.ca/toronto/1410-live-escape-inc- and http://www.ncrowd.ca/toronto/1411-live-escape-inc-
Notes: $50.00 for 4 or $25.00 for 2 ($12.50/person in both cases). On weekdays, the regular price is $15.00/person on weekdays and $20.00/person weekends if you use cash and check in on Facebook. This places the discount at approximately 16.67% to 37.5% depending on when you’re going.

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