News/Deals 2015-03-16

News
De Code Adventures is celebrating their 1-year anniversary on March 27th to 28th. Unspecified mini-games can be played for prizes.

Puzzled Pint was a big success! I think there were at least 8 groups there. The standings aren’t up, but the puzzles for this month (along with the answers should you want them) have been posted HERE. I’ll do a more in depth write-up about the event after the standings are posted. Big thanks to everyone who showed up! You can follow the Toronto chapter of Puzzled Pint on Twitter or on Facebook

Real Escape Game TO previously announced that they were bringing Escape From the Bank to Toronto! The games will be held at the Black Box Theatre from Thursday April 23rd to Sunday April 26th. Most of those slots sold out within 24 hours, and Real Escape Game TO has announced a new weekend of slots from April 30th to May 3rd. 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. More information is available HERE.

On a related tangent, if a couple is signed up for April 25th at 6 pm and would want to join my team, we would love to have you. Beginners are welcome. My friends and I actually have 10 people, and instead of breaking up into 5 and 5 with a stranger on each team, we thought it might be preferable to have a group of 6 and 4, with a couple.

Escape in London are revamping their Alice in Wonderland themed room, which should be up by April 1st.

Site News
I changed the site theme to Sela. I think it looks nice. I’ve also rearranged things so that the summary is placed before the Continue Reading->, with the facility information after. I’ve added a ‘decor’ description to paint a better picture of the rooms, and converted the Would I come back section to an Overall summary. I put it into a table as well to make it a little more neat. The Links page is still down while I work on it.  I was asked about tags, and no, I’m not planning on adding them.

Ongoing News

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

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 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

Deals
Added Xscape Zone. Added Exodus Escape Rooms. Added Room Escape Adventures. Added The Great Escape.

Name: The Great Escape
Notes: Another March Break discount. If you have 4 or more people, the price per person will be $15.75, making the discount approximately 25% off. The discount only works if you mention “March Break Madness” to the staff over the phone, and will not work if you book online, or if you fail to mention it.

Name: Room Escape Adventures
Link: http://www.groupon.com/deals/room-escape-adventures-4-14
Notes: $14/person. Regular price is $28/person. There is a $2.53 processing fee, which makes the discount approximately 41% off.

Name: Exodus Escape Rooms
Notes: I think for the month of March, you can use the coupon code EXODUS to get 20% off your bookings at Exodus Escape Rooms in London.

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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