De Code Adventures (Ancient Mystery)

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Room(s) visited
De Code the Ancient Mystery
Aesthetic
Good!
Theming Puzzles revolve around a theme.
Puzzle Design Good.
Customer Service
Adequate.
Overall
Ancient Mystery was fun and different. I’d recommend it. To be fair,
the price is relatively high for a 45 minute room. There are only
two other facilities in Mississauga though.

De Code Adventures
6620 Kitimat Road, Unit 4
Mississauga, ON L5N 2B8
Cross Street: Mississauga Rd. and Argentia Rd.
Rooms: 5
Group Size: De Scientific Code (4-6), De Code the Child’s Play (4-6), De Code the Ancient Mystery (4-6), Board Game Adventure (6-8), De Triad Code (4-12)
Game Time: 45 minutes
Price: $29.99/Person (30% discount for Like and Check in on Facebook, additional 5% for booking online, and another additional 5% with a group of at least 6)
Site: http://www.decodecanada.com/
Phone Number: 905-858-2633

My team and I heard that the De Code the Ancient Mystery room was different and unique so we headed out. Sure enough, the setup was definitely novel. The story is that you and your team are archaeologists exploring a mysterious location that no one ever returns from. It’s mostly fluff unrelated to the game, but I guess it’s there to facilitate the particular theme and atmosphere ; The room(s) resembles campgrounds! Of course there’s no fire, but the lighting in the room does emulate the lighting of a campfire. To my knowledge, this is the only room in Ontario that is themed ‘outdoors’. The puzzles were themed to the around the ‘archaeological dig’. I do feel like there was a little bit of a disconnect between the back story and the setting (the camping motif seems like it would fit something like hikers exploring a new trail), but that’s a minor thing. The puzzle design was good. They did an interesting twist on something I have seen before. I have one minor complaint about one thing being misleading in the game, but it’s just a small scuff on an interesting game.
Overall, I’d recommend the room. I happened to be in Mississauga that day, which made it easy for me to visit, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend you go out of your way to visit. It is pricey for a 45 minute room, but I guess the Mississauga market is insulated enough to have its own little pricing scheme.

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