News/Deals 2015-04-27

News
Roundabout opened last weekend, with a promotion that if you escaped from a room the game would be free. They were also giving out VIP cards and Roundabout branded t-shirts.
I’ve added their entry to the master list, which I’ll paste here for convenience. They’re located near Yonge and Elm, with their entrance next to the Marble Slab Creamery.
Roundabout
330 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5B 1R8
Cross Street: Yonge St. and Elm St.
Rooms: 4
Group Size: Final Destination (2-6), Back to the Mummy (2-5), The Butcher’s Basement (2-6), Diamond Creed (2-5), The Prisoner (2-6)
Game Time: 45 minutes
Price: $25.00/person
Site: http://roundaboutcanada.com/
Phone number: 647-712-2688

Escape from the 6 in Oakville is now officially open as of today, and you can now book on their site.

Escape Key is re-opening! They previously had a zoning issue and needed to build another washroom. For the weekend of May 8th to 10th, there will be free gifts for every player and a grand prize for the team with the best score by May 10th. I haven’t been to Escape Key yet, but I assume score is referring to escape time.

Escape Maze opened up their third room (or 6th, if you count the decomissioned ones), the One Room Schoolhouse!

Escape Games finished their ‘contest’ and the Syndicate: Relic Heist facebook page has reached 250+ likes. This is dropping my chances of getting in, but the schedule for the premiere time slots is listed HERE!

The Hour opened up their third room, Mutiny at The Hour! However, their facebook feed mentioned that the room is out of commission already (overenthusiastic players?)

Escape Room Niagara Falls posted a video trailer for their upcoming puzzle hunt HERE.

Ongoing News

Escape Room Niagara Falls has announced that they are running a puzzle hunt during the May 30th – 31st. Your mission is to locate the agents and clues hidden around the Springlicious festival on Queen Street. Each puzzle leads to new options, informants and locations. You can book on their site, or find more information on their Facebook page HERE.

Deals
Added Great Escape and Perplexity Escape Games. Removed Room Escape Adventures, Claustrophobia.

Name: Perplexity Escape Games
Link: https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/1437582-room-escape-experience-for-2-4-or-6?pos=4
Notes: $33 for for two (16.50/person), $66 for four ($16.50/person), $99 for 6 ($16.50/person). Regular price with Facebook like and check-in is $19.12/person if you have a group of 6, or $21.60/person if not, making discounts range from 13.7% to 23.61%.

Name: Great Escape
Link: https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/1266094-escape-room-admission-for-four?pos=1
Notes: $48 for four ($12/person). The regular price with Facebook like/check-in is $15/person, making the discount 20%

Name: Xscaper Arts (both locations)
Notes: In preperation for new rooms, all the current rooms are $15.

Name: De Code Canada
Link: Sunday Family Special
Notes: $79.99 + tax for admission for 4 players, with 4 drinks, 1 fondue, 1 picture frame, and unlimited board game time. I’m too lazy to figure out what the discount is for this. Expires Aug 30th.

Name: The Great Escape
Notes: With a minimum of 4 players, you can play tax free (13% off) if you like and share THIS Facebook post.

Name: AT Escape
Link: http://www.groupon.com/deals/at-escape-inc-2
Notes: $15 for for one, valid Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday ($15/person), $29 for two ($14.50/person), $49 for four ($12.25/person), $180 for up to 15 people ($12/person) valid Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday. Additionally, there is a one seperate entry for Friday and Saturday, at $35 for two ($17.50/person). Regular price with Facebook like and check-in is $18/person, making discounts range from 2.78% to 33.33%.

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: 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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6 comments

    1. I’ll write a review eventually. If you’re itching to go, like I wrote in my previous comment, I’d suggest the Butcher’s basement and the Prisoner over the other rooms.

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  1. So we did Back to the Mummy at Roundabout first and found it to be a great experience. The puzzles are very different from anything I’ve seen at the other places I’ve visited so far and the set design was really well thought out. We actually spent a good half hour talking to the owners after and it was interesting to hear their thought process. Ken, the owner, said he’s been trying to avoid playing too many room escapes so he doesn’t get caught up in the usual tricks of the trade. He’s a tech type of guy and seems very into finding new ways to do things. I liked that about the venue and him. I’d recommend it based on that room and the customer service, for sure. Friends of mine are doing the Butcher’s Basement tonight and I’ll be doing Final Destination on Saturday morning so we’ll see if they all hold up as well. Plus the VIP card is a great idea to get people to come back – one free visit for one person and 10% for every visit thereafter, it’s good for a month and transferable.

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    1. I’m glad you had fun!

      I hate that attitude about playing other room escapes. It’s the same pitfall that many other owners make. It’s how you end up thinking you are very clever by using lasers and not aware that there are 15 facilities doing the exact same trick. The only people that lose out are the customers!

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