News/Deals 2015-05-04

News

Puzzled Pint is running again this month, and the secret location puzzle will be posted this Friday.

Riddle Room had a soft opening yesterday. I don’t believe their escape rooms are open, but it appears their Cafe is open for business. The grand opening will be on May 15th.

AT Escape has replaced their Toy Room Escape with the Magic Room.
Harry Houdini was working on an illusion that the world has never seen. His illusion was kept hidden in his magic room, so no one could steal his idea. Sadly Houdini passed away before performing this illusion to the world. You will need to find Houdini’s illusion, decipher it in order to leave his magic room.

The Great Escape has announced their fourth room, The Da Vinci Code: Quest for the Cryptex. It opens on May 22nd.
Sophie Neveu’s Grandfather Jacques Sauniere has been murdered at the Louvre. He has given you a key (The Fleur de Lis), and you and your team have been intrusted to find the famous “Holy Grail”. In order to complete this quest, your team must ultimately find the cryptex and unlock it using the secret code! Our finest game to date, ‘The Da Vinci Code: Quest for the Cryptex’ is an adventure that will promise you and your team a thrilling experience with all new puzzles, tasks, and mysteries. We invite you to take the ultimate challenge and beat Da Vinci and his secret code in one hour!!!

Lost Canada has opened their fifth room, the Aching Time of Pi.
Mr.L has dispatched you fellows on your first official mission, but you were unfortunately discovered by the enemy and LOCKED up in prison. Mr.L has high expectations of you guys and believe you can impress him by a self-imposed prison break. Please do not disappoint him once again.

Escape Manor has announced their fourth room, The Darkness for May the 13th. No real details about the room, but it’s logo is a pentagram.

The Hour has reopened their third room, Mutiny at The Hour.

Breakout Adventures apparently renamed their Assassin’s Suite to Hangover. From the pictures on the site, the room appears to be the same – including the rifle. There you have it.

Ongoing News

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 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!

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 Lost City Escape Room, Roundabout. The Xspace deal expired, and I’ve replaced it with an identical deal at another deal site.

Name: Roundabout
Notes: You can book online at http://www.roundaboutcanada.com with the code 10_percent_off for 10% off.

Name: Lost City Escape Room
Notes: To celebrate the summer, they have dropped their admission price by $5 per person to $20 + tax.

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: http://www.groupon.com/deals/xspace-escape-1http://www.groupon.com/deals/xspace-escape-1
Notes: $48 for 4 ($12/person), $69 for 6 ($11.50/person) $89 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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