News/Deals 2015-05-25

News
Super late Monday news post. It’s still technically Monday! I’ve updated the master list, the maps, and the excel chart.

Trapped! opened their Diamond Heist last Thursday!
Notorious for your intricate skills in theft and impeccable history of heists, you have your eyes set on your next prize: a 250 carat diamond located inside the auction room of a century old building. This will be the most difficult steal of your career and it will also be your last. Security for this diamond is high – will you be able to end your career on a high note? Or will this heist be the end of you?

The Great Escape opened their fourth room three days ago: The Da Vinci Code: Quest for the Cryptex.
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!!!

Omescape posted an image on Facebook to do with their next room, The Penitentiary. The picture is of ‘hands behind bars’, which isn’t very interesting. However, the photo description says #EscapeIn75mins! Exciting stuff.

Captive has been making facebook posts and references to a Cabinet of Curiosities. I assumed it was an upcoming room, but their site shows the upcoming room as The Surgeon. Not sure what’s going on there.

Escape Room Niagara Falls is running a puzzle hunt during May 30th – 31st. The 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.

Claustrophobia in Ottawa has opened their third room, The Bunker! The text description on the site is suprisingly long, so I’m not going to flood the screen. Holds 4-6.
Ongoing News

Locked-In Escape Rooms announced a contest to win pairs of tickets to the Canadian Premiere of Insidious Chapter 3. Details can be found HERE

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!

Deals
Added Breakout.

Name: Breakout Team Adventures Inc.
Notes: Breakout has introduced BreakOut Mondays for a month, where player can play for $14.99 (after tax).

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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