News/Deals 2015-07-06

News
Hello. To those that have asked why I’ve been relatively inactive with reviewing – I’ve just been busy (and lazy). I’ve added Escape the Tower and Looking Glass Adventures to the upcoming list. The former is the rumoured name for the Casa Loma escape series, while the latter is located in the East Danforth area.

Improbable Escapes opened last week in Kingston.
Improbable Escapes
298 Bagot Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 3B4
Cross Street: Bagot Street and Princess Street
Rooms: 1
Group Size: The Great Escape (2-8), Competition format (8-16), Championship format (18-24)
Game Time: 1 hour
Price: 2-8 players- $23.75/player, 9-16 players- $22.75, 17+- $21.75/player (Tax inclusive)
Site: http://www.improbableescapes.com
Phone number: 343-333-3463

The other reviewers from Escape Room Addicts, Escape Games Review, and Escape Games Toronto have banded together to form Canadian Capers. On September 19th, they will be hosting ‘Night at the Speakeasy’ – “A One-Day-Only Theatrical Live Escape Experience”. You can find out more information HERE

And in ‘regular’ puzzle hunt news, July’s Puzzled Pint is coming up! The secret location puzzle is coming up this friday, and the actual event will be on Tuesday July 14th. Results for June’s puzzled pint are also up.

Perplexity Escape Games have opened their fourth room, The Elevator.
If it seems too good to be true…it probably is. While everything about your new loft was perfect, the rent was oddly low. Now you know why. It’s moving day, and on the way up to your new place, the rickety service elevator malfunctions, leaving you all stuck. You quickly realize your landlord was just too cheap to spring for proper service. It’s up to you and your friends to fix it and find a way out. With only an hour of air left in the shaft, you say to yourself, “You should’ve taken the $@%#! stairs.

XSpace has opened The Tomb Escape.
Before Mr R can marry, he must buy a car and a house, not to mention paying for the actual wedding. How can he afford $200,000 after discussing what little options he had, Mr R and his friends decided to embark upon an adventure to the mountains to search for an ancient hidden tomb to raid for its riches! After searching high and low they discovered an ancient tomb that once belonged to a legendary Feng Shui master. This was the begining of their tomb-raiding career.

Ye Olde Dandy’s has opened their third campaign, the Wood Campaign.
Desperate and tired, two lovers torn apart by war have tasked you to reunite them. Can you figure out the secrets, the stories and help love conquer all?

Claustrophobia announced that they will open their fourth room The Gallery on July 30th.

Ongoing News
None

Deals
Added Escape Maze

Name: Escape Maze
Notes: They have introduced Wild West Wednesdays, where there is a $5 discount on Wednesdays.

Name: Freeing Canada – Toronto
Notes: Beat the Unmask or Mission Incredible for entry into a raffle for an Iphone 6. Get 25% off by liking their Facebook page. This expires August 31st, 2015.

Locked-In announced that if you book their newest room, The Race for the Antidote, with 6 or more people, you can have a photo with their giant minion mascot (of the Despicable Me variety)

Real Escape Game announced that if you book tickets for either Escape from the Time Travel Lab or Escape from the Mysterious Room before Thursday June 18, 2015 at 12:01AM, you’ll enter a draw to win free tickets to Escape from the Cursed Forest. The draw would occur on July 6th. Escape from the Cursed Forest has a puzzlehunt format very similar to Escape from the Bank, not to be confused with the escape rooms: Escape From the Time Travel Lab or Escape From the Mysterious Room.

Name: Lost City Escape Room
Link: https://www.groupon.com/deals/lost-city-entertainment-1
Notes: $59 for admission for four(14.75/person), or C$89 for admission for six ($14.83/person), or $119 for admission for eight ($14.88/person). This one gets more expensive the more people you add on. The discount is ~26% compared to their current summer price of $20/person.

Mystery Room announced a contest where players who successfully escape will receive tickets to Insidious Chapter 3. Details can be found HERE

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: 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: 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: 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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