News/Deals 2015-07-27

News

Casa Loma Escape Series
1 Austin Terrace
Toronto, ON M5R 1X8
Cross Street: Davenport Rd. and Spadina Ave
Rooms: 1
Group Size: Escape from the Tower (12)
Game Time: 60 minutes
Price: $42.00/Person ($6 Weekday discount. Tax not included.)
Site: https://www.escapecasaloma.com/
Phone Number: 416-923-1171
The year is 1941. You and your team have been recruited to an undercover Anti-Submarine Detection Research Center in the tower of Casa Loma. You must find the coordinates of the enemy’s U-boats and communicate their location to our allies. You have 60 minutes to complete your missions and escape the tower. Will you escape?
Escape from the Tower, is the first installation of of the Casa Loma Escape Series, blending fact with fiction and theatre with gaming. Escape the Tower is a fictional experience based on true historical facts. In 1941, Casa Loma was used as an undercover research center for anti-submarine detection technology, a predecessor to sonar. William Corman of Corman Engineering Inc. was commissioned to continue the advanced anti-submarine detection research after the research centre was bombed in the London Blitz.

Apparently Casa Loma actually does have a history with U-boat hunting, so there is some historical truth to the game.

Mystery Room (downtown) has built their third room, Assassins Code.
Alex’s fiancée left a letter for Alex asking him to go to the hotel where they first met. He went to the hotel and got a phone call that his fiancée was kidnapped. The kidnappers demanded that Alex buy biological and chemical weapons from a mad scientist and that he then kill the mad scientist who is controlling the weapons (across the hallway) .
Is Alex able to save his fiancée and complete the task? Are they be able to avoid a complete disaster? Complex puzzle and suspicious drama is waiting for you to crack at your next Mystery Room.

That description actually has me curious.

Great Escape replaced The Apartment with a room named Seven Wonders 3 days ago.
You receive a phone call from the hospital. You are notified that your uncle has passed away after his trip to see the Seven Wonders. You went to his apartment to look for his photo album. As you are flipping through the album, you start hearing whispers. You look around. The door is shut, and you see a ghastly apparition of your uncle. He warns you that the room is haunted and you need to escape in 45 minutes, or you’ll be forever trapped in the photos. Can you escape?

Adventure Rooms (Kitchener) has announced their fourth room/theme, The Vault. It’s available for booking now, but becomes available on August 17th.

EscapeZone has made no announcement at all about anything, but I was informed that the entry for the Biohazard room has been replaced with a COMING SOON picture.

A new escape room reality TV show has started on the Science Channel. Alternatively, you can watch it on Youtube.

Ongoing News
PANI.Q. Room Escapes will be at the Unplugged Expo convention on the July 31st weekend in The International Centre in Mississauga, hosting 20-minute escape rooms.

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

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

Deals
Transferred Escape Mission down to Deals section.

Name: Escape Mission
Notes: Escape Mission (formerly Triango, but was bought out by Mission45) have announced a new room, and a deal along side it. The deal can be found HERE

Name: Real Escape Game TO
Link: https://www.facebook.com/RealEscapeGameTO/photos/a.570360363078065.1073741828.531391413641627/804060593041373/?type=1
Notes: Review any of their games on Google+, Trip Advisor, Facebook or Yelp! and e-mail us at team@realescapegame.ca with a link to your review to get entered into a raffle for two tickets to Escape From the Cursed Forest.

Name: Looking Glass Adventures
Link: https://www.facebook.com/danforthescape/posts/1621572148121141
Notes: Like, share, comment and tag your team of 4 on the post linked for a chance to win passes for 4 people.

Name: Lost Canada
Link: https://www.groupon.com/deals/lost-canada1
Notes: $29 for admission for two ($14.50/person), $58 for admission for four ($14.50/person), or $87 for admission for six ($14.50/person), or $116 for admission for eight ($14.50/person). All of them drop the price to $14.50/person. Regular prices are $28 if you book online, or a whopping $35 door price, making discounts range from 49% to 59% (if you want to consider the door price).

Name: Room Escape Adventures
Link: http://www.wagjag.com/deal/toronto/room-escape-adventures-1193582
Notes: $28 for admission for 2 ($14.00/person). Regular price is at $28.00/person, making the discount 50%.

Name: Mystery Room
Link: https://www.groupon.com/deals/mystery-room-ltd
Notes: $69 for admission for four ($17.25/person),or $90 for admission for six ($15/person), or $99 (for admission for eight $12.38/person). They have variable group rates. I’m too lazy to calculate the range!

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)

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: Xscaper Arts (both locations)
Notes: In preparation 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: 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%

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