News/Deals 2015-08-10

News
In ‘regular’ puzzle hunt news, August’s Puzzled Pint is coming up tomorrow! The secret location puzzle was posted last friday.

PANI.Q seems to have a new room called the Hydro Dam. There didn’t seem to be any information regarding the new room on their site or on social media, but process of elimination reveals that it might have replaced The Quarantine.

And since it’s a pretty light news day anyways, I’ll give some information from Escape Mission / Mission45’s Taste of Danforth popup escape. It was a 3 by 3 metre constructed mini-maze on the north end of the festival, near Broadview station. The game was only 3 minutes long! The maze wasn’t very complicated, and there was only one ‘puzzle’. The game was electronically activated, which was a nice surprise from something built in the middle of a road. After you beat the puzzle, a compartment would open with 4 balls, which you had to then throw into 4 receptacles without them bouncing out. It was a carnival/Wonderland styled game. All in all, I think it was decent marketing. They added people to their email list, and a lot of people were interested in what it was. They could have made their logo better to see.. The posters for the upcoming Maze Runner movie were more prominent (or maybe that was intentional?). Here are some pictures. Excuse the crappy phone quality.
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The entrance!

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Part of the maze!

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Electronic switch board!

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Compartment holding bouncy balls! I was too impatient to wait for the whole thing to open.

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The final carnival game.

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Ongoing News
De Code Adventures also has another new room coming up, De Code the Art Legacy.
A business mogul has recently opened his private art gallery to the public. It is full of beautiful and expensive art pieces but it also contains this CEO’s secret to his past and rise in fortune. Can you solve this mystery and uncover his darkest secret?

Improbable Escapes in Kingston announced that their newest room, The Office, will be open September 4th.
Your boss has called you into his office, tells you to sit tight, and locks the door behind you. You’ve been set up as a patsy for a secret gambling ring. The police are on their way. Will you be able to prove your innocence and escape?

Escape Manor in Ottawa announced that their newest room will be Apocalypse themed. The game will be an hour long (as opposed to their usual 45 minutes), and will be 1800 square feet.

De Code Adventures announced Heroes Unleashed. It is a 100 minute facility wide escape game, where teams of 5 will have different roles and will have to defeat a dragon. They also released a promo video, but it showed puzzles from their existing escape rooms. I would assume that this Heroes Unleashed is something novel. It officially launches August 19th.

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.

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
Moved Breakout Team Adventure’s contest to this section.

Breakout Team Adventures has a contest where you have a chance to win a raffle for a 50% off on their upcoming ‘zombie game room’. More details HERE

Name: Escape Key
Notes: Book a game between now and August 16th, and use the code SUMMER15, to get 25% off. The game does not have to be played before August 16th, but it must be booked before then for the promo to work.

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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