News/Deals 8-25-2015

News
A new escape room has opened in Sarnia, bumping Ontario up to 65. Two more facilities have (publically) announced they are opening in Ottawa.

Sarnia Escape
260 Indian Road South.
Sarnia, ON N7T 3W4
Cross Street: Talfourd St. and Indian Road South.
Rooms: 4
Group Size: Mad Hatter Tea Party (2-5) Pirate’s Treasure Trove (2-5), Escape from Alcatraz (2-5), Crazy Carnival (2-5)
Game Time: 45 minutes
Price: $18.95/Person (Group rate discounts, along with discounts for playing from Sunday to Wednesday)
Site: http://www.sarniaescape.com/
Phone number: 519-344-6736

The two upcoming escape rooms in Ottawa are www.lockdownottawa.ca and http://www.ticktock-escape.com/. The tentative opening for Lockdown Ottawa is September 15th, while Tick Tock Escape tentatively opens August 29th.

Ye Olde Dandy’s has finished their run, with 4 days left until their location is closed. They are also hosting a farewell party on the 29th, and you can find details on their Facebook HERE

Ongoing News
SCRAP/REG tickets for Escape from the Cursed Forest tickets have begun selling. To clarify, the format of this game seems like it will be like Escape From the Bank (which was more or less a sit-down-styled puzzle hunt) rather than their two previous escape rooms, Vol 1: Escape from the Mysterious Room or Vol 2: Escape from the Time Travel Lab.

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?

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.

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

Deals

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 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: 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.

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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