News/Deals 2015-09-07

News
Happy Labour Day. Updated the Master List. Updated the map.

Prison Breaker in Scarborough closed down last week.

Captive is opening a new facility in Mississauga come September 11th. It’s rumoured to be somewhere near Hurontario and Eglington Ave W., but time will tell.

In ‘regular’ puzzle hunt news, September’s Puzzled Pint is coming up tomorrow! The secret location puzzle was posted last friday. The theme for this month is Dr. Who.

Casa Loma Escape Series has announced a second ‘room’! A good followup to the hype of their Escape from the Tower series. It’s called King of the Bootleggers. Maybe it takes place in the ‘secret’ tunnels between the basement and the stables?
In 1920s Toronto prohibition is at its peak and at the top of the bootlegging empire sits notorious gangster Rocco Perri, but in the sordid world of swingin’ speakeasies, everyone’s out for a piece of the pie. You receive a sealed envelope inviting you to a secret meeting at Rocco’s infamous bar hidden inside Casa Loma. Bessi Perri has set her sights on her husband’s moonshine throne and is assembling a gang to take him down and wants you in on the action. This is your chance to join the big leagues and overthrow the King of the Bootleggers. The only trick is doing it before Rocco discovers the betrayal and sends in his goons to clean things up once and for all.

Escape Maze in Peterborough is closing down their Moonshine Shack and replacing it with Backroom Poker on September 14th. Miss Kitty’s Parlour will also be replaced by Allin’s Orchard on the 14th.

Improbable Escapes in Kingston has opened their second room, The Office.
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?

Ongoing News
Fant Escapes is tentatively opening in Guelph in the fall.

Escape The House is opening a facility in Mississauga next weekend on September 11th.

The tentative opening for Lockdown Ottawa is September 15th.

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.

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
Added Escape From the Mysterious Room and Escape From the Cursed Forest.

Name: Real Escape Game: Escape From the Cursed Forest
Link: https://www.groupon.com/deals/escape-from-the-mysterious-room-real-escape-game-to-2
Notes: $50 for admission for three ($16.67/person). The normal pre-tax price is $25/person, making the discount ~33%. This is for their limited time puzzle hunt styled event, Escape From the Cursed Forest.

Name: Real Escape Game Volume 1: Escape From the Mysterious Room
Link: https://www.groupon.com/deals/escape-from-the-mysterious-room-real-escape-game-to
Notes: $56 for admission for three ($18.67/person). The normal pre-tax price is $25/person, making the discount ~25%. The groupon site lists $84 as the regular price for 3 (rather than $75), so they might be calculating it with tax, which would put the discount ~33%.

Name: Tick Tock Escape
Notes: Tick Tock Escape in Ottawa has 50% admission until September 13th.

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: 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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