News/Deals 2015-10-14

An escape room has opened in Durham. No set grand opening date, but bookings start as early as the 17th of October.
Durham Escape Rooms
1624 Charles Street
Whitby, ON L1N 1B9
Cross Street: Victoria St. W. and Charles St.
Rooms: 2
Group Size: Spy vs. Die (2-6), Treasure Hunter Room (2-6)
Game Time: 45 minutes
Price: $23.00/Person ($3 discount for checking in on Facebook or tweeting from their location)
Phone Number: 905-430-5625
Spy Vs. Die – You and your team have been mistakenly targeted as Spies in a foreign land and are being charged with Espionage! You are locked in a holding room awaiting your execution. You need to find a way out before your captors return and kill you in error. You need to escape, you are not Spies…or are you?

Treasure Hunter Room – You have received a letter from your friend Dr. Mason Warwick, and that he is in trouble. He has asked that you meet him in his study to discuss an Archeological find that will change history as we know it. Upon your arrival to the study you are greeted with an unexpected surprise!

And Ontario reaches 70 escape rooms as of October 23rd when North Bay Escape Rooms. I confess I had to Google Maps North Bay.

North Bay Escape Rooms
348 Fraser St.
North Bay, ON
London, Ontario P1B 3W8
Cross Street: Fraser St. and Main St. W.!
Rooms: 1
Group Size: Dracula’s Castle (4-8)
Game Time: 45 minutes
Price: $27.00/person (Tax not included. $2 discount for Facebook check ins)
Phone Number: 705-493-6216
Transylvania 1815….You and a group of detectives are called from Rome to investigate the disappearance of some of the villagers in a small town. Upon your arrival you find the peasants in a panic about their missing family. After speaking to the village elder she points you in the direction of a castle deep in the woods. She also mentions the legend of a bloodsucking monster that has only been spotted at nighttime. As you venture into the cold Transylvanian woods you find the castle and go inside. Once you enter the door locks behind you. A voice cries out “The Master will awake soon” Racing against the sunset you and your team need to find a way out or deal with what is inside. Can you beat the Dark?

A second escape room announced itself to be opening in Hamilton called the Crux. More details when they appear.

Ongoing News

The [?] Adventure is going to be the newest facility coming to Ontario. They will be Hamilton’s first escape room and are arriving December 2015.

Lockdown Ottawa announced that that they have a ‘Halloween Special’ room coming up.

Escape in London has two announcements. They are closing down the Apocalypse room to open a room called Pandemic on October 1st. The second announcement is that they are opening a room called Cabin in the Woods.

Exodus London Escape rooms is also opening a seasonal Halloween game from Oct. 14th to 31st. I have yet to play any games in London, but this one has piqued my interest. The theme is called Stranger Danger. I’ll keep my theories to myself, in case I’m right!

Along side Exodus Escape Room’s limited time Halloween game comes another fleeting seasonal game in London Ontario. You can find tickets to the event HERE. Details are sparse at the moment, but it will run for 4 nights in a century-old courthouse. I was told that all proceeds would be going to charity, but I can’t really confirm or deny that at the moment. As I always preach, be a smart consumer and do some research before making any purchases. The minimum age is 18. Tickets are selling per complete group at $150/group, with a group size minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8, putting prices ranging from $18.75/person to $25/person (I assume before tax).

Improbable Escapes in Kingston has announced a seasonal game open during the month of October at Fort Henry! The 45 minute game is called the Jury of Nightmares.

Fant Escapes is tentatively opening in Guelph in the fall.

Escape The House is opening a facility in Mississauga in October.

Added Freeing Canada Station – Toronto. Removed some expired stuff.

Name: Freeing Canada Station – Toronto
Notes: Until November 8th, Freeing Canada Station – Toronto is offering 50% off for UnMask and their new room, the Unforseeable Pyramid.

Name: REG 2. Escape from the Time Travel Lab
Notes: $56 for admission for three ($18.67/person). The normal pre-tax price is $25/person, making the discount ~25%. Like the groupon for Volume 1, they list $84as the regular price for 3 which would be true after tax, but the information on the side suggests that tax is not included.

Name: Real Escape Game Volume 1: Escape From the Mysterious Room
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%.

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: Lost Canada
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
Notes: $28 for admission for 2 ($14.00/person). Regular price is at $28.00/person, making the discount 50%.

Name: Mystery Room
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: Breakout Team Adventures Inc.
Notes: Breakout has introduced BreakOut Mondays for a month, where player can play for $14.99 (after tax).

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
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
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
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
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
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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