"What is an escape room?" I'm glad you asked. Escape rooms are designed to challenge your problem solving and communication skills. Teams of around two to ten people are locked in a room for about 45 to 60 minutes. To get out you have to solve puzzles, crack codes, break riddles, and think outside of the box.
Escape rooms always have a unique theme - think murder mystery, zombie invasion, scary doll house, catacombs, jail break.....you get the picture. You'll never be truly locked in a room, and if you get stumped, Game Masters - the people who help you get ready for your puzzle - will give you hints. Players under 18 will need their parents to sign a waiver, and kids under a certain age may need to be accompanied by an adult.
You don't need to escape or "win" to have fun at escape rooms. I've done a few and have never escaped and I still keep going back for more....(Maybe I need to find new team mates). Regardless, if you love games and love challenges, then escape rooms are a great place to bring the family for an afternoon or weekend activity.
To help you get your passion for escape rooms going, we've listed seven of the most well regarded escape rooms in Edmonton. Have fun, and good luck escaping!
Located in South Edmonton, Escape Emporium designs adventurous and exquisite rooms that are perfect for groups of families, friends, and coworkers. It's a great place to host a birthday party or bring the kids for a weekend activity. Their four current rooms are Welcome to the Jungle, School of Wizardry, The Treasure of the Pirate King, and Game of Kingdoms and are designed for two to ten players.
Why do we love Escape Emporium so much? The Games Masters are really wonderful and excited to tell you all about your challenge ahead. They will answer all of your questions and ensure that you have everything you need to make your experience memorable and make you feel comfortable.
2. Escape City
Escape City's rooms are designed for groups of two to eight people and range in difficulty and scariness. They've been around since 2014 and ever since then, they've been pushing the boundaries of what escape rooms can do. Each of their five escape rooms has a unique mission and you'll find yourself transported to another world full of imagination, adventure, thrill, and fun.
3. Time Escape
At Time Escape, your have 45 to 50 minutes to conquer your mission and escape from their intricate, hi-tech, and challenging rooms. Their rooms are impeccably decorated and clean, and have lots going on for everyone on your team to be involved. What stands out about Time Escape is their energetic and helpful staff. They take the time to give you very clear instructions, are very patient for people attending for their first time. Their storytelling will get you in the right mindset to start your challenge. You'll have a blast at Time Escape!
The hosts at SmartyPantz don't just get you ready for your escape room and go over the safety procedures and what not. They are actors. They dress up in a crazy costumes and do a great job of setting the scene for your adventure. You'll have 45 minutes to escape and for the entire time you'll be totally immersed in solving the puzzle. Their four current rooms are Morning Never Comes, Spies and Lies, Thirst for Murder, and Dream'Scape. These imaginative rooms are decorated with sophisticated props and scattered with challenging clues. You won't stop talking about your experience and SmartyPantz!