After years of popularity in Asia, escape rooms have sprung up across Canada with incredible speed, including in Edmonton. How it works: Teams varying in size (usually between 2 and 8 people) are voluntarily locked in a room for 45 minutes to an hour with one goal in mind: escape. Sounds fun, doesn’t it ?! Ok, there is a little more than that. The rooms always have a unique theme (think a cabin in the woods or a diamond heist) and they are filled with devious clues to solve mind-boggling puzzles and puzzles that lead to your escape. If you get stuck, most places give you some advice along the way if you ask.
I would say I’m borderline addicted to escape rooms. To date, I have attempted to escape 22 rooms across Canada, including 16 in Edmonton. And hey, I have a 41% escape success rate, which isn’t bad, right ?!
Here’s a look at some of my favorite escape rooms we have here in the city: