Maybe we should start with What is it?…..The concept has been coined Escape Room if you haven’t heard, which is very possible as it’s still pretty new. The idea is you and a group of between four and sixteen friends, strangers, co-workers or family members are led into a themed room, provided a back story and then you have 45 minutes to solve a series of puzzles and riddles related to the theme and story to ‘get out’ or escape the room. But in our case, we won’t lock you in the room. It’s a blast!!
- Our rooms will accommodate between four and sixteen of your friends, family or co-workers at one time. Once you book a room it’s all yours. If you have some latecomers joining you that’s fine, they can pay in advance over the phone or at time of play.
- Navigate to the booking page and chose the room you want along with a date and time. Full payment is made at time of booking via credit card. If you cancel more than 24hrs from your scheduled start time you will get a full refund. Any cancellations inside of 24hrs from your start time there are no refunds but we will provide a credit on your account to play at a future date.
- Finalize any payments for additional persons in your group.
- Read and sign our waiver.
- Make yourself comfortable in our analog lounge….sorry no game consoles, we only have fun, brain taxing, physical games……..you’ll love our giant jenga and jumbo connect 4 game!
- When it’s your turn, one of our SmartyPantz hosts will brief you on what to expect, what is in play and not in play, and what to do if you want out before the end of your game.
- There are no cell phones, cameras or other types of recording devices allowed in the rooms. Remember, we’re all about the analog! It’s no fun to be hanging out having fun with friends and one of you pulls out your phone and starts texting. Lockers are provided for your belongings.
- Once the host has briefed your group, it’s time to get started, and the countdown is on…..time to get smart and creative and get out!
- Is time running out? do you want a hint? no dice! Just kidding, get on your two way radio and request a hint. Your host will ask a few questions and then give you a valuable nugget of info…..but they won’t give away the farm.
- All our rooms require a collective effort to solve a series of puzzles and riddles….. the back story provided at the beginning creates a very immersive experience for the group….not to mention the clock is ticking which adds another dimension.
- Have a blast!!
Corporate – Team Building / Fun Activity
SmartyPantz is a great place to engage in a team building activity or just have a blast with a group of co-workers. This activity requires a collective effort to solve a series of puzzles and riddles….. the back story provided at the beginning creates a context for an immersive and challenging group experience….not to mention the clock is ticking which adds another dimension.
We have a total capacity of 48 people at one time in five rooms. Four rooms will hold up to eight fun loving souls and our fifth room will hold up to 16. Call us at 604-974-9293 for more info.
- Typically our thought process is linear or sequential……..not so much here; abstract and creative thought rule here, but there is always room for logic. You’ve landed in a foreign space, have been briefed on an in intriguing situation…..now get to it!
- Group dynamics are accelerated in this environment. Forget about Forming, Storming and Norming……go directly to Performing. It’s akin to a semi-emergency situation where someone usually takes charge in the first few minutes and it can go two ways…….
- People will take the above two experiences back to work and look at day to day challenges in a different light.
- Everyone will have a tonne of fun and they’ll remember who brought this idea to the table. This is not another round of Gazelle school or put-you-to-sleep team building.