That would give away the surprise; so let’s just say it is one of the most exhilarating ways to spend 45 minutes with your friends. Whether you escape or not we can provide feedback and game discussion, so allow approx. 60 minutes in total (more if you want to just hang out with us). Solve the mystery and escape. Sounds simple? Just try!
So how long does the adventure last? Each adventure is 45 minutes long and we suggest you arrive 15 minutes before game time for the story briefing and/or complete the necessary waiver.
Do I really need to sign a waiver? Yes, it’s a sign of the times. ALL PLAYERS including minors with or without a parent or guardian need to complete the required waiver before playing. To save everyone time players can complete this via on our website as this will greatly help speed up game play for you and your fellow adventurers!
Do we need to be really strong? Physical strength is not needed at all. We have designed our adventures to be as accessible for the most petite person to a body builder and every age group. You need skills rather than brawn like good searching skills and logical reasoning. Moving our furniture is not required…
General safety You will not be required to stand or climb on any furniture; everything is within reach for those of average height. Running and jumping is also not necessary when in any escape room. If there is something you know you’re supposed to be able to reach and can’t, please contact the host via walkie talkie.
Will it be too difficult for me? It all depends upon how well you follow the story brief, work in a team and put your best effort into the adventure. We’ve built and tested our rooms to provide varying levels of difficulty. If you truly need a hint, get on your two-way radio and we’ll help you out (we give 2 hints per play). When we say “hints,” we mean proper hints and not the full solution, since there would be no fun in that.
Do I need to wear any special clothes or bring anything? Please come in your usual clothes, as we do not require any physical activity out of the ordinary. It is your brain we are after, so please make sure you bring that!
What if I don’t “escape”? Then you and your team will be eaten alive. Only kidding! You will still enjoy yourself whether you escape or not; we will make sure of that.
I want to remember the experience in the future; can I bring my camera into the game room to take pictures? Unfortunately, during play we do not allow cameras, cell phones or any other recording devices in the rooms. We provide a secure, monitored space for your personal items outside the room.
But I really want pictures! Can I take pictures inside the room[s]? Yes of course! We totally encourage you and your team to take as many pictures as you like outside of our rooms after game play. That said if you ask your host very, very nicely, they might let you take some pictures inside the room after you’ve played, as long as we’ve swept the room and hidden all clues and intellectual property, but this will be dependent upon room availability.
What if I need to leave the room mid-game to visit the bathroom? When nature calls you gotta go . . . of course players can leave the room at any point during game play. But to reduce any possible disruptions during play we do encourage everyone to take care of “business” before they enter the room.
Can I come back in and continue playing? Absolutely.
Adding extra players: We give you the whole room to yourselves! So if you find your numbers increase, that’s okay! Any additional people can be paid upon your arrival. Just make sure that you don’t exceed your room’s maximum occupancy! For Dream’scape its 16 and for all the other rooms the max is 8. Except for Doomed Submarine 3.0 [YVR], where the max is 6 players.
We have the right to refuse service: if any customers are noticeably intoxicated, rude, confrontational or exhibit any other behaviour towards a SmartyPantz employee that is not acceptable. They will be asked to leave and no refund or credit will be provided. We know this isn’t you.