The door closes behind you. A clock starts counting down… 59 minutes to go… you frantically start looking for a way out. You’re not alone, a few of your friends are with you and they are just as confused as you are with what to do next, but you need to work together as a team or you have no chance of escaping. You search around the room, finding clues to puzzles and stories with twists and turns that keep you guessing what’s next. Can you put the pieces together to solve the puzzle before the clock reaches zero?
Escape rooms are the latest craze, and they are popping up all across Hamilton. Purposely trapping yourself in a room with friends, family, or co-workers might not sound like a fun time, but it’s an exhilerating experience and one that is in high demand. Some popular escape rooms need to be booked weeks in advance, and can be very challenging to complete within the allotted time. The average success rate for completing escape rooms ranges depending on the level of difficulty, with some being as low as 25% or less. Don’t expect to get it on your first try! 40-50% success rate is seen as an ‘easier’ room to escape from, and groups end up coming back multiple times to try and complete the challenge in time.
Companies looking for new and innovative ways to bring their staff teams together in a team building, collaborative activity are turning to escape rooms as an exciting solution.
With the demand for larger, more complex escape room facilities on the rise, escape room businesses in Hamilton are expanding and building new locations to keep up with bookings.
Here is a list of some of the best escape rooms in Hamilton:
1. Alcatraz Escape Rooms
ADDRESS: 576 Concession St. and 604 Concession St.
PHONE: (905) 379-7293
Owned and operated by 3 local puzzle enthusiasts, Beni Kalman, Zoltan Kalman and Nathan Siwak, this Hamiltonian trio have built an escape room empire with two locations in the city.
Their escape rooms have the highest review ratings on Google, with 4.9/5.0 stars and over 100 reviews.
Opening its doors on April 1, 2016, they started with their first room themed after the notorious Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, a room that looks like a jail cell with a challenging mix of puzzles and an intriguing story to figure out before you can escape.
Since then, they expanded with a second room called “Casino Heist” (where your group has to rob a casino), and opened up a new location just down the road at 604 Concession St. which is much larger and houses their newest room, “Sleepy Hollow”.
Their rooms are custom made and very unique, offering a feel of excitement and mystery from the moment you step into the lobby until the moment you leave.
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