Trapped! is located right in the downtown core, just near Dundas Square and Eaton Center. Not to be confused with Trapped in Markham. Although a bit hard to find, if you find the yellow door you’re in the right spot (and if you don’t find it look for Spadina Garden first).
When we spoke to the gamemasters and owners at Trapped! they were very excited to share the story of how they and a team of architects, contractors and interior designers, modernized and transformed this century-old home into the next downtown hot spot. Walking it in feels more like an art studio than a Escape Room complex (which is refreshingly different). Compared to alot of their competition they have limited space to work with, but they make use of every inch. One prime example of space well used is they have a designated room for mission briefings, which honestly should be in each and every Escape Room.
Getting interested? Read on!
Reviewed rooms: Claustrophobia, Pandemic
Creativity and Design (aka its Fancy level): – Was it inventive ? Did it fit the theme?
Score : 5.0 of 5.0
Claustrophobia resembles a scene from a horror movie, where you know things aren’t going to end well for the protagonist. Pandemic gives that apocalyptic vibe of bleakness and the struggle to survive. Both rooms don’t resort to dollar store items and seem to fit well with their respective themes. What I really enjoyed was the setup and start of Claustrophobia, which i don’t want to give spoilers so you’ll have to check it out for yourself (recommendation bring 3-5 people).
Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score: 3.5 of 5.0
Both rooms don’t use any fancy tech and to be fair was mostly lockboxes (in disguise). Claustrophobia didn’t include any fun tech either but was a clean and well executed room. The Pandemic room contains a fun element that hasn’t been used in any other rooms we have been to (so I would recommend it for that part). After talking with the Trapped! team it seems there are some exciting improvements on the way for both rooms and we hope you get to experience them. Also their Diamond Heist looks to be their answer to our Bells and Whistles category, so we look forward to revisiting them when its complete.
Intuitive (aka Frustration Level): Was it solvable? or Did you have to be inside the creators mind to solve it?
Score: 4.5 of 5.0
Our team powered through most of Claustrophobia with no trouble (mostly because we have a good system going). The puzzles were well planned and easy to follow. With the right team you might have our experience, but I’ll emphasize communication is the key.
Pandemic is fun, but our team didn’t do so well and we needed to call in the gamemaster. My only “oh no” moment was seeing my nemesis the multi-locked lockbox, but in terms of the theme this box made sense.
Staff Support/Price : Were they friendly? Were they helpful? What was the Damage?
Score: 5.0 of 5.0
The staff was inviting, friendly and very enthusiastic to share every story that their place told. Their story plays out like most the others, a group of friends with a passion for escape games. But their places has a unique spunk, that the others don’t quite have.
Their current price is $20.00/Person (regular $28/person) , student discount to $18/person or Free if its your birthday (and you have an id). With the current price you can’t go wrong its mid-range for the downtown core.
Overall: Whether you’re in the downtown core meeting up with friends for a drink, shopping or hanging out. Find that yellow door on Dundas and get Trapped! for a while. It’s fun adventure that you won’t regret.
For more information check out:
118 Dundas St W.
Toronto, ON M5G