Escape From The 6 – Escape the Wild West
Escape from the 6 is located in Oakville, just near Oakville Place and it can be spotted from the QEW. We were greeted by Gamemasters Andrew, Dan and Christina who not only run the place together, but are also family. We had a quick chat and they whisked us into the room.
Sidenote: If you’re confused by their name (like I was) you can refer to this link for more info on ‘the 6’.
Rooms Reviewed: Escape the Wild West (2-6)
Creativity and Design (aka its Fancy level): – Was it inventive ? Did it fit the theme?
Score : 5.0 out of 5.0
Escape the Wild West was creative with their choices for set design, which nicely tied together into their puzzles as well. There wasn’t anything that felt like it was too far fetched from the era minus one very minor component (but i can understand their reasoning for doing so). Escape the Wild West was solid, polished and you can tell they put every effort to build the room from the ground up.
Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score: 5.0 out of 5.0
Without spoiling too much, they had clever use of the theme to fit the puzzles and an excellent finish to the room (which the engineer in me applauds them for the technique they used, because it seems more full proof than other high tech designs). Don’t come in expecting lasers or high tech trapdoors, the ‘tech’ considerations they have are more inline with the theme.
Intuitive (aka Frustration Level): Was it solvable? or Did you have to be inside the creators mind to solve it?
Score: 5.0 of 5.0
The puzzles were straightfoward and didn’t require and major leaps in logic. We found part of the more ‘task-based’ puzzles a little more challenging than in other places but overall our group still found them fun.
Staff Support/Price : Were they friendly? Were they helpful? What was the Damage?
Gamemasters Andrew, Dan and Christina were great to talk to. The exciting thing is that Dan is also a firefighter by day and also the designer for their upcoming Firefigher Escape Room. The way Dan put it is that he wants the room accessible to everyone, but at the same time something his colleagues would approve of (and not think its a cheesy gimmick). They also plan to have it as a dueling room as well, so you can compete with your friends.
The price is $25 / person plus tax, which is reasonable for the experience and compared to their neighbours.
Overall: We were impressed with the quality of the experience for the price and are excited to see their future projects come to fruition. If you’re in Oakville or on the QEW, drop by, meet the team and give Escape the Wild West a try.
For more information check out:
521 North Service Rd E, Unit 2C