Perplexity – The Elevator

Perplexity Escape Games is located in Brampton at 410 and Steeles.  When they announced their newest theme “The Elevator” it was something that caught my eye right away.  A big part of it being the catchphrase “you should’ve taken the $@%#! stairs”.  It was our final room on our way back from Kitchener/Waterloo so to be fair we were exhausted and it was probably not likely we were going to escape.  We were greeted by the great staff and gabbed on about escapes all around the city.  Eager to play, they brought us into the Elevator

Creativity and Design (aka its Fancy level): – Was it inventive ? Did it fit the theme?
Score : 4.5 of 5.0 .. but really they deserve a 5.0 for effort

When we got to the elevator room it was dimly lit with red lights and the gamemaster left us.  There were nice displays to simulate an elevator and between my wife and I we were waiting for something to jump out at us.  Once the elevator’s display stopped (to indicate we were stuck) we heard an announcement from the Landlord that help was on the way.  A few seconds later a Kenny G rendition of Careless Whisper came on  and that eased our tension (which included some other songs as time went on).

If you appreciated the attention to detail in Kate’s Motel, you will love the elevator.  You can tell the effort that was put into the room to make it look and feel like an freight elevator.  The set design isn’t of movie-like quality but contained lots of good elements that would convince you otherwise.  Also a quick mention, when we called in for hints, the Gamemaster stayed in role as the Landlord to assist you… nice touch!

Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score:  5.0 of 5.0

Nice little touches that play well with the narrative of the story.  I won’t say much more, but if you like buttons, this room has plenty.  We didn’t experience any issues with safety and the tech seemed to work.

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 one thing I continue to appreciate is the quality of the puzzles at Perplexity.  They are unique, intuitive and well thought out.  There was only one puzzle that we were misinterpretting but again it might have been our fatigue at the time.  The room finishes strong with a great meta puzzle that is task based, but overall fun.

Staff Support/Price : Were they friendly? Were they helpful? What was the Damage?

The Gamemasters at Perplexity are a great group.  We probably spent 30 minutes alone talking about great (and not so great) escapes in the city.

The price for is $23.99 / person with a 10% discount for a facebook check-in.

Overall:  We get alot of questions about great rooms on the west end, this is one of them.  The team at Perplexity hits it out of the park again with this room with their great puzzle design and attention to detail

For more information check out:

http://www.perplexity.ca/
56 Bramsteele Road, Unit 2
Brampton, ON
905-595-8583

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