Casa Loma Escape Series – Station M
The Casa Loma Escape Series is located at Casa Loma in Toronto. Station M is their third room and continues the tradition of using this historical site. We were part of a super team consisting of Escapers4G, the other #REDivas (Errol, Manda, with Ekko and Memes) and EGR’s Kayphen. We were surprised to find out that Babs (one of our friends from Canadian Caper, playing a character named Marie) was the main actor for Station M, so that might reflect on our review. After our video intro “Marie” brought us through the tunnels and into the actual escape.
Creativity and Design (aka its Fancy level): – Was it inventive ? Did it fit the theme?
Score : 5.0 of 5.0
The story plays out nicely with the various props and set design. As the story progresses it maintains the immersion quality throughout the room. Our favourite room was at the tail end of the experience where the props felt authentic, and the tech components were deceiving clever.
Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score: 4.0 of 5.0
The tech, as per their other games was much of the same. There were some interesting tech-like components that were actor (or observer) controlled, that still managed to impress members of our group. Our group did not have the opportunity to try one component in its fullest (as a previous group had broke it), however we did not experience any issues.
Intuitive (aka Frustration Level): Did you have to be in the designers mind to escape?
Score: 4.5 of 5.0
With our super team we had a wide range of experience (as well as specialties), so the room never felt too difficult nor did we feel lost. Infact Marie made the comment that she didn’t have to guide us in any direction. Needless to say we escaped with good time leftover, however because we had such a strong team, it might be hard to evaluate if the puzzles were fair.
The hint system involved Marie and interactions with her, however we didn’t need any help.
Staff Support/Price : Were they friendly? Were they helpful? What was the Damage?
Marie was great to chat with.. then again she was our friend.
The price $36.00 / person on a weeknight.
Overall: Station M is definitely a great room to check out if you are a fan of the Casa Loma series. Infact we’d say it was better in some aspects than our favourite (Escape from the Tower). If the dollar amount doesn’t scare you, give it a try.
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