Perplexity – Criminal Binds

Perplexity Escape Games is located in Brampton at 410 and Steeles.  We were eager to revisit after our fun experiences with Kate’s Motel and the Elevator.  The main reason however way to play with our good friends the Elumir’s (Errol, Ekko), Manda and Errol’s Sister (who was visiting from Calgary).

Creativity and Design (aka its Fancy level): – Was it inventive ? Did it fit the theme?
Score : 4.0 of 5.0

Criminal binds plays off like many interrogation room scenarios, which always puzzles me why interrogation rooms in movies never have more than one person in the room (or do i have it backwards?).  The set design is believeable, complete with one-way mirrors, interrogation tools and incriminating evidence.  Just like most of Perplexity’s rooms there is definitely the effort, but with a little more polish the rooms would be even better.

Bells and Whistles: Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score:  3.5 of 5.0

The room was definitely simplier than their others sticking with basic locks throughout the room.  There was one piece of tech that was used well in a story and puzzle point of view.  Fortunately we didn’t have any tech issues, but we feel tech lovers might feel a little underwhelmed in this room.

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 misinterpreting, 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:  Criminal Binds isn’t our favourite room at Perplexity, but definitely a decent room to try.  If you are looking for a good game to play back-to-back with Kate’s Motel or the Elevator, this is a good fit.

For more information check out:
56 Bramsteele Road, Unit 2
Brampton, ON