August 16

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Trap House – The Cells

Trap House is located in a commercial plaza in Mississauga.  We were curious to venture out to Trap House since the escape room boom has slowed down in Toronto.  We were joined by Codegreen from E4G, BLUNG (an expert puzzler) and the rest of the #REDivas (Errol and Manpans).

Creativity and Design (aka its Fancy level): – Was it inventive ? Did it fit the theme?
Score : 2.5 of 5.0

As far as prison escapes go this one needs a bit of work.  It felt more like an office than a prison.

Bells and Whistles:
Was it just lockboxes throughout the Room?
Score:  2.5 of 5.0

There wasn’t any notable tech per se, but some interesting elements in the room.  Unfortunately after that, there isn’t much more to be impressed with, it was a pretty simple room.  We did not have any issues thankfully.

Intuitive (aka Frustration Level):  Did you have to be in the designers mind to escape?
Score:  3.5 of 5.0

The puzzles were hit and miss.  With this team we were covered in terms of different expertise, however the room could have used some more direction in some areas.  At one point we did need to call a hint, as the puzzles lead us all on separate rabbit trails.  One component that made it difficult is they split your group in two and limit you ability to communicate with each other.  With all that being said, the puzzles weren’t bad.

The hint system involved a walkie talkie, which we didn’t have any issues with.

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

The staff was friendly and their gaming lounge was actually a pretty cool place to hang out (more in line of a friend’s cool hangout than a lounge).

The price is $25.00 / person, which is on the higher end for this kind of experience.

Overall:
 The Cells was an average room that could use a few easy tweaks to make it above-average.  We might revisit to see how their other rooms are.

For more information check out:

http://traphouseroomescape.ca/
Mississauga, Ontario

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