Crypto Escape Rooms – The Cursed Temple

Crypto Escape Rooms is located in Newmarket, just off the 404, on Davis Dr.  Its located on the upper floor of a building shared with a bowling alley.  We decided to go up with the #REDivas with high expectations based on all the hype around the room.  We were greeted by GMs Chris, Stephen and their new staff, who seemed to be juggling their time between us and a jam-packed night.

Creativity and Design: Did it sell the story / theme?
Summary: Every room is better than the last, take your time to appreciate the design.

+ great intro video that begins right in the room!
+ the set design is solid, unique and tells the story well.
+ excellent storytelling mechanisms that enhance the immersion
+ Easily our favourite Museum/Tomb room thus far.

Bells and Whistles: Was it more than lockboxes?
Summary:  Definitely worth seeing if you love tech.

+ No tech hiccups and No lockboxes
+ Intuitive uses of tech applied to puzzles
+ Well-timed story elements that play well with the set design.
+ Our favourite pieces were in the final and second room

Intuitive:  Did you have to be inside the designer’s mind to solve it?
Summary:  No headaches and perfect for a team outing.  

+ Lots of task-based puzzles, accessible to newbies and pros
+ The puzzles were straightforward, we didn’t need any hints
+ Requires good team communication and encourages teamwork.
+ Great cohesion with story elements, other than 1 puzzle we felt it was great storytelling.
+ Responsive walkie talkie hint system.

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

GMs Stephen, Chris and their budding team are always a pleasure to chat with.  It seems The Curse Temple took them 6 months to build, and the quality of it shows.  They hope to have their newer games (planning for another 2) up even quicker.  We’re already eager to see what they can cook up.  For a small, but sturdy team that has only been operation for less than a year, they run a well-oiled machine.

The price is $25 / person, which is one of the best price-for-experiences in the GTA.

Overall:  Believe the hype, this room deserves it.  Book this room before you’re on the waiting list.

For more information check out:
1220 Stellar Drive Unit #206
Newmarket, ON