Roundabout Canada – The Ninja
Roundabout Canada is located downtown in the Yonge-Dundas area, situated just above a Marble Slab Creamery. We went with the #REDiva after being invited by GM Ken to try out their latest.
**Note your experience may differ because we played this on the first week**
The story revolves around the player going through their final trial before they are full fledged ninjas. It was our first ninja themed room so we didn’t know what to expect.
Creativity and Design: Did it sell the story / theme?
Summary: Well designed and simple. They made the most of their space.
+ Great set design and props, overall their best room in terms of design
+ A compact space, but they make use of every inch of it
+ Props fit the design of the room well.
Bells and Whistles: Was it more than lockboxes?
Summary: Integrated tech that plays well with the story.
+ Interesting tech uses that keep players guessing and fit the storytelling
Intuitive: Did you have to be inside the designer’s mind to solve it?
Summary: Simple and fun puzzles!
+ Responsive Hint system: walkie talkie hints
+ We understood how to solve each of the puzzles, with only one hiccup in the start
+ a good mix of task-based and “A-HA” puzzles
+ requires good team communication to get through the room.
Staff Support/Price : Were they friendly? Were they helpful? What was the Damage?
Gamemaster Ken was eager to show off his latest room, and we were very pleased with it. Overall it had strong Japanese tones (heck you even have to take off your shoes before playing) and it seems he had done his research on how to apply puzzles to some actual ninja facts.
The price is $28 / person plus tax. Compared to their Yonge-Dundas neighbours it is priced appropriately.
Overall: The Ninja room is definitely one of our favourites at Roundabout. It is easier room than their other offerings, but it brings something unique and (somewhat) authentic. Don’t wait, go test yourselves with the Ninja room!
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