Lost and Found in Chinatown

Lost and Found in Chinatown
8.75

Atmosphere

90/10

    Equipment

    90/10

      Creativity

      90/10

        Puzzles

        80/10

          Pros

          • - Get to explore outside
          • - Suitable for beginners

          Cons

          • - Affected by poor weather conditions
          • - Last part is rushed

          The premise of this game intrigued me, because while it was called an escape game, you play most of the game wandering around Toronto’s Chinatown. So what are you escaping exactly? Well, it turns out that the latter part of the game does require an escape.

          This game was designed to be played by a team of 6, so we teamed up with our friends Errol and Manda from Room Escape Divas. It was a hot and sunny day, which made it rather uncomfortable, especially considering that you’re pressed for time and need to move quickly. We learned that they ran the game rain or shine, and would provide raincoats and umbrellas for rainy weather. That would not be fun, in my opinion, but I guess that’s the risk you take when you run any kind of outdoor event. Another concern that was raised by some was that parts of the game required going into alleyways, which could be dangerous, especially at night.

          A unique spin on the game was that if your team completed the tasks quickly, you would be given bonus tasks. Interestingly though, you only got 10 minutes for the very last part of the game, regardless of how quickly you completed the first part.

          All things considered, our team had a good time. It was a refreshing take on the typical escape room, and definitely beginner-friendly as there weren’t many puzzles to be solved; most of the game consisted of tasks to be completed instead. So while it’s not representative of a typical escape room, I still recommend it if you’re looking for a different experience or something less puzzle-heavy.

           

          Secret City Adventures
          81 Huron St, Toronto, ON M5T 2A8

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