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# 210595 3-Apr-2017 12:52
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I have done a number of escape rooms lately (and got out in time every time) and are going to go to an Auckland one soon.

 

I see there is:

 

 

 

Auckland
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Escapade NZ                     http://www.escapadenz.co.nz
Great Escape                     http://www.greatescapethegame.co.nz 
Escape Masters                  http://www.escapemasters.co.nz
Break and Escape               http://www.breakandescape.co.nz 
The Real Escape Game        http://www.realescapegame.co.nz 
Dream Constructor Escape   http://www.dcescape.co.nz 
Escape Rooms New Zealand http://www.escaperoomsnewzealand.com
Hex Escape Room               http://www.hexescaperoom.co.nz 

Christchurch
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Escape Artists                   http://www.escapeartists.nz 
Crate Escape                    http://www.crateescape.co.nz 
Locked In Christchurch       http://www.lockedin.co.nz 

 

Palmerston North
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The Real Escape Game        http://www.realescapegame.co.nz 

 

Hamilton
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Perplexity                         http://www.perplexity.co.nz 
Confinement                      http://www.confinement.co.nz 

 

Tauranga
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Escape Masters                   http://www.escapemasters.co.nz 

Rotorua
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Escape Masters                   http://www.escapemasters.co.nz 
Adventure Rooms                http://www.adventurerooms.co.nz 
Ultimate Escape                  http://www.ultimateescape.co.nz 
Rotofobia                           http://www.rotofobia.co.nz 

 

Taupo
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The Locked Room                http://www.thelockedroom.co.nz 

 

Wellington
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Escape Mate                     https://www.escapemate.co.nz 

 

Dunedin
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Escape Dunedin                 http://www.escapedunedin.com 

 

Queenstown
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Escape Quest                    http://www.escapequest.co.nz 

 

Anyone who has been have any positive (or negative) remarks ? Or know of any others not listed? Please not spoilers.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1753726 3-Apr-2017 13:02
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Following as this sounds cool!


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  # 1753732 3-Apr-2017 13:10
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I've done one in Queenstown and one in CHCH, we did the Queenstown one the day after i proposed to my girlfriend and the lady did say the rooms make or break relationships as you have to work as a team to be successful. Thankfully we passed the test haha


 
 
 
 




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  # 1753740 3-Apr-2017 13:20
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I have done 2 of the Queenstown Rooms and they are a lot better than the first one I did a few years ago in Sydney.

 

I would recommended the Queenstown one as it is well set up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1753742 3-Apr-2017 13:21
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Another one for your list

 

Escape Rooms New Zealand (Takapuna)


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  # 1753761 3-Apr-2017 13:31
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i have done escapade. we did the Tavern for a work xmas thing.

 

Was good fun

 

 


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  # 1753818 3-Apr-2017 14:28
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evnafets:

 

Another one for your list

 

Escape Rooms New Zealand (Takapuna)

 

 

 

 

Epic, Thats a 5 min drive from my house. I know we are doing this weekend with the boys hahahaha. 


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  # 1753820 3-Apr-2017 14:33
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Thanks for the post. TIL what that game is all about:

 

"An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape....Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom."

 

For office plankton, locked in the corporate world 5 days a week - sounds like a familiar game, doesn't it?

 

"Think, solve the puzzle, earn your freedom.."

 

Unfortunately for many involved in that "real life game" (aka employment) the freedom is earned from 5pm to 6am next morning when the game starts all over again :-)

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1753841 3-Apr-2017 14:48
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Ah yes.. what an escape game is..

 

You are normally locked in a room and the idea is to get out using clues/items etc in the room within an hour.

 

For example find key in drawer
Key opens lock on a briefcase which has a few pieces of papers in it.
Using a ultra-violet setting on torch (which was in the room at the start) see another number on one of the pages which opens a safe.
Safe contains a magnet on a string.
String can be used in the Room for a certain task..

 

Then it gets hard...

 


An example of a full room escape is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp3TyTFkSmw

 

Which you can see the types of things you will come across. That room is quite an easy room IMHO but some are a lot harder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1753854 3-Apr-2017 15:10
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Would love to try this out, did not realise we had a couple in Christchurch , will organize a session for the staff who would like to try it. I love this sort of fun.





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  # 1753856 3-Apr-2017 15:11
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There's one in Palmy (looks like a branch of one of the Auckland ones) which I haven't been to (but am keen to try when I get the time):

 

http://www.realescapegame.co.nz/palmerston-north-branch.html

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1753865 3-Apr-2017 15:28
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I have tried this one. I quite liked it, we did the one with identical rooms (race to finish first) - theme was Superheroes. They have various levels, (Easy, Medium, Hard and Extra Hard). We went with Hard and managed to finish it (with clues). 

 

 

Auckland
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Escape Masters                  http://www.escapemasters.co.nz

 

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  # 1753883 3-Apr-2017 15:52
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I've done both 

 

Escapade NZ                     http://www.escapadenz.co.nz
Break and Escape               http://www.breakandescape.co.nz 

 

and can recommend both - Break and Escape was a bit different in that it actually involved moving furniture (ie revealing a trap door etc) which I hadn't experienced before.


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  # 1753886 3-Apr-2017 15:57
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fastmikey:

 

I've done both 

 

Escapade NZ                     http://www.escapadenz.co.nz
Break and Escape               http://www.breakandescape.co.nz 

 

and can recommend both - Break and Escape was a bit different in that it actually involved moving furniture (ie revealing a trap door etc) which I hadn't experienced before.

 

 

Isn't this what they call a spoiler?





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  # 1753895 3-Apr-2017 16:09
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I wonder if these Escape rooms are a recruiting aid for overseas Embassy "adjutants"

 

 





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Did one on a friend's birthday party in Hamilton and it was fun. Can't remember the name but its on London street in CBD.




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