You’ve been framed. You only have 10 minutes to figure out WHO framed you, WHAT was stolen and WHERE are those criminals that did you wrong before the Sheriff comes to take you away.
Welcome to the Locked Room, Calgary Stampede Style.
The Locked Room has trapped people of all sorts since 2014, all desperate to survive from the possibility of Zombie Attacks, Bomb detonations, mutinous pirates and deranged wine makers looking for a more human vintage. Founded by Kyle Fitzgerald and Adil Hooda and inspired by similar puzzle rooms in Europe, there seems to be no end to the possibilities as Calgarians have struggled to figure out the puzzles and escape their grizzly doom.
But, it’s a challenge, recommended to be done with a group, and actual successful escape percentages seem to run in the low 30% overall. Needless to say, it’s a challenge for all as it needs quick deductive thinking, observation and a touch of inspired desperation.
Now for the first time, the Locked Room has created a mobile Western inspired unit for the Calgary Stampede. Located in the BMO Centre, adventurers have to escape the Wild West from black hats seeking to frame you for serious crimes, and you have only minutes to figure out where those villains are before the Sheriff comes to take you away for good.
A scaled down version of the regular hour long adventure, up to 8 people can enter the room to figure out the puzzles to unlock the chests and get the keys you need to get the TNT to blow the doors open. Time is short, and it gets hot as you frantically struggle to figure out the clues. Remember, observation and clear thinking is key if you hope to escape.
You can find the Locked Room – “Escape to the Wild West” next to the Lottery draws in the main BMO Hall. For $10 a person, and it really is recommended to have more than 1 or 2 sets of eyes for people to work out the clues. And if you especially liked it, why not take a look at the real thing at their 3 locations across Calgary.
Find out more about the Locked Room and their facilities here.
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