The scariest time of year in the darkest of night

Experience Where Dark Things Dwell in darkest night! Scare yourself silly with midnight escape games on Oct 21st & 28th. The game closes November 12th. This could be your last chance to play until spring!

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Bring your costume party

We’re inviting all players to show up in costume throughout the month of October. Cosplayers, bring your friends and strut your stuff! Scary, funny, weird – we want to see them all. Pick from any of our games during the month of October.
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“Having the characters in the game turned an already fun scenario into a full-blown experience”

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“Indulging in the fun of a fictional escape… it isn’t often that you get to play like this as an adult”

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“It’s like solving a puzzle but in a much bigger and grander way than you thought before”

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Break the curse at Black Creek Pioneer Village!

Explore a cursed village at dusk. Uncover the secrets hidden among the barns and homesteads, but don’t awaken the dark things that dwell just out of sight… Read MoreBook Now

Become a detective and try to beat our criminal mastermind!

The fan favourite series Murdoch Mysteries is now playable in Toronto, and you're the star detective! Can you discover the clues, piece together the evidence and crack the case? Read MoreBook Now

Escape Room Mythbusting

Great escape room design is centered around challenging and inspiring players. But, with a no spoilers policy afterwards it’s no wonder some myths have emerged! If you're not sure if escape room games are for you, read on and find out why they might just surprise you,...
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Pokémon Going, Going, Gone

In 2016 we saw the emergence of Pokémon Go and since then, countless Pokémon have been spotted around the world! Since only certain types of Pokémon can be caught at certain locations, tourist spots like the CN Tower have become hotbeds for Pokémon trainers. In fact...
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Toronto’s Haunted Highlights

Is this you? “That new game at Black Creek Pioneer Village sounds promising, but I fear the theme might be too much for me. Is it really that scary?” Well to answer your potential question... that depends! The theme about a cursed village might seem scary, but what...
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Behind the facade

Here at Secret City Adventures, we’re lucky enough to run our escape games at some of Toronto’s most important and beautiful heritage sites. But these buildings have more than just a pretty exterior, so we thought we’d share some of the lesser known facts about their...
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Luck Dodgers: Superstitions of the 21st Century

Next month, the 13th falls on a Friday! Often thought to be unlucky, we thought we’d have a look at some of the other most pervasive superstitions… and a couple you might not have heard of before!   Opening an umbrella indoors Although we all get out our...
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Happy Ever After

Here at Secret City Adventures we’re lucky enough to run some great escape room games in Toronto’s iconic castle Casa Loma. Seen here while still under construction in 1913 complete with horse and (sort of) carriage, it’s a classic “fairy tale castle”… but where did...
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Puzzles of the Past

Puzzle and game enthusiasts young and old have been enjoying our Real Escape Game experiences in Toronto since 2015. But did you know, these Japanese games are widely considered to be the progenitors to the Escape Room puzzle genre dating back over a decade! Inspired...
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Metapuzzle Theory

Escape rooms or immersive games sometimes use different types of puzzles to tie other puzzles together. At Secret City Adventures, we call this type of puzzle a metapuzzle. A metapuzzle is a puzzle whose components are determined by the solutions to other puzzles....
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Leftover Laws

Our latest escape game Where Dark Things Dwell at Black Creek Pioneer Village is played in an imagined world of the occult with actors… But did you know that until last month there was a law prohibiting pretend witchcraft and fortune-telling still on the statute books...
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Codebreaking 101

According to a recent review by Inside Toronto, our latest escape game Where Dark Things Dwell has “anagrams that would have stumped Alan Turing” so let’s have a look at what you’re up against… Can you remember what he invented? If the ‘enigma machine’ immediately...
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