Pokémon Going, Going, Gone

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...
Behind the facade

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...
Happy Ever After

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...
Metapuzzle Theory

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....
Bootlegging Etymology

Bootlegging Etymology

From 1916 to 1927 buying a drink in Toronto could have got you in trouble with the law. Why? Prohibition! Although there was a loophole in an exemption for doctors to prescribe their patients alcohol for certain illnesses (which, curiously enough, was especially high...
Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and mirrors may seem an invention of relatively modern magic, but mischievous artists have been using these tools for much longer than that. At first glance, this 15th century painting by Jan van Eyck appears to be a simple image of a couple to celebrate their...