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...

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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...

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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...

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Puzzles of the Past

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

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

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

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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