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Online Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms Hosted On Zoom

Play an Escape Room From Home

Stuck at home or want to enjoy an escape room together with a friend across the world? We bring the real life escape room experience into the comfort of your own home!

A Hosted Game for Groups of 2-8 Players

Our Locked Room gamemaster will host & guide your team through the entirety of the 55-65 minute gameplay. Book a time through our website booking system.

Teambuilding Events for 9-32 Players

We can host teambuilding, birthday parties or an online event for any occasion. Large scale online games are available for groups of up to 32 player, only $20/person.

If you are a group 9+ players please email us in order to reserve your group’s online escape. We recommend contacting us at least 2 weeks in advance, as we will need to schedule multiple gamemasters to host your group’s event.

In The Media

CTV News Post, May 15th: Locked Room Online Escape Game

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When your business model involves physically locking a group of people inside a room, it’s a challenge when something like COVID-19 forces them to stay apart.

However, a Calgary recreation business took the challenge head on and has adapted to get in line with the social distancing measures brought on by the coronavirus… Read More

Escape Room Reviews

"A Great Way to Spend a Friday Night"

Allie W. – Calgary, AB

A few of my friends and I participated in the virtual escape room – Billy Bonkers Candy Factory. It was an awesome experience, and a great way to spend a Friday night. Kyle was a great host, he made sure everyone could hear and see the screen okay before we began. I would definitely recommend doing this during a global pandemic!

Single Game Setup

Up to 8 players. $20 per person. Minimum charge of $80.

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Requirements to Play

  • The Zoom Video Client (download & setup the free app prior to the game: zoom.us)
  • A computer with a webcam, microphone, & speakers (phone or tablet also permitted)
  • Paper & pencil
  • Wits, intuition, & imagination!

If you are unfamiliar with the zoom video platform we highly recommend setting up a meeting and doing a microphone, webcam & speaker check prior to the game start time.

Generally we recommend a single computer connection per household as otherwise an audio echo can occur. Teams planning to use multiple computers in a single house must be sure they are playing from different rooms and cannot hear one another.

Large Online Event (9 – 32 players)

Looking for a large online team-building event?

$20/person, compete as multiple teams

We run multiple  games simultaneously with the use of breakout rooms on Zoom. Choose from any of our three games!

Our event format:

– All players join the main meeting for the intro to the game
– The group splits into separate teams of 5-7 players
(each hosted by a different Locked Room gamemaster)
– We bring everyone back to the main meeting afterwards for a post-game discussion (which team has the fastest time, favorite puzzles, funny occurrences during the games)
– Total event time: 70 – 80 minutes

A preview of our online escape game “Starship Titan 1-C”

Email Us To Book a Large Event: Bookings@thelockedroom.ca

Our Online Escape Games

Billy Bonkers' Candy Factory

Story:
It’s difficult to compete in the big candy business, and it’s made even more difficult when Billy Bonkers opens a new candy factory in your small town and steals your secret candy recipe.

You know the only thing to do is take matters into your own hands and steal back what’s rightfully yours…

Difficulty: 5/10

Age Requirements: Content appropriate for all ages. Recommended for ages 12+ with a minimum of one adult if any participants are under the age of 14.

Play Billy Bonkers' Candy Factory

Oswald's Marvelous Museum

NEW GAME!

Story:
Your uncle Oswald has always been a bit of an eccentric, travelling the world in search of new antiques to add to his collection. But when he suddenly disappears after bringing home a new artifact, you fear the worst, and head over to his workplace to investigate.

Difficulty: 7/10

Age Requirements: Content appropriate for all ages. Recommended for ages 16+ with a minimum of one adult if any participants are under the age of 14.

Play Oswald's Marvelous Museum

Starship Titan-1C

Story:
In the 22nd century, star travel is pretty mundane. Sure, there’s always a fixer on board, someone the computer will wake if it senses anything has gone wrong, but it’s been decades since a fixer has been needed.

And so as you leave the Earth’s orbit, it doesn’t bother you that you have absolutely no idea how a starship functions…

Difficulty: 8/10

Age Requirements: Content appropriate for all ages. Recommended for ages 16+ with a minimum of one adult if any participants are under the age of 14.

Play Starship Titan-1C

Frequently Asked Questions

Cost

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

All of our online games cost $20/pp with a minimum charge of $80/game.
We recommend a maximum of 7 players per team but we do allow up to 8 players for a single event.
If you have a group of more than 8 players please E-mail us in order to coordinate a multi-team event.

DO I NEED TO BUY A ZOOM ACCOUNT? I THOUGHT THERE WAS A 40 MIN LIMIT?

No, you will be fine with the free version. The games are run by Locked Room staff with paid accounts, so there isn’t a 40 minute limit on the meeting time. It is recommended that players download zoom & setup a free account prior to the game. If players are unable to install new software on their computers the game can also be played through a computer browser.

Online Escape Game Information

WHAT TIME ZONE ARE GAMES LISTED IN?

Please note that all games are run on Mountain Time (Calgary time).

ARE THESE GAMES SUITABLE FOR GROUPS OF ADULTS OR ARE THEY DESIGNED FOR KIDS?

All four games are designed for groups of adults, with our lower difficulty rooms (BONKERS + SCROOGE) intended more for casual escape room players (people who have from 1 to 6 escape games of experience), while our two higher difficulty rooms (MUSEUM + STARSHIP) are intended for more veteran players. But as it’s a hosted game, you can really choose whichever you wish and enjoy it.

We find groups of 11-13 year olds are able to enjoy our Billy Bonkers game as long as they have at least one adult present who is joining them in the game.

We don’t recommend this event for groups of children younger than 11, but if you had a single 9 or 10 year old who was playing with the family that would okay.

HOW MANY "PLAYERS" DO I NEED TO BOOK FOR?

It’s the same as our in person escape games. A player is any person who we are entertaining with our escape game. Generally anyone who is sitting down and paying attention for the duration of the event would count as a player, while someone who comes into the same room for a few minutes to grab something would not be considered one. We also wouldn’t count children who are too young to actively participate (generally 6 and younger) who are just hanging out while you play.

Though it’s clearer for some customers if we charge per computer connection instead, we didn’t think it was fair if a family of four living in seperate houses to pay more than a group of eight friends who’ve gathered together to crowd around a single computer.

So if you have 6 people who are going to hang out, that’s 6 players, or if you have 8 people who want to join in, that’s 8 players in total.

IF WE'RE ONLY LOGGING IN WITH 6 DIFFERENT COMPUTERS, CAN WE HAVE 6 COUPLES IN A SINGLE GAME?

No, as that would be 12 players trying to play in one game, which would be too many. An analogy would be trying to book 20 people to play basketball with only one basketball and hoop. If 10 people is sort of the max number of people who can play at once, with 20 players, you’d just be watching most of the time which wouldn’t be nearly as fun.

For our online games it doesn’t matter how many computers you are using to log in, it’s how many people are playing that’s important.

HOW LONG IS THE GAME?

The games vary, but can take anywhere from 40-80 minutes to complete, with 55-65 minutes being the average. Our Locked Room gamemasters will play through the entire online game, even if the group “runs out of time”.

I SEE YOU ALLOW UP TO 8 PLAYERS PER GAME. HOW MANY DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE?

We think 5-7 players per team gives the best experience as our gamemaster will only able to hear one screen at a time and this helps to ensure that everyone is able to actively participate in the game. But we do allow up to 8 players maximum in a single game.

WHAT IF WE HAVE MORE THAN 8 PLAYERS?

If you have a group of more than 8 players we can have multiple Locked Room gamemasters run a multi-team event in order to accommodate the group. We will run a meeting with the entire group and utilize breakout rooms to split up into teams of 5-8 people.

Please e-mail us at: bookings@thelockedroom.ca if you would like to reserve a multi-team event. We recommend giving at least 1 week’s worth of notice for our multi-team setups as we’ll need to coordinate multiple gamemasters schedules for the event.

WHAT IF MY PLAYER NUMBERS CHANGE?

Please send us an email at: bookings@thelockedroom.ca and we can adjust the reservation for your group.

For single game events (up to 8 players), we will provide a refund if more than 48 hours notice is given, or a credit if more than 6 hours notice is given.
No refunds or credit will be given for less than 6 hours notice. For larger events (9+ players) different rules will apply.

CAN MULTIPLE PLAYERS SHARE A SCREEN?

Yes, if you are in the same physical space sharing a screen is not a problem. But we don’t recommend 6 players huddled around a cell phone.

SHOULD WE USE MULTIPLE DEVICES IF PLAYING IN A SINGLE HOUSEHOLD?

It depends. If you have a computer large enough that everyone can see and hear the same screen, that would be best. If not, you may use multiple devices but if you do, they cannot be in the same room. If the audio is being picked up from both devices it will create a loud ringing feedback or echo. It is always best to test your setup on zoom prior to the game time to avoid hardware or software issues.

Headphones are also recommended in this setup for the same reason.

IS THE HOST STREAMING FROM INSIDE AN ESCAPE ROOM?

No, this is not a game where we are walking around & streaming one of our existing escape rooms. We felt that the streaming experience did not do our existing escape rooms justice and that it did not translate well to the online format.

Instead we’ve created a brand new online experience that is catered towards the online format. Our game-masters will be making use of images through a screen share as well as narrating the story.

CAN WE PLAY ON FACETIME OR ANOTHER PLATFORM INSTEAD?

No, at this time all of our gamemasters are only trained on the Zoom platform, and the game makes use of functions in that app. Using different video streaming platforms may be something that we look at doing in the future. If you have a suggestion please email: bookings@thelockedroom.ca.

Payment Questions

WHAT PAYMENT OPTIONS DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept payment by Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard, or America Express.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
  • For single game events (up to 8 players):
    Cancellations more than 48 hours prior to the start of your game will be given a full refund.
  • Cancellations between 6 hours & 48 hours will be given credit so they can re-book for free, but no refund will be given.
  • No refunds or credits will be given for short notice cancellations made less than 6 hours before your start time.

    Please ask us for details if booking a multi game event (9+ players) as different rules will apply.

Please email: bookings@thelockedroom.ca in order to change or cancel your booking.