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Online Escape Rooms

The Locked Room Presents: Hosted Audio Escape Games

A Live-Hosted Game

Our Locked Room gamemaster will host & guide your team through the entirety of the game.

Unique Game Scenarios

No longer limited by the constraints of the physical world we are able to provide some truly creative scenarios in our online games.

Play At Home

Stuck at home or want to play with a friend across the world? That’s now possible with our online escape games!

Our Online Escape Game Is Now Open

BOOK AN ONLINE ESCAPE GAME

$75 Per Game (up to 6 people)

Our online games are approximately 60-75 minutes in length.

Single Game Setup (up to 6 players)

Requirements to play

  • A zoom account (setup a free account prior to the game: zoom.us)
  • A computer with webcam, speakers, & a microphone is recommended for optimal game-play
  • Game can be played with a tablet or phone if a computer is not available
  • Paper & pencil

Please Note: 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.

Number of Players

Our online games are designed for 2-6 players.

Recommended Screens

We recommend a maximum of 3 video connections.

Multiple Game Setup (up to 30 players)

Looking for a large online team-building event?

$20/person + compete as multiple teams

We organize multiple games to run simultaneously with the use of breakout rooms!

Our format for running multiple teams:

– All players join the main meeting for the intro to the game
– The group splits out into separate teams of 5-6 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)

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 comes to town.

He opens a new candy factory in your small town and steals your secret candy recipe.

You know the only thing you can do is take matters into your own hands and go to visit his factory for yourself.

Difficulty: 5/10

Age Requirements: Content appropriate for all ages (ages 12 & up recommended – min 1 adult required for groups with participants under 13)

Play Billy Bonkers' Candy Factory

Starship Titan-1C

Story:
In the 22nd century, star travel is pretty mundane. The crew sets a course, turns on the autopilot, and settles in for a 30 year sleep.

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 (ages 12 & up recommended – min 1 adult required for groups with participants under 13)

Play Starship Titan-1C

In The Media

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

Escape room business offers virtual playgrounds during the pandemic

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

Online Game Reviews

"A Great Way to Spend a Friday Night"

Allie W. – May 20th, 2020 (Google Reviews)

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Cost

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

All of our online games cost $75 and can be booked for up to 6 people. We recommend a maximum of 3 devices (video connections) for optimal gameplay experience.

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.

Online Game Information

HOW LONG IS THE GAME?

The game takes approximately 60-75 minutes to complete on average. The game can vary in length depending on how well the team does. Our Locked Room gamemasters will play through the entire online game, even if the group “runs out of time”.

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND A MAXIMUM OF 3 DEVICES?

With the nature of how the online game is played, we recommend a playing setup with 3 or less video connections. Our gamemaster is only able to hear one screen at a time and adding a lot of connections may result in players talking over each other & some feeling left out of the gameplay.

WHAT IF WE HAVE MORE THAN 6 PLAYERS?

If you have a group of more than 6 players we can have multiple Locked Room gamemasters run simultaneous games in order to accommodate the group. We will run a meeting with the entire group but utilize breakout rooms to split up into teams of 5-6 people. Our cost for a multi-game setup is $20/pp.

Please e-mail us at: bookings@thelockedroom.ca if you would like to setup multiple games in this format for a group of more than 6 people.

WHAT IF MY PLAYER NUMBERS CHANGE?

The online game has a maximum or 6 players. If you are still at 6 players or less there is no need to contact us with a change in players. If your group has become more than 6 players please send us an email at: bookings@thelockedroom.ca and we can accommodate a larger group by splitting the group into teams of 6 or less & running multiple games ($75/game).

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

This is up to your group, you can choose to run the game by sharing a single screen or on multiple devices.

Important note: If you choose to setup multiple devices for multiple players in the same household please note that they likely cannot be in the same room, as this will create a loud ringing feedback if both devices are playing the same audio. 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 <INSERT VIDEO CHAT APPLICATION> 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.

WHAT TIME ZONE ARE GAMES LISTED IN?

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

Payment Questions

WHAT PAYMENT OPTIONS DO YOU ACCEPT?

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

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
  • Cancellations more than 48 hours prior to the start of your game will be given a full refund.
  • Cancellations between 3 hours & 48 hours will be allowed to re-book for free, but no refund will be given.
  • No refunds or credits will be given for short notice cancellations made less than 3 hours before your start time.

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

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