Over the past few weeks, our inbox and phone has been flooded with messages wondering when we are opening. I’m sure many of you are wondering the same thing. Why aren’t they open yet?? So I thought I would take some time to update everyone on the status of The [?] Adventure and when you can finally book a time slot.
Starting a business is a time-consuming process, and right from the start we decided as a business we wanted to do things the right way. We have visited escape rooms that skimp on safety, fire regulations, and proper permits, and while they are often still fun experiences, as business owners we want to make sure each guest knows that they are walking into a building that has been checked over and approved by all the appropriate people. What we didn’t realize, however, was how lengthy a process going about things the proper way would be. We have consulted with architects, engineers, and city officials to make sure that our escape game meets any and all expectations. We are just waiting now for the city to stamp our plans and then we’re off!
What about the games? One of the hardest things to try and decide is whether an escape room business is going to have good puzzles before anyone has even tried it! Our games have been designed ourselves and have been ready to set up for several months now, but we can’t build them without the proper permits. Many places will go the route of purchasing pre-made games, or they will cut corners and create their own without doing the research. While we can’t tell you that everyone loves our games (no one has played them fully yet!), we can tell you that the games at The [?] Adventure have been designed with the population of Hamilton in mind, and the puzzles come out of dozens of conversations of what could have been and what we would have liked to see in the escape rooms we have personally done.
So please bear with us as we work out the final stages of this journey! If you’ve stuck with us through this whole post, we can tell you that we will be open in March! We’re hoping to start off the New Year with a bang, but for now, you’ll just have to hold tight. In the meantime, you can pre-order a gift voucher for your favourite enthusiast! Just click on the “Rooms” tab and scroll down.
All the best for the holidays!
-Mike and the team