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Giveaway: Escape City’s Explore Edmonton Escape Room

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One of my favourite escape room companies in Edmonton is Escape City on the south side (5916 104 Street). Mike and I have tried all of their rooms and rank them as some of the best in the city.

That’s why we were excited to hear they had launched a new room this fall and even more thrilled to be invited to give it a try! 

Escape City’s new room is called Quarterback Sneak and it has a pretty cool backstory. 

This room was actually developed in partnership with Edmonton Tourism

Escape City has a Saskatoon location, so Edmonton Tourism initially approached Escape City to see if they could come up with an “Explore Edmonton”-themed escape room that would promote our city to escapees in Saskatoon. 

The room opened in Saskatoon in July and was so well received that they decided to bring it to Edmonton too! 

Escape City Edmonton
West Edmonton Mall featured in Quarterback Sneak!

In Quarterback Sneak, it’s Game Day. The Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders are set to square off in the CFL Western Final and your team’s star quarterback, Arms Magee, has been kidnapped by the notorious superfan group known as the Gridiron Gang. With only an hour until kickoff, it’s up to you to save the season. Can you force a fumble and intercept Arms in time to get him back on the field?

There are four “Explore Edmonton” areas featured in the room:

West Edmonton Mall, Elk Island National Park, ICE District, and Old Strathcona.

Escape City Edmonton
Lots of great local restaurants featured in Quarterback Sneak!

We tried this room with our friends Tyler and Lyndsay, and had such a great time. 

I always love Escape City rooms but what I loved most about Quarterback Sneak, was seeing all of the familiar Edmonton landmarks, logos, and memorabilia. As a big fan of Edmonton, it was truly delightful to see local gems included in this room. 

Escape City Edmonton
Inside Quarterback Sneak.

You get an hour to try and escape the room (+ 2 minutes for the start-of-room video) and two hints (though, could ask for more but if you’re feeling competitive, you should try to complete the room with less than two hints). 

Escape City Edmonton
The Pokemasters did it!

There are some pretty cool puzzles in this room, and we were able to complete Quarterback Sneak in 39 minutes and 25 seconds! Not the quickest time, but not bad (and it got us on the winners’ board!) 

Escape City Edmonton Quarterback Sneak
We make a pretty great team.

We loved Quarterback Sneak. It was done with the same great storyline, high quality production value, and neat puzzles that you’ll find in any of Escape City’s rooms. 

Thinking about it from a Saskatoon perspective- I could see this room encouraging people there to want to check out what our great city has to offer!

And I think it’s really cool that Edmonton Tourism wanted to do this escape room partnership. We have a pretty great Tourism Board here, and the room totally got me excited about exploring Edmonton (even as a lifelong resident). 

Date Idea: Try Quarterback Sneak, followed by a visit to one or all of the different areas featured in the room!

** GIVEAWAY ** 

Enter to win a free game of the Quarterback Sneak for up to 6 people at Escape City! 

How to Enter

Receive 1 entry per method below: 

    • Leave a comment on this blog post telling me where in Edmonton you’d recommend people explore
    • Tweet this: I want to try @escapecityyeg’s #ExploreEdmonton @EdmontonTourism escape room! Hope I win @lindork’s giveaway: http://linda-hoang.com/explore-edmonton-escape-citys-quarterback-sneak-escape-room-giveaway #yeg
    • Like my Facebook Page Lindork – Linda Hoang and leave a comment on my Escape City giveaway post, tagging a friend and telling me where in Edmonton you’d recommend people explore
    • Like Escape City’s Facebook Page

I’ll pick a random winner out of all entries received by October 20, 2017.

Good luck and thanks to Escape City for inviting me to try their room and helping me arrange this giveaway!

Linda

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Disclaimer: I will always provide my 100% honest opinion on this blog. Escape City invited me to try Quarterback Sneak (for free). This does not impact the opinions stated in this post. I am a big fan of escape rooms (especially Escape City’s!) 

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She’s also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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  • Ali

    I recommend people explore the river valley! There’s so much awesome on the city paths to explore!

  • Sheralee Tumm

    Expore one of Edmonton’s rec centre’s for some fun and fitness!

  • Shannon Stuart

    Explore the many paths and tiny escapes from the city that exist in the small stretches of forest throughout. When you walk or drive by they just seem like patches of trees, but they often have paths in them and exploring them makes you forget you’re in the middle of a busy city. Great if you live a ways from the river valley.

  • Rachel

    I would recommend people check out whyte ave!

  • Davita

    The river valley is always beautiful. Or those Instagramable walls make for a fun adventure through the city ;)

  • Kaitlin Fong

    I’d recommend they explore Whyte ave. It’s such a nice area and has lots of shops and festivals. There’s always something happening there!

  • Miranda

    The river valley!

  • Alana

    While in Edmonton everyone should explore the High Level Streetcar, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, take Ina. Show at the Jubilee and explore our amazing River Valley!!

  • Danika

    I would recommend checking out some of the instagrammable walls in the city ;)

  • Eva Urban

    Our family went to Ice Castles YEG at Hawrelak park. According to their FB page they will be returning yet again to Edmonton. It was breathtaking – FAMILY approved.

  • Marlo

    I definitely tell people to explore Edmonton’s festivals – we love the Shakespeare in the Park festival best. This room looks so fun!

  • Brenden

    I’d recommend you check out the river valley!

  • Frank Wong

    People need to check out the River Valley and the End of the World ;)

  • Helena

    You have to walk through our river valley. Check out our parks, the escape from the City within the City. Check out the coolest three stores in Edmonton – located side-by-side – Silk Road, Kent of Inglewood and then KnifeWear. You haven’t lived until you cut a tomato with a $1,000 hand forged knife by a 3rd generation Japanese bladesmith at KnifeWear. Then end your day with an incredible dinner at Rge Road.

  • Shannon

    Definitely the river valley! And the accidental beach, when the weather was nicer

  • Jason

    I would take them to the duchess for some world class baking and then down 124th street.

  • Danielle

    I would recommend people explore our cities historic sites! They have so much to offer as far as entertainment and education.

  • Jessica Silva

    I would recommend Denizen Hall for live music, arcade games with a fun socail enviroment.
    I would recommend End of the world for a beautiful view of the river.
    The Rec Room for games, bowling, and axe throwing.
    & tis the season for Deadmonton, check out the haunted abandoned theatre for a scream or two.

  • Sophia

    A food/cocktail crawl of all the great local restaurants here!

  • Josephine

    I always tell people to walk down 124 Street – it’s one of my favorite areas :)

  • Deanna

    I always tell people to check out the Ledge, followed by something delicious downtown or on whyte! And if they’re here on a weekend, to check out Theatre Sports at the Citadel- a super must!

  • Amit

    Iโ€™d recommend the ravine that runs through millwoods. Good entrances and exits from the Jackson heights Neighbourhood. Nice place to bike as well.

  • Brianna

    Anywhere in the River Valley would be my favourite place to explore!

  • Linda Hut

    How about yegdt and the pedway?

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