We got a sneak peek of downtown Dartmouth’s latest, and pretty unique to the area, attraction.
Tic Tac Go Escape Room & Games is set to open this week, and final touches are being carefully finished as the steampunk era clock ticks down.
First an escape room, this will surely bring the clever and the curious down to test their wits. With the opening theme being based on rail, Rebecca Sarah Potvin says this is not only a fun theme for an escape room, being trapped in the car of a spooky old train, but there are subtle hints of maritime history to be found throughout the room. And having a Quebec / Maritime connection is important to the family run business, which offers service and games in both official languages.
Starting with the decore, right from the start your eyes will be drawn to both subtle and less subtle displays. With a strong steampunk theme to the general gathering areas, you will observe some pretty creative and locally built displays.
The experience expands not just to the main attraction, but also looking to offer a gaming room for those who are interested in any type of game, including roleplaying games, board games and so on. A large room filled with tables midway down the hall offers a place to wait for your turn to enter the main attraction, a place to mingle, and a game room. As the family owned and run business grows, they are hoping to add food and snacks to add to the comfort and enjoyment of their services.
So what is an escape room? You and up to 5 others enter a themed room and will have one hour to complete the mission to“escape” the room. To win and escape you will have to find hidden clues and solve challenging puzzles throughout the room. You will need to take a close look at every item in the room, some which will lead you in the right direction, some which may be misleading, and some that are not helpful at all, so you and your team will have to develop a system to work together as needed, or split up and cover more ground. Putting your clues together will either lead to a successful escape or doom.
Currently, teams of 3 to 6 people can enter the room. It’s ideal to currently book online but walk ins are welcome, and more info can be found at their website (info below) There will be an eventual expansion to another room which will double as both a game themed room as well as escape room. More info on that will also be on their website.
Props for this family run escape room come from local builders who work in the film industry, making the authentic look and feel of the themed room realistic and believable. The themes will change over time will be advertised of the new upcoming themes provided on their website. Regardless of theme, look for a touch of Quebec / Maritime flare somewhere in each theme.
This escape room brings an entertaining and unique touch to downtown Dartmouth Links to their webpage and contact info can be found at the bottom of their invitation to join them opening night.
(PS: We won’t show the bulk of the escape rooms, you will have to go see this!)
Montreal transplant and freshly sprouted CEEDling, Rebecca-Sarah Potvin is pleased to invite you to the Grand Opening of Tic Tac Go Escape Room & Games on Thursday March 7th, 2019 at 4:30 pm
Potvin is excited to open the doors to this fully bilingual escape room, and invites you to join her at 31 Queen Street in Dartmouth for the Grand Opening celebrations. There will be face painting for kids, an amazing cake from Delectable Desserts Inc., and boardgames will be available to play in the future board game café space (board game cafe is targeted to open summer 2019).
Attendees who reserve their escape room experience during the event will get to “scratch and save” for a chance to win 50% off their escape room booking. The winner for the Grand Opening Contest will be announced, there will be giveaway prizes from Stone Pizza and Portland Street Creperie, and attendees will be entered into a draw for a free box of donuts from Vandal Doughnuts.
This new bilingual entertainment hub, Tic Tac Go Escape Room & Games, will provide patrons with an exciting and mysterious adventure experience in both official languages, with rooms designed and built by Potvin and her team of veteran set builders and designers from the local film industry. Tapping into the talents of these creatives has helped shape the most immersive escape room experience in the Halifax region.
Source : Media Release