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Improbable Escapes - "The Cure for the Common Zombie"

Updated: Mar 14


LOCATION:  Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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📝  ETR DECODER

  • 🔑 GAME: The Cure For The Common Zombie

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: May 15, 2023

  • 🎬 GENRE: Zombie, Horror

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 2 Players): 6.5/10

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 2-6 PPL

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 60 Mins.

  • 💰 PRICE: CAD $89.95 (3PPL), $29.95/PP (Each Additional)

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private

  • 🔓 ESCAPED/ COMPLETED?: YES

📖 THE STORY

You and your team are the last survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Rumor has it, a cure has been stashed in a research facility in Canada. Time is running out and you are humanities last hope…

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🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • The game designer was clever at utilizing the blue lighting and the stairs down into the entrance area of the game to create an illusion of an arctic sensation. At times you would even feel cold breezes in various parts of the rooms.

  • The objective was clear and every time we completed a task, we received a confirmation.

  • We really enjoyed a deduction puzzle that was created by pipes and air ducts. After solving the problem, we felt like engineers.

  • There was a puzzle in the room that we solved without using the intended way. We were glad that the game master didn’t interrupt our flow and let us complete the puzzle with our own “solution”. Since everything in the room was fair game (except if your actions might damage their props), this unexpected discovery made it more realistic to us.

🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • A color sticker on a prop made one of the initial puzzles confusing. It’s probably best just to take away the color to avoid red herring.

  • One of the props in the room could have been more impressive if it actually would move.

  • A puzzle towards the end could be quite difficult for a small group since it’s on a timer. If the difficulty level could be adjusted for group sizes, it might be fairer to players.

🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

This game is located at their headquarters (Downtown) location. All the themes here were inspired by movies. If zombies aren’t your cup of tea, then perhaps you want to visit a Mayan temple or dive in a submarine or investigate a creepy hospital or maybe even become a student at the famous wizard’s academy! There’s something for everyone. Although we wanted this game to have a bit more jumps scare and eerie vibe, it is more geared towards families. So, these might be the friendliest zombies you’ll ever encounter! If you’re passing the Kingston area during your Canada trip, definitely go play some games at Improbable Escapes. And if you can’t make it in person, they do offer remote versions of some of their games as well.


ℹ️ ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Street parking using HONK mobile app

  • Seating & Merchandise for sale in the lobby

  • Lockers available

  • You’ll need to go down a flight of stairs for this game

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Disclosure: We thank Improbable Escapes for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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