All those crime and horror shows you've binge-watched on Netflix have prepared you for this very moment:
Captive Rooms, an entertainment company in Toronto, produces a horror-themed, murder-mystery escape room that's sure to get the hairs on your back standing. The game is named Charlotte, after a girl who was murdered by her father in an old house that is now haunted.
You and your friends must solve the crime, which has remained unsolved for the past two decades. But beware — there may be more to the house than you guys think...
The game description reads as follows:
"The bizarre murders of Charlotte and her little sister at the hands of their seemingh deranged father shocked this close-knit commjunithy and still resonates to this day. Now, 20 years later you and your tea have returned to the scene of the grisly crime. There has always been something about this crime that just didn't add up. Why did Gerald Grundy murder his daughters and then kill himself? What didhe do with the bodies? So many questions. Will you find out what really happened in this sinister old house or will you possibly share the Grundy's fate?"
The game takes place in the house's attic, and the decorations are incredibly realistic. While there are no tech features in the room, there are plenty of features that will make you feel like you're actually in a haunted house — the entire room is dark, the wooden floors are squeaky, the paint is peeling off the walls and there are creepy props are placed all over the room.
Charlotte accomodates 2-7 players at a time and takes around 45 minutes to complete. There are several puzzles to solve throughout the room, and each team has 2 hints at their disposal. The cost to play is $27 per person and bookings can be made online.
Are you brave enough to solve the mystery of Charlotte?