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Happy birthday Wellington!

17-11-2020

It's the 1st anniversary of Escape Masters Wellington! We wish our branch a very happy birthday and many more amazing escape players! Thank you guys for your support in the past year!

Now come and celebrate with us in one of our thrilling rooms and take on a new challenge:
join the Defence Minister in the situation room to stop a meteor from hitting Wellington,
outsmart a dastardly clown and retrieve your stolen belongings back from the Escape Royale Circus,
help the Royal family get their Royal Jewels back from the pirates,
escape from the clutches of a serial killer,
or challenge your friends by competing in our identical Prison bus escape rooms.

Find your choice of room at Wellington Escape Masters and be the next Escape Master!

THE NEW MUTANTS

09-09-2020

Thanks to our friends at The Walt Disney Company, Escape Masters Auckland CBD, Rotorua and Wellington have your chance to WIN ONE of FIVE double-passes to see the exciting thriller, the THE NEW MUTANTS:  https://youtu.be/GbJjJx5RwhE !

You have managed to survive our thrilling escape rooms, now it is your chance to survive the new horror thriller, The New Mutants, in the cinemas? Comment below who you would take with your for your chance to win a double pass to The New Mutants movie. The lucky winner will be drawn on the 11th of September 2020.

#NewMutants see it on the big screen in participating cinemas NOW! Starring Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton.

For T&Cs pleases check our FB page.

Father’s day gift

02-09-2020

Celebrate Fathers day with Escape Masters this Sunday! All you have to do is to like the post and comment below why your fatherly figure is amazing. We will raffle out ten winners for each Escape Masters location on the 5th of September 2020. Each winner will receive one free entry for their fatherly figure on Father’s day, the 6th of September 2020. Winners will be notified on our Facebook page.

Terms and Conditions
Competition and Free entry is valid only at Escape Masters Auckland CBD, Rotorua, Manukau and Wellington branches.
Only one account per person can enter.
Only 10 winners from each branch will be drawn.
This competition will run from the (02/09/2020-05/09/2020).
Winner will be announced on the 5th of September 2020 on Facebook.
Free entry must be used on the 6th of September 2020.
Free entry must be used by a fatherly figure.
One fatherly figure per group.
Free game may not be redeemed for cash (unless required by law).

Have you missed out on your birthday?

17-05-2020

Celebrate with Escape Masters and play for FREE now!
Thanks to everyone's efforts over the past few weeks, New Zealand has made history and now we’re open again. Come and celebrate the end of the lock-down with one of our Escape Rooms and receive a FREE entry for yourself if you had your birthday during lockdown.
We can assure you our escape rooms are sparkling and meet all the health requirements to keep you safe! Please read our previous blog post for more info on what measure we have implemented.
For terms and conditions please visit our facebook page. (promotion ends 31 May 2020)

Happy Mother's day!

10-05-2020

Embark on a thrilling adventure together this mother’s day: play a remote escape game at Escape Masters!
Enjoy our 60-minute online virtual experience from the comfort and safety of your own home with your Mother this Mother’s day. The escape game will take place in our actual escape rooms with a live game master who will act as your eyes and hands while you and your team direct them from home.
Come and get your escape fix with your Mother, remotely from home!

See you soon!

24-03-2020

We have moved to Alert Level 3, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced it on 24/03/2020. This means mass gatherings cancelled and public venues closed.

For this reason, Escape Masters must close for a minimum of 4 weeks.

Please watch this space as we will advise you with any updates here.

Stay home and be safe!

Corona-19 UPDATE

19-03-2020

We continue to be open and offer fun, entertaining, and mind-challenging escape rooms.
However, in light of the escalating COVID-19 situation Escape Masters are working closely with the Ministry of Health's guidelines to best protect our customers and staff and to offer a safe environment for all of us to share. 


Some of the measures we have put in place:


Minimise close contact:



  • All bookings are private. This means that whoever you book for will be the only people inside the escape room.

  • Booking times for both escape, outdoor and VR games have been staggered to minimise close contact with other customers. Teams are starting and finishing at different times.

  • If different teams are using the lobby at the same time, we provide different waiting area zones for them that are at least 3 meters apart.

  • All VR games are played in individual booths to minimise contact with other VR players.

  • We are using contactless greeting for customers and between employees.


Minimise chances of exposure:



  • We are asking customers if they have been overseas in the past 14 days. Customers that have been overseas in the past 14 days will not be allowed to play as per the government’s self-isolation requirements announced 16th March 2020.

  • We are also refusing entry to players that are unwell and displaying symptoms of the virus.

  • All players are to register before playing so that we can comply with any Government directives regarding the need to communicate with customers.


Cleaning:



  • We continue to clean the escape rooms between bookings, but we have decided to take extra precautions as a result of the virus with additional cleaning before and after each game.

  • The amount of time between bookings has also been increased so there is time to thoroughly clean the escape room. 

  • Some of our stringent cleaning measures for the escape rooms include wiping down surfaces and puzzles with disinfectant, as well as using disinfectant sprays on keys, locks, door handles and switches.

  • Tablets that players use for registration and during the game are also disinfected between each game.

  • All VR equipment is disinfected after each game.

  • The cleaning protocols also apply to our lobby where we wipe down all tables and chairs with disinfectant before arrival and after the departure of all customers. 

  • Our high-contact warm-up puzzles and games have been removed from the lobby.

  • EFTPOS terminals are cleaned regularly. 


Personal hygiene and handwashing:



  • We recommend washing your hands with soap and water before and after in our bathrooms.

  • We also have hand sanitizer (subject to supply) that customers can use before and after their game.

  • Posters have been put up encouraging correct disposal of tissues in the rubbish bin and sneezing/coughing into a bent arm.


Flexible bookings:



  • We understand that due to the circumstances you may have to modify, postpone or cancel your booking with us.

  • Our staff is here to help you. Bookings can be modified, postponed or cancelled at any time. No cancellation fee will be applied and full refunds will be given in Auckland CBD, Rotorua, Wellington and New Plymouth.


Employees are well informed and prepared:



  • All staff are well informed of the situation and are following the guidelines and recommendations of the Ministry of Health.

  • Employees are not to come into Escape Masters under any circumstances if they are unwell, or exposed to the virus and required to self-isolate.

  • Employees are required to self-isolate for 14 days if they have been abroad - as per the government requirements. They will not be allowed to come into Escape Masters during this time.

  • Our staff are following strict handwashing and sanitising methods when resetting and cleaning rooms.

  • The staff that are able to work remotely have begun home office.


Looking after your mental wellbeing:



  • It is important to stay on top of your mental well-being during these distressing times. 

  • The current position from the Ministry of Health is that the chance of widespread community outbreak in New Zealand is low. But it has been predicted that the restrictions are here to stay for a while to keep us safe.

  • Escape Masters can be a refreshing activity to compete with the close contacts that you meet on a daily basis - friends, family or coworkers.


The wellbeing of our customers and staff is of our highest priority at such times so we appreciate your patience, cooperation, and understanding.


If you do have any questions or concerns please get in touch at info@escapemasters.co.nz.


The Team at Escape Masters

Get ready New Plymouth!

12-03-2020

Escape Masters is now open in New Plymouth. We have 2 rooms for you to choose from: zombie invasion and pirates. Do you have what it takes to escape the zombie invasion and sneak aboard the pirate ship to steal back your treasure? If that’s not enough for you, continue to watch this space as there are more rooms to come!

Escape from the Prison bus

29-02-2020

Assemble your most competitive friends and prepare to break out of Escape Masters' prison bus and prove your innocence before you have to serve a life sentence at Wellingtons Maximum Security Prison. The good news is that we got two of the prison buses waiting for you and your mates! These are identical escape rooms, meaning you can battle it out against another team at the same time in the same setting with the same puzzles. Are you ready to take this challenge on?

Who is your Valentine?

11-02-2020

Valentines Day is just around the corner and we’re giving away an escape game for you and your loved one! There’s nothin’ like the frustration of doing an escape room with your significant other, so visit our social media platforms and enter the draw to win a free escape game at Escape Masters Auckland CBD, Rotorua and Wellington. You will simply have to comment who your Valentine is below the post and get lucky to win the draw.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY TREAT GIVEAWAY!

19-12-2019

The end of the school year has finally arrived! We're so pumped, that we're celebrating by giving away some sweet, sweet goodies for you and your mates to devour. Enjoy these after you play your free game of your choosing, with us at Escape Masters! Simply follow the Facebook link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/escapemasters/ to be in to win this awesome deal. Happy holidays!

Corporate Christmas 

10 Dec 2019

Work hard and play hard: We’re holding a business card raffle!

It’s that time of the year. Round up your co-workers, Escape Masters Auckland CBD, Rotorua and Wellington is sharing the Christmas spirit by holding a business card raffle to celebrate all the hard work you’ve done this year!
Drop your business card in the raffle box after your game and head over to our Facebook or Instagram post and comment on who you want to win with. T&Cs are on our facebook pages.

Rotorua birthday

25 Nov 2019

A big third happy birthday to Rotorua!

We're celebrating the three year anniversary of Escape Masters Rotorua! As a gift to you all, we are holding a sweet, sweet raffle. Since we’re feeling pretty stoked, everyone wins a prize! Score!
Head on over to our Facebook or Instagram page and check out the full description and T’s and C’s. Woo hoo!

Hello Wellington!

14 November 2019

Escape Masters has arrived to Wellington, the big capital, not too long ago. We pride ourselves in bringing you uniquely crafted escape rooms with completely different worlds. We have had many successful teams crack the codes and solve our puzzles so far. The question is: which escape room will you escape from?

Will you try to get yourself out of the eerie, bloody hands of the Serial Killer, or keep a close hand to your pockets and run for your dear life, before the ruthless clown of Escape Royale Circus makes a joke out of you, or gather up your leadership skills and save the world from a meteor strike?
And if you have tried them all, the good news is...
 a brand new action-packed experience is coming to you soon - the Prison Bus. Prepare yourself, to escape from your wrongfully charged time in jail in time.. Before it is too late. 

World friendship day

31 July 2019

The 30th of July marks a special date - World Friendship Day! Escape Masters is celebrating this wholesome event celebrated globally, by giving away an Uncle Tetsu cheesecake in the Auckland branch, and a 50 minute VR game for two in Rotorua! All you have to do is to solve the riddle “If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you won’t have me“ on Facebook or Instagram, and you’ll be in to win a special treat for you and your friends when you book in a game with us!

Gather your friends to enjoy a special bonding experience in one of our escape rooms now! The more the merrier.Happy World Friendship Day, from Escape Masters.

Experience our first escape room in Wellington

14 August 2019

Not too long ago, the newly established Escape Masters branch at the capital of New Zealand had been the hype amongst fellow thrill seekers and problem solvers alike. The next exciting thing is the opening of the first new room, in Wellington! This will be the first room to be revealed, out of the staggering seven other rooms in this branch! Who knows, you might even spot the Prime Minster paying a visit!

Can you guess what the room is? A hint: this one is definitely an old favourite of Escape Masters. You will be in the draw to experience this newly created room! Just guess what this room will be on our Facebook or Instagram channels, and if you guess correctly.. There will be a good chance you will be the first to play this new mysterious room! T&Cs on our social media pages.