This Wild Adventure App Turns Entire Canadian Cities Into Escape Rooms

Via Lonely Planet

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Do you want to experience your city in a whole new way? Now you can! Unearth your city with Mystery Towns, a scavenger hunt/amazing race mashup that will take you on a tour filled with brainteasers, clues, and games. And all of it is straight from an app on your phone. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Mystery Towns has just released an app that is basically an outdoor escape room. All you need is a smartphone and the homies to go on this fun-filled adventure. So far, the app is only available in 11 cities throughout BC and Alberta, but we have plenty of faith that its popularity will lead to it spreading across the country.

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Okay, here’s how it works: first, you book your adventure and pick the date. Then you’ll be sent some clues that will take you to different locations within the city. These might be local businesses, restaurants, iconic sights, you name it.

At each location, you’ll find a hidden word or solve a puzzle that will unlock your next clue and take you somewhere else! Once you’ve unlocked them all, you’ll have seen more of your town than you thought possible in one day. It’s an out-of-the-box excuse to act like a tourist in your own home. Plus, the problem solving and brainteasers are sure to make your squad smile.

Go try it out and let us know what you find!


Where: Check it out here

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