Amaze Ottawa escape game is the newest addition to Ottawa’s escape room scene. Located in the Byward Market, Daniel the owner of Amaze came to Ottawa with the hopes of offering unique escape rooms that differ from what is currently available in the National Capital Region.
Currently, there is only one room open which is called Parliament’s Bomb, but an additional room Dr. Byward is currently being built. The theme for Parliament’s Bomb room is one of Guy Fawkes (a man known for plotting the assassination King James by exploding the House of Lords) descendent is planning on blowing up Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings. You and your team must enter the descendant’s clock shop to uncover his plans and disable the bomb to save the members of parliament.
Together with 3 other escape room experts, we tackled Parliament’s Bomb which was simply outstanding. One of the goals of Amaze is to offer unique puzzles, unlike the typical math, sorting size and other mundane puzzles found at other escape rooms. Everyone on my team marveled at the well thought out and clever puzzles that were fun to solve. The theme of the room was very established, with all the decor and puzzles perfectly coming together to tell an engaging story. The end result was an exceptional room that I highly recommend you try as it one of the best in the city.
After escaping Parliament’s Bomb Daniel was kind enough to give me a behind the scenes tour of the new room Dr. Byward which looks amazing. Unlike many escape rooms that are limited by short ceilings, Amaze is located in a large former garage with high ceilings, and Dr. Byward promises to make the most of extra space which further enhances the room’s design. Without giving any spoilers, it promises to be a magical room you won’t want to miss.