How does a virtual escape room work?
- Play with your team together at home or virtually via video conferencing
- If playing virtually, you should elect one member of the team to access the game and share their screen with the rest of the group
How do we get started?
- Donate using the link provided on our website to receive an access code
- Click the START GAME button on our homepage or on the donation website
- You must use a desktop/laptop computer in order to start the game
- Enter your access code
- The game will begin once the access code is entered
Where does my donation go?
- Escape From Quarantine is a volunteer effort and does not take any profit from your donations
- Donations should be made using the link on our website and 100% of your donation will go to support Canada's Children's Hospital Foundations
- You will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation
What are the system requirements?
- The game must be accessed from a desktop/laptop computer; it is not suitable for phone or tablet devices
You will need internet access
In order to access all clues, you will need access to an Instagram account (one per group) and a music identification app such as Shazam
Ensure the computer audio is turned ON
How long is the game?
- The game typically takes 90 minutes
- There is no time limit
- Feel free to challenge your friends for the quickest time!
Who can play?
- We recommend playing in groups of 1-6
- If playing virtually, we recommend using Zoom, Teams, Meet, or any other video conferencing application with screen sharing capabilities
- One member of the team should be designated to access the game and share their screen with the rest of the group
Can we play with a larger group?
- Of course!
- If playing with a large group, we recommend dividing into smaller teams of approximately 6 players
- The breakout room feature can be helpful if you have a videoconferencing application with this option
- We recommend that you assign one person per team as the lead and have them share their screen with the group
Is this a good team building activity?
- Yes! Our games have been used by many groups as an innovative team building/corporate event
- With so many people working from home, it is especially important to maintain morale and connectivity
- Please see above for tips on playing with larger groups
- You have the option to make a single donation on behalf of the group or individual donations