Images from CreativeCommons “Exit the Room” by Zsolt Dobak
Concrete Playground Sydney recently featured an article on our Australian Outback themed escape room ‘The Forgotten Son’. Check it out here:
We quite often get asked by players what things they can do before or after their escape room. The beautiful thing about Redfern is that not only are there many existing restaurants, cafes and pubs, but also a raft of new offerings popping up!
If you’re after a coffee, meal or a well deserved post escape room drink, we can strongly recommend…
If you’re after a nice warm bowl of noodles with broth
What started in Melbourne has now opened in Sydney and right across the road from us.
Sek Fun BBQ Noodle House
It may not look like it, however this is by far the best bbq roast meal in the city of Sydney!
Milkbar by Cafeish
Sometimes you just gotta hit that craving
Such a good name for a cafe!
Bars & Pubs
Every time I come in there’s a craft beer I’ve never had before.
You never would’ve known about this place unless someone told you about it!
As they say, a sensual dining experience
Moya’s Juniper Lounge
Sweet and delicious gin cocktails
Have a drink, enjoy a boogie
Hustle and Flow Bar
Bit of funk and a whole lot of soul
Expedition Sydney is delighted to present our first Leaderboard for ‘The Forgotten Son’.
For the people that have already played, did you make the top 3?
If you’re not comfortable with your name on the the leaderboard or you believe this is incorrect, get in contact with us and we will remove it.
We recently invited Scott M to try out ‘The Forgotten Son’ who’s a big time escape room enthusiast based in Sydney.
It was an absolute delight to have him try out the room. Check out the review here:
Expedition Sydney is looking for a ‘Game Master’ to work in a casual capacity, based in Redfern. Skills required are:
Extremely high focus on customer experience,
Facilitate groups through escape room sessions and resets,
Fundamental knowledge in electronics and IT,
Ability to solve problems spontaneously,
Desire to lead a growing team,
Demonstrate initiative and strong work ethic,
Have fun and have a bit of a laugh!
If this sounds like you and you’re keen to do something new, submit your CV through to:
Subject: Game Master Casual - <your name>
Happy Holidays Sydney,
We will be open over the days between Boxing Day and New Year. Sessions will be available from 10am through to 8pm for:
So if you’re still around Sydney and looking to burn those Christmas calories with a little brain power, do come down and join us!
It’s been fascinating to see how the escape room ‘movement’ has progressed since my first experience over 6 years ago.
Initially rooms were relatively simple with key or combination pad locks being used to progress the players through the room.
Much like the coffee market, there are some companies which simply look to churn as many people through to increase revenue by mass production - think Starbucks. This was evident during my recent experience at an escape room in Melbourne. It was relatively bare bone being able to cater for corporate groups of up to 6 vs 6. It was still enjoyable however the theme or atmosphere of the room was very low. There was no story line and I felt like there were just puzzles for the sake of having puzzles. We blitzed the room however walked out feeling something was…. missing.
Back to my coffee analogy, if you’re looking for a greater experience where the beans are freshly roasted and the milk is steamed to perfection, you’ll start searching for the boutique or neighborhood cafes with the special beans and end up getting that repeat business.
Now with puzzle/game designers now able to leverage software, electronics and other automation, the escape room experience has evolved and it now really is the case of ‘the sky is the limit’. The types of puzzles has now broadened and the user experience is greatly enhanced. When that timer starts, you really do feel like you’re in a new world.
Yes it may cost just that little bit more, but at the end of your day - life’s too short for bad coffee.
Hooray! We’ve moved from #97 up to #34 on Trip Advisor’s ‘Fun and Games’ ranking in Sydney. We’ll keep chipping away, making sure that we provide the best experience for our customers!
Nothing says we’re official like a new door sign. Now anyone walking past our shop on Cope St will know we exist. Next, according to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs will be the sense of belonging and intimate relationships… probably going to need a lot more help for that.
We’re so excited to let all of you know that we’re now officially OPEN!!!
The build has been a long and gruelling process, with many ups and downs however overcoming a little adversity it’s finally ready. We would love for you to come and give it a go and let us know what your thoughts are.
What drives us is making sure that you have a fun and immersive experience. We want you to come out with emotions charging, adrenalin rushing and a lot of laughter. So if you love a good time and want to choose life, what are you waiting for?