What is Fox in a Box - Sherbrooke?

Fox in a Box - Sherbrooke is a premium provider of room escape games for family and team building. Participants sign up for a "mission" (a live experience with a particular theme), are placed in a room and are given 60 minutes to find clues, solve a series of puzzles and hopefully succeed in their chosen mission.

How much does it cost?

Price varies based on the number of players, the day of the week, the time of day and the room selected. Your best bet is to go to https://www.foxinaboxsherbrooke.com/reservation/multiple and enter the date, time and number of people. We have special deals for corporate pricing. Please also note that once the reservation is confirmed, we do not offer refunds. However, you can change the date and time of your reservation at no cost if you do so at least 48 hours in advance. There will be a $50 + tax fee if you cancel or modify your reservation within 48 hours of the scheduled time. If you do not show up on the day of your reservation, no refunds or changes to the date and time will be accepted.

How should I prepare?

This is an activity, and everything you need to do it will be provided. A few key notes: Dress comfortably. You will be moving around, and you will get excited. Stilettos, haute couture and too much perfume are not going to work out. Speaking of stilettos, no tools of any kind are necessary. Electronics will be stored safely for you, and weapons are not allowed in the facility. This is about using your mind and communicating clearly with the rest of your team. Participating under the influence will not help and is strongly discouraged. Anyone ascertained as being "too much under the influence" will be asked to leave the premises. You will be stimulated enough without the need for further stimulants. You will need to sign a release form before participating. It can be filled out before you arrive here If you're looking for more pointers, check out Escape Rooms 101 by Scott Nicholson. It's an excellent introduction to the genre and what to expect.

What time do I need to arrive?

Please arrive at the appointed time for your game. We do budget some leeway, but if you show up more than 5 minutes after the appointed time, you risk forfeiting part or all of your time slot. This is because each mission rotates on a 90-minute cycle; we cannot cause delays for other teams following yours. You will need a few minutes to check in and deal with any last minute restroom breaks. Then 5 minutes will be dedicated towards an introduction which includes the scope of your mission plus rules of the game. Each mission lasts up to 60 minutes (less if you escape early). After the game, another few minutes are set aside to take your team photo; most teams also want to talk about their specific gaming experience. The whole event lasts 80-90 minutes.

Team sizes

Team sizes typically range from 3 to 6 players. The ideal group is between 3 and 5 players. While two people can play, it is much harder to achieve a mission and there is a minimum charge assuming 3 players, but you will enjoy it regardless. If you're a larger group (7+), we recommend splitting into multiple rooms or play Life sentence: Head to Head. That way everyone still has plenty of fun.

Accessibility and special requirements

Our rooms have varying level of accessibility; people who are mobility-challenged and require the aid of a wheelchair or walker can fully enjoy some of our rooms. If you have concerns, please contact us to discuss before booking a room. Our missions do not involve any real fear factor and they are all private so are suitable for those concerned about sharing an experience with strangers or those who scare easily. Seats are readily made available in the room(s) if a team member needs to rest for a while. In summary, while you won't be physically challenged you will be mentally challenged, so prepare for that. If you have any special considerations or questions, do not hesitate to email info@foxinaboxsherbrooke.com for more information.

Children, Teens, Parties and Age Limits

Our escape rooms are great for Children and Teens. Each room has a dedicated Game Master who is watching and listening to what is happening within the rooms. We encourage the children to explore, work out the clues and work together as a team but the Games Master can give multiple hints as and when required to make sure the game keeps progressing. Some rooms are better suited for younger players. We modify the adult versions of Prison Break and Bunker for a younger audience. Ages 10 and above is recommended, but everyone is welcome to play. Children under 8 play for free. Ages 15 and under require a guardian to be present onsite during the game but the guardian does not have to partake in the game. Please Click Here for more information on Children, Teens and Kids in our escape rooms.

Are players locked in the rooms?

No. Fox in a Box - Sherbrooke has taken the live "room escape" to the next level and missions go beyond a simple escape. Teams need to succeed in a thematic mission, accomplishing many tasks along the way. The room door is closed yet unlocked the entire 60-minute session. Those attempting to escape from The Prison, have a "panic button" which will unlock their cell in the event that claustrophobia or another emergency occurs, however this action will forfeit this particular game. If an unexpected restroom break is required, participants can exit and return back to most games, the exception being prematurely unlocking the cell in The Prison.

Are reservations required?

No, But it is strongly recommended that you do.

Can I host my children's birthday there?

Fox in a box - Sherbrooke is a perfect place for hosting children birthday party. Whit Bistro fox in a box, we have enough space for group up to 57 peoples. We also serve foods and drinks or you can have something prepared by Foodies pizza delight or Sushi Taxi.

Is this scary/gory?

The emphasis in all of our rooms is on having fun, so dramatic tension, surprising sound effects and ominous music are definitely used. Those of a particularly sensitive nature (like my 13 year old daughter), might be scared or disturbed. As for gore, in the case of the Zodiac, there will be blood, periods of group separation and some periods of darkness -- it is for 18+ years old only. In the case of the Prison and Zodiac , you will be locked in (albeit with a "panic" button which lets you completely out). The Bunker is an attempt to save the world from nuclear annihilation which some might think of as scary (my 13 year old daughter was all good). And if you are unsure about breaking into The Bank, please know that our guards are not armed and the worst (or best) thing that might happen is that you are sent to The Prison (extra charges and pre-arrangements are required).

Team building events & venue

Fox in a Box - Sherbrooke is an excellent choice for corporate or educational team building events for groups of up to 48 (or 96 with some extra splitting). Team members have to work together and use logic, creativity and communication skills to overcome problems and "escape." As a paid option, your Human Resource manager may sit with our Room Master and observe the game in order to garner insight into team dynamics. We also offer open bar & food packages at Bistro Fox in a box. And we have an organizational instructor who can set up a formal team-building retreat. Fox in a Box - Sherbrooke really is the ultimate team building venue! Email info@foxinaboxSherbrooke.com for further information on corporate or educational team building events.

Do you buy your room designs?

All of our rooms come from the Fox in a Box franchise based in Sweden. So, if you have not played at a Fox in a Box, you will not have played our rooms. (For those who are curious about why this question even exists, many escape rooms purchase rooms from design vendors, change the names and so on. And for people who have played many escape rooms, it's quite possible that those players will experience the exact same room albeit with a different name. As you can imagine, this is a frustrating experience for all parties.)

What if I need more time?

Unfortunately, standard bookings are for 1 hour. There might be some cases, at the gamemaster discretion, that you are allow some more time... but hey, you might be caught in another dimension...