Crate Escape is a collaboration between Brett O'Donnell, Henry Jones and Logan McMillan. If you're an amateur investigator, keen problem solver and time travel enthusiast, Crate Escape is the perfect way to test your metal.
In 2016, Brett O'Donnell, Henry Jones and Logan McMillan placed a non-descript container on the Corner of Armargh and Manchester Streets. This was the start of Crate Escape. The team spent approximately six months developing the idea and about $25,000 to get it off the ground.
Crate Escape is part of the ‘escape room’ phenomenon taking over the world. Visitors are locked into the space and must use logic, find hidden clues and solve mysteries to escape within the allotted time. Crate Escape is suitable for people of most ages, all you need is a team of 2-6 people! It's a great experience for the family, have a laugh with mates or bring a crew for a team building experience.
The site had previously been an abattoir and the site of the flagship Verkerks small-goods shop in Christchurch. The site became vacant after the earthquakes and a number of different projects happened on the site including Gap Golf, art installations and more.
The site was sold in mid-2019 but Crate Escape continues to go from strength to strength. Since opening in 2016, Crate Escape has added two more adventures, changed their name to Codebreakers and have further plans in development for 2020.
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