Your ultimate team building experience

Team Building with Escape Mate

Character-revealing, interactive and a complete crack-up! We split the group, form smaller teams and rotate them around the escape rooms with a variety of activities/games. These are not only fun and challenging but also aim to encourage teamwork, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, strategizing, time management and also trust between team members.

Escape Mate Games are

Dramatic, dynamic, high energy, intellectual team building activities, featuring high- tech puzzles, and complicated crime stories. You’ll have to deal with pressure and time management, while using your brain and collaboration as your superpower! Create strategies, tactics, decipher mysteries, puzzles, and break codes to solve crimes… and of course break your way out in 60 minutes before your team gets ambushed or captured.

Primary benefits

  • Convenient location – Wellington CBD
  • Quick, efficient, entertaining, intellectually challenging activity providing a unique experience
  • Suitable for all groups, no special preparations or skills necessary
  • Flexible appointments
  • Professional, initiative, welcoming, super friendly team
  • Can manage events for larger groups – tailor games and schedule to your requirements

Games

Vault

Suitable for groups of 4-14 at the time, 90 minutes for the total activity, including bathroom breaks, briefing, 60-minute game and photo time.

The LAB

Suitable for groups of 2-8 at the time, 90 minute for the total activity, including bathroom breaks, briefing, 60-minute game and photo time.You can always add this to your event if you wish. The Lab can be booked simultaneously with the Vault, as the Lab is also loaded with high tech puzzles and surprising, challenging elements – just on a smaller scale.)

Spy Game

It starts up with a Spy Qualification Quiz that determines what sort of secret agent everyone in the group is. We will split you into groups and continue with games that test your wit, problem solving skills and reaction time by playing interactive, scenario based games with light puzzle solving – all related to the secret agent theme of the main two rooms. Along with having to interact and co-operate with your team members, it also gives an opportunity to have a good laugh and some friendly competition within your group.

EVENT PROGRAMME FOR LARGER GROUPS

Our Game Masters will rotate the teams around a variety of activities and games. These are not only fun and challenging but aim to encourage teamwork, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, strategizing, time management and also trust between team members. While one team is playing one of our escape rooms (Vault or Lab), the rest of the group will play another chosen activity (Spy or Hostage) in our meeting rooms and then swap over.

    Combinations of games

  • 1.) Vault + The Lab
  • 2.) Vault + The Lab + Spy Game
  • 3.) Vault + The Lab + Spy Game
  • 4.) Vault/Lab Game only

(Adding The LAB to your event schedule is optional)

All of these games are designed to be very different from each other, targeting different skill sets and requiring different approaches. Various types of interactions with team members and their environment as well as testing comfort zones are the aim of these simulations.

Participants can take a break any time during games and refreshments, snacks, hot drinks will be provided at each room. Each game is being played with a Game Master, so there will be at least one Escape Mate Team member looking after the group at all times.

Each game focuses on a combination of problem solving and decision making activities, communication skills, strategizing, time management and trust building simulations. We believe this will help to improve your team’s performance and productivity in the workplace.



NOTE: These game combos are not suitable for small groups, please refer to the table below for the required number of players.

MEDIUM SIZED TEAMS

(16 to 24 Players)
  • Games/Activities
  • Time
  • Event script
  • Price
  • Extra
  • The Vault
  • Max
    90 mins
  • Reserve several following time slots for your group and have your teams arriving after each other within a selected period.

    (You can choose to book for the same day)
  • $40/person
    (inc. GST)
  • Vault + Lab
  • Max
    90 mins
  • We split the group across the two rooms (up to16 players in Vault & 8 players in Lab)
  • $37/person
    (inc. GST)
  • Meeting room can be booked for your event
  • Vault + Spy Combo
  • 2.5 to
    3 hours
  • We form smaller teams and rotate them between activities. Once the teams finish with their games, they will swap over, so everyone will take a turn at the Vault/Lab and progress to another activity.
    The extra activities will be located in the meeting rooms upstairs. There we’ll serve snacks and hot drinks and there will be at least one game master with the team.
  • $49/person
    (inc. GST)
  • -Catering is available also

    can organize your own

    Snacks and hot drinks served

large TEAMS

(Min 25 to 48 Players)
  • Games/Activities
  • Time
  • Event script
  • Price
  • Extra
  • Vault and/or Lab
  • 2.5
    3 hours
  • Reserve several following time slots for your group and have your teams arriving after each other within a selected period. We split the group across the two rooms, they will start at the same time and play simultaneously The Vault can be booked separately or together with the Lab (Vault: 16 players, Lab: 8 players)
  • $36/person
    (inc. GST)
  • Vault and/or Lab+ Spy Game
  • 2.5
    3 hours
  • We split the group in half and form 2 teams. While half the group is playing the Vault and/or Lab, the other half will be playing our Spy Game, while being served with snacks and hot drinks. Once the teams finish with their activities, they will swap over so each team will play both activities.
  • $46/person
    (inc. GST)
  • Meeting room can be booked for your event

    -Catering is available also

    can bring your own food*

    -Snacks and hot drinks served

HUGE TEAMS

(Min 49 to 72 players)
  • Games/Activities
  • Time
  • Event script
  • Price
  • Extra
  • Vault + Lab + Spy
  • 3.5
    – 4 hours
  • While up to 16 players are playing in the Vault, you can also chose to have 8 players in the Lab and the rest will be split between the Spy and Hostage Game. These will take place in our meeting rooms upstairs. Once the teams finish with their activities, they will swap over, rotating around 3 games in total.
  • $40/person
    (inc. GST)
  • Meeting room can be booked for your event

    -Catering is available also

    can bring your own food*

    -Snacks and hot drinks served
A deposit or full payment is necessary to book a session
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Terms and conditions

By booking a game with us you agree with our terms and conditions.

  • You and your team are more than welcome to come for a visit, we are very happy to show you around and have a discussion about the most suitable ways of managing your team building event.
  • We are very flexible with appointments, your business is important to us and we are always glad to hear from you.
  • Please make sure that all your team members are feeling comfortable with the idea of being locked in. The Vault is a 55 square meter space with a few items of furniture, proper lighting, and high ceilings. The door can be opened any given time, and players can be let out within seconds. We also have an emergency exit button installed in our rooms, so that they can easily come out any given time, without interrupting the game. However, we have never had anyone leave the room due to discomfort.

Payments, modifications and cancellations

Please choose your appointment carefully. We are very flexible with times and appointments; do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need further assistance or in case of changes to be made in regards to your appointment.


  • Payments can be made by bank transfers, credit cards (except AMEX), and cash. Cards and cash are also accepted onsite. Please inform us if you require an invoice of your event, and your preferred payment methods.
  • Payments have to be made at least 48 hours prior to the game.
  • You can modify your appointment any time, and we encourage you to keep us updated. In case the number of players, time, or date of your booking need to be changed or cancelled, please inform us asap. If your booking has to be cancelled, we will refund the total amount.
  • We will always try our best to accommodate your team, unless the modification or cancellation was made in the 48 hours prior to the game.
  • If the time or date of the booking has to be modified in the last 48 hours, we will try our best to find a suitable appointment, but we can’t guarantee availability.
  • If the cancellation was made in the last 48 hours prior to the game, unfortunately we can’t refund payments.

Please contact us if you are interested in our extra services, letting us know the size of the group
T: 021 0225 4443 E: booking@escapemate.co.nz

Our clients

  • Government Departments

  • New Zealand Parliament
  • Department of Internal Affairs
  • Inland Revenue Department
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • Upper Hutt City Council
  • The Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Ministry for Primary Industries
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  • The Treasury New Zealand
  • Public Defence Service
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Statistics New Zealand
  • Pharmaceutical Management Agency
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment


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  • Z Energy Limited
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  • Xero Limited
  • Reserve Bank New Zealand
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  • Bank of New Zealand
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