GET TO

KNOW US.

HELP YOU

ACHIEVE SUCCESS.

We'll work hard to

Paris July, 2014

After playing our first escape room.

LAURA

HAWKINS

SHEA

KOSOKOWSKY

SHAUN

GRAY

KALEIGH

GRAY

CONNOR

FORRESTER

Business Development Manager

KYLE

PARADIS

Sales and Operations

FULFILLMENT AND INSTALLATION

GAMEMASTERS/

ENIGMA ESCAPES OWNERSHIP GROUP

GAMEMASTERS

TEAM

ALLAN

HAWKINS

BRENDAN

ROSENFELT

SARAH

GROUETTE

GAGE

TRUDEL

JIL

PEARSON

We’ll guide you through the permit process…trust us …..that part can be difficult and annoying.  And we’ll provide you with business plan support as you work through your financing and deliver wildly popular, challenging escape rooms – everything from soup to nuts.

We can’t wait to speak to you more about how owning your own escape room business can change your life.  It has certainly changed ours.

Our History.

Gamemasters Live Escape Rooms was developed

by Laura and Allan Hawkins and our daughter

Shea Kosokowsky.

We were inspired to develop our own escape room business after playing several games in Athens, Paris and Dublin.  In just a few short months, along with family members Shaun and Kaleigh Gray, we opened Enigma Escapes in Winnipeg, Canada with two escape rooms in January, 2015.

Enigma Escapes prospered and grew.  Based on demand we quickly added two larger capacity rooms.  We still couldn’t keep up with consumer enthusiasm, despite 7 other escape room companies opening in our city of less than a million people.

By August of 2017, Enigma Escapes will be operating ten escape rooms in three different locations in the city.

As game developers we keep up with trends and new technologies by regularly attending escape room conferences and playing games (we love playing escape rooms) around the world. This summer we are traveling to Eastern Europe with several of our staff to play rooms in Prague, Croatia and Italy.

Gamemasters Escape Rooms.

Overwhelmed by the response to our unique rooms and business, we created Gamemasters Turn Key Modular Escape Rooms to enable like-minded entrepreneurs to capitalize on this unique business opportunity.

Through Gamemasters and other joint ventures, we are proud that our rooms are operating in sixteen cities across North America.

What’s thrilling about this entertainment genre is that we are still in our infancy.  Escape rooms have been a powerful form of entertainment in Asia and Europe for nearly ten years, but it is just getting a foothold on this side of the ocean.  There is no more fun or rewarding way to take charge of your own financial future than by getting in on what is really the ground floor of the phenomenon.

 

 

Our Background.

Laura has owned a successful advertising agency for over 25 years and brings that knowledge and experience to the table both for game development and for marketing and supporting our partners.  Allan is a clinical psychologist who has created a dynamic and effective team-building program that ties solid teambuilding research to the activities taking place within the escape rooms.  Shea brings a fresh, youthful perspective to game development with a critical eye to ensuring games appeal to a discerning audience.  She also handles all Human Resources at Enigma Escapes and provides experienced support to Gamemasters partners in this area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Team.

The executive group is joined by Connor Forrester, Director of Sales and Marketing and Kyle Paradis, Sales and Operations.  Both Connor and Kyle began as Gamemasters at Enigma Escapes and know the operational side of the escape room business and our rooms inside and out.  Rounding out our team are a talented and hardworking young adults who are masters of procurement (shopping), installation and training.

Experience and Support.

Together we have worked through the trials and errors of owning an escape rooms business and we bring a solid business plan and exceptional escape rooms to you.  We can help you choose your location, develop a workable and sensible floor plan that allows for good traffic flow and eases congestion. (Can we be honest and say our own lobby is too small?)  Who knew it would get so crazy busy?  We didn’t when we first started.

St. Louis

Escape Room Conference

New Orleans

escape room tour