What is Breakout Saint John?

Immersive Experience

Breakout Saint John is an award-winning escape room complex in Saint John, New Brunswick that offers a unique and fun form of entertainment that has been exploding around the world in recent years. Our players must find clues and solve a series of puzzles in an attempt to escape or complete a room’s mission before time
runs out.

We're a locally-owned business.

In 2015, Breakout Saint John launched as New Brunswick’s very first escape room complex. Since then, this locally-owned and family-run business has relocated, expanded and adapted to offer locals, visitors and escape room fans a variety of award-winning entertainment options to immerse themselves in while having a great time.

We're all about immersive entertainment.

Every experience at Breakout Saint John, or with their sister company Outwit Adventures, is a unique and thoughtfully-designed adventure. What started with two escape rooms has grown to include half a dozen themed rooms, portable mini and mega games, virtual options and app-based outdoor clue hunts. There is an experience at Breakout ready to entertain and engage any group or family, for any party, event or workshop.

We're the game designers.

In both on and off-site games, players are challenged to find clues and solve puzzles in an attempt to complete a mission before time runs out. Each game is an original idea, straight from the local Breakout team, and each is thoughtfully designed for players to be completely immersed. Think of it like experiencing what it would be like inside a movie, book, or video game. Players have limited time to solve puzzles and find clues, and all of the adventures are expertly crafted at specific difficulty levels, to ensure everyone doesn’t escape/beat the clock, but that they have a great time regardless of the outcome.

Brent Pugsley

Brent Pugsley

Gamemaster

Favorite room at Breakout: The Lost Treasure of Captain Kidd

What future room would you want to create at Breakout? Rescue the Princess from a Dragon: Samurai Edition

What is your motto or personal mantra? “If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue.” – Paul Gauguin

Favorite band/artist, book, and comedian:

  • Band: Phish
  • Book: The Two Towers
  • Comedian: Robin Williams

What’s your favorite ’90s jam? Kiss from a Rose by Seal

If you could be any animal, what would you be? Saber-tooth Tiger

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Sushi & Kobe Steak

John Veinot

John Veinot

Keymaster

Favorite room at Breakout: The Nightmare

What future room would you want to create at Breakout? Edgar Allan Poe

What is your motto or personal mantra? “Let’s do it to it.”

Favorite band/artist, book, and comedian:

  • Band: July Talk
  • Book: Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Comedian: Mitch Hedberg

What’s your favorite ’90s jam? No Diggity by Backstreet

If you could be any animal, what would you be? Shark

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chicken Lo-Mein

Julie Pugsey

Julie Pugsey

Manager / Co-Owner

Favorite room at Breakout: The Lost Wand of Jewel Wintercloak

What future room would you want to create at Breakout? Mafia or Dream Themed

What is your motto or personal mantra? “Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you.”

Favorite band/artist and comedian:

  • Band: Mad Caddies
  • Comedian: Adam Sandler

What’s your favorite ’90s jam? San Dimas High School Football Rules by The Ataris

If you could be any animal, what would you be? Dog

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pasta

Matt Pugsley

Matt Pugsley

Game Designer / Co-Owner

Favorite room at Breakout: The Nightmare

What future room would you want to create at Breakout? Spaceship

Favorite band/artist, book, and comedian:

  • Band: Any punk music
  • Book: Thesaurus
  • Comedian: Myself

What’s your favorite ’90s jam? Basket Case by Green Day

If you could be any animal, what would you be? Dragon

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza

Taylor Merrithew

Taylor Merrithew

Gamemaster

Favorite room at Breakout: Trapped 2

What future room would you want to create at Breakout? Submarine

What is your motto or personal mantra? “Endure and survive.”

Favorite band/artist, book, and comedian:

  • Band: Mother Mother
  • Book: Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Comedian: Wilbur Soot

What’s your favorite ’90s jam? No Scrubs by TLC

If you could be any animal, what would you be? Panda

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Lobster

Tim Benson

Tim Benson

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Favorite room at Breakout: The Lost Wand of Jewel Wintercloak

What future room would you want to create at Breakout? Haunted Cathedral

What is your motto or personal mantra? “In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.” -Iroh

Favorite band/artist, book, and comedian:

  • Band: A Perfect Circle
  • Book: Magician by Raymond E. Feist
  • Comedian: Steve Hoffstetter

What’s your favorite ’90s jam? Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

If you could be any animal, what would you be? Bat

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Red Thai Curry

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Birthday Parties Saint John

Inject next-level excitement into your special day with a Breakout Party! Our fun-loving, high-energy team is the perfect fit to host both adult and youth (10 and up) birthday celebrations…or as we like to say: the young and the young-at-heart.

Book your birthday

Gift Cards

Looking for a unique gift instead of resorting to cash in a card? Gift an Escape Experience at Breakout Saint John. Our gift vouchers are perfect for not only the puzzle lover or escape room enthusiast in your life, but for anyone who likes spending time doing fun activities with friends or family.

Buy a Gift Card

Enthusiast Passports

Brand new or long-standing escape room fanatic? Purchase an Escape Room Enthusiast Passport here at Breakout Saint John (or other participating Atlantic Canada locations) and collect unique stamps for each room you play!

Buy a Passport