Frequently Asked Questions

What Makes Activate Games a Safe Experience? >

As our world continues in this strange, unexpected and difficult season, we begin to cautiously open our doors to the two most important people at Activate Games - our team members and our guests.

As actor John Krasinski says, "When everything gets turned upside down, it only leads to better quality stuff."

While there are still a lot of unknowns and circumstances remain difficult, Activate Games has become "better quality stuff," more than it's ever been. It's cleaner, more personalized, more streamlined and we are more excited to give our guests a fun and safe experience than ever before. Here's a glimpse of ways we've revamped our space and experience to make it safe for both team members and guests.

Game Experience

  1. Schedule is reduced to 33% of capacity to give more room for social distancing between teams.
  2. Length of experience will still be 75 minutes.
  3. Games in each micro arena will be the same experience as before COVID-19.


  1. All games will be cleaned thoroughly, in a rotation, multiple times per day with additional cleanings between guests.
  2. iPads in lobby will be cleaned after every use.

Employee Health

We are family and if we aren't healthy, we can't serve our guests. Measures taken daily include:

  1. Temperature reading at the start of each shift
  2. Wearing a mask at all times
  3. Staying at home if any symptoms are shown or if there is any risk whatsoever

Guest's Health

If anyone in your group is feeling unwell, has been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is displaying symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath, please contact us to reschedule your game, free of charge.

If you have any questions about how we're preparing Activate Games for a phased reopening, please contact your local store or email us at

What is Activate? >

Activate offers high-tech games that test your team’s physical and mental agility across a wide variety of real-life challenges. Once inside, you and your team choose from hundreds of combinations of games and difficulty levels, each lasting one to three minutes. Your electronic wristband tracks your score and progress throughout your experience making Activate perfect for a casual night out or intense competition.

What is the cost? >

The cost is $19.99 plus tax per player for games booked Monday - Friday at 3pm. Weekend passes cost $25.00 plus tax per player for games Friday at 3pm - Sunday.

Payment is made on location when you arrive: MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit or American Express are accepted.

How many players can I bring? >

A minimum group of 2 people is needed to play. Games are played in groups of 2-5, but if you have 6 or more people, no problem! You can split into smaller groups and switch players at any time once in the gaming area.

At this time, we do not offer a program that would match groups of less than 2 with other players.

How long is the experience? >

Play time is 75 minutes long, but we do ask that guests arrive 10-15 minutes in advance to check in.

Do I have to book in advance? >

Walk ins are welcome; however, it is strongly recommended that you book an appointment ahead of time as we cannot guarantee we will have an opening available if you just drop in.

How do I book? >

Booking is available both online and over the phone. Payment is made on location when you arrive. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. All games must be reserved in advance.

What is the age requirement to play? >

The games have been designed for adults, and therefore will be physically and mentally challenging for anybody under the age of 10. Activate requires a paid adult to be in the games at all times with children 10 years old and younger (this rule does not apply to school groups). For children between the ages of 11-13, an adult must be present at the facility throughout the entire gaming experience.

Please note, the paid adult counts towards your team of 2-5. If your group exceeds the size limit, you will be asked to split into smaller groups and an additional adult will be required in each grouping.

How do I apply my promotion? >

Your promotion can be applied during the checkout process online or over the phone.

Do you sell Gift Cards? >

Gift vouchers are available for purchase online, over the phone, or at the location. The voucher is in the form of a code. If you prefer a physical item to gift, please stop by our location for a card.

Please note, all standard booking taxes will apply as your gift voucher acts as a pre-paid pass.

Do you have a birthday package? >

We have multiple packages for groups of all sizes. All experiences come with at least 75 minutes of gameplay. Group booking is available for both weekdays and weekends. While our facility is not open for walk-ins due to COVID-19, team-building sessions can be booked during the day after 9am by contacting our team below.

Can I play if I have a pre-existing condition? >

As an active gaming experience, Activate requires players to run, jump, climb, crawl and throw in many of our game rooms. In order to create a more engaging experience for our guests, we have added some props meant to create a feeling of adrenaline and excitement, such as flashing lights, loud music, and fog.

While all players are welcome to play at Activate, we ask that those with pre-existing health conditions use caution, and check with your medical professional before attending when necessary.

We are more than happy to walk you through our facility at anytime during our store hours before you book to find out if you are able to play at Activate. Please be advised most games at Activate involve differentiating colours of the same family and vibrancy.

Can I bring my large group here? >

Activate is available to accommodate up to 10 people per time slot, however, the games must be played in teams of 3-5 players. Once you are in the gaming area, you are welcome to rearrange your teams at any point!

If you are interested in a private experience or have a group larger than 10 please reach out to our Group Director Molly at

What is your cancellation policy? >

A booking can be cancelled or moved as long as at least 48 hours notice is given.

What should I wear? >

As our name indicates, Activate is an active experience. We suggest wearing clothes that you feel comfortable running, jumping, crawling, and climbing in. Clean and dry flat-footed shoes are required (running shoes recommended). People wearing heels, open toed shoes, or sandals will NOT be allowed to participate.

Do I need to book for a specific room? >

You do not need to book a specific room. Your admission gives you access to our full facility. Feel free to spend your 75 minutes in as many or as few rooms as you would like.