Terms & Conditions
When making a booking with Doomsday Games (‘we’ / ‘us’ / ‘our’) you agree, on behalf of yourself and all persons taking part in that booking, to be bound by the terms and conditions set out herein. As part of the online booking process you will be asked to confirm that you have read carefully and understood the contents of this document.
2. BEFORE YOUR EVENT
2.1 – AGE RESTRICTIONS
The minimum age for game participants is 10 years. Any participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied and supervised in the game room by at least one paying adult (aged 18+) who accepts responsibility for the welfare of those participants less than 16 years of age. Participants aged between 16 and 18 years will require an adult (aged 18+) present on site during their game (but not necessarily in the game room).
If all participants appear to be under 18 years of age we may ask for proof of age of at least one adult (aged 18+). If proof of age cannot be provided, the participants will not be allowed to start their game and will be ineligible for a refund or other remedial action.
2.2 – MEDICAL AND DISABILITY CONCERNS
We endeavour to make our games as accessible as possible. Should you or a member of your group have a disability or medical problem that could affect your game, please contact us before making a booking to discuss the suitability of our games.
2.2 – PRICING
Standard game prices can be found on our website and are subject to change at any time. Changes in pricing will not affect bookings that have already been confirmed, except in cases of obvious error where we reserve the right to invoice you for any monies that you subsequently owe to us. If we do not receive these monies in advance of your event then we will not be obliged to fulfil your booking.
2.3 – BOOKING
Online bookings are not made final until payment has been taken and booking confirmation has been received by you (on screen and via the email address you provided when making the booking). Any booking slot(s) selected by you on our online system will be temporarily reserved and held in a shopping basket for 20 minutes. If the 20 minute timer expires and your booking has not been completed then the selected slot(s) will be made available again to other customers.
All credit and debit card payments made online via our Bookify booking system are handled through our payment processor, Stripe. Your credit card information will not be stored by Bookify or by us.
We are not responsible for the accuracy of information submitted by you during the booking process and therefore are not responsible for any problems arising if the contact details you have provided are incorrect. If you do not receive a confirmation email after making an online booking, or if any details on the confirmation email are incorrect, please notify us immediately. Please check your spam folder before contacting us.
2.3 – GIFT VOUCHERS AND DISCOUNT CODES
Gift voucher codes or discount codes should be entered into our online booking system at the checkout stage. We will accept such codes so long as they are valid and have not exceeded their expiry date. If, prior to your event taking place, we discover that a gift voucher code has been stolen and/or falsely used then we reserve the right to reject the booking without notice.
Gift vouchers have no monetary value, cannot be exchanged for cash and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Gift vouchers can be used as full or part payment for any game(s). If a voucher's value exceeds the booking cost then any remaining value will remain on that gift voucher, but will still be subject to the initial expiry date of 12 months from voucher purchase.
We reserve the right to withdraw and/or cancel any discount codes at any time without giving reason. We also reserve the right to remove any applied discount code from your booking in cases where there is an obvious error and to invoice you for any monies that you subsequently owe to us. If we do not receive these monies in advance of your event then we will not be obliged to fulfil your booking.
2.4 – CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
Because our games are ‘live’ events, we operate a strict cancellation and refund policy.
Full cancellation requests that are received by us within 24 hours of your booking being made will entitle you to a full refund. Likewise, requests to cancel one or more participants that are received by us within 24 hours of your booking being made will entitle you to a partial refund (the value of which will be calculated based on team size prices, not per-player prices).
Any cancellation requests that are received more than 24 hours after the time of booking will not be eligible for a refund except in extreme circumstances, such as a death or bereavement, of which proof may be required.
Refunds will not be given for late or failed attendance to a scheduled game unless we have received prior notice and the reason falls under ‘extreme circumstances’, as above.
We reserve the right to cancel your booking in any circumstances. In the unlikely event that we do need to cancel your game we will make reasonable attempts to contact you via the details provided during the booking process. We will offer you the choice of rescheduling your game or receiving a full refund. We are not responsible for any associated costs such as travel and/or accommodation expenses that have already been incurred by you.
Once acknowledged and confirmed by us, all refunds will be processed within 14 days.
2.5 – RESCHEDULING
Should you be unable to attend your initial booking but do not wish to cancel (or are unable to cancel under our policy outlined above) then we will endeavour to accommodate rescheduling, depending on the availability of un-booked slots and the time remaining until your game is due to begin. If a game is rescheduled successfully, your originally booked slot will be offered to other customers.
All rescheduling will take place at the owner’s sole discretion.
3. DURING YOUR EVENT
3.1 – PARKING
We are located at Global House, Moorside (next door to Rollerworld), and have a limited number of allocated parking spaces available directly outside. Each space has a combination lock barrier, and we will supply the latest code when you place your booking. Vehicles and their contents are left at their owners’ risk. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from the use of this car park.
3.2 – YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS
You will be asked to store your personal belongings inside the Briefing Room while participating in a game. Please note however, that we are not liable for loss of or damage to your personal belongings.
3.3 – LATE ARRIVALS
Your entire group must arrive at least 15 minutes before the booked start time of your game. Games will be preceded by a rules and safety briefing, which is mandatory for all participants.
Doomsday Games scenarios are ‘live’ events and as such we are unable to delay the games of other customers if your group arrive late. Any late arrivals will have their game time reduced accordingly or, if more than 30 minutes late, may not be allowed to play. No refunds or remedial action will be given for late arrivals.
3.4 – NON-PARTICIPATION
Refunds will not be given if (either at the beginning of or during a game) you or any other member(s) of your group decide to no longer participate without reasonable justification. However, at the Game Master’s discretion, customers who have chosen not to participate may be allowed to view their game remotely for the remainder of its duration.
3.5 – INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY
While we endeavour to create the safest environment possible, you and your group participate in our games at your own risk.
While on our premises, you agree to adhere to all housekeeping, safety and game rules that we may make you aware of. Your game will be preceded by a briefing that will include important information, such as fire safety procedures.
All games are monitored via CCTV by a Games Master and we reserve the right to stop your game at any time if we deem it necessary for the safety of any/all participants.
3.6 – PHOTOGRAPHY
Taking photographs/videos of any of the game rooms or their contents is strictly prohibited.
3.7 – DRINK AND DRUG POLICY
We have a zero tolerance policy towards drunken, abusive behaviour and the possession or use of illegal drugs. If we believe a customer to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs then we reserve the right to reject that customer or their entire group without refund or remedial action.
Alcohol may not be brought into or consumed within any of the game rooms.
3.8 – CONSUMPTION OF FOOD AND DRINK
With the exception of bottled water, food and/or drink may not be brought into or consumed within any of the game rooms.
3.9 – LOSS OR DAMAGE TO OUR PREMISES AND PROPERTY
Our games do not require players to use brute force or to be destructive in any way. You are liable for any loss or damage that you or your group cause to our props and/or premises. You should be aware that, if necessary, we will use CCTV footage of your visit to support any claims or other remedial action.
As part of your event we will take team/group photographs and will publish these on our social media pages. Any photographs taken may also be used in publicity and marketing materials. If you do not wish to appear in any photographs, or if you do not wish them to be used as indicated above, please notify us during your event before photographs are taken. We will also use the personal information you provide to send you marketing materials and offers. If you do not wish to receive any marketing offers or communications, please email us at: [email protected]
If you are booking on behalf of a business or company then we may include your company’s logo on our website solely to indicate that you are/have been one of our valued corporate clients. If you do not wish for us to use your logo in this way then you must inform us prior to booking.
5. FORCE MAJEURE
If the performance of our contractual obligations is affected by an event that we could not foresee or avoid, even with all due care, then we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation.
We have established the following rules and required procedures for all customers who attend Doomsday Games:
Bookings can only be made with participants from a maximum of two households or one single social bubble, and where there are 2 different households present, participants must social distance from others from different households (1m+ as face coverings are required)
Face coverings must be worn at all times whilst guests are on our premises.
All participants must complete a waiver before their booking. If participants have not completed a waiver, they will have to complete it before briefing and additional time will not be allocated for this. Our e-waiver system can be found here: https://doomsdaygamescolchester.resova.eu/sign_waiver
Customers will not be permitted to take any items into the experience except for a bottle of water if required. All personal items must be left in your vehicle and keys can be left in our storage lockers.
Customers will be asked to wait in their vehicle until they receive a text message asking them to travel upstairs into our reception are (this is to avoid any cross-over of customers and to allow our staff time to clean our facility)
Customers must wash their hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds in our hand wash stations before entering and leaving our facility
Customers must wash their hands after using the toilet facilities and after coughing or sneezing (customers will be allowed to leave the game in order to wash their hands and return, however extra time will not be provided)
Customers should avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth
Customers should avoid all personal contact with other participants whilst in the experience
Customers must cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or their arm when they cough or sneeze, and then place the used tissue in the bin immediately and wash their hands