ALA Unit/Subunit: YALSA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
New escape rooms continue to open across the world. TV shows, YouTube series and video games have been dedicated to them. Children's books such as Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library and Click Here to Start have featured them too. Started in Japan, escape rooms are a fast-growing global phenomenon in which players solve puzzles, crack codes, and decipher clues to unveil a secret plot.
If you have been looking to create an exciting teen and youth program, you will be presented with a comprehensive blueprint of how to build an escape room from scratch for a variety of ages, spaces, and budgets. Topics will include how to pick a theme, how to design the room, how to chart the flow of the room from when the player first walks in until it is solved, how to create custom puzzles and props on a budget, and how to avoid common mistakes.