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Escape the Super Villian Device

January 4, 2014

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To prepare for my birthday, this year will be an awesome 30 year event. There will be an escape the room game. I wanted to make it more elaborate, but I just don’t have the time to do it. Mostly because I decided to do the “escape the room” type thing really late. (2 weeks before my birthday)

The goal was to also make a starting flash video to give the players info on what is happening. However, I just had to write it out, and say it to them. The story went that the supervillians had broke in and turned on a doomsday device. However, to save the world, you had to go through a museum that was booby trapped. Get to the vault, and grab out the doomsday device shutdown kit.

This would fit will with my theme of superheroes. So I hope all my friends will like it, because I think I put in a good 30 hours working on this.

 

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I first had to make the map, and then create a map. Then the hardest part was trying to come up with clues that will help people solve the map, while not making it too easy/hard. My goal is to have everyone finish right at the 60 minute mark. I made it a little easier so I could see my friends finish it.

 

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I made a png version of the map, and printed it out on cardstock at fedex.

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I have all the answers written somewhere, the most important is keeping the clues for how to solve the math problems. I have this one tricky math problem.

I did a couple mock run through to see if I could break my game, it didn’t look I could.  IMAG1881

Then when the went into the vault, they would get a small plastic case which was locked up with a padlock, that a sodoku puzzle that I hid inside their clipboards would be able to use.

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This is the picture of my doomsday device. They have to know which wire to cut, the temperature, and the code. Smile

These are actually things I love to do, coming up with games and designing it. I think designing is my favorite part of an activity. Too much fun coming up with new things. I might put that up on my blanklab website. It looks like something I could put on that site.

Stuff like this, I could do all day! I love it so much.