A story posted today on InkFreeNews, the online news site, tells about the new Escape Room at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. The room is the brainchild of Dr. Kristin Farwell and his senior seminar math class. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
A Great Escape
Think of it as “The Breakfast Club” meets “CSI.”
A group of people, consigned to after-school detention, needs to leave within the hour to attend a friend’s party.
But the door is locked and no one from the outside will release them.
Within the room are hidden a dozen interdependent clues and puzzles which must be discovered and solved to access the key to the door
The room is equipped with 16 student desks, teacher’s desk, two white boards, overhead projector and screen, filing cabinet, bookshelves and scores of textbooks.
The clues could be anywhere and in any form.
Welcome to the Grace College Escape Room, a hands-on adventure in logic and deduction designed and built by Dr. Kristin Farwell and his senior seminar mathematics majors.
“No special knowledge” of math, wordplay or trivia is required, according to Farwell, associate professor of mathematics and director of the mathematics program at Grace College. “All the clues and puzzles are based on logic.”
He added cryptically, “The key is locked inside of something and you have to figure out the access to that something.”
Click here for the complete article.