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Escape rooms and other immersive experiences in the library

Author: Ellyssa Kroski
Publisher: Chicago, IL : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2019 ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Escape rooms are live, interactive, adventure games in which participants must team up to solve a series of riddles, puzzles, and challenges in order to win. "Immersive experiences" are a sort of Escape-Room Lite, more casual, no timers or lockdowns. Escape Rooms worldwide have quadrupled in the past three years, and libraries are getting in the act. Scavenger hunts have been a library orientation staple, puzzles,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellyssa Kroski
ISBN: 9780838917671 0838917674
OCLC Number: 1078668430
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: x, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Escape rooms and immersive experiences explained --
The escape room opportunity --
Escape room activity in libraries --
How to host a pre-designed escape room event --
How to design an escape room from scratch --
How to create a pop-up escape room --
How to create an escape room enthusiast club --
How to host an immersive experience --
How to host a kid-friendly escape room event --
How to design a digital breakout --
All about escape room board games --
How to host an escape room event for team building and training --
How to add a hi-tech twist to your escape room --
Start-to-finish model: the search for Alexander Hamilton and the missing librarian.
Responsibility: Ellyssa Kroski.

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Sharpening participants' problem solving and collaboration skills by mashing up real-time adventure, immersive theatre, gaming, and old-fashioned entertainment, escape rooms a natural for libraries.  Read more...

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