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Board Games at Odum: Escape the Room

A guide to help you navigate Odum Library's board game collection and the world of gaming.

Stargazer's Manor

Mystery at the Stargazer's Manor Description

The Objective: work with your guests to unravel the mystery at the Stargazer's Manor by finding clues and solving puzzles. But be careful, in the story, the doors have shut and locked behind you. Will you and your guests solve the mystery and escape the room before time runs out? The Mystery: It's 1869 and the town's well-respected astronomer has not been seen since the untimely passing of his wife. Recently, strange things have been happening at his manor - loud and unfamiliar noises, an unpleasant smell, and smoke billowing from the observatory. It's up to you and your guests to solve the mystery at the Stargazer's Manor!

Players

3 - 8 players

Time

90 minutes

Themes

Murder mystery, party game, puzzle

Mechanics

Cooperative game, memory, paper-and-pencil, pattern recognition, storytelling

Introduction

Overview

Dr. Gravely’s Retreat

Secret of Dr. Gravely's Retreat Description

The Objective: Work with your guests to discover the dark secret of Dr. Gravely's retreat by finding clues and solving puzzles. But be careful...in the story, the doors have shut and locked behind you. Will you and your guests discover the secret and escape the room before time runs out? The Mystery: The year is 1913 and you are the lucky winner of a free stay at Foxcrest Retreat, where the famed Dr. Gravely has improved upon the latest in spa treatments and relaxation for those of high social standing. you take a long all-expense-paid train ride to the retreat. Upon your arrival, however, you and your fellow guests may find the "health retreat" is not what it seems... 

Players

3 - 8 players

Time

90 minutes

Themes

Murder mystery, party game, puzzle

Mechanics

Cooperative game, pattern recognition, storytelling