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The Hunt Begins: Hunt A Killer experience takes over 200 acres in Darlington, Maryland – USA

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A 200 acre living crime scene to explore.

Hunt a Killer is a three hour immersive experience where teams of six people will help solve the mystery of the serial killer.

The Hunt A Killer experience is described as part adventure race – to the next location, part escape room – discover and solve crime scene clues and part interactive theatre with actors.

As the event is designed in an open world format – teams are able to choose how their adventure plays out. Go in any direction located within the event’s land boundaries and see what you can discover.

Search for crime scenes, find evidence and discuss wild theories with your teammates. Then complete physical/mental challenges to collect information about the killer before time runs out. Will your team choose the path to success or failure?

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Teams attend a briefing before the Hunt a Killer experience starts at 3pm this Saturday. The FAQ says players may also need to crawl or swim(!) through other challenge sections and that not all teams will finish the experience by the 6pm deadline.

When night falls – the event turns into a party where players can talk about the day’s events over a camp bonfire. Afterwards, players can then pitch their camping tents for the night.

Tickets are $210 USD per single ticket (where a person is matched to a team) and $960 USD per team (each person $160 USD).

There’s a code on the website: KEMPER300 which gives teams a $300 discount at the moment. Since the event contains mature content, the Hunt a Killer website states only players 21 years or older are able to join.

Would you sign up for the Hunt A Killer experience?

Hunt A Killer – Website

The Hunt A Killer team are also planning something for 2017 – mysterious packages in the mail.

 

// Other Escape Room News
Today is the last voting day for the 10 Best Escape Rooms as nominated by USA Today. Experts nominated 20 of their favourite escape rooms in the USA and the Room Escape Artist team covered the story with a great post here.

The final results should be listed on the USA Today website – who will be crowned USA Today’s number one escape room?

Perhaps someone will take up the challenge to do an escape room tour to visit the top 10 US escape rooms after all the votes are tallied.

Essa 🙂

 

Pack your bags for that windy city – TransWorld organises Chicago’s Room Escape Conference this August

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Last month, during the annual Halloween & Attractions Show in the USA there was a section dedicated to escape rooms called Escape Room City.

TransWorld were the organisers of Escape Room City and are now organizing an upcoming event called Chicago’s Room Escape Conference. The three day conference is being held from August 12th – 14th at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Centre in Chicago.

Owners, vendors and enthusiasts are invited to this industry event focused on developing the escape room experience. The main drawcards of this event include the trade show floor and the numerous seminars on offer (further details to be announced).

The trade show floor will have vendors selling new and off the shelf technology to power new escape room ideas. Vendors from the USA and Canada will be showing off demos throughout the weekend with tickets to access the trade show floor costing $25 USD (early bird) or $30 USD (on the day).

Also on offer are tours of local escape rooms for conference attendees and multiple opportunities to network over drinks and breakfast.

Attendees will get to wander across a 60,000 square foot convention center, with the conference space for seminars opening from 9.30am/10am to 5pm throughout the conference. Additional tickets are still to be released for people who want to access the escape room seminars or those who want VIP tickets to the event.

TransWorld presents Chicago’s Room Escape Conference
Date: Friday 12th August – Sunday 14th August 2016
Time: Starts 10am – 5pm (Chicago, USA – UTC-5)
Address: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Centre Hotel – 1551 N. Thoreau Drive Chaumburg, IL, Chicago, USA
Website: http://www.roomescapeshow.com/  | Twitter @RoomEscapeShow

/Shoutouts:
– Errol from the Canadian Caper team has written a behind-the-scenes post on how his team ran their recent pop-up event, A Night at the Wedding.
– Escape room podcast? Yes, it exists! The guys from ReallyFun and The Logic Escapes Me have recently created a podcast on escape rooms, called Escape From Reality.

Essa 🙂