"An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit, or having completed a mission." [Wikipedia]
Many escape rooms, including Escape Hampden-Sydney, are centered around a theme, narrative, or mystery that the players must uncover as part of their experience. As such, participants are required to sign a waiver agreeing not to reveal details of the puzzles or narrative in order to prevent another team from having an unfair advantage or diminishing their experience.
What can you expect to find in the H-SC escape room?
No prior specialized knowledge is required in order to participate.
Escape Hampden-Sydney is pleased to announce that Speed Run trials will begin starting Nov. 26 for all teams who have previously attempted the room. They will conclude after exam week, so schedule your speed run now! You may do so by completing a booking request form which can be found here (on the Escape H-SC website), in the library, or obtained from either Maryśka Connolly-Brown or Marc Hight.
May the team win!
All Escape Room attempts must be scheduled ahead of your visit to guarantee staff availability and ensure the room has been fully reset from any previous attempts. Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment and allow for approximately 90 minutes to read and sign your waiver, review the rules, complete the escape attempt, and for post-game debriefing.
As a general rule, escape attempts will only be scheduled during normal library hours and will be dependent on the availably of Escape HSC staff. Most attempts will be scheduled for weekday evenings and weekends.
Library hours (check the library website for holiday hours):
Monday - Thursday, 8am - 1am
Friday, 8am - 6pm
Saturday, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, 12pm - 1am
Questions about Escape Hampden-Sydney may be directed to:
Dr. Marc Hight, Professor of Philosophy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryska Connolly-Brown, Technical Services Librarian: email@example.com
If you are interested in booking an attempted escape, please fill in the Booking Request Form above.
Escape Hampden-Sydney is a not-for-profit endeavor. All proceeds exceeding the cost of operation go to Hampden-Sydney College and are tax deductible.
Donation amounts are $10 for H-SC students and $15 for all other participants. More is gratefully appreciated! Donations are per participant and not per team.
Donations can be made in the form of cash or a check made out to H-SC. Receipts for charitable donations will be sent from the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Copies of the rules and waiver will be available prior to your scheduled escape attempt. A signed copy is required in order to participate.
Highest points (without solving the room):
1st Place (tied): The Hight Life and Let's Get Hight (26 points)
2nd Place: Delta Psi (25 points)
3rd Place: Jerry and the Szechuans (24 points)
4th Place (tied): Remy Boyz and Vitale's Bears (23 points)