New Lent Escape Room is now Available
Did you use our Lent Messy Church escape room in 2022? We now have a new one ready for you and your teams of Messy Fook!
What is an Escape Room?
An escape room, also known as an escape game, puzzle room, or exit game, is a game in which a team of players discovers clues, solves puzzles, and accomplishes tasks in one or more rooms in order to accomplish a specific goal in a limited amount of time. The puzzles used in this Escape Room are all from the season of Lent, focusing on Holy Week. There are suggestions to convert the game to be used at Advent, Christmas, or Epiphany as well if Holy Week should not be the right timing for your community.
Kate Cross, a Messy Church USA ambassador, and member of our writing team designed this Escape Room. She designed it to be used intergenerationally but especially for readers/ puzzlers and youth. Young readers may need adult assistance getting through the puzzles and making connections. It was not designed to be used virtually.
Messy Church & Escape Rooms
This Escape Room could be used as an “Extra” addition to your regularly scheduled Messy Church. You could invite your Messy folk to bring their friends and family to an extra Messy Church Event. People will work in small teams or family units to solve the puzzles and attempt to be the first group to find the Upper Room and find the key.
The escape room should take approximately one hour for a small mix of people working together. It works across a campus rather than within a single room and requires some gathering of props commonly found within a household or church. If there is a large group, we recommend splitting into smaller groups (6-10 intergenerationally mixed) and running the Escape rooms in a staggered way, ensuring that there are enough copies of each clue in case a team takes it with them. Teams could eventually work together, but this ensures that everyone has an opportunity to participate and won’t feel as though they are just following along.
You could also use this as your main timed activity for your regularly scheduled Messy Church but there is not a celebration experience included with this packet, though one that focuses on the Last Supper could be used. This packet includes all of the puzzles that you will need to proceed with your own Holy Week Escape Room, though some organization of the materials for your context will be required. Questions may be addressed to the email address available in the packet in 2023.
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After submitting your order, the 3 PDFs for this session will be available for immediate download. These PDFs will always be available to you via your My Account page, by clicking “Downloads”.