Locked Library

In 2016, we hid a treasure chest inside one of Calgary's public libraries, as part of our Treasure League monthly game. What we didn't know was that a team from the library was playing that month, and that we'd be invited by the CEO of the library foundation to discuss future opportunities to collaborate.

In 2017, we designed a game that converted the the 3-storey Fish Creek Library into an escape room style game for two sold-out nights, with 200 people participating each night. Players had 1.5 hours to solve puzzles on each floor, collect 7 books, and use the library computers, a sorting machine, and a cryptex puzzle box to win their freedom. 

In September, as part of Calgary's annual Beakerhead festival of art & science, we converted the 7-storey downtown library into an escape adventure for 912 participants playing simultaneously. Themed as a space prison for library crimes, with staff and volunteers in sci-fi costumes, the game gave players 3 hours to solve an elaborate puzzle on each of the library's upper floors, and use puzzle solutions to activate the escape pod — a working fire engine in the library's foyer. After expenses, this event raised over $30,000 for the library.

Custom game Event

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Ready-Made Game eventS

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YEar-Round Games

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