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Wigwam Escape

The Institute for American Indian Studies has opened a new way for people to interact with history, Wigwam Escape. In this handcrafted themed escape room, participants will live for a day in the year 1518, using collective knowledge and teamwork to overcome the challenges necessary to thrive.

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The Institute for American Indian Studies has opened a new way for people to interact with history, Wigwam Escape. In this handcrafted themed escape room, participants will live for a day in the year 1518, using collective knowledge and teamwork to overcome the challenges necessary to thrive.

It’s the year 1518, and you, the game player, find yourself in a Native American village in the woodlands of Connecticut. You have gotten word that an illness is affecting a neighboring fishing village of Metachiwon and they are asking for help. It is up to you to figure out how to gather and prepare your supplies. It is a seven mile journey to Metachiwon, so you need to act quickly. You have one day (roughly one hour game time) to hunt, gather, and cook while exploring the village and surrounding forest. In an immersive forest setting with no locks, keys or clocks, Wigwam Escape's thematic puzzles challenge game players to hunt, find water and prepare food similar to how Native people did for thousands of years prior to European contact.

More than just a game, Wigwam Escape is built to teach through experience and foster dialogue about the ways Native peoples lived 500 years ago in a game that's dynamic, challenging and entertaining. Visit the Wigwam Escape website to book this must-do team building experience for friends, families and co-workers.

Children (under 12) must be accompanied by an adult. Families welcome.

Pricing: $25.

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Location:

Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Rd.
Washington, CT 06793

Hours:

Fri.-Sun., reservations required.

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