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  1. Escape Rooms: Capturing Their Attention While Sharing Your Message

  2. Linda Ludwig • Information Security Awareness Specialist • Grinnell College • Grinnell, IA

  3. What is an escape room? • Series of puzzles or challenges set within a theme to be tackled by a team. • If the challenges are completed within the allotted time, the team wins.

  4. Escape – experience it, here and now • Break up into teams • There are kits for 15 teamsof 4 to 10 people • Pick a Team Captain • Team Captain will handle solution envelope • There is a hint page in the manila folder • Use it – it covers common obstacles

  5. Escape Room Kits • Each team should have • One scenario page with rules • One manila envelope • One locked envelope • One plastic bag labeled “Trash” • One solution envelope for Team Captain

  6. Rules • You have 20 minutes • Everything you need to solve the problems arein the packets • The process is not linear • The current puzzle(s) may need help from future discoveries. • If you are stuck, maybe you have not found all the clues. • Multiple puzzles can be worked on simultaneously. • Subgroups may work on different puzzles.

  7. Goals • Find username • Figure out password • Find and decrypt top secret file

  8. Any questions before we start?

  9. Advantages of Escape Rooms • Fun way to learn • Interactive • Team building • Encourages critical thinking

  10. Participants • Since October, 153 attendees • Consisting of faculty, staff and students • Senior leadership and Senior staff • Departments – Dining, Accounting, Development, Academic Support • Residence hall staff

  11. Resources – Where I got my ideas • FedEx Escape Room handout from their presentation at Security Awareness Summit • Escape the Game: How to Make Puzzles and Escape Roomsby Adam Clare and Samet Choudhury

  12. Idea Sources Continued… • BreakoutEDU • 101 Best Escape Room Puzzle Ideas by now escape • Lock Paper Scissors • Can You Escape and more from– Microsoft Game store

  13. Ideas can come from anywhere

  14. Where to start • Choose a theme • A theme brings the room together and provides justification for the challenges • Have a pregame room/materials • This sets the stage and builds the suspense • Print out of the theme narrative • Have clear rules • Pregame materials are read before the game

  15. The Setup • Think about the flow • Things may start slow • Have an easy win at the beginning • Builds confidence and excitement • Test and retest • Add hints where necessary

  16. Tips • Keep a cheat sheet of puzzles • Allow for the use of hints • Helpers are useful in keepingthings flowing

  17. Organization – Keeping track of the details

  18. Room Setup • Posters on wall • Pencils in a cup with key hidden at bottom • Shredding in small trash can below table • Bookmarks hidden in books around room • Fake password hidden under the keyboard • Computer for logging in • USBs

  19. Table Setup and Advantages • All clues and puzzles contained in three envelopes • Able to run multiple escape rooms at once • Very portable • Setup is very quick

  20. Supplies • Combination Locks • Key Locks • Invisible ink pens • UV flashlights • Laminating sheets

  21. Puzzle Ideas • Locks • Encryptions • Logins • Hidden items • Shredded documents • Math problems or counting

  22. More Puzzle Ideas • Team activity • Light • UV, glow in the dark, light patterns • Items hidden in plain site • Using something in a different way • Riddles • Mirrors

  23. You can do it! • Be creative! • Be fearless! • Just dive in and give it a try!

  24. Questions?Or Share escape room stories?