Solving the Mystery of Oz Escape Room

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ALLIANCE, Neb. For the 80th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz movie and Heritage Days in Alliance, the Alliance Public Library is hosting a Mystery of Oz Escape Room.

During this escape room, your team of six has to figure out who killed the Wicked Witch of the East. You have an hour to solve the mystery and you are allow three hints. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

During this escape room, your team has to figure out who killed the Wicked Witch of the East.

There are seven suspects, seven locations and seven weapons to choose from.

The three that are correct are placed in a box that you have to solve.

“Everything you need to know is in the escape room,” said Elaine Connelly Bleish, Children and Youth Service Librarian. “You don’t actually have to see the movie and you can still solve the puzzles.”

The scavenger hunt, puzzles and the overall escape room has been put together from scratch.

“The whole room is full of stuff,” said Bleish. “I do props, I do costumes that I bring in and then there is a variety of puzzles.”

For each escape room, there is a team of six people.

You have an hour to solve the mystery and you are allow three hints.

“Some of it is intuitive,” said Bleish. “Most of it is them trying to figure out what is important. Could this be a clue? Is it important or it might just be there to be part of the atmosphere.”

The escape room is available;
July 15th through 17th at 2:00 pm. and 4:00pm,
Thursday, July 18th at 2:00pm., 3:30pm., and 5:00pm and on
Friday and Saturday, July 19th and 20th at 1:00pm., 2:30pm., 4:00p.m. and 6:00pm.
Thursday, July 25 at 2:00pm., 3:30pm., and 5:00pm,
Friday, July 26 at 2:30 pm., 4:00pm., 5:30 pm., and 7:00pm
Saturday July 27 at 1:00pm., 2:30pm., 4:00pm., 5:30 pm., and 7:00pm.

You can sign up by calling the library at (308)762-1387, search them on Facebook or go to their website at http://libraries.ne.gov/alliance.

It is $10 per person to sign up and all proceeds will benefit programming at the library.

The successful teams will be placed in a hat to win prizes including gift certificates and Wizard of Oz merchandise.