Tapping into the popularity of escape room experiences where players use clues, hints and strategies to solve a series of intriguing puzzles and riddles, the Sacramento History Alliance has partnered with Shipwreck Entertainment to present a limited, four-week run of an “Escape the Sacramento Gold Rush” adventure game in Old Sacramento.
Escape room players find themselves at the height of the Gold Rush with disaster about to strike and are given a one-hour time limit to solve a series of multi-linear independent puzzles or be doomed to repeat the past. While knowledge of California and Gold Rush history is not required, guests may learn interesting tidbits about the past and gain a new appreciation for what it was like to live in Sacramento during that time of turmoil.
While the subject matter is captivating and tantalizing, the “Escape the Sacramento Gold Rush” experience is family-friendly. Each experience can accommodate a range of two to ten players and lasts up to one-hour in length (depending on how long it takes the group to solve the various riddles). Strong communication skills and the ability to work as a cohesive team can help solve the mysteries more quickly and effectively. Players are asked to wear comfortable shoes and check into the escape room 15 to 20 minutes prior to the start time. Experiences are expected to sell out early so guests are encouraged to book them online in advance.
Proceeds from the “Escape the Sacramento Gold Rush” experience benefits the Sacramento History Alliance programs and the Sacramento History Museum.
Note: Recommended for ages 8+