Following a sell out first run at Exeter Library this July, their pop-up escape room experience “The Lost Library” is back this October – November touring around three more libraries in Devon. It uses mechanical books in a 60 minute journey for 6 players to tell the story of the last witches in the UK.
Six people, ten books, sixty minutes, one mystery… Can you solve it?The Lost Librarian
The idea is to delight and inspire teenagers and young adults in Devon with local history mixed with fantastical storytelling through the medium of puzzles. The story follows the Lost Librarian herself, Molly Allison. Molly has been researching the Devon Witch Trials, but hot on the trail of a breakthrough (and treasure!) she’s had to hide her research within a series of mechanical books, hidden within the library.
The types of puzzles that players will be able to engage with include touch sensitive mazes, logic puzzles, word searches, as well as some quirky puzzles that require certain hand gestures to unlock their secrets!
The Lost Librarian By Evolve
The Lost Librarian is part of the Exeter, UNESCO City of Literature Programme and designed and produced by Evolve. The two designers on The Lost Library Project are Elizabeth Johnson, a resident artist at Puppet Place and Matt Gibbs a WGGB Award nominated writer and editor, of games such as Battlefield 1, Total War: ROME II, and Driver San Francisco. Evolve is a part of the Libraries Unlimited programme and brings to life the worlds hidden on the shelves of libraries through playable artwork.
Where and How to Play The Lost Librarian
The Lost Librarian will be touring around Devon throughout October and November. Tickets cost £12 per person and can be booked via the Libraries Evolved website here. The experience is recommended for those aged 12+ unless accompanied by an adult.
Here are some dates for your diary:
2nd – 16th October | The Hayridge Library in Cullompton
23rd October – 6th November | Tavistock Library
13th – 27th November | Okehampton Library
Don’t see your local library yet? Fear not! The Lost Librarian will be returning in Spring 2022 for it’s third tour. Keep an eye on the Libraries Evolved page for more news.
Mairi is the editor-in-chief of The Escape Roomer and covers escape room news and reviews across the UK’s South.