About Wigwam Escape
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.
Washington’s Native American Museum, the Institute for American Indian Studies, has opened a new escape room, Wigwam Escape. In this themed puzzle challenge, participants will live for a day in the year 1518, using collective knowledge and teamwork to overcome the challenges necessary to thrive.
The museum’s mission is to “preserve and educate through discovery and creativity the diverse traditions, vitality and knowledge of Native American cultures”. Wigwam Escape is an extension of this mission. The goal is to educate the public about pre-contact natives through an interactive, stimulating and captivating experience. IAIS is very excited to share a new way to experience history through a series of custom puzzles and hand crafted sets, complete with a full sized traditionally sourced wigwam.
The full experience is 90 minutes in the museum’s Research Center. This includes a pre- game orientation, the one hour puzzle centerpiece, and post-game popcorn snack and discussion when your team returns to the 21st Century. The game is set for 3 to 7 players and the cost is $25 per person, or $20 for our museum members.
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 IAIS this fall for this must-do teambuilding experience for friends, families and co-workers.