Penn State Unveils Escape Room for Blue-White Weekend

Story posted April 22, 2022 in CommRadio, News by Gabrielle Teiner

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.— It’s Blue-White football game weekend at Penn State, but some students are looking forward to a different type of game coming to State College.

The Theme Park Engineering Group has created Hasty Escape Games, which will be a weekend of riddle-solving and clue-searching to escape various themed rooms before time runs out. The event will be held from April 21-24 in room 215 at the Boucke Building.

The escape rooms will offer two themes, one titled “Murder, Madness & Mystery” and the second one will be “​​Get Out or Dropout: Escape the Study Room.” Teams will have an hour to solve their way out of the room by uncovering various clues and hints.

William Worrall, a second-year and project co-leader says the escape room experience is different from the club's annual Haunted House project that's hosted during the month of October.

“It's definitely something guests might have a lot of fun being involved in,” Worrall said. “It's more of a group activity for them to work with each other on trying to escape rather than just walking through a haunted house and experiencing it.”

The escape rooms can have between 4 and 10 people participate at $4.99 per person. Pre-registration is required.

Noah Schmitt, a fifth-year and the other project co-leader for the escape rooms gave insight as to why the group decided to host the event during the weekend of the Blue-White Football game.

“For an escape room, you have to find a time when a lot of people are around,” Schmitt said. “A lot of people have families, and they want to do something together, so it’s definitely a great weekend for it.”

If the escape rooms succeed, it might become a regular event for TPEG.

“I really think this project is going to be a success and that it will be a great spring project to continue in the future that keeps getting better and better as time goes on,” Schmitt said.

Gabrielle Teiner is a third-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, email

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Gabrielle Teiner is a fourth-year student from Long Island, New York, majoring in broadcast journalism at Penn State. She is a member of the CommRadio news department and can be heard on the air every Wednesday. She also serves as the Entertainment anchor for Penn State Network News every Monday. She also anchors segments on the Nittany Lion Red Carpet News show. This past summer she was a writing intern for uInterview, writing over 140 stories during her time there. She is currently a member of Centre County Report. If you’d like to contact her, email her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).