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What happens when you combine “The Amazing Race” with a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt?
You get Monsters of Murfreesboro, a city-wide escape game set for 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26.
Locked Escape Game of Murfreesboro is sending teams of players on a family-friendly adventure to solve puzzles and find 11 monsters at different locations across the city.
Although the game is Halloween-themed, all ages can participate and it’s not scary, said Lucas Johnson, owner of Locked Escape Game.
The event will end in an after-party at a mystery location that will be revealed during the game.
Prizes will be given to all contestants, and there will be awards for best costumes worn by participants.
The back story
The plot follows the disappearance of cryptozoologist Scary O’Ghouligan, who is known for his monster-hunting skills. After O’Ghouligan goes missing, it’s your monster-hunting squad that has been designated to receive O’Ghouligan’s secret files.
Your team reads O’Ghouligan’s mysterious cover letter and learns you all have been commissioned to hunt Monster 11, a creature known only to O’Ghouligan himself.
If you are able to solve your way through O’Ghouligan’s monster manifest and discover the elusive tombstones of the Terrifying Ten, then perhaps you’ll have what it takes to unearth Monster 11.
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How it works
Participants start the evening at 1970 Medical Center Parkway with registration and instructions for the first stop.
Each team downloads an app that will guide them from one location to the next and deliver puzzles at stops along the way.
Puzzles will be at a level that allows all ages to enjoy the game, Johnson said. So you probably won’t need any hints, although you can get one in the app.
The game will take two to three hours to complete, but it’s not really a race. So safety is a top priority.
Registration and ticket info
Cost is $31 per person, regardless of age, and there should be one team per vehicle.
You don’t need to preregister. But you can get more information about the game at monstersofmurfreesboro.com/.
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