“Get out of Starkville” opened this spring and it is a cross between voluntary incarceration and hunting for brain-challenging clues to get out! If you can find your way out in 60 minutes you win. If not, you lose. My team was working on the last clue when time ran out. If we hadn’t had two engineers on our team, Marie, Phyllis and I would still be in there.
The scenario for the challenge we were assigned to compete revolved around a mythical Dr. Hubert, a biomedical engineer at Mississippi State University. We had broken into his lab because we heard rumors that he had created an airborne virus and plans to release mutations into the MSU – Starkville community.
Yikes! I guess such a thing could happen in our world today.
We are led to believe the evil doctor has also developed an antidote to protect himself and we could become super heroes if we could unearth the half dozen clues to find the antidote in 60 seconds.
.There are several other challenges we will try next time. One involves escaping an insane asylum. Marie and I think we could have performed much better in that one because we’ve successfully escaped many similar situations. Many thanks to our friend Mike Frayser who owns the business and invited us to have a go at it.
(He also let us out when we could not escape by the rules.)