Essex Crown: The Escape Room

Can you beat the room and escape before the time runs out?

  • Mon 27 - Tue 28 Nov 17


  • Colchester Campus

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    Essex Crown

Beat a fiendishly difficult set of puzzles and challenges and you'll earn huge points for your department


Join the Essex Crown on the 27th and 28th of November for a mind-boggling set of clever clues and tricky puzzles as you try to beat the Escape Room. You'll have one hour to escape as you unlock a series of clues that will challenge all your skills of cunning and logic. You'll need team work and problem solving skills to ensure you'll escape the room in time.

If you succeed your department will be awarded 100 points to add towards their Essex Crown total. The rooms will be open from 9am-5pm.

Information on how to sign up to be released soon.

Essex Crown: The Escape Room

What is the Essex Crown?

The Essex Crown is an exciting competition which pits departments against each other. Contenders earn points by participating in a range of different events. There are weekly riddles to be solved, one-off Essex Sports competitions to be won and skills to show off in The Exhibition. You'll learn new skills in workshops and enjoy some friendly rivalry in The Battle of the Consoles. There'll also be whole host of University of Essex and Students' Union events which you'll get points for by just turning up.

Finally, the top ten departments will face off against each other in The Final Showdown after which one will be crowned as the best department on campus.

How do I get involved?

Just get solving riddles, turning up for a events and showing off your skills and you'll quickly be racking up points for your department. If you can get staff involved in your teams you earn even more points. 

Riddles will be posted on the library's Twitter page and the University of Essex Facebook page. To find University and SU events where you can earn points just look out for the Essex Crown logo at the bottom of the events page in the Whats-On Guide.

To represent you department in the team based events, including the Essex Crown Sports Events or The Battle of the Consoles, sign-up by emailing crown@essex.ac.uk