TROY – In a move to capture more attention and increase attendance, the Overfield Tavern Museum in Troy will begin construction on a deadly new escape room. This development comes in light of dwindling attendance to the historical attraction.
In keeping with the historical elements of the museum, the escape room will be themed after the Great Flood of 1913 which impacted cities throughout the Miami Valley. Participants will be tasked with solving historical puzzles in order to stop water from rising in the room and drowning everyone inside.
Overfield’s director of PR Tom Shantz, in a press release, said the escape room, “will be one of the most extreme escape rooms in the country. Like, people could die. And doesn’t that make you want to visit this shitty little museum??”
The escape room will also feature a “ghost of Benjamin Overfield” to honor the man who built the tavern in 1808. If participants do not escape the room before it completely fills with water, an echoing voice will play throughout the room, taunting those who “couldn’t survive in the oldest surviving building in Troy.”
The escape room is just phase one of a larger project to modernize the oldest building in Miami County. The $5 million dollar addition to the tavern will contain a fully water-tight room in the middle, as well as a gift shop and staging area for those who dare to attend this highly controversial new escape room.
Pending the success of the new attraction, phase two will include the construction of a microbrewery using historical brewing techniques. According to Shantz, the new brews will “taste like total ass, just like they did in the olden days. I was really pushing for a whiskey still, but I guess it’s extremely dangerous and could catch this tiny piece of shit building on fire.”
Ground has just been broken on the project and is expected to conclude in Spring of 2023. Be sure to stay subscribed to the Miami County Bugle Caller for more updates on this exciting new development.