Puzzle #12: Back to the Numbers

August 30, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

Given the announcement of Aaron Rodgers’ megabucks deal today, I’m going back to a numeric puzzle to honor #12.  Perhaps in more ways than one…  You may need to do some minor research to solve this one, but it doesn’t necessarily need the internet.

Aug 25-26: Nonstop Driving in the Southwest

August 26, 2018 Brian Gondek 2

Another weekend, another whirlwind trip.  This one started by heading from home to O’Hare Airport, Chicago, at 3:30 AM Saturday morning.  Tonight, technically early tomorrow, I catch the 12:30 AM flight from Phoenix and arrive home at 6:30 AM Monday, just in time to get to work.  In between, I’m visiting Tucson, AZ and Las Cruces, NM.  Busy weekend, but well worth it!

Puzzle #11: A Real Life Saver

August 23, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

Today’s puzzle is inspired by all the Laffy Taffy jokes I’ve read over the years.  Perhaps more a joke than a riddle, I’m hoping this will inspire at least a few seconds of thought.  Good luck!

Fords, NJ: Escape Room Woodbridge – Museum Heist

August 19, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

July 28, 2018 – Immediately after getting back to New York City from Connecticut, I set my sights on New Jersey.  I headed immediately for Penn Station, only having a minute or two to stop and try New York style pizza (which I admit I prefer over Chicago style, sue me).  One of the trains was canceled, so the station was in chaos and I had to fight my way onto the train for the privilege of standing on a crammed train car.  With the little space I had, I slipped my phone out of my pocket and booked a […]

Puzzle #10: Gotta Have It

August 17, 2018 Brian Gondek 4

Finally, this week’s puzzle is ready.  Yesterday was a crazy day, and I apologize for missing the normal schedule.  But it’s ready now, so dig in!

Stamford, CT: Trap’t – Time Chasers

August 14, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

July 28, 2018 – Grabbing a coffee at Culture Espresso in New York City, I pull out my phone and scan over a map of the northern metro rail.  New Haven appears to be the biggest city in Connecticut on the line… but Stamford is a lot closer.  I cross-check “Stamford” and “escape room”, and voila: Trap’t!

Puzzle #9: More Wacky Geography

August 8, 2018 Brian Gondek 1

This week’s puzzle is thematically similar to last week’s- interesting geography with key context clues removed.  How will you fare this time?  Give it your best shot.

New York, NY: OMEscape – Laboratory of Biohazard

August 6, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

July 28, 2018 – I landed in LaGuardia, nabbed a metro pass from the kiosk, and headed for Manhattan.  I hadn’t the faintest plan at the time of when to do what, so I was pleasantly surprised that OMEscape had a reasonably early group I could join up with.  After exploring Times Square briefly, I took a quick walk to OMEscape and signed in.

July 28-31: East Coast, No Car

August 5, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

Well… That was an adventure.  I booked a flight to New York City and a flight back from Washington DC with not a detail planned in between.  Somehow, it all worked out.  I had a lot of fun, with tons of surprises along the way.  I’ll be making separate posts regarding the escape rooms I solved in each city; for now this is just a summary of how I got around.