After last week’s puzzle focused on an interesting relationship between two words with the same letters (gum/mug, congrats to Jon C. for being first to answer), I upped the ante and came up with a similar puzzle with two four letter words.
August 31, 2018 – Given the turn for the colder around the Chicago area, I thought it’d be appropriate to reminisce about warmer times. In particular, I never completed the story of my journey to Hawaii.
On the road to Wisconsin to visit family for Thanksgiving, a new riddle fell right into my lap and I knew I had my puzzle for the week. One more thing to give thanks for. But seriously, this year has been great and I feel very blessed. Thanks again to everyone who’s made the 2018 journey so special. And the year isn’t over just yet!
As I’m approaching my own deadline for putting together a riddle this week (Wednesday before midnight!), a colleague and puzzle enthusiast sent me a big list of rebuses (rebi?) to tackle. Deadline for my own submission is tomorrow, so wish me luck. When I finish, I’ll report on how many I was able to solve and you can try your hand at beating my mark.
November 2, 2018- I get asked a lot what escape rooms I’ve done have been my best or my favorite, and I’ve always deflected those questions. One of the reasons I can still enjoy escape rooms after solving 300+ is that each room is so different, and most aren’t even trying to do the same thing. Sometimes it’s a cinematic experience meant for a small group. Sometimes it’s a communications exercise for a large group. It can be a linear brainteaser or a tangle of parallel tracks. Different people will like different styles of rooms more than others, and unless I know […]
Getting ready to publish another escape room tale when I noticed that puzzle #23 had up and vanished from the site. No idea what happened, and apologies for any confusion this may have caused!
No, I haven’t disappeared. I’ve been working on rolling out a new way to anonymously submit answers to my weekly puzzle, and I think I’ve got it! Let’s try it out this week. No longer do you need to go out on a limb and publish your answer for all to see.
November 4, 2018 – Only ten months after half-jokingly suggesting I should try tackling an escape room in every state in 2018, and I’m done. I also achieved my stretch goal of succeeding in an escape room in each state, which doesn’t matter too much to me, but it’s nice, I suppose. And now I’m left wondering what to do in November and December.
November 2, 2018 – It’s finally here- after ten months of meticulously watching for flight deals and studying maps, I’ve hit the final stretch. I just completed my 47th state (Colorado), will be headed to Wyoming in just a few hours, and will be tackling Montana and Idaho in the next two days. Whew!
Happy Halloween! Last week’s puzzle was a roller coaster, with Scott S. finding two unorthodox solutions right at the buzzer. Thanks to all who participated! This week’s puzzle is also numbers-based. Keeping things mixed up between numbers and words, riddles and challenges.