Puzzle #25: Plus 1 Letter

November 29, 2018 Brian Gondek 1

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.

Puzzle #24: One for the Road

November 22, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

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!

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Guest Puzzler

November 21, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

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.

Louisville, CO: Rabbit Hole Recreation Services – Mystic Temple

November 17, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

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 […]

Puzzle #23: Mysteriously Vanished?

November 17, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

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!

Puzzle #22: Forward-looking Words

November 9, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

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.

Mission Accomplished

November 5, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

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.

Finale in the Mountains

November 2, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

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!

Puzzle #21: More “Math”

November 1, 2018 Brian Gondek 4

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.