Congrats on 200 Rooms!

June 23, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

What do you do for someone who reaches an escape room milestone? I periodically went out of my way to do something special for mine- my 300th room was at a port of call in Mexico, and my 500th was a four hour deluxe game. When my dad reached #199, I knew I wanted to do something special for his.

Puzzler Hunt – Enter the Passphrase

May 29, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

Most of the puzzle hunts I’ve done recently are for bragging rights only, so it’s cool to finally be diving into one with a $10,000 prize. Enter the Passphrase is an active puzzle hunt that will wrap up on June 4th with the huge prize going to the first solver.

Upstate New York Recap

May 22, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

Final tally for the trip which started Friday before last – thirteen escape rooms and two Geocaches. I wish I had more time to explore some of the neat places I encountered but am ultimately happy with what I was able to see.

Exploring Upstate New York

May 18, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

May 18, 2022 – Today, I’m doing a little exploring of upstate New York! It’s a bit of a bare section on my map of escape rooms played, and I’m rectifying that today!

Ping Pong Journey

May 16, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

I’m on my heels a bit right now- posting rapidly between legs of a journey. This weekend I took a quick trip down to southern Missouri, I’m back in Illinois now, and I have to hit the road for Rochester, New York before 7AM tomorrow.

Branson, MO: Escape Code – Secret Passage

May 8, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

March 20, 2022 – I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to play some really cool escape rooms on my birthday in the past, and 2022 was no exception. Escape Code in Branson has placed well in the USA Today escape room rankings, and I was curious to see what it was all about.

Weekend in Wisconsin

April 26, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

With our dog finally fully trained and ready to stay with family members, Christina and I packed our bags for a whirlwind weekend trip. This kind of weekend used to be our bread and butter, but we had fallen a bit out of practice, and it was really satisfying to get back in the groove.

Travels, Treasure, and Mysteries

April 7, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

The last few weeks have been crazy. I’ve visited some of the coolest escape rooms I’ve seen, gotten involved in trying to build an escape room community in Chicago, and tried a new type of treasure hunt. Oh yeah, and working and training a new puppy. And I actually almost forgot- starting a little business, too.