Cryptex Hunt 2022 – Under Way!

March 5, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

In 2021, Cryptex Hunt was one of my favorite puzzle hunts. This week has been the kickoff for the 2022 hunt, and tomorrow, March 5th, is when the rubber hits the road for the bulk of the challenge.

Oak Creek, WI: City 13 Escape – Save the City

February 18, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

September 7, 2021- For my 500th escape room, I wanted to do something special. Thankfully, I live less than two hours from one of the most ambitious and impressive escape room experiences out there- a four hour “Save the City” experience at City 13 Escape in Oak Creek, WI, touted as the world’s largest escape game.

Dog Days

February 4, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

I promise this isn’t becoming a dog blog, but I needed to explain where my time has been going lately!

Big Plans for 2022!

January 2, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

I’ve got a lot of big plans for 2022. In all honesty, I’ve actually been waiting for the new year to make a few big moves, primarily registering a business officially so that I can cleanly start tracking everything for a new tax year. 2022 is here, and so are my updates!

Silph Puzzle Hunt 2021

December 26, 2021 Brian Gondek 0

It felt like an eternity since my last puzzle hunt when Silph Puzzle Hunt landed, so I was thrilled to dive in. My team didn’t finish the hunt, but there was a lot to enjoy.

Customers Always Right?

December 12, 2021 Brian Gondek 0

Every once in a while, I get a reminder about how the overall customer experience is more important than any one aspect of an escape room. I’ve shared before about how a strong game master can elevate an average experience and an inattentive one can ruin a world class game. I recently got a reminder of exactly why this is so important.

ERChamp 2021: The Finale

December 5, 2021 Brian Gondek 0

Though my team didn’t qualify for the ERChamp finals this year, we still went back and played the finale as soon as we had a chance. Short summary- we really enjoyed it despite getting stuck badly early on. I’m already looking forward to next year’s contest.

Augmented Reality Point & Click Geocaching

November 27, 2021 Brian Gondek 0

This game doesn’t exist yet, but I’m dabbling with creating an entry for it. The setup cost is low – zero if I keep it to the minimum viable product – but with just a little added investment I can make it extremely neat.