Memento #5: Transworld 2022 Badge

May 27, 2024 Brian Gondek 0

I was excited about the opportunity to go to Transworld. Primarily known as a haunted house convention, Transworld also branches out into other interactive entertainment, most notably escape rooms.

Memento #4: Escape Room Passport Flyer

May 13, 2024 Brian Gondek 0

Looking through my odds and ends, I stumbled across a pretty interesting glimpse of a future that wasn’t to be – a flyer for the “Escape Room Passport” app. I picked up the flyer at EscapeRoomPassport’s booth at the escape room convention in August 2016.

Memento #3: Mindtrap Escape (Montgomery, IL) – Magnets

April 9, 2024 Brian Gondek 0

There are at least two noteworthy Mindtrap escape room businesses in the US – one in Illinois and the other in California. I’ve heard lots of good things about the California one, and I really enjoyed other rooms designed by the same people (Labyrinth Games in Nampa, ID), but today’s memento is from the Illinois one.

ERChamp 2023 Finals Completed!

October 16, 2023 Brian Gondek 0

ERChamp 2023 is in the books, and it was a blast. I didn’t know what to expect for the coverage of the in-person finals, but the team did a great job, and it was tremendously entertaining.

Bethlehem, PA: Escape.exe – Neon Tokyo (Resistance)

November 7, 2022 Brian Gondek 3

The last time I visited Escape.exe, in April 2021, Neon Tokyo was coming soon. After the experience I had in the first room, Site: 117, Neon Tokyo was a must-visit, and the next time Christina and I needed to drive to the east coast, we made sure our path took us past Escape.exe.

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.