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.

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.

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!

500 down!

September 23, 2021 Brian Gondek 0

500 escape rooms- it’s sort of hard to believe. If each room averages one hour, that almost three weeks of my life spent playing escape rooms, 24×7. If I started solving escape rooms full time, nine to five, it would take me more than twelve weeks to hit this mark.

500 Tomorrow!!!

September 7, 2021 Brian Gondek 0

This weekend, I got my ducks in a row to prepare for my 500th escape room. Two rooms Wednesday, one Friday, one Saturday, and one Monday was all it took to line me up at 499 prior to Tuesday, September 7.

Coolest Prize Ever

August 31, 2021 Brian Gondek 0

I wont bury the lede on this one- I went to Sixty to Escape Milwaukee this weekend, played three games, and snagged the coolest escape room prize currently in my possession: an oversized gold pirate coin, prop quality, with the business and room name etched in code around the side.

3x Puzzle Hunt Bonanza

July 28, 2021 Brian Gondek 0

My last update shared a few quick takeaways from a puzzle hunt I had gotten involved in. All of a sudden I’ve hit three puzzle hunts in three weeks and I’m ready to consider myself an addict. As if that wasn’t obvious already.

Escape Room – Tournament of Champions Mini Review

July 23, 2021 Brian Gondek 0

I didn’t particularly care for the first Escape Room movie, yet for whatever reason, I had an itch to watch this one. Maybe the studio did a good job with the trailer, maybe I just missed theaters… Whatever the reason, I jumped on the opportunity to go see this one.