Escape Room Advent Calendar – GamesHub

December 18, 2023 Brian Gondek 0

Five Below occasionally gets discounted escape room games. I’ve previously found scenarios for the Spinmasters games there, and more recently I found an Escape Room Advent Calendar (by Games Hub). For $5, how can you go wrong? Unfortunately, even at the price I can’t recommend this one, especially with how many other options there are.

Tall Tales Investigations – The Case of Percy De Vere

December 28, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

I’m blown away. I played The Case of Percy De Vere, one of the at home murder mystery games from Tall Tales Mysteries, and without hyperbole I can say it’s the best at home murder mystery game I’ve played, beating out strong competition from companies like Hunt a Killer and Unsolved Case Files.

Box One – What Is It?

July 23, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

Out of all the escape room / puzzle home games, I’ve seen the most hype around Box One. Produced by Neil Patrick Harris, the actor famous for Doogie Howser, How I Met Your Mother, and Doctor Horrible, the game graces the shelves of Target- a rare feat for a niche puzzle game that doesn’t advertise what exactly it is. So does the game live up to the hype?

Arlington Heights, IL: “What Riddle Is That?” Jigsaw Puzzle

July 9, 2018 Brian Gondek 0

If you look up “summer” in the dictionary, you might find the following definition: “A two to three month window, typically between June and August, in which academic hiatuses and clement weather lead to a spike in demand for travel*.”  If one were to follow the asterisk at the end of the sentence to the footnotes, he/she would find the following addendum: “An increase in demand while holding supply fixed will typically increase the equilibrium price.”   What does it all mean?  In short, that traveling during the summer months is really freaking expensive!