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?

Treasure Hunt Roundup

July 9, 2022 Brian Gondek 0

The last few weeks have been full of treasure hunts and puzzle design. Between partcipating in a few new treasure hunts and joining the ERChamp design team, I’ve had my hands full.

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.

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.

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.