Minneapolis, MN (Online): Trapped Puzzle Rooms – Herbert’s Laboratory

May 29, 2020 Brian Gondek 0

When I got an email from Trapped describing their new “audio escape room” adventure, my interest was immediately piqued. In 2019, Christina and I had previously had one big adventure involving Trapped, driving to Minneapolis during a blizzard to catch the final day of their Legend of Lyndale House game (a 90 minute escape room using a full multi-story house as the set). That game left a lasting memory for us, so the idea of playing one of Trapped’s games from home sounded almost too good to be true.

Online (Japan): Scrap – Escape the Werewolf Village

May 15, 2020 Brian Gondek 0

My escape room solve tally has been stuck just shy of 400 since the lockdowns started.  Sure, I’ve played a few home games and online games, and most of them have been enjoyable, but it’s a little bit different of an experience.  So when I got an invitation from Cici and Brandon at EscapeTheRoomers to beta test a remotely guided escape room, I was immediately intrigued.

Tampa, FL: Rabbit Hole Escape Games – Shadows of the Skunk Ape & Alice’s Tea Time

April 7, 2020 Brian Gondek 0

Christina and I were doubly excited to try out Rabbit Hole Escape Games in Tampa.  For one, we had heard from a few different sources that Rabbit Hole’s games are some of the best in the Tampa area.  And for another, I couldn’t wait to try Rabbit Hole’s escape room / mini golf hybrid. It’s the only game of this nature I’ve ever heard of- it might be the only one in the world.

Manitowoc, WI: What the Lock – Orvellio’s Reconjured

February 15, 2020 Brian Gondek 0

Orvellio’s: Reconjured left Christina and me wanting more, and thankfully, What the Lock has several more rooms we haven’t played yet.  Orvellio’s is a brilliantly designed room that caters toward puzzle enthusiasts, and it was the most satisfying escape room experience we’ve done in quite some time.

Keep It Up!

February 7, 2020 Brian Gondek 0

I’m happy to check in and say that I’ve got the inside track for one of the tickets to Red Bull Discovery Lab – I’m up 43-13-12!

Red Bull Mind Gamers Strategy Recap

January 19, 2020 Brian Gondek 0

Round 1 of the Red Bull Mind Gamers challenge is complete. Congrats to Mark O for collecting the most votes and earning a spot at Red Bull’s Discovery Lab this May. And thanks to everyone who voted for me- I got the second most votes!

Racine, WI: Seven Keys to Escape – Critter Craters

December 8, 2019 Brian Gondek 0

Seven Keys to Escape in Racine, WI has a special distinction for me and my dad- their “Nana’s Room” game was the first escape room the two of us lost together within the United States.  Nana’s Room was filled with loads of content and it was tough for a team of two to get through all of it, but we were still itching for another try, and we finally got that try when Seven Keys opened their new Critter Craters room.  A visit to Seven Keys to Escape made sense as the perfect birthday gift for me to give to […]

Cayman Islands: Locked Inn – Pirate’s Cellar

November 7, 2019 Brian Gondek 0

Escape rooms are pretty much everywhere now, as proven when Christina and I found one only a two minute walk away from the Cayman Islands cruise terminal – Locked Inn.  I had known about this business ahead of time, but it was still surprising to see how close and accessible it was.