A Mountain, But Not a River

We continue to add more Chicago dates for our popular escape-room-in-a-box, Creatures on the Loose!. Currently there are three events in March you can buy tickets for. I’d love to bring the game to another city for a weekend; if you want us to come to where you live, let me know.

In other exciting news, I’ll be teaching a course at University of Chicago this spring on puzzle design. A team there is building an ARG for new students this fall, and my class will help build puzzles for that event. If you are a U of C student or know of any, there’s an info session on March 9th.


What mountain’s name, when anagrammed, is not the name of a river in Africa?

The Puzzle Keyring by Richard Malena —Kickstarter

The Puzzle Keyring
The perfect tool to solve codes and ciphers for escape rooms and puzzle events!

My favorite recent podcast discovery is Recent Paper / Decent Puzzle, in which Dan Riskin distills a recent scientific discovery via a short explanation, then follows it with a tough but gettable brain teaser. Best part: each episode is under 15 minutes.

Red Bull Mind Gamers Design Blog 1: History of Escape Rooms

Apparently there’s an Escape Room Championship in March. This is the first video blog on the making of the rooms.

Puzzled Pint: Valentine's Day

Puzzled Pint :: home
Puzzled Pint

Puzzled Pint is tonight in over 30 cities worldwide. The theme is Valentine’s Day. Follow the link to find your location.

Room Escape Artist's 2016 Golden Lock-In Awards

2016 Golden Lock-In Awards - Room Escape Artist
We played and reviewed 152 room escapes in 2016. These are our favorites. Congratulations to the 2016 Room Escape Artist Golden Lock-In award winners!

My friends David and Lisa Spira reviewed 152 room escapes games in 2016. Here is their list of the 13 rooms they wish they could play again.

The Mystery League (@mysteryleague) on Instagram

Hey look, I joined the modern day and got me an Instagram.

Solution to the previous Puzzler

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