Next Tuesday, on March 5, we’ll be in San Francisco at the Barrel Head Brewhouse to put on our game The Unknown Islands. It’s a two-hour escape-room-at-a-table for teams of 8. As of this writing, 25 tickets remain. Pick up a ticket — or buy out a whole table — here.
Pun of the week
What’s Black Panther’s favorite podcast?
404 is a new kind of puzzle book. There are no instructions, and it won’t always be obvious what to do. You will need to think creatively to extract answers from the book, which can be validated on the accompanying 404 website. If you are correct, the website will unlock information which you will need to solve challenges later in the book.
This “road rally” all-weekend puzzle hunt is happening in the Boston area in August, but applications open next week. There are limited spots, and I’d guess demand will way outpace supply. Get your team together now and get prepared to submit an application in March.
Here’s illusionist and puzzle crafter David Kwong explaining how he makes a crossword. I make puzzles for a living and I still find crossword construction indistinguishable from magic.