Riddles, Riddles Everywhere!

I’ve had riddles on the brain recently, because I keep seeing them everywhere. Over the last few weeks, they’ve popped up in games, TV shows, books, and even emails to the blog. It all started with our twice-monthly office D&D … Continue reading

Does the History of Cryptography Begin in Ancient Egypt?

Puzzles in various forms have been with us for thousands of years. We can look back at examples like riddles from ancient Greece and Sumeria, the Smyrna word square from 79 AD, or inscriptions from New Kingdom-era Egypt between the … Continue reading

Make the Season Bright (and Puzzly)!

Christmas is fast approaching, but there’s still time to put a nice puzzly spin on this festive holiday. Naturally, we have a few ideas for how to do that without shelling out more of your hard-earned cash. (This is why … Continue reading

PuzzleNation Product Review: Escape the Room: The Cursed Dollhouse

[Note: I received a free copy of this game in exchange for a fair, unbiased review. Due diligence, full disclosure, and all that.] All this week, we’ve been discussing different ways to enjoy escape room-style solving from home. We’ve measured … Continue reading

Escape Room Gameplay at Home: Unlock! and Exit: The Game

[Image courtesy of The Portland Press Herald.] In yesterday’s post, we discussed different ways you can enjoy escape room-style puzzling at home. We covered books, apps, and audio formats, but we left the largest category for today’s post: escape room … Continue reading