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.
Finally, here is your puzzle of the week: What mountain’s name, when anagrammed, is not the name of river in Africa?
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.
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