Mystery League in Crain's // Strange video game symbols // Potatoes in space

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Mystery League in Crain's // Strange video game symbols // Potatoes in space
By The Mystery League • Issue #1
This is our weekly dispatch of what’s happening in the world of puzzles. If you have something to include — article, event, puzzle, whatever — email it to us. This week: Crain’s profiles us; an ARG mystery blossoms; a Stranger Things title generator puzzle.

Mystery League in the news
A really lovely write-up of The Mystery League in Crain’s Chicago Business. If you like The Mystery League and want to see us grow, please post this and forward this to all the fun-loving bosses you know out there.
Now Playing in Chicago: ‘Game’ Shows - The New York Times
The New York Times finally caught The Last Defender, the puzzle room/interactive theatre thing we helped design, right before it shut down. Hopefully it’ll be back up and running soon.
Stuff that we like
These Mysterious Symbols Have Been in 19 Video Games and No One Knows Why
“Players have been slowly assembling clues and hints for a larger puzzle they’re still not sure actually exists.” Thanks to everyone who forwarded this to me. You were correct to do so.
The most beautiful, addictive clicker game about potatoes that you’ll ever play. Except you shouldn’t play, because it’ll take you over until you beat it. Which is possible, but not before you alienate your entire family. Or so we’ve heard.
Eric Berlin used the Stranger Things title card generator to make a puzzle, because of course he did.
Sandor in public
PechaKucha 20x20 - Chicago - Vol. 39
Sandor will be speaking about puzzles at PechaKucha (at Martyr’s in Chicago) on September 6. The format is very strict — 20 pictures, 20 seconds each. Lots of other interesting speakers too. Tickets are $10.
A parting puzzle
Name an album released in 2016. Remove one letter and the remaining letters spell a major world publication. What album and publication?
[Answer in the next issue.]
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