Introducing EnigMarch: A Month-Long Puzzle Design Challenge

Editor’s Note: REA writer Sarah Willson tells us about the new event she’s organizing for puzzle creators… and those curious about creating puzzles. Next month, weโ€™ll celebrate the inauguration of EnigMarch, a 31-day puzzle design challenge that will hopefully become an annual tradition in the puzzling community. Background It all began on January 1, when … Continue reading Introducing EnigMarch: A Month-Long Puzzle Design Challenge

Unexpected Games – The Initiative [Review]

A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a board game. Location:  at home Date Played: October-November 2021 Team size: 1-4; we recommend 2-4 Duration: 15-60 minutes per mission Price: $59.95 REA Reaction The Initiative is a unique campaign-based cooperative strategy game with delightful escape-at-home overtones. Unlike most board games, thereโ€™s an overarching narrative that ties in with … Continue reading Unexpected Games – The Initiative [Review]

Vampire.Pizza Chapter 2: The Case of the Missing Vamp [Review]

Trick or treat? Location:  At home (via delivery or pickup in Los Angeles or Philadelphia) Date Played: October 15, 2021 Team size: 1-6; we recommend 2-3 Duration: Variable; about an hour Price: $29 per player (not including tip or delivery fee, if applicable) REA Reaction Vampire.Pizza is a series of at-home games where dinner and puzzles are … Continue reading Vampire.Pizza Chapter 2: The Case of the Missing Vamp [Review]

Escape Room LA – Jewels of the White Tiger [Review]

Escape the indoors. Location:  Los Angeles, CA Date Played: May 21, 2021 Team size: 2-5; we recommend 2-4 Duration: 90 minutes Price: $30 per player Ticketing: Private, with other teams playing concurrently REA Reaction Jewels of the White Tiger combined basic escape room puzzles with an outdoor treasure hunt for a novel game format that led us on … Continue reading Escape Room LA – Jewels of the White Tiger [Review]