#NoEscape, a #MurderTrending Novel, by Gretchen McNeil [Review]

A group of geniuses attempt an elite escape room competition with unsurprisingly deadly results. Author:  Gretchen McNeil Release Date: September 15, 2020 Page Count: 352 Price: $17.99 US/$22.99 CAN Publisher: Disney/Freeform REA Reaction #NoEscape was a young adult horror novel set in an elite escape room competition. Like so many stories with this backdrop, it presented a … Continue reading #NoEscape, a #MurderTrending Novel, by Gretchen McNeil [Review]

DarkPark Games – Witchery Spell [Review]

Coven fresh. Location:  at home Date Played: August 9, 2020 Team size: 1-4; we recommend 2-3 Duration: about 2-3 hours Price: $58 plus shipping from the Netherlands REA Reaction Witchery Spell stood out from the crowd of play-at-home escape games by combining story, puzzles, and design into a polished, cohesive experience. DarkPark Games didn’t just assemble a … Continue reading DarkPark Games – Witchery Spell [Review]

Vampire.Pizza – Chapter 1 [Review]

Hold the garlic. Location:  at home Date Played: May 1, 2020 Team size: unlimited; we recommend 2-4 Duration: variable; about an hour for the puzzles Price: $32.99 per person (party of 2) or $27.99 per person (party of 4) REA Reaction Vampire.Pizza is an immersive game where pizza and puzzles are delivered directly to your door. Through … Continue reading Vampire.Pizza – Chapter 1 [Review]

So You Wanna Save the World – Episode 0 [Review]

Who wants to save the %#(@ world? Location:  at home Date Played: October 2019 Team size: Unlimited; we recommend 1-2 Duration: Variable; probably 2-3 hours Price: Free REA Reaction So You Wanna Save the World is envisioned as a monthly puzzle subscription service intended to replicate the feel of playing an escape room. The monthly package hasn’t … Continue reading So You Wanna Save the World – Episode 0 [Review]

Ship of Theseus by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst [Review]

Meta masterpiece. Author:  J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst Release Date:  October 29, 2013 Page Count: 472 plus inserts Price: About $30 Publisher:  Mulholland Books REA Reaction Ship of Theseus, also known as S., is hard to categorize. Presented in book form, it’s an ambitious piece of experimental fiction with many layers of story and meaning. … Continue reading Ship of Theseus by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst [Review]