- November 16, 2020
Puzzle Path is an out-door adventure game similar to an escape room or scavenger hunt where players follow clues in a story to locations to unlock a puzzle. I ran the first game in early Summer 2020 (https://blog.cutupsmethod.com/portfolio/puzzle-path-1-covid-cure/) as something safe to do outside during the pandemic. The first edition was lots of fun to create and people enjoyed it, so I came up with a new game and ran it around Halloween 2020.
The second edition was set in a more heightened version of our reality than the first – the figurative apocalypse of this year has turned into a real end-of-times, with the four horsemen of the apocalypse showing up. The player takes the role of a student of ancient biblical studies who leverages their knowledge of old scrolls and scriptures to search out the parts of a magical incantation that will repel the horsemen and prevent the apocalypse. This instance was run on the north shore trail, so the setting was different, but analogous to the first one. I had eight teams play and I think everybody got to unlock the ending. Working at brainstorming on some ideas for the spring, and maybe even a small one for winter (for the brave).