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An interactive puzzle novel written by Mike Selinker, with enchanting illustrations by Pete Venters.
An interactive puzzle novel written by Mike Selinker, with enchanting illustrations by Pete Venters.
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the Maze Map returns with new Maze of Games options on our store

Posted by Lone Shark Games (Creator)

The Gatekeeper has returned with even more ways to enter and enjoy The Maze of Games! This time around, the dapper and extremely gaunt gentleman is announcing the return of his most puzzling Maze Map, which hasn't been available since our Kickstarter from several years back. It's now available on our store, both in print and for the first time in PDF form! (Click those links to order.) This beautiful and confounding 20”x30” maze map, created by Mike Selinker and Eric Harshbarger and illustrated by Pete Venters and Corey Macourek. Inside the labyrinth, you will test your puzzle-solving ability and your cleverness at optimizing your success. Can you beat the minotaur?

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Along with this, we're happy to offer two great Maze of Games bundles. No riddles here - The Gatekeeper's Bundle comes with physical copies of The Maze of Games, The Theseus Guide to the Final Maze, The Maze Map, and a digital collection of PDFs of those three items, the audiobook narrated by Wil Wheaton, and Austin Wintory's soundtrack.

Our skeletal friend shares that he's very interested in visiting all your digital libraries. With that in mind, we've also created The Gatekeeper's Virtual Bundle, which contains the three PDFs, the audiobook, and the soundtrack. You can buy PDFs of The Maze of Games, Theseus Guide, and The Maze Map separately to finish out your collection and invite The Gatekeeper into your homes. He would love that.

Become your own Gatekeeper with Puzzlecraft

The awesome Puzzlecraft cover by Bruce Brenneise, Luke Green, and Liz Spain.
The awesome Puzzlecraft cover by Bruce Brenneise, Luke Green, and Liz Spain.

Are you looking to craft your own puzzles and trap people in diabolical mazes? Or maybe you just want to learn all the puzzle secrets and use them to win friends and influence people. Whatever your reasons, Puzzlecraft: How to Make Any Kind of Puzzle is a must-have for any puzzle lover. The PDF is available now, and the softcover can be preordered for later this year. (As with The Maze of Games, ordering Puzzlecraft's physical book from us gets you the PDF for free.)

With over 100 sections of instructions for making unique puzzles and example puzzles to solve, this book is guaranteed to get you one step closer to Gatekeeper level. No promises on upping your appearance to his svelte standard, though. Maybe we'll do another book for that.

A final challenge

Did you know The Maze of Games is still unsolved? Yes, it's true, though we have seen some very interesting attempts at solving the final maze. We have some big plans for when we learn that the book's final puzzle has fallen, so keep an eye out for news on that front. And if you're still solving your copy from the Kickstarter, you've still got time. Maybe you'll be the one who solves it first!

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    1. James Cowling on

      Gonna need to find the book -- I did it when I owned my game store, in the store, and bits and pieces of it are scattered everywhere. I'll get back to you.

    2. Lone Shark Games 6-time creator

      James: You should really send a note to and tell us what you think the ultimate solution is. We would love to see it.

    3. James Cowling on

      What do you mean it's unsolved? It took me a few months to get around to cracking the book, but I'd finished it within a couple of weeks. I assumed that a bunch of people had solved it by then.

      Hey, Eric Harshbarger, you still playing Scrabble? Or doing Lego sculptures?