Backers of the week
I'll get to all the big news from yesterday in a second, but first, I wanted to share with you our favorite backers from yesterday. Here's a letter from Field Operation Technician Ryan McRae, currently serving in Jalalabad, Afghanistan:
I was stumbling through Kickstarter and found your project. We met back in 1991 at Gen Con during the D&D Game Open—over 20 years later, while working Afghanistan, you challenged me and my friend Dave to more puzzles! We sat in our tent and went over the poem. . . my buddy Dave yelled out the answer to the fourth stanza. We were hooked! It was on! We went over the website, the videos (which was a challenge to overcome due to our limited bandwidth!) and scratched our heads. Two hours went by and we ticked off 1-8. Then, with the key, we entered the last puzzle! We high-fived and laughed about how fun that was.
Mike, for a couple of hours, you allowed Dave and I to escape Afghanistan for a bit, scour our brains and solve a great puzzle. That's quite an achievement. We wish you well and look forward to getting your book! This is a GREAT Kickstarter!
Sincerely, Ryan McRae and Dave O'Connor
Yeah, that just about made our month. Thanks, guys!
News and mentions
We got a lot of great exposure in the last 24 hours. First, there was the appearance in Kickstarter's Projects We Love newsletter. Then Deb Amlen at the New York Times site wrote about The Maze of Games on the Wordplay blog. Today, I awoke to discover we were in the Kickstarter Tumblr. We're all excited that our book of puzzles got such a wide reaction.
The flood of support allowed us to do some things we wanted to do right away. First, we were able to lower the costs of all our art prints. Second, we unlocked quite a few famous puzzlemakers for the Conundrucopia, and even recruited some new ones. The Gatekeeper's Limited Edition sold out as well.
We have more great things coming along the way. Please stay tuned.
Maze of Games Kickstarter Update Puzzle #2
Your journey continues! Here is the next part of your adventure through the maze.
2. With nothing else to do, you head off. The floo1 2 1notted with stumps and swampy puddles.
As always, when you have an answer, go to puzzazz.com/mazeofgames. Type in the puzzle's number and your answer, in that order. If you are correct, you will get a piece of a maze which you can assemble to help you find your way out! You can find all previous update puzzles at the @MazeofGames Twitter feed.
Thanks for playing, and for all your support. We really appreciate it.
Mike and the Sharks