The Rules of the Game

The Rules of the Game

A dastardly crime has been committed. It ought to be impossible! A colourful cast of characters all serve as suspects. The game is afoot! Who is clever enough to solve the mystery? The great detective, of course – the hero of the story – and the reader,...
Torontonian Fun of Yesteryear

Torontonian Fun of Yesteryear

Since their development by our partner Real Escape Game in Japan in 2007, escape rooms have been taking the world by storm! Nowadays, they’re so established that it’s hard to imagine they’re a 21st century invention, so let’s take a moment to look back at what people...
Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and mirrors may seem an invention of relatively modern magic, but mischievous artists have been using these tools for much longer than that. At first glance, this 15th century painting by Jan van Eyck appears to be a simple image of a couple to celebrate their...
Secret Initiation

Secret Initiation

Thinking of joining The Mad Fox Society? Your initiation will involve puzzles, cryptic clues and only a 15% success rate! Secret societies like this might sound made up, but here are four real-life organizations with an equally interesting story: The Knights Templar...
I Put a Spell on You

I Put a Spell on You

Think Imhotep’s Book of the Dead is just fiction created for The Mummy? Nope, this ancient book dates back to c. 300BC and was created as very real book of immense power. Translated literally as the Book of Coming Forth by Day, it was designed to help and secure the...