Pa rum pum pum pum

My kids and I encountered the drum from Maze in an indoor children’s play centre. They had colour-coded symbols associated with each themed room, with lines leading along the hallways to the rooms. The boys had at least as much fun following these labyrinth lines as they did playing in the rooms themselves. The drum … Read more

How will I know it’s really you?

I know what you’ve been worrying about, because I’ve been up nights about it as well. If you meet another Mazer on the street, or in an online chat, or in a lucid dream taking place in the Loop – HOW WILL YOU KNOW THEY ARE LEGIT? Aside from a sallow complexion and dark eye … Read more

A Maze Suite by Hello Gregor!

I don’t know if you’ve heard of Patreon, but for bossy people who harbour Medici-esque aspirations without the benefit of Medici-esque cash flow (people like myself, in other words) it is a dream come true. Therefore, I was thrilled to become a patron of Hello Gregor-a name you probably remember from early Mazecasts and the … Read more

Happy American Thanksgiving!

I’m Canadian, and we do Thanksgiving in October for some reason that I’m too lazy just now to investigate. But I did want to take a moment to wish our American Mazecasters and friends a very happy American Thanksgiving, and to share what may become a new Thanksgiving tradition in my family: Maze dioramas! Here’s … Read more

A maze in the shape of a house

I made this house-shaped maze when I was 11. I have to admit, it was not inspired by Maze but by a one-page maze in an Usborne puzzle book. I copied the idea and the style, but the layout was my own. Looking at it now, I can see that it is not a very … Read more

SCP yeah you know me

When you look at Maze a lot you start to see hidden numbers everywhere. Who but a Mazehead would spot the numbers cleverly concealed in these drums?

Songs to Maze By: Room 13

What better day to reflect on Room 13 than Friday the 13th? In this recurring feature, Songs to Maze By, I’m going to visit each room to propose a brief playlist for your listening pleasure while stuck in various rooms in the Maze. This room seems an appropriate place to start – I have a … Read more

Saints, sinners, scissors…

… and Starbucks. I try to be a saint and support the local independent coffee places, but the Starbucks is sooo much handier. So sometimes, I succumb to sin. The Room 42 bear is always there to make sure I realize I’m going to hell as a result, though… or at least to Room 22.

Happy Hallowe’en

Rejoice, those of you who like your mazes in plant form as well as in book form – it’s corn maze season! Here I am hot on the scent of the next checkpoint, having elbowed my son out of the way. You can read all about it here.

The door to Room 1024

How Maze-y is this door! Come on. The hand-painted sign, the style of the digits, the monochromatic colour scheme…. There are even some mysterious patterns on the window to puzzle over, a note posted on the door, and a Mansonesque spatter of light and shadow. I watch for this door whenever I pass its location … Read more