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DeLaporte Biweekly Brainbusters

A twice monthly brain workout provided by Escape My Room

 

CURRENT CHALLENGE

Anxious Archivist's Anniversary

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As you can see in the letter above, the Archivist has run into some trouble in the Brainbuster Files and needs your help to sort it out!

 

She will be taking a break for a few weeks after this incident, so be sure to solve this game and be entered to win a DeLaporte Prize Pack! 

 

ARCHIVE

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Flower Power

The DeLaporte family business has always been perfume, but few people know that the beautiful scents Le Nez Creux parfumerie employs come from the DeLaporte family Garden! 

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Fiendish Fools

We don't have a new Brainbuster for you...

APRIL FOOLS!

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Oscar Obstacles

The Glitz and the Glam of the Academy Awards is something the DeLaportes have always appreciated.  It is said that the famous statuette is modeled after their own Oscar DeLaporte, how else would they have one to give away?! 

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Smuggler's Shenanigans

When Prohibition took hold New Orleans didn't change much.  In fact, by early 1920 it was said that over 10,000 people had already broken the new laws.  The DeLaporte Family was a big contributor to that number.

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Bizarre Book

When a rare book dealer comes across a book they can not explain the origins of they put it to you, their most brilliant brain busting buddy to see if you can uncover some of the mysteries the book holds.  Can you figure out this book of secrets?

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Villainous Virus

The DeLaportes need your help to slow the spread of COVID-19! Solve the puzzle above to start your journey!

 

 

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Perplexing Paris

With the DeLaporte Family Home and Escape Room closed for business for the next few weeks, the DeLaportes have decided to revisit one of their favorite vacations, a trip to Paris for the 1889 World's Fair, the very same exhibition that the Eiffel Tower was unveiled at 131 years ago!

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Mardi Gras Madness

The holiday season may be over, but Mardi Gras season is just getting started! This edition of the DeLaporte Bi-weekly Brainbuster has everything you need to get you ready for parade season! 

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Distracted Detective

It's your first day working for a real life detective agency, Crescent City Cases, but things are off to a rocky start.  Can you figure out your way in and get started on your first investigation? Everyone who completes this puzzle gets a sneak peak at a new DeLaporte family mystery!

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Arcane Application

Do you have what it takes to join the secretive and exclusive Saintsbone Society?  Try your hand at their application, and you'll have a chance to win 6 tickets for the Saintsbone Immersive Theater Experience happening this fall! 

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DeLaporte Delicious

The DeLaportes are back and hungrier than ever! They need your help to get the order in and to them, so take a look at the puzzle above to get started!

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Telephone Trouble

On March 7th, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone. In the last 144 years telephone technology and the associated innovations have become a central part of the modern lifestyle. However, the DeLaportes are not known for their technological prowess or for accepting modern lifestyles, and they could use your help! 

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AWOL Archivist

One of the DeLaporte Family's favorite staff members has gone missing and Detective Livingston needs your help to find her! One lucky solver will be granted private access to their choice of DeLaporte mysteries for them and their friends!

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H.A.R.T. Helpers

The H.A.R.T. agency is looking for some new recruits! Can you stop the evil DREX Corp from making another species go extinct? 

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Illogical Lawyer

Moe Fantomes, estate lawyer of the reclusive Winifred DeLaporte has some secrets to be discovered on his website.  The challenge may be over but you can still play! Click the image above to get started.

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Where in the World?

We here at the DeLaporte Mansion know how much everyone is longing to get away, which reminded us of one of the many times Ellie DeLaporte ran away.

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Davey's Dilemma

H.A.R.T.'s Chief Onjubo has a mission for you, one of her animal Captains has been acting up, and she is very close to firing her.  Chief wants you to go in and straighten the Captain out before she is forced to make a difficult decision.  Can you keep this sarcastic otter in a job by solving her clues before her boss does?

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Harried Holidays!

The holiday season is a hectic time around the DeLaporte mansion. Family members, gifts from DeLaporte admirers, and general holiday cheer is abundant, but Mrs. DeLaporte just doesn't have time to take it all in AND enjoy the season. Maybe our fearless investigators can help share in the classic holiday duties?

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Crescent Communicator

This just in! A number of strange happenings are reported across New Orleans, See if you can uncover some of the mysterious goings-on in the Crescent Communicator and earn your spot on the Bi-Weekly Brainbuster's wall of fame! Click the image above to get started!

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Dog Days of Summer

The DeLaportes have always been great fans of dogs but they need your help to find the truth about their precious pup! Click the image above to play through our very first Brainbuster challenge!

HALL OF FAME

 

Behold, the winners of previous games! Can you too best the puzzles the conquered?

Click their faces to start!

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Anniversary 

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Perplexing Paris

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Mardi Gras Madness

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Distracted Detective

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Arcane Application

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Flower Power

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Telephone Trouble

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AWOL Archivist

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H.A.R.T. Helpers

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Illogical Lawyer

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Villainous Virus

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Davey's Dilemma

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Harried Holidays!

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Crescent Communicator

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Dog Days of Summer

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DeLaporte Delicious

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Oscar Obstacles

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Smuggler's Shenanigans

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Bizarre Book

 

FAQs

What is this?

The DeLaporte Bi-Weekly Brainbusters are mini puzzle games that are released every two weeks!

When are new games published?

New games are typically published on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, though we are currently taking a break to prepare a brand new batch of puzzles for you! Subscribe to be kept up to date!

How do I start?

There are multiple ways you can start your game!  You could stumble upon our social media posts on Facebook and/or Instagram, check the homepage, or subscribe to the mailing list to get the first puzzle sent directly to your email as soon as the game is published!

What do I do then?

There are typically 4 puzzles per game, though some can be much longer.  Each puzzle will lead to the next until you reach something that says "Congratulations!"

Can I play these games on my phone?

If your phone has web browsing capabilities you will be able to play every game on your phone.  With that being said, we recommend you use a computer instead as the puzzles are optimized for that view, and some things may be hard to notice/read on your phone screen. Most puzzles will have a printable pdf option available, which may be easier to navigate than the full website view.

Do I need to print anything?

You should never NEED to print anything, though some puzzles are definitely easier to deal with in printed form.  

What kind of puzzles will I encounter

The puzzles within these games are what we would describe as Escape Room Style puzzles.  These types of puzzles include pattern recognition, organization, ciphers and codes, narrative clues, puns, word games etc.  You may also find various classic style puzzles such as crosswords, logic grids, sudoku, nonograms, word ladders, mazes, seating chart logic puzzles, etc.  When these classic puzzle types are present within a game, it is probably somewhat obscured by the graphics/story, or could have an additional step that makes it unique to the game, be sure to read the instructions for each puzzle carefully so you don’t miss something there is almost always a hint for what you’re looking for within the flavor text at the start of each puzzle.  

How do I win prizes

To be entered to win a prize you must complete the current game and submit the “Enter to Win” form.  One submitter is chosen at random to receive the prize unless otherwise stated in that particular game’s rules.  Each submitter is only eligible for one entry, regardless of how many times they submit the “Enter to Win” form unless otherwise stated.  

How do I play MORE?!?

Check out our archive page for all the previous games! The prize period may be over, but the fun is still going! 

 
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