Last night, I went to a Gathering in London for players of “The Stone“, an internet mystery game involving solving a load of cryptic pictorial puzzles, which are all smaller pieces of a wider framework which is slowly being revealed. Since it launched back in the last century, a real community has built up around the game, which is extremely well designed and implemented.
The Gathering was to watch a film about the community called “Stoners“, made by Rod Bruinooge, original creator of The Stone.
If you are into puzzles, I’d invite you to come and join. It’s tough, but it’s great fun, and you get to meet a more… unusual type of person.