For those safely at home, I imagine you want to keep your mind occupied as we get through these uncertain times. Since it seems best to avoid ordering things at the moment (we gotta think of those postal workers and delivery men too!) I thought it would be good to compile a list of puzzle resources and games that can be played online/at home.
I am also aiming to post a new puzzle online once a week for the foreseeable future, so keep an eye out on the PostCurious Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. The first one is at the bottom of this post!
Free puzzles to play online
(Pictured: Wish You Were Here cover via Enigma Emporium)
PuzzleCraft by Mike Selinker & Thomas Snyder is a book about creating all kinds of puzzles, and has puzzles you can try to solve as well. You can download the PDF for $5 and either print it out or read/play on your chosen device.
YouEscape offers online escape rooms via video chat. These can be played remotely from several locations at once, and cost $30 for a session.
(Pictured: YouEscape's Magnum Opus, via Room Escape Artist)
Other online things
Girls Game Shelf compiled a list of websites for playing board games on the web (free and paid).
Find and read about ARGs on ARGnet
My puzzle video game recommendation lists (another one coming soon)
(Pictured: Return of the Obra Dinn, see narrative-driven games list above)
Some Relevant Favorite Podcasts
Escape This Podcast - play-along audio escape rooms. They also have materials for their games available online if you want to GM a session for your friends and family. You can even do it remotely via phone or video chat.
Tanis - a narrative podcast about a supernatural mystery
Serial (season 1) - an engaging story about a true crime investigation
The Adventure Zone - an adventure "actual play" podcast based loosely on D&D and other RGPs (I haven't listened to this one personally but have heard great things!)
Board Game Design Lab - insightful interviews with people in the board game industry
What are you doing to stay occupied? Do you have any other puzzle or game resources to recommend?
Here's my first online puzzle, based on a bizarre medieval graphic that seemed perfect for these strange times.