testimonials

(Behind The Masterminds)

argyx games

Argyx Games 🇫🇷

mathias

"I was one of the very first to be interviewed on Behind The MasterMinds about Argyx Games, and the show was both very professionally made and much fun.  It's a great chance that our small industry has this opportunity to talk about our passion.  Bravo les amis!" ✍️
** EPISODE 2 - WATCH HERE

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Bamboozle Brothers 🇨🇦

sen-foong

"Behind The MasterMinds is a well-organized, information, and most importantly - entertaining hour about the escape community.  They pack a lot of info into the hour and it's a lovely community in the chat!" ✍️
** EPISODE 47 - WATCH HERE

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Bluefish Games 🇺🇸

ANNA

"Love when I see a notification about a new Behind The MasterMinds episode!  We really appreciated Brandon and Cici having us on the show and crushing us with the trivia questions about our own game 😂Really good show both for finding out about new games you maybe haven't heard of before and hearing from the creators of games you've already played." ✍️
** EPISODE 9 - WATCH HERE

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Carden Illustration 🇺🇸

HOLLY

"What a great podcast!  So much work goes into each episode.  They made being a guest on the show very easy by having thoughtful, interesting questions prepared, as well as a fun quiz at the end.  A must-watch for any game/puzzle enthusiast who wants to discover new games and learn more about the creators who make them!" ✍️
** EPISODE 48 - WATCH HERE

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clueQuest 🇬🇧

gergely (gigi)

"Fantastic interview we had with Cici and Brandon in the MasterMind series.  It is so cool that escape rooms is a real new genre and we are part of it.  The interviews reviews and all the fans make escape rooms what it is:  Quality mystery 😄and fun fun fun.  Thx Cici and Brandon for all your work.  You also need to know it was my best interview as a Game designer." ✍️
** EPISODE 5 - WATCH HERE

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Crack-A-Nut Mysteries 🇺🇸

angela

"Crack-a-Nut Mysteries was interviewed quite soon after Cici and Brandon launched Behind The MasterMinds, and we had such a great time during the interview!  I have an alarm set for every Friday at 3:55 to remind me to be ready to tune in at 4:00!  I have only missed one or two episodes of the 50 episodes and have been fortunate enough to win FOUR games through the raffle!!!  I am looking forward to the NEXT 50 EPISODES!!!" ✍️
** EPISODE 10 - WATCH HERE

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Cryptogram Puzzle Post 🇬🇧

Jack

"Most fun I've had getting drunk and talking about puzzles 😎" ✍️
** EPISODE 33 - WATCH HERE

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CU Adventures in Time & Space 🇺🇸

chris

"This show is such a great wealth of knowledge for aspiring and current puzzle designers.  Cici and Brandon do such an awesome job!" ✍️
** EPISODE 42 - WATCH HERE

deadlocked escape rooms

Deadlocked Escape Rooms 🇬🇧

james

"Great features and in depth interviews useful for both enthusiasts and owners looking for inspiration!" ✍️
** EPISODE 6 - WATCH HERE

Viewer (male)

Eric (Viewer) 🇺🇸

eric

"Love this show!  I've discovered some really great games and learned a lot about the creation process... I've even been lucky enough to win.  Keep up the great work and I'll see you at the next show!" ✍️

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Escape Plan Ltd. 🇬🇧

brendan

"Cici and Brandon have made a great show - its relaxed style and conversational approach means it is enjoyable to view. They invited me on and it was a great way to spend an hour. Check it out - it’s upbeat, it’s interesting and they do cool giveaways!" ✍️
** EPISODE 44 - WATCH HERE

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Eschaton 🇺🇸

tessa

"This show is so fun and well researched.  Whether you're watching it or you're lucky enough to appear on the show as a creator, Cici and Brandon are an absolute delight.  All around a very good time!" ✍️
** EPISODE 21 - WATCH HERE

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Extraordinary Investigations 🇬🇧

rod

"Thoroughly enjoyed being interviewed by the BTM team about Extraordinary Investigations - these  guys are enthusiastic and well-informed, and the interviews are good fun.  BTM is one of my favourite insights into the wide world of escape rooms and similar at-home experience." ✍️
** EPISODE 54 - WATCH HERE

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Got a Quest 🇺🇸

liliya

"You guys rock! You provide so much value to all Escape Room fanatics! I love reading your game reviews and now also watching your YouTube podcast!" ✍️
** EPISODE 56 - WATCH HERE

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Hanna (Viewer) 🇦🇺

hanna

"Behind The MasterMinds is the perfect show to learn more about your favorite games and developers, but also to hear about new experiences!  A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win the giveaway (yay!), but my favorite part is still when they quiz the developer's on their own game 😂" ✍️

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Hatch Escapes 🇺🇸

terry

"These guys are lovely and produce a fun, informative show.  We really appreciate how "game" they seem to be.  Glad we have these guys working in the industry." ✍️
** EPISODE 19 - WATCH HERE

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Jen (Viewer) 🇺🇸

JEN

"Great show!  I've gleaned insights from gamemakers whose puzzles I love, and new discovered games and makes thanks to Brandon and Cici." ✍️

Viewer (female)

Karen (Viewer) 🇺🇸

karen

"Behind The MasterMinds is a great way to not only learn about new games, but what it takes to make them.  This show gives creators a chance to showcase their products and also gives us a chance to get to know them as people.  We get to hear their stories about how they got into game design and their inspirations and challenges.  Cici and Brandon are great hosts, bringing out both the insights and the fun!  Plus, you can win free games and get drink recommendations.  I look forward to this show every week." ✍️

Viewer (female)

Krista (Viewer) 🇺🇸

krista

"I've been a fan of this show since Day 1!  It's so fascinating learning about all kinds of home puzzle games and the people behind them, and Cici and Brandon are great hosts - fun, energetic, and entertaining.  The production quality on the post-videos is impressive, as with all things ETR.  And I'm always a fan of giveaways!  I'm always eagerly awaiting to hear who will be featured on the next episode..." ✍️

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Letterjoy 🇺🇸

michael

"A great way to learn about new games and experiences." ✍️
** EPISODE 37 - WATCH HERE

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LockMe 🇵🇱

bartosz

"Great show, great hosts.  It is worth watching to keep up to date with the escape room industry." ✍️
** EPISODE 1 - WATCH HERE

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Mairi (Viewer) 🇬🇧

mairi

"I love watching the Behind The MasterMind's show every week - Brandon and Cici are great hosts and the guests they have are always super, super interesting people too.  Highly recommend!" ✍️

Viewer (male)

Matthew (Viewer) 🇨🇦

matthew

"Love this show!  It hits all the notes for me with great guests, entertaining hosts, prize giveaways and behind the scene information!  I love being able to ask questions during the live show and having my name pop up on screen, which makes me feel like I'm part of the conversation.  Also, probably one of the most epic opening sequence to a review show I have ever seen! 😮" ✍️

Viewer (female)

Melinda (Viewer) 🇺🇸

melinda

"I love watching Behind The MasterMinds every week.  It's very cool to see the faces behind the games I already love, and games I think I will love.  I've definitely made decisions to purchase games based on what I learn in these interviews (and the promo codes may help a little...).  I've been the lucky winner of two prizes (that I already owned, haha), but I loved being able to gift my favorite games to others (talking about you "The Curious Stairs of Mr. Hincks" and "Retro Rad Pizza Adventure")!" ✍️

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Mobile Escape 🇨🇦

eric

"I was interviewed on this show early on and I sensed a few things from the hosts:  First, I could tell that they really love escape games and our industry in general.  I could also tell that they had done the hard work to experience our game before interviewing, which isn't always the case.  Their questions were inviting, the tone and demeanour was highly enjoyable, and I get the feeling these guys are just getting going.  If you're a big fan of escape games and want a peek behind the curtain to see how things are done, I highly recommend!" ✍️
** EPISODE 12 - WATCH HERE

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Modern Treasure Hunt 🇳🇱

jachin

"I've been a follower of the show as well as a guest. I really love the way the interact with the guests. I learn a lot and it's fun to listen to at the same time." ✍️
** EPISODE 36 - WATCH HERE

postcurious

PostCurious 🇺🇸

rita

"Great guests and great questions, it's always a pleasure to listen to this weekly show!" ✍️
** EPISODE 7 - WATCH HERE

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Puzzling Package Industries 🇺🇸

daniel

"So many of these games have such different tones and design styles.  Getting a glimpse behind the scenes helps give an idea of what to expect.  Cici and Brandon are great fans of the industry and have so much experience that their insight can help new and veteran fans find the product that is right for them.  This should be your first stop when looking for inside information and a peek behind the curtain." ✍️
** EPISODE 18 - WATCH HERE

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Scarlet Envelope 🇨🇦

liza

"One of my favourite shows to tune in to ✨I love the variety of guests, amazing atmosphere, and super engaging format.  I was a guest myself, and it was actually my first video interview.  Cici & Brandon made me feel super comfortable!  Amazing hosts and amazing people 😊" ✍️
** EPISODE 13 - WATCH HERE

sleuth kings

Sleuth Kings 🇺🇸

brandon

"This show was a blast to be a part of!  I really hope everyone has as much fun watching it as I did being interviewed! 😊 " ✍️
** EPISODE 8 - WATCH HERE

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Society of Curiosities 🇺🇸

michelle

"Behind The MasterMinds is such a fun watch/listen.  I love the range of puzzle and escape game designers that are featured - they have such fascinating stories and backgrounds.  And... if you like giveaways... tune in the day or week of the show to enter a drawing!  Such fun!" ✍️
** EPISODE 4 - WATCH HERE

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Spectre & Vox 🇬🇧

nick

"I was a guest on the show and I have to say, it was great.  Brandon & Cici are EXTREMELY switched on, fun and engaging hosts.  Absolutely five star people and a five star experience to both listen to and participate in!" ✍️
** EPISODE 25 - WATCH HERE

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Thames & Kosmos 🇺🇸

Thomas

"ESCAPETHEROOMers are great. They are a great resource for those who are looking for an escape room recommendation, but also for some "behind the scene" fun." ✍️
** EPISODE 3 - WATCH HERE

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The Detective Society 🇬🇧

dan

"Cici and the team do a great job in supporting the Escape Room and Mystery Games Industries.  They've been wonderful in supporting The Detective Society and very professional to deal with.  Their content is interesting and fun.  Thanks!" ✍️
** EPISODE 26 - WATCH HERE

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The Enigma Emporium 🇺🇸

KHIARA

"Cici and Brandon are fun and energetic hosts, who consistently put together an engaging and entertaining show!" ✍️
** EPISODE 38 - WATCH HERE

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The Escape Game 🇺🇸

theo

"Great show!  Cici and Brandon ask well researched, insightful questions.  Highly recommend!" ✍️
** EPISODE 16 - WATCH HERE

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Wild Optimists 🇺🇸

JULIANA

"This is such a fun and informative show!  Cici and Brandon are fantastic hosts, they really put their guests at ease and their absolute passion for puzzles and escape rooms shines through at every moment.  Plus they have fantastic giveaways! Definitely worth checking out." ✍️
** EPISODE 11 - WATCH HERE