This maze is a tribute to the original playlist the classic cassette mixtape. Nothing was better as a kid than making your own mix tape and trading with friends. Since the 80’s are so popular now and because my kids are addicted to Stranger Things I thought it would be a fun maze to create.
This maze allowed me to test out a concept I have been thinking about for a while. As you can see below I incorporated a word search puzzle into this maze. I had tried to incorporate a word puzzle into my Ireland maze previously but it was a disaster. The rules weren’t clear and everyone ended up getting confused. I ended up scraping the idea for that maze and turned in back into a traditional maze. The reason why the end on the Ireland maze is confusing is because it was originally part of the word game concept.
Hopefully this time the instructions are more clear and people enjoy the idea. I would love if people would leave feedback and improvement ideas in the comments because I think this is an idea with a lot of potential.
If you complete the maze and the game please list your score and the bands you came up with in the comments. I am curious to see how many different bands and artists everyone can come up with. I’ll list the score that my head tester (Dan my son) comes up with in the comments to get everyone started.
Below is the cassette tape maze in progress. I wanted to have fun with the colors on this one so I tried to add as many patterns and colors as I could. This maze is similar to other pattern mazes that I previously created such as the fishing lure or snowflake mazes. All of my mazes start out as pencil drawings and then are filled in with marker and colored pencils. If you’re curious about the materials I use please check out my “tools of the trade” page.
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