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Nintendo Is Making an Escape Room Featuring The Legend of Zelda

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At long last, you can finally step inside the fantasy world of The Legend of Zelda. As Kotaku reports, Nintendo has partnered with SCRAP, the company behind Real Escape Game events, for a new IRL puzzle called “The Defenders of the Triforce."

The interactive game will visit eight U.S. cities to give fans an opportunity to experience the characters (like Link, Zora, and the Kokiri Tribes) and worlds from the classic NES game series. Instead of being locked in a room to escape, fans will have to work together in six-person teams to solve puzzles, collect items, and unlock new rooms to save the Triforce from the evil clutches of Ganondorf—all in 90 minutes. Afterward, fans can take photos of the Nintendo lounge and purchase exclusive Legend of Zelda merchandise like posters, t-shirts, and coins.

“At Nintendo, we’re always looking for ways to offer new experiences for all of our fans, and expose our characters and franchises to new audiences,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, in a press release. “Partnering with SCRAP allows us to offer a new perspective on this legendary series.”

“The Defenders of the Triforce” tour kicks off in San Francisco at the end of January 2017. For more information on tour dates, official rules, and ticketing, visit scrapzelda.com.

[h/t Kotaku]

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Here's How to Turn an IKEA Box Into a Spaceship
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Since IKEA boxes are designed to contain entire furniture items, they could probably fit a small child once they’re emptied of any flat-packed component pieces. This means they have great potential as makeshift forts—or even as play spaceships, according to one of the Swedish furniture brand’s print ads, which was spotted by Design Taxi.

First highlighted by Ads of the World, the advertisement—which was created by Miami Ad School, New York—shows that IKEA is helping customers transform used boxes into build-it-yourself “SPÄCE SHIPS” for children. The company provides play kits, which come with both an instruction manual and cardboard "tools" for tiny builders to wield during the construction process.

As for the furniture boxes themselves, they're emblazoned with the words “You see a box, they see a spaceship." As if you won't be climbing into the completed product along with the kids …

Check out the ad below:

[h/t Design Taxi]

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The Best Cupcake in All 50 States
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We’re going to sugarcoat it. Twelve years after the advent of the cupcake-only bakery (the California-launched chain Sprinkles is credited with opening the first in 2005), there are a lot of options. We rounded up 50 of the best decadent desserts across the country. So go out, have your (cup)cake—and eat it, too.

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