Elevate Game Night with a Murder Mystery Box!Want to feel like you have stepped into an episode of your favorite crime or mystery tv show? Enjoy immersive scenarios, intriguing characters, and original compelling stories with your friends and family! Every month subscribers receive a new standalone investigation with everything needed to close the case. Our mysteries blend the puzzle elements of escape rooms with the investigations of a murder mystery. If you need a box sooner than our shipping policy provides, please contact us directly.
- Solve the mysteries alone or with a group of up to 4 people. We recommend our mysteries for ages 13+. Parental discretion is advised since we are a murder mystery company.
- Standalone mysteries that don’t require other boxes to complete. Start and stop each mystery at any point. There is no time component.
- “The Deadbolt Mystery Society, the closest you’ll get to fulfilling your dream of being Sherlock Holmes, with a new mystery in a box shipped to you every month.” - BUZZFEED
- Interactive, online components that bring each story to life. (Requires a QR code reader on a smartphone, tablet or laptop and internet access)
- Great gift for friends and family who love mysteries and solving puzzles!
Past Boxes from Deadbolt Mystery Society
The Game Show Murders
Will you choose what's behind Door #3, spin the wheel, or phone a friend to help solve this mystery? Will you make it to the Grand Prize round and unmask a killer? Come on down, play The Game Show Murders, and, perhaps, even buy a vowel...because the only thing missing from M_RDER is U!
A Strange Occurrence at Crown House
One moment, you are chasing a hot lead on a case. The next, you find yourself inexplicably trapped inside Crown House. It's a strange place that is boarded up from the outside and filled with things from your past. You find a find a note addressed to you written by someone calling themselves 'the owner' and you begin to panic. The owner tells you that you are trapped inside Crown House indefinitely and that lives are at stake if you don't find a way to escape.
Mystery at the Fairytale Ball
No costume party can compare to the annual Grimm Fairytale Ball. For years, you've imagined what such an event would be like in person, but you have never been rich nor important enough to receive an invitation. Yet, all of that changes when the hostess of the party, Cynthia Grimm, hires you to uncover the identity of a blackmailer who calls themselves the Pied Piper.
The Blue Moon Boogeyman
The full moon has long been believed to have a powerful impact on human behavior. Hospitals tend to see a surge in activity, while law enforcement agencies report an increase in criminal activity during this time. However, according to an urban legend that has been circulating, a second full moon in a month signals the arrival of the Blue Moon Boogeyman. Explore the legend and see if you can find out the truth about the Blue Moon Boogeyman.
The pale horse is synonymous with death. When a group of friends decide to go on a camping trip at Palehorse Lake, none of them ever consider whether the name of the location should be taken literally or not. Little do they know that their vacation will soon be filled with death and terror and the rider of the pale horse may actually be a member of their own group. Who among them will survive the trip to Palehorse Lake?
After receiving an anonymous envelope with a VIP ticket to the premiere of a new horror movie called Between the Static, you decide to take advantage of the gift. Arriving at the theater, you discover an employee named Kacey Lancaster has been murdered. After a short cursory investigation, it turns out Kacey was the one who sent you the VIP ticket. Why did Kacey Lancaster send you a ticket? Why was she murdered? Lights. Camera. Murder.
Murder at the Zoo
The Hampstead Zoo is getting ready for its busiest season ever when tragedy struck. Claude, the adult male lion of the Hampstead Zoo, escaped his exhibit and killed head zoo keeper Daniel Strickland in an uncharacteristic display of savagery. Explore this wild kingdom and determine if Strickland's death was the result of human orchestration or the byproduct of trying to tame Mother Nature. But, remember, it's a jungle out there!
Ashes to Ashes
The Eternal Slumber Funeral Parlor is exactly the sort of place you would expect to find a dead body. But, normally the bodies are already deceased when they arrive. That isn't true in the case of Bernard Sparks, the owner of Eternal Slumber who is found murdered in the chapel. Can you sift through the remains of Bernard's life and uncover the secrets which led to his demise? Or will the truth be buried with him? Ashes to ashes, lies to lies.
The Case of the Missing Eyes
The Queen’s Eye jewel was to remain on display at the Valley Falls Museum before entering the private collection of its new owner, Charles Henderson. Despite numerous precautions taken, however, the priceless diamond was stolen. Henderson will stop at nothing to get his diamond back, which is why he hired the world's most renowned private eye, Jasper Graves. Yet, after just a few days of taking on the case, Graves has gone missing. Can you solve this case?
The Darkroom Devil
While developing a roll of film, the photo tech noticed some images on the roll showed the scene of what appeared to be a murder. This is the third in a string of recent killings. In each instance, the details of the murder have been revealed by a roll of film dropped off at a different photo center. Police are at a loss on how to track down the killer the media has dubbed “The Darkroom Devil.” Can you step in and find the hidden clues and bring this devil to justice?
Temple of X
The Temple of X? Most people thought it was a doomsday cult dedicated to aliens and the end of the world. People left their families without much explanation and cut off communication with the outside world. It's been weeks since anyone from the Temple of X has been heard from or seen. A group of concerned family members has hired you and your colleagues at the Will Street Detective Agency to investigate and find out if their relatives are still alive.
Skeletons in the Closet
When Walter Hudson, a wealthy entrepreneur, passes away, each member of his estranged family expects to receive their inheritance. As they gather at the estate, they are surprised to find you, a member of the Will Street Detective Agency. Walter’s will implies there is more to his death and more to his family than meets the eye. Can you comb through the evidence left by Walter and discover how many skeletons are in this family's closet?
Travelers to The Big Elk Lodge were all seemingly strangers to each other, brought together by their common enemy of winter weather. But when one of the strangers is found murdered in their room the following morning, it seems that maybe there were some connections amongst some of the guests after all. Assume the role of Sheriff Ambrose King, who was also forced to take shelter at the lodge, and see if you can catch a murderer while Snowbound in The Big Elk Lodge!