Ann S.

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Too many little frustrations

Sleuth Kings on Oct 2020

I tried a few boxes but decided not to keep up my subscription. The mysteries are cute and the puzzles are sometimes sort of fun, but I found too many to be weirdly frustrating, and the e-mails with Sullivan take too long--I'd rather the entire hint system was on a website instead of just the first part. The last box I got had an error in a puzzle that caused multiple "I'm lost" e-mails, with waits for answers...only to find out that I was on the right track from the start but they'd made a mistake. Also, minor point, but the introduction letter is like 3 pages long. It seems unnecessary--every other puzzle box seems to be able to explain itself in short order. Anyway, I have multiple mystery box subscriptions, and I decided that this wasn't going to be one of the ones I kept. Too many headaches.

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I’m impressed

A Killing Affair on Jul 2020

I’ve only gotten one box so far but was impressed! I’ve done other well-known mystery series, and this is at least as good. The contends were personalized and came with useful things like sticky notes and box labels. The story is interesting, and the puzzles weren’t too hard or too easy. There are documents, physical evidence, and web content to go through. I’m not rushing my next box because I’ve got so many other puzzle boxes to do as it is, but I’ll be glad to get it comes. I feel like real effort and attention is being paid to this series by the creator. It’s welcome. The only downside is it’s a touch pricey compared with other series.

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Fun and not too aggravating

Deadbolt Mystery Society on Jul 2020

I've been getting this for several months, starting with Seaside Strangler, plus a few old boxes I've ordered. The stories are good. The puzzles aren't too difficult or esoteric, which I've run into with other services. And if you're stuck, there are hints and answers.

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Nice first delivery

Succulents Box - Monthly Subscription Box on Apr 2020

I’ve only had one delivery so far, but it was a nice plant that came well packaged, with information and instructions.

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