Mads S.

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Good for beginners

Deadbolt Mystery Society on Sep 2021

Oh, how I wish I loved these boxes.
I'll start by saying that I really love puzzles and that I tend to be good at them.
If you find puzzles very challenging, but enjoy them anyway, then Deadbolt boxes are a great find! However, if you are good at puzzles, read on.
I have done MANY Deadbolt boxes now (The Cabin, Behind the Wall, The Collector, Catch Me if You can, Conspiracy, The Pretender, and The Dark and Stormy Night). I just finished "The Dark and Stormy Night." It was painfully easy (with a heavy emphasis on painful). Most of the puzzles were so obvious that it was like providing a word search with all of the words you need to find being in bold--you glance at the page and the answer just immediately jumps off the page at you before you can even read what is on the page. There were 2 that took me a moment longer (long enough to read what was on the page), but there would be another sentence on the same page as the puzzle that tells you very clearly and directly exactly how to solve the very simple puzzle (that I believe most people would be able to figure out in a few minutes even without the "knocking you over the head with the answer" clue). And the logic in the mystery itself was flawed. It has the logic of a young child who is in a room with two adults and a ball is...

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Too easy

Finders Seekers Mysteries on Jan 2021

I received the National Park Box. It was painfully easy. I really, really wanted to like it, but it was like the kinds of puzzles you do in elementary school. The manner in which you are supposed to solve the puzzles is obvious and the puzzles themselves are simple. On the website, they estimate 2-4 hours, but it took me less than 45 minutes. I could see this being fun for a family, but if you are looking for a challenge--keep looking. I have two more coming, as I signed up for the 3 month--so I'm hoping there is some challenge in the next boxes. All of that being said, the materials in the box are cool and visually appealing.

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