I received my first box, the Egyptian Adventure as a birthday gift and it was so much fun. We played with two friends so there were four of us, and it took us about 3 hours to do. It was nice that we were able to play at our own pace instead of being rushed with a timer, and the hint system was super helpful when we really got stuck!! Everything is super clear to set up, and the puzzles are a great range between easy and very challenging! We try not to actually write on the papers so we can regift them boxes, but it’s nice that the option to reprint some of the pages is available online.
I ended up subscribing soon after and now my sister and I do them primarily on our own. It still takes us about 2 to 3 hours to complete the boxes, but it makes for a great afternoon or evening activity for us! I even bought some single retired boxes to hold us over in between subscription months. So far we’ve finished the Jack the Ripper, Camelot, and Ancient Greece, and we plan on acquiring some more of the older ones too!