Q: Is this something that would be good for a group of 4-6 people? Not sure if it is better for just 2 people or can be adapted for a larger group. Asked by Megan H., May 2019
We have done it with 3 and 4 people. I think more than 4 may be too many especially if everyone wants to be really involved. 3 was a great number, it also depends a little on the box and the skill level of who you are working with.
4-6 people could play just fine as most of the mysteries aren't linear.
I think you could do it with more than 2 people or a group. You could assign certain people to different puzzles (tasks, etc.). You may want to make copies of everything for all that are playing
Q: Does each mystery box build on the last, or are there new mysteries every time?Asked by Michelle J., April 2019
Each box is a brand-new mystery.
Q: When will I be billed?Asked by Brandy G., April 2019
Deadbolt Mystery Box charges you on the 11th on the month.
Q: What if a piece of evidence in my box arrives damaged?Asked by Toni M., April 2019
Deadbolt Mystery Box does returns within 14 days. You have to email them about the return and attach photos of any damages.
If you're here reading this then you, like I was, are probably trying to sort out which subscription mystery box to sign up for among the many ones out there. I did the research you are most likely doing now and I settled on Deadbolt Mystery and I am glad I did. Deadbolt was everything I was looking for. Hopefully, my comments here will help you with your decision.
I've done three of their boxes so far (WANTED, COPYCAT, and INFECTED), so I thought I have seen enough of their content to have an informed review. I am doing their monthly subscription box. I have not ordered any of the one-off specialty boxes.
It's not that helpful to just say I love the box. Because you need to know what I was looking for. Let me explain that a bit.
I wanted something cooperative, of moderate difficulty (not too hard, not too easy), self-contained, professionally done with quality components, good writing, not a lot of hand-holding, and I wanted a mystery more than an escape room vibe. DMS delivered on all of those. And on top of that they are really professional, have a great online community and their shipping is timely and like clockwork. No waiting for boxes, they run like a well-oiled machine.
My brother and I are older now and live in different states. We both love puzzles and we wanted a fun way to keep in touch each month. We had tried Mysterious Package Company and...
My husband and I completed a mystery box for a date night for our anniversary and we were just blown away. It kept us engaged for almost three hours. We worked together to figure out clues and make connections to solve the crime. It was amazing! This is one of the best experiences we have had at home and having fun! We definitely recommend this product for other 💯!! We can't wait for our next box!!!
This mystery boxes are great for spouses and families to dive into a tiny adventure. Great team building, and brain teasing fun. Tiny escape from real life, so much better then a board game for great family fun!
I have done a lot of different boxes and have cancelled a bunch of them but I love your boxes and I don't forsee ever canceling it. I have gotten everyone of your boxes and I love every one of them. Some are a little more challenging than others but I can't say which one is my favorite because every one is my favorite so far. Customer service is awesome, you all are amazing.
Deadbolt is amazing. It keeps me busy for hours with quality content & items at times, which makes the subscription & shipping prices totally worth it. I’ve yet to be disappointed in any box I’ve ever received. Wonderful subscription!
This is a great service. Much less self-referential than some of the other mystery-in-a-box type services out there. A great way to introduce friends to the fun of this kind of puzzle solving mysteries. The production values are always top notch and usually the only external tool you might need is a smart phone.
Deadbolt makes a great game, but even better is how they treat you. First, they return messages in less than 24 hours. Second, once I wanted to skip a month ("suspend") then decided and messaged to cancel the suspension; something happened, and the order was not un-suspended; so Deadbolt sent me that month, and didn't charge me! Third, last month the post office tracking # was "delivered" but not to me; I messaged Deadbolt order an extra since that wasn't their fault, and they offered to send another at no cost (fyi post office found it 2 days later). That is the attitude of this company--keep a good relation with customers.
We love Deadbolt Mysteries! Each box is a journey perfect for date night, a dinner party or for some "me time". This isn't just a box delivered to your front door, you quickly get pulled into a community of people ready to listen to your frustrations with a particularly difficult puzzle and accomplishment at each end. The company is always helpful and quick to respond if you have questions.
You really can't go wrong with Deadbolt!
I gave my adult kids the game and they said it was the most fun !! Thank you for creating a game they all can enjoy and solve together !!! They are ready for the next one !!!