Deadbolt Mystery Society

Solve a new stand-alone mystery each month from The Deadbolt Mystery Society.

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Product Overview
  • Our new box is The Jester. All subscribers who sign up from Dec 1-31 will receive The Jester as their first box. All boxes will ship during the first full week of January. Subscriptions automatically renew on the 11th of each month thereafter.
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Unbox a mystery! Solve a crime! Close the case!
The Deadbolt Mystery Society Monthly Box is for lovers of mystery/suspense & for those who love puzzle solving. Each month subscribers will receive a new stand-alone case file with everything needed to close the case & SOLVE THE MYSTERY! Brought to you by the creative minds behind Deadbolt Escape Rooms! Designed for sleuths & puzzle enthusiasts!
  • Stand-alone stories that don't require other boxes to complete
  • Immersive scenarios, intriguing characters, and original compelling stories!
  • 3 and 6 month gift subscriptions available!
  • Great gift for friends and family who love mysteries and puzzle-solving
  • Interactive, online components that bring each story to life (some Internet access required via smartphone or tablet)

Sneak Peek

The Jester (December's Box)

Our December's Box theme will focus on one of the most mysterious characters that has ever walked the streets of Valley Falls. A murderer calling himself The Jester is about to reveal a series of secrets that will shock the town to its core!

Order by December 31st to get this box!

Questions

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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

4 to 6 people could do it... Sometimes there is a bit of up front reading involved. We take turns reading / overacting those parts out loud (as well as the final solution) which is super fun... Then everyone could work on one of the many puzzles and report their findings to the group....
Buy one and try it!

by Donna D., May 2019

I think 2-3 is best since you are reading from a device (laptop or tablet). We have had more people and then used 2 devices.

by Toni C., November 2019

A group of 4-6 people could definitely do this. We have quite a few people who have monthly mystery dinners and enjoy good food and company while solving our mysteries.

by The S., October 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.

by Joslin H., May 2019

4-6 people could play just fine as most of the mysteries aren't linear.

by Wendy F., May 2019

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

by Kimberly S., May 2019

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Q: This is a gift. can 1st box be sent to me in time for Christmas and then rest sent to them at different address?Asked by Gina A., December 2019

Were you able to have this done? I am curious as I am giving as a Christmas gift

by Matt D., December 2019

Yes, that can be done. You would just need to contact us via email and we can set that up for you.

by Jason B., December 2019

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Q: The description reads "some Internet access required via smartphone or tablet". Can it be accessed through a laptop? Also, is this something that one person can do on their own?Asked by Laura W., November 2019

As some other people have answered, there are QR codes that must be scanned. Once scanned they have you download a file or sometimes redirect to YouTube. Recently they had us send an email to a specific address that provided some answers and more clues.

And yes this is totally doable on your own.

by Megan C., November 2019

We like to use an iPad (tablet). You can even use a phone (or two).

by Toni C., November 2019

There are QR code’s that need to be scanned to follow a link. It wouldn’t work with a laptop I don’t believe. You could solve it as one person if you wanted to.

by Danielle S., November 2019

This is definitely something one person can do on their own. A laptop could be used as long as it has a camera and the ability to scan and read QR codes.

by Jason B., November 2019

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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 it's own self-contained mystery, requiring no knowledge of prior boxes. However, there are some very minor references and easter eggs that are fun for people who have done multiple boxes (and they are so minor that you miss nothing if you don't even get them). Again, no knowledge of prior boxes is needed. Each stands alone. That was a big concern for me, too, when I was deciding on what box to subscribe to, so I understand...

by Clark P., August 2019

Each of our boxes are stand-alone mysteries. They all take place within the same universe so you will see characters or locations appear in multiple boxes. But they are not written where you have to solve one box before solving another.

by The S., October 2019

No, each month is different.

by Melinda S., May 2019

Each box is a brand-new mystery.

by Angela J., April 2019

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Best in house Date night

2 days ago
Erin G.
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We absolutely love being a part of the Deadbolt Mystery Society! The puzzles are challenging but solve able, the story lines are great and so much fun! This is the perfect stay-in date night for parents or anyone who isn’t into the bar scene. We have almost all of the individual purchase ones that you can possibly buy and I have signed up for a subscription because I just can’t get enough.

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Awesome date night

Jun 11, 2019
Alexandra M.
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WOW! Simply wow! We LOVED this. What an awesome date night game! Perfectly put together, lasted a couple of hours. We were NEVER bored and guessing until the very end. We ordered Sanitarium as a trial and we are for sure going to be monthly subscribers! Thanks for the fun!

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Deadbolt Mystery Society said...Sep 30, 2019

That's awesome! We love hearing about quality date night time. Thank you for the review and for being a subscriber! I am sure Nurse Edgarton would be appreciative of your efforts :-)

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Wonderful Mystery Experience

Jun 25, 2019
Candy P.
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I've done many of these boxes and from my past experiences I have two favorites: this is one of them. It's so immersive, so unique and intriguing. Real websites, Facebook pages, emails, phone numbers. It's great. I love it so so much. Took us like five hours to complete. It was so great. The puzzles are perfectly puzzling. The information is so detailed. OMG it's the best.

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Deadbolt Mystery Society said...Sep 30, 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Candy. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. If you haven't already, join us in The Deadbolt Mystery Society Hint Group on Facebook and share your expertise. Our members are great at offering hints if you get stuck on a puzzle!

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You will love it!

Jun 26, 2019
Michelle G.
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I love these boxes. I tried it because I was not liking hunt a killer or empty faces. I started with one box at the start of June. I now have bought 6 boxes and became a monthly subscriber. I have also had quick feedback on any questions that I have had. I like that there are hint files and solution files in case you need a push in the right direction. I would give this company a try. I have loved all the boxes I have tried so far.

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Deadbolt Mystery Society said...Sep 30, 2019

Thanks for the recommendation, Michelle!

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Simply The Best

Jun 25, 2019
Susan B.
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I recently purchased Infected as a one time purchase box to see if I would like this subscription. After I completed the box I was addicted. I have to order the others and I started a monthly subscription. Each month is a stand alone mystery and there are fantastic puzzles to solve and decipher. The puzzles will make you think outside the box but not so hard to bring on frustration. I became engrossed in the storyline and genuinely wanted to solve the murder. I recommend this box 100 percent. I can't wait for other boxes to arrive!

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Deadbolt Mystery Society said...Sep 30, 2019

Thank you for being a subscriber, Susan! Glad to hear you are enjoying the boxes as much as we enjoy creating them! If you haven't already, join us in The Deadbolt Mystery Society Hint Group on Facebook and remember, when 3 of your friends subscribe, your next box is on us!

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