So, I subscribed to another mystery box for almost two years and, reluctantly, realized I wasn't getting any sort of payoff. It was fun to speculate, but the rabbit holes soon started feeling like an abyss. I read all the reviews and decided to go with Deadbolt Mystery Society. I am so glad I did! These individual boxes are challenging, fun, and there's a huge payoff when you solve the mystery! I've completed six and have three more to go, and I can hardly wait to start the next box. If you've been disappointed in other subscription services, try Deadbolt before you write off the genre for good. You won't be sorry!
The deadbolt mystery Wow I loved it. Problem solving, clues , amazing just ordered the next 6 months worth. I cant wait! 5 stars for me!
TL;DR Received my first box last Saturday and couldn’t wait to start it! I was not disappointed. Definitely felt like I got my monies worth. Now for the full review: Inside the box there were several “clues” and interactive pieces (QR code to be scanned that led to an audio recording, secret emails, etc). I literally had a notebook and pen writing out my theories and I felt like a real detective. There isn’t a guided path so it really is thinking outside of the box, gets you into a detective character, and paying attention to ALL the pieces of information to solve the puzzles.
Got this for my 14 year old for Christmas. We did the seaside strangler together and had a blast! She loved it. Can't wait for next month!
I received a one time gift of this mystery box for Christmas. I could not get enough of it. I immediately went online to get my hands on whatever I could. I ordered the other available one time purchases as well as subscribed for future boxes. The detail within this mystery was profound. The puzzles are varied and very creative! It is a mixed media mystery in which you receive paper in the box but also must utilize the internet. But even the paper documents are varied. I did the Cabin and within it were a button, business cards, a pamphlet, newspaper articles and more!! I can’t believe they come up with new ones each month!! Can’t wait for my next box to arrive!!
I received a three month subscription as a birthday gift from my husband. The first mystery I solved was The Toymaker. It was challenging and super fun. I'm impressed with the quality, attention to detail, and variety of puzzles that are included in the box. For anyone who grew up on Scooby Doo, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, or Encyclopedia Brown, the Deadbolt Mystery Society is a must. I anxiously await my next mystery!
Just finished my first box, The Toymaker, and already ordered another. The mystery was challenging but not too hard. I love their Facebook hint page. I did have to ask for one hint. They were VERY quick with a response. They gave me a hint, not an answer, which I appreciated. I also enjoyed the extra media steps along the way. Well done!
I Love mysteries, true crime shows and tried a crime box subscription box around 8 months ago and it just frustrated the heck out of me; I cancelled after 5 months and gave up. When I stumbled across Deadbolt I thought I’d give a mystery subscription box another try and I was thrilled. This time I got my husband involved (who also likes puzzles and escape rooms) and we loved it. I really like the fact that you can solve the whole mystery in one box and the story line isn’t all over the place. We were fighting over the clues (in a fun way) and it was so much better than sitting around watching TV. Strongly recommend this box! I can’t wait for the next one!
This was a solid box and we cannot wait for the next shipment to arrive!!
My boyfriend loves going to escape rooms, so I was looking to do something unique for his birthday. I was so happy when I came across this subscription box! I only got the one month since I wanted us to test it out before we commit, and we are definitely keen on keeping this subscription up. We had so much fun solving the mystery from our couch, where we also set up a playlist fitting to the box's theme to really get us in the mood :P. What held us back is that we did not quite realize that we did need to go online to solve some puzzles to move forward. I feel the instructions could have been a little more clear there. I say it here so others can learn from our mistake! Regardless, we had a blast, and I definitely recommend this to others who are curious! The materials were high quality, and the puzzles unique. It definitely made a wonderful gift. Thank you!