One moment, you are chasing a hot lead on a case. The next, you find yourself inexplicably trapped inside Crown House. It's a strange place that is boarded up from the outside and filled with things from your past. You find a find a note addressed to you written by someone calling themselves 'the owner' and you begin to panic. The owner tells you that you are trapped inside Crown House indefinitely and that lives are at stake if you don't find a way to escape.
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Q: I received a 6 month Deadbolt Mystery Society subscription for Christmas, and still haven't received a single box. I am getting the run around about who to contact. What do I do? Asked by Martha S., August 2023
Hi Martha, contacting us directly is the best option here. We will be glad to take a look and see what the issue is.
Q: Can I have the first box of a gift subscription sent to me (so I can give it as a gift) and then have the others sent directly to gift recipient?Asked by Ann-marie C., November 2022
Sure, you can make changes to your account at anytime or our customer service department will be more than happy to help you with this.
Q: How do you make sure that you don’t get the same games you’ve already gotten in the past if you order again?Asked by Greg M., September 2022
Each month we release a new box that has never been seen before. So, there is no risk of receiving something you've already gotten.
Q: We received the box and it says to go online to get the list of contents but I can't find anywhere online that lists that...can you help?Asked by Emma L., May 2022
Thanks for reaching out.
Our contents list, hints, and solutions can be found on the "Files" page of our website. You can access this page from our home page by clicking the "Files" button in near the top right corner.
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It is on their website if you haven't already figured it out and it is under the files area.
I've been a customer since the beginning. I love the all-in-one monthly boxes. I've collected every box released but until this year, I never completed any. Completing a box by myself seemed impossible so I never tried. lol But now I have monthly murder mystery nights with my friends and we have a huge collection to choose from so we're never bored. DMS boxes are a great way to spend a Saturday night with friends. Highly recommend DMS over all the other subscription boxes.
Thank you so much for the recommendation, Amanda! We really appreciate it and if you ever get stuck on anything that feels impossible to you, feel free to reach out on the Deadbolt Mystery Society Hint Group on Facebook or go to the Hint files located on our website.
My partner and I subscribe to the monthly mystery boxes and absolutely love everything about them. We are thinking of branching out to some of the one time boxes next.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Simon! We really appreciate it :)
We love these boxes! Many of the boxes are totally different and unique, like 80s themed, carnival themed, etc. We have played with 2 people all the way up to 5-6 and it's always fun. Some of the puzzles are easier if you write directly on the pages; we found that clear page protectors and wet erase markers work perfectly to keep the originals blank! That way we can give the box away when we're done with it.
Thanks for the review, Leyna, and for pointing out the wide variety of box themes we have available! We truly have something for everyone!
These are my favorite mystery boxes! The stories are engaging. The puzzles are challenging. I enjoy them by myself and with my husband. I've been trying to get my kids to come over for a game night, but they haven't made it yet. I tried one of their one-time bundles, first. Loved them so much, I subscribed, AND went back and purchased all of the one-time boxes they had available. In the last order, I picked up a mini-mystery to see if I like those. Deadbolt Mystery Society provides a few fun hours of entertainment and works your mental muscles! Thanks for helping me guard against dementia. Seriously!
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Stacey! We hope you can get your kids over soon for a fun family game night!
Bought a 3-month subscription for my husband for Christmas.
He loves it.
Just went on and ordered a 6-month subscription.
Highly recommend for someone who likes escape rooms.
Thanks for the recommendation, Jamie! Glad that your husband has enjoyed the boxes so much!
I came across DMS while searching for a decent puzzle mystery subscription box. It looked good so I ordered. One of the best decisions I have made. Each box is unique, subversive and challenging. With 35 boxes under my belt and counting, I have yet to loose interest, and doubt I ever will. Way to go DMS. Keep up the good work.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, James! We really appreciate your enthusiasm and support!
I only found Deadbolt Mystery Society last month and completed my first box. I just wished I knew about this company sooner! I love the engaging storylines, props, and materials that come in the box. I also loved doing the Advent Calendar puzzles last month online. I am a new subscriber and I am doing my best to get all past boxes because I loved my first box so much. Looking forward to future boxes!
Thank you so much for the kind words, Jennifer. Don't forget to keep an eye on our social media pages, as we announce there whenever one of our past boxes is getting a reprint!
I look forward to these boxes every month. These are well made, well thought out and super fun. It's so great to have an activity I enjoy and have that time to myself!
Thank you for the awesome review, Andrea! We're so glad you were able to find a fun, new hobby in our games!
Was a fun family game! Really had us thinking hard and working as a team!! Highly loved and very well thought out!!
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Joe! The boxes are definitely great for teambuilding, and we're glad you and your family enjoyed it so much!
We found DMS at a local bookstore and bought 8 boxes to get started. We signed up for the 6 month subscription after solving several of those boxes and purchasing 4 more. These are the best cases we have worked on as a family! If you like solving mysteries then these are perfect for you!
Thanks for the kind words, James! So glad you and your family are enjoying the mysteries!
No costume party can compare to the annual Grimm Fairytale Ball. For years, you've imagined what such an event would be like in person, but you have never been rich nor important enough to receive an invitation. Yet, all of that changes when the hostess of the party, Cynthia Grimm, hires you to uncover the identity of a blackmailer who calls themselves the Pied Piper.
The full moon has long been believed to have a powerful impact on human behavior. Hospitals tend to see a surge in activity, while law enforcement agencies report an increase in criminal activity during this time. However, according to an urban legend that has been circulating, a second full moon in a month signals the arrival of the Blue Moon Boogeyman. Explore the legend and see if you can find out the truth about the Blue Moon Boogeyman.
The pale horse is synonymous with death. When a group of friends decide to go on a camping trip at Palehorse Lake, none of them ever consider whether the name of the location should be taken literally or not. Little do they know that their vacation will soon be filled with death and terror and the rider of the pale horse may actually be a member of their own group. Who among them will survive the trip to Palehorse Lake?
After receiving an anonymous envelope with a VIP ticket to the premiere of a new horror movie called Between the Static, you decide to take advantage of the gift. Arriving at the theater, you discover an employee named Kacey Lancaster has been murdered. After a short cursory investigation, it turns out Kacey was the one who sent you the VIP ticket. Why did Kacey Lancaster send you a ticket? Why was she murdered? Lights. Camera. Murder.
The Hampstead Zoo is getting ready for its busiest season ever when tragedy struck. Claude, the adult male lion of the Hampstead Zoo, escaped his exhibit and killed head zoo keeper Daniel Strickland in an uncharacteristic display of savagery. Explore this wild kingdom and determine if Strickland's death was the result of human orchestration or the byproduct of trying to tame Mother Nature. But, remember, it's a jungle out there!
The Eternal Slumber Funeral Parlor is exactly the sort of place you would expect to find a dead body. But, normally the bodies are already deceased when they arrive. That isn't true in the case of Bernard Sparks, the owner of Eternal Slumber who is found murdered in the chapel. Can you sift through the remains of Bernard's life and uncover the secrets which led to his demise? Or will the truth be buried with him? Ashes to ashes, lies to lies.
The Queen’s Eye jewel was to remain on display at the Valley Falls Museum before entering the private collection of its new owner, Charles Henderson. Despite numerous precautions taken, however, the priceless diamond was stolen. Henderson will stop at nothing to get his diamond back, which is why he hired the world's most renowned private eye, Jasper Graves. Yet, after just a few days of taking on the case, Graves has gone missing. Can you solve this case?
While developing a roll of film, the photo tech noticed some images on the roll showed the scene of what appeared to be a murder. This is the third in a string of recent killings. In each instance, the details of the murder have been revealed by a roll of film dropped off at a different photo center. Police are at a loss on how to track down the killer the media has dubbed “The Darkroom Devil.” Can you step in and find the hidden clues and bring this devil to justice?
The Temple of X? Most people thought it was a doomsday cult dedicated to aliens and the end of the world. People left their families without much explanation and cut off communication with the outside world. It's been weeks since anyone from the Temple of X has been heard from or seen. A group of concerned family members has hired you and your colleagues at the Will Street Detective Agency to investigate and find out if their relatives are still alive.
When Walter Hudson, a wealthy entrepreneur, passes away, each member of his estranged family expects to receive their inheritance. As they gather at the estate, they are surprised to find you, a member of the Will Street Detective Agency. Walter’s will implies there is more to his death and more to his family than meets the eye. Can you comb through the evidence left by Walter and discover how many skeletons are in this family's closet?
Travelers to The Big Elk Lodge were all seemingly strangers to each other, brought together by their common enemy of winter weather. But when one of the strangers is found murdered in their room the following morning, it seems that maybe there were some connections amongst some of the guests after all. Assume the role of Sheriff Ambrose King, who was also forced to take shelter at the lodge, and see if you can catch a murderer while Snowbound in The Big Elk Lodge!
Bradley Raymond is one of the world's most successful horror writers. Raymond is known for writing about things that go bump in the night and about monsters that wear human faces. Yet, when people begin to be murdered in ways that mimic the plots of some of his most famous novels, it becomes clear that someone is doing their best to frame him. Do the Monster Mash and get to the bottom of this mystery!
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