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Elevate Game Night with a Murder Mystery Box!

Enjoy immersive scenarios, intriguing characters, and original compelling stories with your friends and family! Every month subscribers receive a new standalone investigation with everything needed to close the case. *New box theme and summary announced here at the beginning of each month.
  • Great gift for friends and family who love mysteries and puzzle-solving. Want to feel like you have stepped into an episode of your favorite crime or mystery tv show?
  • Solve the mysteries alone or with a group of up to 4 people. We recommend our mysteries for ages 13+. Parental discretion is advised since we are a murder mystery company.
  • Standalone mysteries that don’t require other boxes to complete. Start and stop each mystery at any point. There is no time component.
  • “The Deadbolt Mystery Society, the closest you’ll get to fulfilling your dream of being Sherlock Holmes, with a new mystery in a box shipped to you every month.” - BUZZFEED
  • Interactive, online components that bring each story to life. (Requires a QR code reader on a smartphone, tablet or laptop and internet access)

Customer Questions (51)


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


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

Deadbolt Mystery Society answered...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

Deadbolt Mystery Society answered...November 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

Deadbolt Mystery Society answered...May 2022

Hi Emma
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.
I hope this helps.
If you need further help, please reach out to us via the contact seller option.

It is on their website if you haven't already figured it out and it is under the files area.

by Tabatha Y., September 2022

Reviews (1227)

a fan since the beginning

Nov 19, 2022
Verified Purchase
Amanda A.
1 Review
1 Picture
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 5 years

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.

Deadbolt Mystery Society said...Dec 14, 2022

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.

Hooked From My First Box!

7 days ago
Jennifer R.
1 Review

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!

Deadbolt Mystery Society said...5 days ago

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!

The Absolute Best

Jan 18, 2023
Verified Purchase
Andrea G.
1 Review
Subscribed for 6 months

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!

Deadbolt Mystery Society said...5 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review, Andrea! We're so glad you were able to find a fun, new hobby in our games!

Joe Kaz.

Jan 13, 2023
Joe K.
1 Review

Was a fun family game! Really had us thinking hard and working as a team!! Highly loved and very well thought out!!

Deadbolt Mystery Society said...5 days ago

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!

Best mystery boxes

Jan 12, 2023
James P.
1 Review

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!

Deadbolt Mystery Society said...5 days ago

Thanks for the kind words, James! So glad you and your family are enjoying the mysteries!

So much fun

Dec 19, 2022
Dan F.
1 Review

This was such a fun activity. Makes you think and is great. We cant wait for next .months box. Would definitely recommend this

Deadbolt Mystery Society said...5 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Dan! Our mysteries are definitely a great brain workout!

So Much Fun!!!

Dec 17, 2022
Brenda M.
1 Review

We are obsessed with the monthly mystery boxes!! They are so well thought out and designed. So much fun to do with family and friends. We can’t wait for the next months box to arrive. The ingenuity put into each mystery is great!, and having to solve other puzzles to get to an answer makes it that much more interesting!!
Love Love Love these!!

Deadbolt Mystery Society said...5 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review, Brenda! We really appreciate you detailing what makes DMS mysteries so special to you!

Mystery gift Gabriel Culiat review

Jan 16, 2023
Gabriel C.
4 Reviews

Great gift for that special someone. Gabriel Culiat highly recommends this for all

Deadbolt Mystery Society said...5 days ago

Thanks for the great recommendation, Gabriel! Speaking of special someones, definitely don't forget to check out our Valentine's Day themed mini mysteries, Second Chance at Love & Tunnel of Love!

Good find

Jan 15, 2023
Verified Purchase
Ed F.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month

This is a lot of fun! Not too overly difficult, but a nice level for all.

Deadbolt Mystery Society said...5 days ago

Thank you for the review, Ed! We always shoot for the perfect difficulty level and we're glad we hit the mark for you!

Fun fun fun!

Dec 15, 2022
Verified Purchase
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

We love our mystery box. We do one each month for game night. We look forward to them each month.

Deadbolt Mystery Society said...Dec 16, 2022

Thanks for the taking the time to leave a review, Michelle! We love to here that people are using our mysteries to create fun game night experiences!

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Past boxes from The Deadbolt Mystery Society Monthly Box

Temple of X

Temple of X

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.

Skeletons in the Closet

Skeletons in the Closet

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!

Monster Mash

Monster Mash

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!

Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

Something terrible happened 5 years ago in Valley Falls, and someone is out for revenge. Old scores will be settled. Old secrets will be uncovered. And the rules of an old game with deadly consequences will be exposed. Will you Follow the Leader and live to tell about it?

Murder at Cape Anna

Murder at Cape Anna

Vacations are rare for the Will Street Detective Agency staff. You've read a lot of interesting stories about the Founder’s Festival in Cape Anna and think it would be a shame to miss this opportunity. You reconsider your position on the matter when you arrive at the festival and see an all too familiar site at the end of a row of tents - police tape. Pull back the curtain and examine the dark heart that beats beneath this sleepy, seaside town.



Can you Flashback to an era of slap bracelets, Furbies, and floppy disks and find out which of your '90s celebrity friends is really a cold-blooded murderer on a '90s themed cruise?



Members of an archeological team set out to the jungles of Mexico in search of an ancient Mayan artifact known only in legends. For the members of the group who have dreamt of this sort of thing their entire lives, it feels like the dig of a lifetime. Or, at least it does, until members of the party begin disappearing during the night. Are the disappearances the work of man or could some of the darker Mayan myths actually be true? Dig deep and uncover the answers.

John Doe

John Doe

Once again, your job as a Will Street Detective has landed you in the middle of a strange case. The police have called you to help investigate the homicide of a John Doe. The victim was found in the trunk of a car at Lewis’s Junkyard just before the vehicle was scheduled to be crushed. Can you sort through the clues to identify this John Doe and find out who killed him?

The Strange and Twisted Game

The Strange and Twisted Game

Mystery author extraordinaire, Rosemary Clark, is back investigating another case. This time someone calling themselves The Hangman has challenged her to a battle of wits and sent her a strange package containing hints to their upcoming crime. Will you play "The Strange and Twisted Game" and stop The Hangman?

The Last Prey

The Last Prey

A journal purchased at a dead man's estate sale reveals that its previous own was a serial killer. Even more shocking is the last journal entry which indicates that the last victim may still be alive. Use the clues from the journal and clues found amongst the dead man's possessions to find the location of the final victim and see if you can rescue The Last Prey!

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

When a string of deaths strikes the Abernathy Retirement Community, your grandfather, Edgar Mirkowsky, contacts you to help him investigate. When you arrive at the retirement facility, you suddenly feel as if you've crossed into another world. Nothing seems to make sense, and the residents all feel like characters that stepped out of a book. You wonder if you have arrived at a retirement community or tumbled Down the Rabbit Hole...

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