Q: How detail oriented are these puzzles, visually? I'm looking for someone who can no longer read small print in books well. Is this something he could still enjoy? Asked by Anna S., August 2020
We have a wide variety of puzzles and although some might be suitable for people who need larger print and images, some would not. It really depends on the box, but if you email us, we can work with you on customizing a box to meet your needs!
Q: I'm looking to team up with some friends remotely to solve these puzzles. We'd be doing this together over Zoom. If we each subscribe, will we receive the same box?Asked by Sarah D., July 2020
Zoom would be a great option to play! If you all subscribe to the same story, then you will all get the same box, so just decide if you would prefer to play The Resystance or The CRAAAFT and you will get the same box shipped out at the same time.
Q: What is the difference between resystance and craaft?Asked by Tara W., June 2019
The Resystance is our original story line, where each of the monthly boxes are based on resistance movements throughout history. The CRAAAFT is our second story line and each of the boxes explores different characters of folklore from around the world.
Q: Do you need the Internet to play this game?Asked by Zayani M., June 2019
Yes, you do. You do not need to do any outside research or searching, but you need access to our website to solve the overall story.
Lovely box with lots of detail and the real life history tie in made it so very interesting. Authentic looking collectibles make this box one of the more well made ones worth the price. I look forward to playing more mysteries with the Resystance in the future!
Very interesting story to follow. Loved all the puzzles and cyphers! Definitely a great box if you’re looking for something a little challenging but still fun.
GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE - There was an issue with my delivery and I emailed them. Received a human response right away, they were very kind and helpful.
I purchased the 3-month package as a gift for my boyfriend. We love mystery games/puzzle boxes and crush at escape rooms, so a subscription seemed like something we'd love. I had been wary in the past, worried that the experience and challenge might disappoint. Because Madmen & Hero's mixes puzzles in with real historical events I was really intrigued and took a chance - and I'm so glad I did!! We received our first box, and still working through it. It's very cool, very clever, I'm very satisfied with the level of difficulty and impressed by the thoughtfulness of the package. Many great at-home date nights to come!
We've done a couple of these boxes now, and they are very well thought through. We found a couple content issues, contacted them, and they were very prompt and thoughtful in their responses - they truly care about a fun and interesting experience! Looking forward to more!
Looking forward to enjoying it!
I purchased a 3-month subscription to host a summertime History Mystery Club for my 13 YO son and his friends. They totally got into it...solved one mystery faster than the other two, but that's okay. It's a fun, collaborative activity that kept 13 YO boys engaged. What more could you ask? :-) I plan on purchasing again this summer.
When my box came, I opened it up and was immediately intrigued by the contents, and cursing myself for promising to wait for my son so we could do it together.
History and puzzles and current technology all woven together in an experience that I absolutely love.
The puzzles aren’t too easy to solve, but also aren’t so difficult that you can’t figure them out without hints (although they do provide them if you need them, I very stubbornly refused to look!).
What stands out even more than the product itself are the people behind it.
I had some unique shipping hurdles to overcome. The team behind this product gave the best customer service I have seen in a LONG time. I don’t know any of their names, and my dealings have been always through email. They are quick and responsive, and really want to help you.
The only negative thing I can find, is that I didn’t know about them sooner.
If you like puzzles and cyphers, and history, without serial killers and horror, I would suggest joining the Resystance!!
In my review above, I forgot a very important sentence. When I said that I didn’t know the team by name, and that we’ve only ever communicated through email, I wanted to also says that they always make me feel like they honestly care about my experience.
Puzzles were ok, but no overall storyline. We solved the last of several unrelated puzzles and were done. We spent ten minutes trying to figure out what we missed. Nothing. Solve these unrelated puzzles and go about your business.
Not well done. Not worth the time or money.
Cancelled immediately after realizing we were done.
We are so sorry our box didn't meet your expectations. This story line is based on what actually happened during this great historic event, so it won't have the same feel as the usual murder mysteries out there. Although some parts of the story are fictionalized to make the overall experience flow, part of our learning mission includes not directly contradicting real life events. Consequently, our boxes won't be the same experience as the pure fiction stories available, but for those who like a deep dive into historic events with a sense of being there for the unfolding of monumental events, there is a great deal of information to explore in the stories. We like to offer our subscribers a variety of experiences, so although...
Help the women fighting for their right to vote in 1914 London distribute The Vote for the Women's Freedom League in busy areas!
Young Iceni warriors need training to lay siege to Camolodunum. Your mission is to join them in learning the skills essential to resyst.
Help the Culper ring spies safely pass along intel!