Madmen & Heroes

Challenging mystery boxes full of puzzles & ciphers with tales rooted in history

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Product Overview
  • Boxes ship the last week of the month. Order through the 21st of the month for box to ship that same month.
  • Ships to from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Join the Resystance! History has much to teach.
Join us if you yearn to disentangle mysteries, puzzles, ciphers and all matters of confounding and mystifying enigmas. Each month is a stand alone challenge rooted in history where the story is revealed as you solve the mysteries within. So, step into our parlor and relax for a bit. We have a tale to spin...
  • Unique and compelling puzzles
  • Lessons of resistance drawn from history
  • As you conquer each box, a story unfolds
  • Can be played in groups or alone!
  • Each month is a standalone challenge



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.

by Tracy N., June 2019


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.

by Tracy N., June 2019


Q: Is this box geared more towards adults or children? Looking to get this as a gift for my adult family members!Asked by Alli, April 2019

The box has some difficult puzzles and we recommend 14+ unless your kids are really into puzzles

by Tracy N., June 2019

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Great fun!

Feb 10, 2019
Wendy F.
24 Reviews
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16 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 1 month

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!

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Really Happy I Ordered- Quality Puzzles

Jun 13, 2019
Ashley B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 28 days

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!

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Creative, Challenging Puzzles

Apr 11, 2019
Agnes P.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 2 months

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!

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5 Stars!

Jun 15, 2018
Gordana R.
2 Reviews
4 Helpful Votes

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.

Amazing customer service!

Jun 15, 2018
Gordana R.
2 Reviews
4 Helpful Votes

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!!

Got my box!

Nov 30, 2018
Christina R.
1 Review
1 Helpful Vote
Subscribed for 10 days

Looking forward to enjoying it!

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