Seek and You Shall Find. Monthly.
By any chance do you or someone you know on Facebook belong to one of those subscription services? I do. A LOT of them, too. I regularly get to hear about the ingredients in the latest recipe box, makeup or the variety of clothes to pick out from one of the clothing subscription programs. One of the biggest I see in the “oh my goodness look what showed up today” list isn’t something that is as household as that. It’s pop culture stuff. Like trinkets and Funko action figures showing up in some kind of LootCrate. The only thing we get is a quarterly Amazon Prime Pantry delivery of Cola gummies.
When I say I see this a lot, I mean it. Almost every day someone on my Facebook list is sharing about something from their subscription box of choice. You know what they AREN’T receiving in the mail? Games. Until now, I don’t think there was an option for getting a game in the mail each month. As someone who plays games regularly (that’s a shocker to you, isn’t it?) I think it’s a great idea and so did the sleuth-masters at Finders Seekers!
The package arrived in the mail and I didn’t know what to expect. I opened it with caution because I didn’t want to lose any clues in the unboxing process. Of course, the folks at Finders Seekers thought ahead and enclosed everything in an envelope within the box. Whew.
What we found in front of us was a mixture of maps, notes, photos and random clues to help us discover the mystery location, decipher the notes (there’s even a notepad, pen and magnifying glass) and inevitably be able to punch a secret code into a website to unlock the next adventure. This game subscription service is an escape room in a box, scheduled to deliver monthly right to our door! It’s like a cross between the escape room games we have participated in and Brain Chase. This has our name written all over it.
So here’s the deal… there are basically no hints. The goal is to figure it out based on the hodge-podge of randomness before us. Finders Seekers established a Facebook group for participants to collaborate. Unfortunately, the “Finders Seekers User Group” is sure to net some spoilers. One thing we know for certain is we don’t have to worry about spoilers from people receiving boxes before us. Each month provides a unique experience and everyone receives the same box all at once. In the past they’ve featured Chicago and New Orleans with Sydney, Australia coming in a future box. Oh, and if you’re curious about doing a prior experience, sorry. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Much like Brain Chase, Finders Seekers requires participants to do some research beyond the items included in the box. And where do we all go when we have a question about something? That’s right, Google. We placed all the clues in front of us then systematically looked up as much as we could.
We figured out the location pretty quickly but will have to continue to research to get to the very end. That’s the best thing about these types of games… you can rush through it and get it done quickly, or take your time and really enjoy the process. We spent a lot of time learning about the locations pictured which is part of the allure of Finders Seekers. It’s great for people who are looking for new places to travel! We’re looking forward to sitting down and completing the puzzle so we can enter the secret code and continue the process again.
If you are a puzzle fanatic, enjoy the puzzle feel of an escape room and enjoy subscription services, Finders Seekers is spot on right for you. I know it’s early to say it would make a great holiday gift, but if you sit down and do the math, we really aren’t THAT far away. Finders Seekers sends their packages out on the 22nd of each month so why not just get it all lined up so it goes into effect in time for the holidays! You can sign up for a month to month subscription for $30 each, prepay for 3 months for $87 or lock in 6 months worth for $162. Not sure you’re sold on idea? Enter to win a 3-month trial subscription right here! Seek out more information on the subscription box program on their website or social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
21 thoughts on “Seek and You Shall Find. Monthly.”
This is probably the best use of a subscription I’ve seen. 🙂
No I have not. But it looks fun!
I am currently subscribed to Blue Apron 🙂
I’ve subscribed to cooking ones like Green Chef, food ones like degusta, and tons of beauty ones like Pearlesque and Petit Vour.
I recently started subscribing to Ipsy, which is a monthly makeup/beauty supply service. So far I like it!
I subscribed to the hilights magazine, it makes my son pretty happy.
I think I’ll stick with some of the other escape room subscription options on the market: Escape the Crate or the Mysterious Pacakge Company. This one looks fun, though… just doesn’t look like there is as much to it.
We do some Amazon prime subscribe & save. When I was younger I had some magazines subscriptions.
Monthly Service – Netflix and a couple of other online-only things, but nothing like a lootcrate or similar. This one might get me to change my mind if the price is right.
Netflix, Hulu, Dollar Shave Club, and Photoshop for work. I think I need this in my life though!
No, I have not.
How fun! My family loves to play games as often as we can. I am for sure looking into this!
I’ve never subscribed to one before.
I have not
Oh my gosh! This looks like so much fun!! I can think of several families who would love this. May I ask what the age range is for this? We are 2 adults, no kids, I love the idea but am wondering if it would be too simple for us?
Amber – The price varies based on the package you select. With respect to the difficulty… I don’t know your ability level with respect to puzzle solving projects, but I didn’t feel it was too simple.
I am a gamer too and subscribe to Finders Seekers, Hunt A Killer, Curios and Conundrums, Dispatch by Breakout, Ipsy; and I use to subscribe to Mystery Experiences..
If you love puzzles in book form check out a Journal 29 and The Librarians Almanaq..
If you are looking for an Escape Room in a Box, Escape the Crate is the best I have found so far. It has tons of puzzles each box and is self contained, but with an overarching story.