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. From now until 12/31/2017, enter code “SAHM” at checkout for $5 off your order! 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).