Finders Seekers - "Welcome to London!"
Updated: Jan 31
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Company: Finders Seekers
Game: Welcome To London!
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Puzzles By Mail 📬
Genre: Adventure, Mystery
Time: Approximately 2 hours
Size of Team: Unlimited
Date Played: 1/25/2021
Price: $30/Month; $87/3month; $162/6month; $300/year
The Royal Crown Jewels have been stolen in London! The National Crime Agency suspect that it's the doings of Lord Lockhart, He stated that the location where he hid the jewels has been etched on 8 diamonds and dispersed all over London. If we're able to recover all the diamonds and a necklace, then we should be able to find the whereabouts of The Royal Crown Jewels. Lets get to work!
"Finders Seekers" came in a well packaged cardboard box. All the relevant documents well protected inside a large envelope inside the box. Inside the envelope, we received 1 London souvenir calendar, 2-sided modern art print, Big Ben puzzle, Wedding invitation, Spyglass, Wimbledon Puzzle and Buckingham Palace Puzzle
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The game started with a quick post-it note instruction on the envelope. your first step was to read the intro letter. There was a clear item list on things that were included in the envelope. If you realized you have items missing, an email was provided so that they can quickly send you a digital copy. There's also a website given on the intro letter. The website is where you'll receive the backstory, input answers and enjoy the game with provided music selection. Sometimes integrations of websites and table-top games doesn't work well together but this game's collaboration of paper clues and website usage fit perfectly together.
Essentially there were 8 mini puzzles with a meta puzzle at the end for a final reveal. It was also nice to not have to solve them in order since each answer was independent from each other. So we're able to work on ones that were quite easy to solve first, write down the answers to that puzzle and then return back to the ones that needed more attention. Since these puzzles were non-linear and we didn't have to share any paper materials with each other (maybe just the calendar was fought over a few times), it was easy to divide and conquer the tasks.
Most of the puzzles were quite easy except two that took us a bit of time to complete. There was one puzzle that might of had an error as we were unable to make out the image from the clues given to the final solution. The rest of the puzzles all made perfect sense and it was quite enjoyable to solve them all. We really liked the variations in puzzles types (logic, deduction, find and seek, visualization, etc...) My favorite puzzle was the one that made us go "duh really? And we didn't see that? How?".
"Welcome to London!" used a game format and took us on a tour of city. We really enjoyed visiting the 9 popular historical sites and learning about them. We even added some that we haven't been to yet to our "must visit" list. This was a very clever way for us to be engaged into the storyline. The game designer did a great job with creating a game that could be easily played as a solo player or as a team. The audio backstories were easy to follow on the website and we had no issues with the password input portal and the hint system. Hopefully we'll get to bring you on more of our journeys with Finders Seekers in the future!
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Disclosure: We thank Finders Seekers for providing us with samples of their game. Although complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.