Updated: Oct 16
Photos provided by Puzzle Post
Company: Puzzle Post
Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Type of Game: Puzzles By Mail
Date Played: 8/31/2020
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 4/10
Size of Team: Unlimited
Price: £12.99 UK/£16.99 (rest of the world)
We received an envelope from the UK and it was from Lucy Kingston. She says she got a message from a friend of ours but it seems like she's being followed. So now the only way she's able to get the message to us was to put them in a series of puzzles. If we are able to crack them all, we'll be able to reveal the message.
The envelope contained a flyer, a business card, a postcard, a menu, a coaster, a hotel memo, a napkin, a newspaper article and a flight itinerary. The clues were from various bars, hotels, restaurants, etc. It felt like they were "taking" us to different destinations and while picking up the breadcrumbs on the way. We were given a starting point in the intro letter and it seemed like the final step was to gather a code that would eventually open up a website portal to reveal our friend's message. The puzzles were not too difficult but we did like that familiar feel of an escape room. We were able to collect all the clues and were able to easily associate which clue goes with which puzzle. Moreover, the game was not linear so we were able to work on different puzzles simultaneously. If you get stuck, there are hints available by going to their website.
We were able to successfully enter the code and got a very nice message from the creators. But the exciting thing about this game is that you can send a prerecorded message to Puzzle Post and they are able to upload it for you so that when your friend/family finally enter the code, they'll be able to see your personalized message! How cool is that? Now you can torture your beloved friends/family with endless puzzles and Morse code messages forever (*evil laugh*). And the cherry on top? Now we have a beautifully designed coaster that we will be able to use with our cold drink with our future puzzle adventures!
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Puzzle Post for providing us with a sample of their game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.