Updated: Sep 18
Photos provided by Society of Curiosities
Company: Society of Curiosities
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Puzzles By Mail
Date Played: 5/19/2020
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 7/10
Size of Team: Unlimited
Price: $39/Quarterly; $149/Yearly
Society of Curiosities was created by a lovely couple who are puzzle lovers themselves. They played numerous games and even own an escape room on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii! You can join the society by the quarterly program or the yearly program. They feel confident enough about their products that they will allow you to cancel anytime. Every 3 month, you'll get a new game in your mailbox (with 2 mysterious mailing in between). Although there may be some build up of the story line from the previous, you can play them independently. So feel free to join in the adventure anytime!
"Madok's Lost Treasure" was their very first creation. My secret obsession when I was a kid was treasure hunting. When we got the mail in our mailbox, I felt like a kid again. The wax seal was a nice touch to the mystery we were about to unfold. From the aged paper stock to the type of envelope used, we felt the intricate details the creators wholeheartedly put into the game. You'll need to use some modern day technology tools (phone/internet) with this game. We enjoyed that concept since it made sense to dug up some intel first on where the treasure could possibility be before deploying our ground team for the mission.
Some of the design elements of the game felt so real that we started to wonder, do these places actually exist? Shall we pack our bags and go dig up some treasures? There was literally a point during the game when we looked at each other and said: " Is this real?". This was definitely a fun journey Society of Curiosities took us on and now we're official a "curious" fan and can't wait for the next chapter!
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Society of Curiosities for providing us with a sample of this game. Although complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.