Codebreaking Games Sent To Your Mailbox
NEW! The Case of the Art Gallery Arsonist
You are a super elite security specialist with a new mission. The Musée des Beaux Arts is set to host a red carpet gala of the Mona Barry art retrospective. But organizers have just discovered that a disgruntled ex-employee is planning to burn the priceless exhibit to the ground!
Working remotely (it's too dangerous to enter the gallery) you must delve into a forgotten corner of Montreal’s rich art history, and, working with lush and colourful materials, neutralize the fire-starters and catch the arsonist.
The Case of the Holiday Party Hacker
You are a super elite security specialist with a new mission. Ultra VIP clients are hours away from hosting an exclusive holiday party. But the VIP couple has just learned their security system has been hacked and a bomb planted!
Working remotely (it's too dangerous to enter the mansion), you must browse the materials dropped at the scene by the hacker, re-set the alarms in the clients' mansion, and defuse the bomb.
Equipment You'll Need
All you need to play the game is access to the Internet and your pack of materials. If you’re playing with other people remotely, you'll also need a device for video chatting with them.
How Long it Takes to Play
Most groups complete the game in 45-60 minutes, depending on how many hints they choose to use.
We Are Playing with Other Groups Remotely. Does Every Team Have the Same Materials?
Yes. This is a change from earlier versions of the game, in which different clues were sent to different teams. We discovered that some players had a difficult time with Internet connectivity, making it hard to share information about different clues. Now, all teams receive the same materials.
Logistic and Cost
Packs of materials are sent to you in the mail and are yours to keep. The cost is $27 for one pack, $23 per pack for two to four, and $20 per pack for five or more. Free shipping and handling in Canada. Additional handling fee for shipping to the US (+$5) or internationally (+$7).
How The Game Works
You'll receive a pack of materials in the mail and an introduction letter that explains the story and has a QR code you can use to access the platform. (The link will also be sent to you by email.) Working together, you scrutinize the materials, look for patterns, and figure out the codes. You then enter these into an on-line platform to outwit the hacker and defuse the bomb. If you get stuck, don't worry: there are hints for every challenge.
Reactions from Players
"Recommend 200%. This was sooo much fun."
"EXCITING and clever!!! LOVED IT!!!"
"... kept the kids entertained for a couple of hours. If you are looking to keep your kids busy I highly recommend."
"I was fun, challenging but not frustrating, and we had lots of laughs along the way. A great teambuilding exercise in these socially distant times."
"Amazing. We played with my parents and it was a blast. We love your work!"
"Nice to have some mental challenges after too much Netflix!"
"I'm looking forward to more games like this!"