Case of the Mystery Box was SO MUCH FUN!!!!
I used this for a 7-10th grade escape room class I teach at our homeschool co-op and the kids LOVED it. It was so nice how it told me exactly what I needed and how to set it up. VERY user friendly. I'm looking forward to others from you.
Detective Party Game- Mystery box
The kids really enjoyed the variety of activities in this escape room. It was really easy to set up and I could get started with it right away. I added some locked boxes to it because my kids like opening locks. It was easy to add that element in.
Book Club Mystery Party
To celebrate finishing a great mystery read with our homeschool book club, I hosted this mystery party. "The Case of the Mystery Box" was perfect for accommodating our wide age range (ages 8-14). A great time was had by all! The older kids worked together and were able to complete the challenges independently while the youngest children needed a little bit of guidance on a few challenges. That being said, they persevered, and were all able to solve the case. I love that minimal supplies are needed and that set up was a breeze. I am very pleased with this product and definitely plan to purchase again!
So much fun
We bought the kids detective party for my 10 year old’s birthday. All the kids kept asking for more! There were some mistakes. The green card was not the same message as shown in the instructions. Also the black card was missing the for two lines of the riddle. I had to improvise last second as I didn’t realize they were wrong until the kids were all playing the game.
Easy to setup and well-crafted puzzles.
This is the perfect item for our escape room Girl Scout camp. Exactly what I was looking for and my testers loved it!!
VERY HAPPY with DIY Detective Party Game
We used the DIY Detective Party Game for my daughter's 7th birthday party. The package was EXCELLENT and so worth paying for. The kids had a lot of fun running from puzzle to puzzle and figuring out the clues. These kids were a few years younger than the minimum suggested age on the guidelines, so I made a few adaptions to ensure that they wouldn't get frustrated and the mystery-solving would keep a good pace (e.g. I marked off which way was "up" on all the blue puzzle pieces; pre-decoded half of the green secret message) and I stayed with them the whole time to gently nudge in the right direction. Everyone was so impressed and it made for a great party that we could host right at home. Thank you!
Great ideas for creative parents
This review is for "Detective Party Game - Case of the Mystery Box!". First of all, let me say that my son loved his 14th birthday party we had yesterday, with this game being the highlight. We hosted 5 boys ages 13-14 and one of the guests brought his younger brother who was around 10. I've been doing treasure hunt games for my son and his friends for years and I know how much work it takes to prepare a game that is coherent and hiccups-proof. However, it was the first time I actually purchased a game set. What can I say? It definitely decreased the amount of preparation but it's NOT 'print and go'. I actually extended the plot of the game with a scavenger hunt part in a way that I hid the riddle cards on the grounds of our condo complex, with a map pointing to the next stash in each envelop. It took me several evening walks to find good stashes, an hour or so to prepare the envelopes, and one late night walk to hide everything. For the part covered by this game set, here is some advise to future buyers: 1. I printed the set at a local print store, asked them to print on cardboard. 2. I used a big storage box with a small padlock and a Master Lock 5400EC Lock Box where I put the key. I already had all that at home, did not have to buy. 3. I was surprised to find out that grape juice concentrate can be found in the freezer section at Walmart. 4. I experimented with the baking soda and grape juice in advance to figure out what type of paper would work best (thick cardboard), how exactly to draw with the baking soda solution (light touch is enough, don't need to do a whole layer of baking soda or to rub it in), how long it takes to fully dry out (overnight), etc. Note that you can glue a sheet of paper with the invisible number 11 to the purple card. After several tries everything worked like a charm, the kids got very clear blue digits on the pink background. But the host needs practice. 5. Because my kids already had all cards in their hands, they quickly self-organized into groups to solve the riddles in parallel. What happened next was quite unexpected for me. While the bigger boys were thinking and discussing and searching, the youngest one (the little brother) sat next to the master lock and started to crack the code. When four puzzles were solved and two digits provided - it took him just a minute to find the other two! I'm in mixed feelings about it: they made it, opened the mystery box. They had tremendous fun. But they did not solve all the puzzles. The advise here is either be prepared to such outcome or moderate the game by giving out one card at a time, or both.
Really easy to work with and was exactly what I was after! Age appropriate and easy to set up.
Kids loved it.
The kids loved it.
Detective Party Game - Case of the Mystery Box!
Our printable kids / teens (ages 10-16) detective party kit makes it easy-peasy to create your own detective mystery party game. It is a lot like an at home teen / kids Escape Room game, except instead of trying to escape the room they are trying to get the code to unlock the " mystery box" full of goodies / prizes. The game itself has 8 different challenges that once all solved will lead players to discover the four digit code they need open the lock on the mystery box.