If this is your first time playing one of our games, we highly recommend listening to or reading the instructions.
We recommend not packing away materials you find, as you play the game, because some items might be used multiple times. There are reset instructions at the end to help you with repackaging.
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We offer two modes of play for the game. Please read about these before starting the game below.
- Timed Play (approx. 2hrs) – As the name suggests, this mode is designed to offer you a play time of up to about 2hrs. This mode has a Virtual Gamemaster that will help you restrict the time you spend on each puzzle. Emulating an escape room, the Virtual Gamemaster will give you subtle hints at regular intervals to help you solve a puzzle. If you run out of the allotted time for a puzzle, you will be presented with a solution. Of course, you can pause the Virtual Gamemaster at any time, thereby extending your play time. Or you can choose to ignore this completely as well. As you navigate through the game, each relevant webpage will have a Virtual Gamemaster section that you can expand and use. Just click play on the video in that section to start the timer and hint system.
- Free Play – This mode is designed for people who have played at-home mystery games before, solved at least 5-6 escape rooms, and consider themselves puzzlers or people who like to take time cracking codes/ciphers/puzzles. If you are an experienced puzzler, then this game should provide you about 1.5-2hrs of gameplay. Otherwise, in this Free Play mode you can take as long as you want. If you get stuck at any point, then there are typically hints available on the relevant page. Or you can return to this page and access the hints and solutions by using the button at the bottom of the page. The hints are designed to only nudge you towards figuring it out on your own.
If you are new to these types of games, haven’t solved many escape rooms before or are inexperienced with puzzles in general then we recommend using Timed Play for at least your first game. This also applies if you feel like you might get frustrated quickly if solving a puzzle takes long. Of course, you can abandon the Timed Play mode at any time during the game, once you feel comfortable with the format.
We recommend not mixing materials from each evidence set so that you can easily reference items for a particular victim.
Some items might be used multiple times.
Please familiarize yourself with all the items that you found when opening your envelope.
Then, when you are ready, click the button below to begin your adventure.
To use the buttons below please use the password that was printed on your Mystery Solving 101 sheet.