Before we get to the Deadbolt Mystery Society The Cabin Review here is some information about the monthly mystery boxes.
About Deadbolt Mystery Society
Deadbolt Mystery Society is a monthly subscription with a new mystery each month. Each box has puzzles to solve, clues to find and evidence to follow. Each month is a stand alone mystery and they all seem to take place in Valley Falls. I have not done them all to be sure though. The Will Street Detective Agency investigates the mysteries and you work for them.
- $24.99 plus shipping and tax a month.
- 1 – 4 players.
- 2 – 3 hour game.
- Internet access needed.
Deadbolt Mystery Society The Cabin Review
Description (from the Deadbolt Mystery Society website):
The Cabin (October 2018) – 20 years ago five camp counselors were brutally murdered at Camp Echo. Now, those who survived have been summoned back to the camp by an eccentric millionaire and offered a large sum of money to spend one more night there for an upcoming reality show. No one seriously thinks the killing will start up again…until the headless body of the millionaire is found. The murderer, it seems, has returned. Old secrets will be unearthed. Bodies will fall. And The Reaper, once more, will reap. What truths will be uncovered in…The Cabin? Difficulty Rating – 7/10
Thoughts About This Mystery:
I love this theme!! Camp Counselors were murdered 20 years ago and the surviving counselors return on the anniversary and The Reaper strikes again.
I kind of always wanted to go to sleep away camp when I was growing up but also didn’t want to at the same time. I was scared because of Friday the 13th. I never did end up going to camp, we didn’t have a lot of money for stuff like that but it wasn’t bad because no one in the neighborhood went to the camps either.
This was a hard one. The deadbolt website rates this a 7 out of 10, I found this harder than the rating which made me feel dumb. Maybe because I was misinterpreting the clues. I did this mystery a few months ago and then again (I forget the answers after awhile) and whenI was doing it again I made the same mistake as I did the first time. I still enjoyed the mystery and the theme and story was great.
I love the things they add to the boxes and how they are used as clues. You get a pin and a camp handbook in this box. The camp handbook is cool, it tells about the Camp Echo and the activities. It make it seem like a real campground.
There were a few puzzles on this one I just couldn’t figure out and needed to use the hints. A few coded messages to figure out. A few of the hints I couldn’t find and had to go through everything a few times and check what I was missing.
Great story to go with this mystery. I do love the stories that go with each of the cases, they seem so thought out.
I wouldn’t recommend this mystery for a first time detective, it was somewhat hard.
Check out the website for one time purchase mystery boxes, sometimes this box is available but if it isn’t they usually have a good variety of past mysteries you can buy.
*I am not affiliated with Deadbolt Mystery Society, I just love their mysteries.