Before we get to the Deadbolt Mystery Society: Murder in 3B 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: Murder in 3B Review
Description (from the Deadbolt Mystery Society website):
Murder in 3B (March 2018) – The Hideaway Motel is one of the seediest places in Valley Falls. Want to score drugs? The Hideaway is your place. Want to buy a handgun that’s had the serial number filed off? The Hideaway is your place. Want to step out on your husband? You guessed it. The Hideaway. As a result, nobody is surprised when a girl is found dead in room 3B. That’s the kind of thing that happens regularly here. You’ve been asked to consult on the case. Are you up to the task? Just about everyone staying at The Hideaway is harboring a secret of some sort, and it’s up to you to determine who is responsible for the Murder in 3B. Difficulty Rating – 5/10
Thoughts About This Mystery:
Since this was the first Deadbolt Mystery published I thought it would be an easier, quicker mystery. There were a lot of puzzles packed into this one and it was very well done. We were able to get through most of this one without any hints and only had to look at the hints once and after I read the hint I was like duh, I could have figured that out.
You get pretty far into the box and do a few puzzles before you start eliminating suspects and I was getting worried we wouldn’t be able to figure it out, maybe we did the puzzles out of order and just that the ones we picked were not clues to eliminate suspects.
It was a fun box and a great mystery for their first ever box. It wasn’t too hard if you are just starting out and want to try a box to see how you would like it. I just need to remember everything is a clue… hint, hint. It’s a good introduction to Valley Falls and the characters that live there.
This mystery took us about 2 hours to complete, this was 2 people working on it, I usually do them by myself so this would have been a long one if you are doing it alone.
I can’t wait to try some more of the older mysteries.
This box is an older box and the stock they have on hand changes frequently so if you want to try this mystery and it is out of stock keep checking back, hopefully it won’t be too long until they restock.
*I am not affiliated with Deadbolt Mystery Society, I just love their mysteries.