Last year I took my daughter to an Escape Room in Manhattan. It was a lot of fun and I was hoping to go again but I recently found a subscription box called Finders Seekers that can send the escape room to you. There’s no actual room to escape, it’s a bunch of brain challenges that you solve to figure out the final solution but the challenges are very similar to those in an escape room. We spent one rainy Saturday at home trying to figure them out and we ended up having so much fun that we actually made a subscription on our own dime! Finders Seekers Subscription Box Brings an Escape Room Challenge Into Your Home
First and foremost, don’t open a Finders Seekers box unless you have a few hours to spare. The game is addictive, so if you end up having to leave the house in the middle of the game everyone will be disappointed. Make sure you have at least a few free hours. The box we received was supposed to be for a game that lasts 2-4 hours. It definitely took us longer than we thought, probably around 3 hours.
Here’s what it looks like when it arrives in the mail:
The box contains various items, plus instructions. You have to go online to put in certain codes to move to the next level until you reach the end. You also have to use the internet to search for certain things, typically on google. If if you’re stuck, there’s a facebook fan page with some hints from other Finders Seekers users. We relied heavily on the facebook page and it was fun because we never got spoilers, just hints.
The game itself was very hard. The entire family worked on it (except for my five-year-old – this was way over his head). My 11-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son had a blast, as well and my husband and I. The four of us brought unique perspectives and different talents, so, for example, in a challenge that I was stuck on, my son was able to figure things out and vice versa. I was very impressed with my kids’ abilities as the puzzles were very challenging.
Here’s an example of a puzzle. My kids worked together to figure it out and I was very proud of them.
My husband, who typically loves brain challenges, found himself stumped more often than not. Not one of the challenges was easy but all were doable. We ended up solving all of them and got to the end. There were so many times I just wanted to give up but the four of us persevered and it was so worth it!
This was such a fun family bonding experience and I loved having my kids think outside the box and come up with creative ideas. Our box’s theme was China so we all ended up learning about various aspects of Chinese culture. Each box takes you to a different location where you learn about the culture and local traditions. This is a win-win in my book.
A monthly subscription is $30 per box. You can opt for a 3-month subscription for $87, 6-month for $162 or 12-month for $300. Shipping is free. If you sign up for one month you get an automatic renewal (which you can cancel or pause anytime).
Read about our Escape Room Visit last year.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman writes for Little Spoon and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for seventeen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 11, 8 and 5) and loves finding great products for her family.