The Society of Curiosities offers immersive play-at-home games. That can be difficult to achieve. After all, we’re not there, in person, to aid players and guide gameplay. So how do we ensure our mystery in a box experience is consistent and exceptional? Well, it’s a lot of work! We do a lot of design work… View Article
We do a ton of research for every Society of Curiosities mystery game that we create. Often times that research is just for backstory, aesthetic and accuracy so we can make our game feel as immersive as possible. Most facts don’t make it into the game, but we’ve come across so many that we want… View Article
Our first two official reviews of our game subscription box (ours is an envelope), Quest for Captain Madok’s Treasure are in and we are thrilled that both reviewers loved the game! It’s always nerve-racking and exciting to submit a game for review, and then wait to get feedback. As creators, we realize that we craft… View Article
We are launching a new feature this week: a leaderboard! Mission Scores Each player is assigned a mission score upon successfully completing a mission. But how do we calculate missions scores? Hints Requested Whenever a player requests a hint from our online hint system, we take it into consideration for the mission score. If a… View Article
This quarters mystery in a box (letter this time!) is a hunt for pirate treasure! We’ve come up with drink, food and style suggestions for you to make and evening (or two) of your game. A Storm is Brewing! In honor of the storm that stranded Captain Madok and his treasure, we bring you a… View Article
Our games are packed with puzzles and will take between two and five plus hours to play. You get to play at home, at your own pace. So how should you tackle it?
We got our start commercially as escape room game designers. It was more difficult than we thought to make the jump from escape room designers to creators of game subscription boxes. Here’s how we did it.
The hunt for artists for our mystery in a box is almost as involved as the hunt for buried treasure! This game features a map illustrator from Brazil, a calligrapher from Canada, a tattoo artist from the UK, and more!