If you’ve ever watched a crime show on TV and tried to solve the murder mystery on your own, this box may be for you! Introducing Dispatch by Breakout Games, a subscription box which asks you to buckle down and throw on your detective hat. This subscription box is delivered to your door monthly for the cost of $24.99. If you sign up to receive their newsletter right now you can get $10 off! There are absolutely no obligations and you can opt out at any time.
For this subscription box review, I will be reviewing box 2 of the On the Run series. Each box contains multiple physical clues to guide you in solving your mystery. You’ll have plenty to work on while waiting for your next box. Each month following, you’ll receive an additional box with more items to further submerse you in the story. There are seven boxes total for the On the Run story.
For the On the Run series, I’m investigating the strange disappearance of my closest childhood friend, James. Aside from his disappearance, James is also suspected and charged with killing his wife, Victoria. Having known James forever, I’m not quite convinced that he’s guilty and want to get to the bottom of this.
For the second box of the On the Run series, I received a box which looks like an export box from Chili. Is that a hint?
At first glance there are several cut outs from a shredded page and the instruction sheet.
After taking everything out, I received the following items (also noted on the card below): a detective letter, the foreman’s notebook pages, a safety report, four newspaper articles, a copper coin, and a note from James.
Here’s the detectives letter with some very realistic coffee stains.
The gold coin from Chili appears to be a decoder. Will this come in handy later?
There are several cut outs from a page which appears to have been shredded. Why? Who would shred this?
There were several newspaper articles included: 1) An obituary. 2) An article about a mine explosion. 3) An article about the survivors of the explosion. 4) An article regarding a car crash.
How do all of these tie in to Victoria’s murder? Or the disappearance of James? Is this relevant to our plot?
The box includes a letter from James which may be able to answer a few of those questions. For the sake of secrecy, I won’t be sharing that today.
The box also includes a few journal pages from the Foreman. Who is this guy?
From the above clues, there are three major tasks to accomplish in this box. One involves contacting the detective from the letter above. The other two tasks, I’ll keep the mystery open to you. Again, I found the team available on slack to be an excellent resource. I love that there are multiple resources online to help you wherever you get stumped.
Overall, I really LOVE Dispatch Games and these boxes. My husband and I have a blast every month trying to solve them together. It’s a guaranteed date night in my house and it is a great way to try something new. For $24.99 a month, it’s worth every penny!
Helpful hint: DO NOT TOSS OUT ANY BOXES. There are clues in the first box which helped me this time around. Save everything- this is your one and only chance be an information hoarder like a regular detective. Don’t let James and Victoria down here!!!
This girl is ready for box 3- let’s go.
This box is a PR sample. No compensation was received. All opinions are my own.