FAQs

How do Mailbox Missions work?

Mailbox Missions are codebreaking games. They involve lateral thinking and pattern detection. The game materials are sent to you in the mail, as well as the QR code for accessing the game platform. Read the story on the game platform (your "mission") and then look at the materials.

At first, it may seem confusing but you will quickly see that certain materials go together. (For example, in one of the games, there is a leaf identification guide, there are photographs of leaves that were recovered at the scene, and there is a document that mentions leaves in the text.)

Use trial and error to attempt different code combinations, eventually puzzling your way to the solution. Once you have used materials to get to the answer, you can set them aside. Materials are used only once.

 

Will I like this game?

That's a great question. Have you ever done an Escape Room and really enjoyed it? Do you like cracking codes and solving puzzles, even if you have to work at it for a while? Do you enjoy lateral thinking (i.e., “outside the box” thinking)?

If the answers to the above are “no”, this might not be for you. Mailbox Missions involve detecting patterns, thinking laterally, and trying lots of things that don’t work before making your way to the answer. The games are designed to present a satisfying level of challenge and won’t be enjoyed by players who get frustrated easily. 

 

Can you guarantee it will arrive by a certain date?

Sadly, no. Mailbox Missions are sent by Canada Post and once we hand it over to them, we have no control of the delivery. The pandemic has caused delivery delays in certain areas, notably the Greater Toronto Area, so it sometimes takes longer than normal for mail to arrive. However, you will receive an email letting you know when your game has shipped, so you will know when it's on its way.

 

I have opened the game and I am overwhelmed by all the materials! What am I supposed to do?

Feeling a bit confused when the game begins is normal!

You will quickly see that certain materials go together. (For example, in one of the games, there is a leaf identification guide, there are photographs of leaves that were recovered at the scene, and there is a document that mentions leaves in the text.)

Use trial and error to attempt different code combinations, eventually puzzling your way to the solution. Once you have used materials to get to the answer, you can set them aside. Materials are used only once.

 

Is there a time limit on this game?

No, there is no time limit. Take as long as you like to play this game. You can also play it any time you like -- weeks or even months after receiving your game pack.

 

Can I play this game anywhere?

You need an internet connection to access the game platform but apart from that, yes, you can play it anywhere.

 

How are corporate groups different?

Corporate groups play Mailbox Missions in small teams and have special game packs. The packs are prepared in such a way that every player gets a piece of the puzzle and they must work together to fit the pieces together. In this way no one person can take over and no one gets left out. All players must cooperate to win.

 

We have already played all three games. Do you have new games in development?

Yes, and this one holds special appeal for music lovers and all of us who miss the experience of seeing live performances. "The Case of the Concert Crasher" is currently in development and will be available in early 2022.