Finders Seekers is a monthly puzzle subscription box for anyone who loves puzzles, escape rooms, Sherlock Holmes, mysteries, or anything requiring a little brainpower. Finders Seekers features a new destination each month, so in addition to the puzzle/escape room experience, you get a mini travel experience, too, exploring a new city and its culture every month.
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FYI – there are SPOILERS in this post!
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Explore world cultures solving puzzles, decoding cryptic messages and discovering underground societies. A new city each month!
As a subscriber (limited numbers can join each month), you are invited to join the Society of Seekers, a group of like-minded puzzle fiends who use their heads and a little bit of internet-search know-how to explore a city and solve a mystery each month. This month, we are exploring WASHINGTON D.C.!
All the items for this case are placed inside a large envelope.
There’s a lot of stuff inside, and we got a set of wooden coins!
Everything in the box!
Also included in this month’s box is a welcome letter and checklist of every item that should be inside the package, plus all the clues you’ll need to solve the mystery. Plus, we now know where to start the journey! For this case, we are challenged by the members of the local Freemason lodge to a race around the city to uncover its secrets and earn the title of Masters of Mystery!
The website took us to “the District”, Washington, D.C.!
Natural History Museum Puzzle. We got a puzzle that features dinosaur bones, and some random letters scattered alongside them. The pieces of bones look like codes as there is a corresponding letter for each.
Wooden Nickels. There are 25 pieces of wooden nickels in the pack, and each represents a state.
Washington Monument Puzzle. When you begin your journey, the first puzzle that the website presented is the Washington Monument. The monument in this picture has the exact same puzzle in the website. Maybe I can use this to do some trial and error in solving it!
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Puzzle. Known as the Jefferson Memorial, the presidential memorial can also be found in Washington, D.C., to pay honor to the Founding Father of the United States and the Democratic Party, Thomas Jefferson. The photo shows the dome ceiling of the place. On the outer circle inscribed are his words:
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Vietnam Wall Print. Another historical marker that can be found in Washington, D.C. is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and to represent the place in the box is a copy of the Vietnam Wall Print.
“I Have A Dream” Speech Transcript. I also found the full transcript of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
He delivered this speech on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, also in Washington, D.C.
In this speech, he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the country.
It’s one of the greatest speeches that definitely changed the world. It’s really an inspiring speech, which is also deemed timely.
Historical Documents Puzzle. This piece of puzzle looks like copies of important documents but it looks like they’re just put together and don’t make any sense.
I am not sure how I can solve this one, but looking at this piece, it seems like there are lines meant to be folded!
There’s always a starting point for this kind of boxes, so better visit the website first for hints. In this case, it is SeekersUnite.com/DC.
The link took us to the Washington, D.C. welcome page, and as we clicked ‘begin’, it took us to the first puzzle, which is the Washington Monument.
As you scroll down, you’ll find this puzzle, which is exactly what’s on the Washington Monument sheet that comes in the box. Each puzzle that you will be able to solve will lead you to another until you solve everything.
Also, search engines can help you a lot with unlocking some puzzles, and if you really had a hard time solving one puzzle, you can consult the Facebook fan page for hints. Don’t worry, there are just hints and there are almost no spoilers so you’ll still feel the thrill fully!
Each puzzle that you’ll solve will earn you 3 wooden coins with state slogans that will reveal what wooden nickels you need to set aside for the final puzzle. For this puzzle, the states are Hawaii, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania!
After you finished everything and answer the final puzzle, you will be taken to the page where there’s proof that you’re deserving of the title Masters of Mystery!
We’re not just solving mysteries through this box, but also learning more about the places where the mysteries are taking place! For this box, we were able to explore many historical sites and we were even able to figure out some things that are not common knowledge to everyone! The level of difficulty of each puzzle increases as we go on, and it actually made us more hyped up to solve them and finish the quest. It’s really fun and engaging, and it’s a good thing that there’s a Facebook group that can help us out whenever we feel like we’re stuck and about to give up! It’s a page that doesn’t give away the answers, but just hints us to find/search for the answers ourselves, and inspires us to overcome the obstacles with our own wit and might!
Did you solve the mystery? How long did it take you? Let us know in the comments below!