Sleuth Kings is an interactive monthly mystery box. Every month, a physical case file arrives full of evidence, puzzles, ciphers, and more. Plans start at $29.95 per month and they also have 3-month and 6-months prepay options. You will work hand-in-hand with Sullivan King, the lead detective, via email as you solve the case.
Each month’s case is a new, stand-alone mystery that takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete. Each case includes an epilogue -a follow-up letter from the client as well as a small gift. For every 4 cases you solve, you’ll be rewarded with a FREE bonus case that revolves around the hunt for Sullivan’s father.
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This the review of Mystery Box Case 028 YEAR OF THE CAT.
The mystery comes in an envelope. The only things written on it are the Sleuth Kings P.O. box address and the case that you will be working on.
The epilogue is included and separated in another envelope.
To begin with your adventure, you need to login to their website and send Sullivan an email.
The files are neatly arranged in a white folder, with Sleuth Kings branding in front. All the files are organized inside the folder, they are even separated by paper clips.
Everything in my box!
The case objective is written in a card, and we will be working to locate the Arsonist’s target.
It also lists the contents of the case file: investigation instructions, investigation report, clues, and more.
We also got a snuck-out letter from Celest St. Claire.
The investigation instruction sheet names the client, the case you will be working on, and the whole situation.
I suggest you read them thoroughly to fully understand the case and also to know where to start the whole investigation.
For this case, we just need to know is The Cat’s identity, and where they intend to strike next.
There are also clue analysis, where each clue item’s use is hinted or explained.
The first clue is a Year of the Rat celebration ad. There are other two zodiac animals at the lower right corner of the ad, the rooster and the dragon.
When you flip the ad to the other side, there’s a note from “the cat” and random letters that look like codes.
The cat sent a letter, which is the second clue. It contains what looks like the story of the race of the zodiac animals, but we know there’s more to this story, and it might tell us something about who “the cat” really is!
Another clue is a Zodiac brochure. Again, it features the rat on the front page.
When you flip it on the other side, you can see the codes again.
And when you spread the brochure open, there’s another note from the cat. This page also includes another two zodiac animals, the sheep and the horse.
The other side includes the story of how the 12 zodiac animals have been chosen. This page also included the story of the cat who was not able to make it. There are another 3 zodiac animal images on this page and they are the snake, monkey, and ox.
The arsonist looks like they are obsessed with the Chinese Zodiac, as the fourth clue is a copy of Zodiac Horoscope.
We all think that the Horoscopes are all made by the cat, and that it depends on its relationship with the other “animals” which we also suspect that has something to do with people connected to it. There are some animals inside a circle with symbols on some of the corners of the pages as well.
There are also some Zodiac cards and each card has a name on it. The rat has Spencer’s name on it.
This next clue is cute! It’s a pin with the zodiac animals on it, but we all noticed that four of the animals are not in it. It also included the Yin Yang symbol in the center.
The button has a safety pin at the back that can be used to easily attach and lock it in place.
There’s also an invitation from “the cat” for a CNY banquet. At the bottom are, again, images of zodiac animals and this time it’s the ox, rabbit, and dog. It also indicated that these three are “Best Friends Forever.”
At the back is the image of the cat and it tells us that two of the others are not allowed to attend the banquet.
Another item included in the case is this seating chart for the banquet. There’s a note for the rat threatening that the cat will burn all its enemies!
After solving the case and finding out who the cat and the target, we can finally open the Epilogue envelope. Inside, we found a letter from Spencer and a small cat charm. We found out that the cat was an old friend of Spencer named Sue, who was arrested for their group’s fault back when they were in highschool, and now, she’s seeking revenge to everyone she believes had wronged her.
This is another fun case and puzzle! We even learned a thing or two about the Chinese Zodiac, like the reason why the cat was not included in the group. It’s quite clever, how this box related the Chinese Zodiacs to the case. It’s cool and we really like the simple yet cute reward as well! Sleuth Kings is really great with puzzles and they never fail to make the cases as thrilling and engaging as possible. Also, it’s more fun to do when there are more people involved so it’s a great box for families or even a group of friends!
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