Finders Seekers Subscription Box Review + Coupon – TOKYO

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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.

DEAL: Get $5 off your first box! Use coupon code BRAINQUEST.

FYI – there are SPOILERS in this post!

A thrilling adventure delivered to your door.

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. We’re going to TOKYO this month!

Everything that you’ll need to solve the case is inside the box, placed inside a large white envelope! We’re excited to solve this one!

There’s a t-shirt included in the box! That’s nice!

Everything that you’ll need to solve the case is inside the box, placed inside a large white envelope! We’re excited to solve this one!

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. We’re going to TOKYO this month!

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, with all the clues you’ll need to solve the mystery. Plus, we now know where to start the journey! In this case, we are invited to Japan to help track the menacing hacker, Deathnote_Fairytail, who is causing a lot of mayhem in Japan’s banking and infrastructure systems.

The website took us to Tokyo!

Welcome to Tokyo, Seekers! As reported, a menacing hacker known as Deathnote_Fairytail is causing all sorts of mayhem in Japan. She or he (it’s still unknown) has gained access to the city’s banking and infrastructure systems. Authorities fear the culprit will trigger a global financial crisis or even cause casualties.

At the bottom, it says the quest will start at Akihabara.

Photograph of Japanese Collectibles. This is the clue that the police recovered from the local tea house, along with a laptop.

Akihabara is a district that was once the gateway between the old city of Edo and the rest of Japan.

There’s an anime character that appeared on the screens and some Japanese characters on the side.

Also, the hacker sent another message, and he’s asking for the secret word.

As always, each puzzle that you will be able to solve will lead you to another until you solve everything. After solving the puzzle, the hacker gave us the name of his buddy, and it’s suggested that we write the name down for future reference.

Here are more clues to keep us going (along with the website!):

Sumo Wrestling Puzzle. It is said in the puzzle that the hacker’s next stop is Ryogoku Kokugikan. It is an indoor arena that is large enough to hold over 11,000 people and home to sumo wrestling.

For the puzzle, we need to rig the tournament so the hacker’s favorite wrestler wins. This puzzle sheet will serve as a clue on how Deathnote_Fairytail would like the wrestling results to be.

Game Show Puzzle. One of the stops is Harajuku. Harajuku is a funky district in Shibuya, Tokyo that has hundreds of small boutiques with uniquely Japanese merchandise and food. Also, one of the more bizarre traditions originating in Harajuku is the absurd Japanese game shows where contestants do wacky things to win prizes.

To solve this puzzle, we need to answer the common Japanese idiom phrase, then use the missing letters to spell an 8-letter password.

Anime T-Shirt. Another stop is the Tokyo Anime Center, where you can find historical and contemporary anime artistic expressions with changing exhibitions. But the biggest draw to the Tokyo Anime Center is the gift shop where you can get souvenirs and apparel with your favorite anime characters.

The hacker is feeling generous so he also included this anime t-shirt.

For this puzzle, we need to decipher the password, which we believe are the characters on the red part of the print.

Rikugi-en Garden Sudoku Puzzle. The Rikugi-en Garden provided visitors a “special place of scenic beauty” since 1702. The name means Garden of Six Principles and refers to the six elements of traditional waka poetry.

For this puzzle, we need to solve the sudoku and decipher the numbers below that form 2 Japanese words.

Mount Fuji Tea Coaster. Another amazing place to visit is Izu, Shizuoka, and see the beautiful view of Mt. Fuji while enjoying a cup of delicious and relaxing tea.

For this puzzle, we need to find the password on the tea coaster.

3D Glasses. They included 3D glasses that will be used to uncover the puzzles.

There’s also this sheet with characters that seem like Japanese ones, but when you look closely, they’re letters from the English alphabet.

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!

After getting all the names of the hacker’s buddies, it leads us to the secret website that was linked to Aimi Akiyama! There’s one more thing to do, get the prize! By clicking “Enter To Win Prizes,” you can get your price by providing information on the form.

We experienced Tokyo through this month’s Finders Seekers case! The puzzles are fun as always, and the cat and mouse chase with the hacker Deathnote_Fairytail is just exciting. I love that I also got an anime t-shirt. If ever you feel stuck on a puzzle, you can always make use of the internet or consult the Facebook Group! We’re excited about the next place we’re going to visit and explore, and we hope that it is as fun as this one!

Did you solve the mystery? How long did it take you? Let us know in the comments below!

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