Today I am reviewing a top-notch subscription service called: Hunt A Killer. True-crime enthusiasts and budding private eye’s rejoice because this mystery solving game was made for you. Late 2021, I was watching a YouTuber who was lucky enough to be sponsored by this company. She raved about the product and provided a discount code for 20% off. With my husband’s birthday in December, I decided it would be the perfect gift for him and a fun new activity for us to do together. Needless to say, we were hooked from the beginning and are still subscribed to this day. Without further ado, here is my review and subtle nudge for you all to try it out…hehe.
HOW DOES HUNT A KILLER WORK?
The minute you subscribe, you are allocated a case to work on. You will receive six different folders (focusing on the same mystery) packed with documents, letters, emails, objects and more. Once you complete an episode, the next box will be sent out and so on, until you solve the entire thing. After that, you will be given an entirely new mission. You can play on your own or as part of a group. Each folder takes about 90 minutes – 3 hours to complete, depending on how fast you read and solve puzzles/ciphers. They also have different objectives. For example, you may be asked to identify the murder weapon in the first box and prove somebody’s innocence in the third. At the end, you will need to declare the murderer. If you get stuck along the way, you can locate hints on the official website.
IS IT EXPENSIVE?
It’s not cheap, but it’s so worth it. The team at Hunt A Killer work extremely hard to come up with fun new cases and make them believable. In Australia, it’s about $58 per box. I’m not sure what the conversion is elsewhere in the world. You receive so many well-thought out items, including an online database to explore, videos, photographs and even Spotify playlists to suit the mood of your individual case. I think you definitely get a bang for your buck. There are also three pricing/membership options available. Finally, a portion of the proceeds from each Hunt A Killer box is donated to the Cold Case Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides resources to law enforcement agencies to help them solve cold cases.
Look out for the fun collectible enamel pins that pop up in different boxes (see above).
CAN YOU GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE OF A CASE?
The case my husband and I are currently working on is Mallory Rock. We are in “communication” with the sister of the girl that was murdered. The police are calling it a freak accident, but Gwen knows there is more to Beth’s death than meets the eye. Mallory Rock is a small town with many secrets and power-plays. As you can see in the image above, the first box provides a colourful magazine, notebook, tourist brochure, map, marker, coaster, police report and more. There is even a website dedicated to the town that you need to study for clues. The level of detail is what makes this subscription service so fantastic. If you scroll up, you will see another case we worked on named Curtain Call. That one was set in the 1950’s and revolved around the murder of a starlet at the Cadence Theatre.
I hope this post inspires you to check out Hunt A Killer. I’m such a huge fan of this ‘escape-room’ type service. The staff are super friendly and will answers any questions you have. Let me know if you’ve tried it before or want to give it a go!
Thanks for reading! Peace & Love xoxo
Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by this company. All thoughts/opinions are my own.