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This Hunt A Killer Review is meant for you if you:
Can’t figure out what to buy for that couple that has everything?
Need an excuse to get together with friends on a regular basis?
Trying to get away from the tv and engage your brain?
Love escape rooms but can’t get a reservation that works for your party?
My suggestion that could answer all of these questions is the murder mystery box, Hunt A Killer. This Hunt A Killer Review post highlights our decision to subscribe to the 2018 season, what we liked about it, and what has changed since.
Why Subscribe to Hunt A Killer?
The one perk to living in town up until this year was proximity to neighbors and friends. Our family became good friends with our neighbors and we quickly learned that our go to date night was dinner and an escape room, which we never actually escaped from. A couple of times we tried to do a spur of the moment room and couldn’t get a reservation in the rooms we wanted. I’m still convinced our phones are always listening and tracking us. So I wasn’t surprised when I was soon targeted by Facebook Ads suggesting Hunt A Killer. After seeing it a few times I eventually went to the website to check it out.
The HuntAKiller.com website is well designed and lures you into exploring it more in depth and applying to see if you qualify to become an investigator. I’m pretty sure everyone gets qualified but this way they get your email address and can send specials, deals, and marketing. I suggest using your ‘shopping email account’. A couple of weeks later Hunt A Killer ran a special where we got the first box discounted and could cancel anytime if we didn’t like it. So, we subscribed with our neighbors for the current mystery in Spring 2018. It was an immediate hit we broke into pairs, the guys explored the physical clues in the box while the girls chased down the digital side. We were hooked from the first box, one box even traveled on a ski trip with us!
How does Hunt A Killer work?
Hunt A Killer employs a team of writers, artists, game developers, and true crime experts to design each subscription box. The box contains the physical clues but its up to you to decide what is a clue and what is a dead end. If you use the clues wisely and some of them can even be traced into the digital world.
After signing up for a subscription, the first Hunt A Killer package will be delivered to your door. For the duration of the current season or your subscription you will receive a monthly package containing the next chapter of your story.
Each package contains clues which might not be easily identified at first. In our season the clues led us on a trail well outside of the box. We traveled to websites, news articles, maps, and everywhere in between gaining new pieces of knowledge to help us speculate where to go next. I’m still undecided if the writers of Hunt A Killer actually developed and posted fake pages to legitimate websites. Or if the entire story was built around real life events, articles, and pages connecting them into a fictional story where it all went together. Either way the amount of effort, detail, and creativity is mind boggling. In the event you get stuck there is also a community where you can consult others for tips or ideas, just make sure you don’t read ahead and spoil it for yourself!