Unique gifts for your friends and family

You know that feeling on Sunday afternoons where the wheater is not your best friend, is cold outside and there is nothing to watch on Netflix?

Sundays are a stranger days; Your mind is getting ready for the next day, the dreadful Monday when a new week of work begins. It’s too late to do anything productive but the perfect day to enjoy yourself.

I am fascinated by puzzles, mysteries, riddles anything that makes my mind work.
One day, I was lying on my bed, scrolling through my Twitter feed when I stumbled across a tweet from Jupiter Hadley, and her article about Puzzle Post.

What’s this? I asked myself and jumped withought hesitation to the website:

This is fantastic for someone who enjoys riddles and mysteries (I am a huge fan of point and clicks, escape the rooms, Sherlock Holmes, you name it!)

Puzzle Post is similar to a board game, but you can only play once, and the goal is to solve a mystery.

You receive an envelope on your mail with a series of clues in different forms, for example, a restaurant menu.

Each clue gives you one of the parts to solve a password that you have to insert in a website to discover a secret message.

Is it not brilliant? The best part is, you can buy it as a present for a friend and write a secret message that will only be revealed with that password.

I spent a fantastic afternoon scratching my head with each clue and feeling very rewarding when I finally got the password.

What did I do after I completed the Puzzle Post? Look for more similar games!
I bring you a compilation of exciting ones:

The Cypher Files

In this game, you take the role of a secret agent of C.Y.P.H.E.R, and your mission is to solve a mysterious disappearance through puzzles in the shape of case reports.

This one is a complete book! Each page is a case report with information and a puzzle to solve.

After solving each puzzle, you have to enter a keyword on a website, and if you succeed, you get a clue.

I am halfway through this one, it’s amusing to solve 3 or 4 puzzles when I don’t know what else to do, and I want to boost my intelligence!

The Cypher files, is the second book after their Journal 29, with a similar premise that I haven’t tried just yet.

Cryptogram Puzzle Post

I am enchanted by my next suggestion!

This one is a monthly subscription (my poor wallet…) similar to Puzzle Post inspired by witchcraft, alchemy, magic….

Is this not impressive? For someone who is fascinated with magic, witches and fantasy, this sounds like a must-have.

Each envelope is a series of pages with riddles and puzzles.

Each page is a puzzle with a clue that helps you on the next sheet until you reach the last one and solve the issue.

The neat thing about this fantastic game is, like a piece of art. The author Jack Fallows, makes everything for each issue, from the art to the design of each puzzle.

So far I’ve tried the 3 free issues from 2017 available to anyone who wants to try.

I decided to become Patreon of the author as it will give me access to future issues, and I can’t wait to enjoy them all!

Other suggestions

Here are a few more games I found, but haven’t tried:

The Enigmagram

This looks relatively similar to Puzzle Post, you receive an envelope on your letterbox with a puzzle to solve and a final password to discover the secret message.

The Panic Room Online

Another similar one of Puzzle Post, in this website you can find a selection of escape the room games, with the option of digital or delivery.

I am Bee, an in indie developer creating Witchery Academ a life sim where you live the adventures of a wizard apprentice with your spirit companion

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