I love escape rooms and escape rooms games. I was under the impression that this was a monthly escape room game subscription, where each month was it's own mystery. It's not. It is a 'spread out' mystery that takes several months to get all of the pieces. I actually didn't like it that much. The production was pretty well done, but the mystery want engaging. This was partially because it was so spread out. I found it frustrating to have to wait for more information, and then try to remember a month ago (or two or three months the ago), what I had already figured out that was applicable to the newest box. It wasn't my favorite. I stuck it out and finished the mystery, but I didn't love it. I think a different service would be a better fit for me.
The first clue was really difficult, which kind of made us discouraged to even continue. We looked online for clues, which did help but it made us feel pressed for time to get the two boxes done before the subscription renewed. Also, it's not possible to cancel the subscription on the mobile website, you need to go on the desktop site to see the cancel button.
This has been a great date night activity for my fiancé and I! The item alone is kind of pricey, but thankfully Groupon makes is so much cheaper!
My fiancé was skeptical about it at first. He thought it was a weird box filled with miscellaneous items, until he realized the intricacy of the process and how it utilizes basic household technology and social media to control the game.
Our biggest complaint is that we started playing the version called "I Spy." When we received the third box it was missing two very important items to help solve that portion of the mystery. We reached out to Dispatch by Breakout regarding our missing items but no one will contact us back.
Dispatch, from the creators of Breakout Escape Rooms, is an interactive serial mystery that tests your detective skills. The story unfolds over the course of 6-7 months, with each month bringing new clues and putting you closer to a mystery, solved.
The Mystery Begins With Your First Box
Subscribe to Dispatch and your first package will be shipped immediately. A new box will arrive each month you are subscribed.
Open the box to find physical clues that lead you to the web and then back to the real world to unravel the mysterious crime. Unravel the tangled web of clues, as additional details are revealed with each month’s delivery.
Each delivery gives everyone—from families, to friends, to coworkers— an opportunity to build community, utilize critical thinking and grow in creative processing as they work together to solve the mysterious crime.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires.Credit card required to join. Plan will auto-renew; customers have ability to change subscription or cancel at any time. New subscribers only. Codes not valid toward Dispatch Kids product. Limit 1 code may be used per subscription. Valid only for month-to-month subscriptions, not valid toward one-time box sets or 6/12 month plans. Registration required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Dispatch by Breakout
Imagine a new kind of escape, one you can experience in the comfort of your own home - introducing Dispatch by Breakout. It's a step apart from everyday entertainment—better than a book, more engaging than television—think of it as an immersive mystery where you wear the detective hat.
Founded in 2014, Breakout is a leader in the growing escape-room industry, offering live-action entertainment at 43 locations in 28 states. Each Breakout escape room features multiple hour-long scenarios where visitors must crack codes, discover clues and solve puzzles in order to "escape" along with family, friends and coworkers. Building upon the success of its interactive, beat-the-clock adventures, Breakout recently launched Dispatch, a boxed set crime mystery game that is designed to be solved right at home using physical clues and interactive websites. To learn more about Breakout and Dispatch, please visit breakoutgames.com.