At Madmen and Heroes, we are puzzling people. Not the kind that makes you confused about why we act the way we do (well, ok, maybe a little) but the kind that wants to sit down with you on a Saturday night and unravel some challenging puzzles and ciphers.

We also like puzzling adventures and learning about stories buried in history that are off the beaten path. We have played countless mystery games, escape the room experiences, puzzle subscriptions and learned what we love and what didn’t work for us. We absolutely support artists getting paid to put their work out in the world, but to be honest, we are also kind of frugal.

Ultimately, we found that the mystery and puzzle subscription boxes that are excellent were a bit pricey for our budget and the more affordable ones seemed to be a bit light when it came to story or challenge level (we played one that had absolutely no puzzles at all. It was a confusing time for us).

In the end, we never found one that was just right to meet all of our requirements for a truly great experience. We couldn’t bear the thought that there were lots of other folks out there having good experiences, but not great ones. So we took our years of saying “We could do this better” and we put our money where our mouths are. We set about creating a great monthly experience with challenging puzzles, interesting storylines, cool people you might not have heard of at a price that makes sense.

We believe that what we are offering has everything you could want for a fantastic experience and we hope you will agree!


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