Friday, March 23, 2018

Finders Seekers - Subscription Box Review

Subscription boxes are all the rage right now.  People seem to love the idea of receiving themed boxes in the mail every month.  One such company is Finders Seekers.  The company delivers a thrilling chase to subscribers each month, filled with puzzles and mysteries. Each month, the ‘Find’ visits a new city where you must make your way through a series of clues, solving codes and exploring local history and attractions.

I was sent a subscription box themed around Beijing, China.  It was my mission to master the art of calligraphy by recreating brush strokes with the watercolor brush pen.  Items included with my box were:

Genuine Chinese silk scarf
Watercolor brush pen
Chinese characters glossary
Strips of red paper
Paper with criss-crossing lines
Handwritten instructions
Market shopping list

I'm always up for a good challenge and was eager to see if I could accomplish this mission.  Finders Seekers requires the use of good ole' fashion sleuthing, along with help from the Internet.  To complete my challenge, I had to go to a specific website as indicated on my instructions.  You can also join fellow Seekers, an exclusive Facebook group of adventurers and intellectuals, in their quest to solve monthly 'Finds.'

After working with the clues for some time, I enlisted the help of my teen son.  He and I worked together to solve the quest.  It took about four hours total for us to complete it all.  The entire experience was challenging and made my brain think, for sure.  I enjoyed working with the clues and finally accomplishing the challenge.  I like that each month's subscription box is centered around a specific city.

How well do you do with mysteries and challenges?
Is this a subscription box you'd enjoy receiving in the mail?