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Today’s issue is dedicated to puzzles-by-mail, which make great last-minute gift ideas, since you can tell your giftee that their present is being sent directly to their house. Just make sure to encode the message for proper effect.

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Think of a name associated with fire under ground. Remove the first letter, reverse the letters that remain, and the result will be a name that’s associated with fire above ground. Which names are these?

Dear Holmes: Mail-based Victorian Mysteries

Dear Holmes: Mail-Based Victorian Mysteries
Get Sherlock Holmes’s mail. Solve a challenging Victorian-era mystery each month, using weekly clues mailed to your door.

This monthly subscription makes Sherlock Holmes’s clients, sources, and colleagues into your pen pals.

The Enigma Emporium

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Each of these puzzles is set of postcards is a fun puzzle game in a small package. My family has really enjoyed a few of these. Each is $15 or you can buy the set of three for $50.

The Deadbolt Mystery Society

Murder Mystery Box - Deadbolt Mystery Society
CATCH A KILLER. SOLVE A KIDNAPPING. STOP A MADMAN. Gift a subscription Purchase a Gift Card Shop One-Time Boxes! Subscribe Now! The Deadbolt Mystery Society is a monthly subscription box service for lovers of mystery and suspense.With your subscription, a new

A monthly subscription box including police reports, puzzles, evidence, & interviews around a single mystery. Each box is a standalone, so it’s a flexible idea for a gift.

9 Best Mystery Subscription Boxes and DIY Escape Rooms

The Best Escape Room & Mystery Boxes for Affordable Fun at Home (2022)
Escape room and mystery adventure games are the trendiest breakout games. From physical escape rooms to tabletop escape room games, introducing a little friendly competition into your relationships is healthy

A list from last year that highlights some options in addition to those mentioned above.

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