The Detective Society: The Disappearance of Claire Makova: Episode One

By | August 22, 2020

by The Detective Society (website)


📫subscription game
90-120 mins
The first season focuses on the case of the daughter of a diplomat, Claire Makova, who suddenly disappears. The Detective Society have been hired to find her, but the deeper you delve into Claire’s disappearance, the more secrets you uncover.
By using your puzzle solving and investigative skills, you will begin to pick apart the mysterious events that led to Claire going missing. Only you can solve, The Disappearance of Claire Makova.
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I'd start this by saying Detective Society is a new subscription puzzle box series, but I'm well behind the curve here, reviewing episode 1 when they're now shipping episode 6 (!). But since that'll be the conclusion of their first narrative arc, perhaps I can claim that's deliberate not just late. Although they're designed for subscription purchase, you can also purchase boxes individually, though since they form an ongoing narrative it’ll doubtless make most sense played in sequence.
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In their marketing, The Detective Society promises to deliver an “immersive, narrative-driven world,” and they certainly haven’t disappointed. If you enjoyed games like The Network, Hunting a Killer, and Missing, (among others), this is definitely one for you, and well worth the price.
This episode serves to set the scene and instruct players on how to navigate the mystery by presenting three short mini-mysteries to be solved. Each of those gives a numerical digit, that then unlocks a ‘final envelope’ containing the introduction to Claire Makova’s case. I say ‘unlocks’ and I actually mean it this time, the envelope is sealed with a padlock. Pretty cool!
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