Dispatch by Breakout Review May 2018

Dispatch is a monthly subscription-based mystery that tests your detective skills each month with a new delivery of clues. 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. They kindly sent us this box for review.

If you are looking for a subscription to enjoy with family or friends, this just might be the one for you. Everyone loves a mystery and how fun would it be to get together with a few friends each month to try to solve a mystery together?! It also makes for a great date night activity or an excuse to spend a night in with family.

Subscription Details

The story begins with the first delivery, or dispatch, if you will. In it, you’ll find physical clues that lead you to the web and back to the real world to unravel a mysterious crime. Grab a friend, the whole family and your thinking cap, and get ready to put your heads together for one mindbending ride as additional details are revealed with every package.


  • Subscribe to Dispatch and we will put the first package in the mail immediately. After that you will receive a new box each month.


  • Open the box to find physical clues that lead you to the web and back to the real world to unravel a mysterious crime.


  • Unravel the tangled web of clues found in each package, as additional details are revealed with every package.

Good to Know:

  1. After subscribing to Dispatch, you will receive your first package in the mail. These physical items serve as an introduction to the story and draw you into this online/offline mystery. After that, you will receive an additional box each month with more items that further explain the story.
  2. Each story lasts for less than a year before a new story begins. You can cancel at any time.
  3. The first box will guide you to a ‘help’ line if you get stuck at any point

We just finished our first Dispatch mystery and now we are on to the next. Our first mystery lasted a total of 7 months but I think this next one will only last 2 or 3. Let’s have a closer look…..

New Month, New Mystery – Marlow’s Game: Chapter 1

Are you ready to play Marlow’s Game: The Cat’s Eye? In this two-part adventure, tech giant & notorious recluse Jacob Marlow has made a rather startling announcement: he has hidden a treasure in rare jewels somewhere in the world. He has chosen a select group of people to participate in the hunt, and you’re surprised to be one of the lucky few. Will you accept the challenge and attempt to track down the treasure?

Cat’s Eye Card

First up we have the Cat’s Eye Card, it is definitely some sort of code. Whether it will be useful now or for a future box I’m not yet sure.

Letter from Jacob Marlow

Jacob Marlow is the main character in this mystery. He’s the one who has set up the treasure hunt. In his letter he introduces himself, tells you what the treasure is and explains why he has created such a treasure hunt. Oh……and he also tells us that we might find a couple clues online.

Note from Peter

This is interesting. Peter is one of Jacob’s assistants and he tells you that he would not undertake this quest if he were you. He also tells us that the other assistant (Jacob has two) always lies and that neither of them want you to find the treasure.

Fill in the Blank Puzzle

Here we have a fill in the blank puzzle. Some of the letters in the blanks are circled which means the circled letters will create a word and part of a clue.

Newspaper Article

This is too funny. The article talks about Jacob and what the treasure hunt is all about. It also says that Jacob’s cat chose the recipients of the packages.

Textbook Page

Here we have a page out of a textbook that talks about the Giza Cat who’s most notable feature is its emerald eyes. It also tells us that the emerald eyes are cursed!

Code Reference Sheet

A secret code!! This is my favourite kind of clue. What will we end up using this for?

Cat Painting

This cat painting has hieroglyphics at the bottom so the next item will come in handy……

Hieroglyphics Card

I am assuming we use this to determine what the cat painting says.

Dispatch by Breakout Review May 2018 – Final Thoughts

I can already tell that this mystery is much more my speed than the last one. Don’t get me wrong, the last mystery was great and the attention to detail was amazing, but something about this box has me intrigued. I also like that this mystery is going to be shorter than the last. I’m already drawn in by the clues and find myself wanting to start figuring them out ASAP. A good mystery draws you in immediately and that’s exactly what Marlow’s Game Chapter 1 has done.



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