It is and it isn’t. An experience is what we at the Mysterious Package Company call our immersive stories; stories meant to draw you into their world and blur the lines between reality and fiction. There are puzzle elements woven into the narrative, but the narrative is what we mainly concern ourselves with. Our experiences are not activity books or a puzzle games.
The stories are told over a series of mailings to the recipient. Each experience contains these core elements which the recipient must piece together to draw out the narrative:
-Documents and other media
-An element of personalization or customization
-Puzzles or mysteries to solve
-An artifact related to the details of the story, usually in a nailed-shut wooden crate
-A Reveal card identifying who sent the package(s), if they were a gift
Members purchase packages that they send to themselves or a recipient of their choice. The experiences feature genres such as mystery, horror, adventure, time-travel, and science-fiction, and range in duration from 1 to 6 mailings.