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Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 46 reviews
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$99.99 USD   $65.00 USD

Primarily narrative with fewer puzzles. Low difficulty. Access to internet required.

 

The Buried Puppet

A recently exhumed crate arrives on your doorstep, bearing an indecipherable and subtly compelling... scent

Break open the crate and you'll find a confessionary journal, scrawled on the pages of a detention-centre notebook. It tells the story of a boy, Jacob, who moves to a new town after the loss of his mother. Besieged by petty small-time bullies, confused and distressed by his father's increasing disengagement and mourning his mother's memory, Jacob starts seeing ghosts emerging from his bedroom walls.

And then he finds a strange puppet, buried in the dirt nearby, and puts it on his hand…

Mr. Bellylaugh, it seems, is able to keep the ghosts, the bullies, and the loneliness at bay with his dark humour. But is the puppet really Jacob’s ally, or is he something more sinister? The answer might be found among the pages of his journal, in his free-hand sketches, through library database searches, or somewhere far closer to home...

There are codes to break and secrets darker than you can fathom. Be warned: uncoiling the mystery of Jacob’s buried puppet is highly dangerous. If you attempt it, be careful. You just may find yourself in stitches...

     

    Audience

    This is a small-town-gothic story about isolation, bullying, haunting, murder and demonic possession, shot through with pitch-dark humour. It's one of our favourites, but it is unsettling and absolutely not for young children. Suitable only for audiences aged 13+. 

    Delivery

    This is a single mailing experience. 

     

      * Package will be shipped in 7-14 days

      average rating 4.9 out of 5
      Based on 46 reviews
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      Reviewed by Antone C.
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Effective

      Went extremely well. Better than expected. Sent it to an old friend who's a Psychology Professor. Found the package in Department Mailroom. Thought one of his former student's may have run off the rails. Very fine quality. No end of nice little touches. He was subsequently very impressed.

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      Reviewed by Andrea C.
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Smart and creepy

      I gifted this to my sister, she is a brainiac, just a sharp woman. And we share a love of horror, not graphic violence, more Stephen King and Joe Hill.

      So i needed for this to be smart enough to challenge her and creepy enough to intrigue her... Mysterious Package Company hit the mark on both fronts.

      She actually left the package outside in the driveway, because she thought it was too creepy to bring it inside!

      I had to call and ask if she 'got any strange mail' and then she agreed to bring it in.

      She says she thoroughly enjoyed 'the Buried Puppet.'

      Thanks MPC!

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      Thanks very much for letting us know. So glad we hit the mark!

      Reviewed by Joy R.
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Best gift ever!

      Mom’s been a professional puppeteer for 40 years, playing schools and libraries across several states.

      So when the mysterious crate showed up with Mr Bellylaugh, an old library card, and other disturbing items, she could NOT figure out who had sent it. By the time she finally got around to calling me, she had practically made arrangements to sleep elsewhere she was so creeped out. Boy, did she laugh when I fessed up.

      She loved it so much, she repackaged it to stage another delivery for her puppeteer Christmas party..it was a big hit.

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      Reviewed by Linda G.
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Buried Puppet

      Very happy with the purchase.

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      Reviewed by Brandi K.
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Bundle Brilliance

      Have ordered experience for others in the past. However, this bundle was the first for myself.

      Did not disappoint and very engaging.

      Thank you

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