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Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 17 reviews
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$199.99 USD   $169.99 USD


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Narrative-focused with brief activity/task, no puzzles. Access to USB port required.

 

The Century Beast 

Tales of sea monsters were likely sightings of squids, orcas, and other larger creatures of the deep that simply had never been observed before. Nevertheless, these stories were applied to maps, emblazoned with the phrase "here be dragons".

Today these warnings are seen as archaic lunacies symptomatic of an age of superstition, but they once held a deeper truth. The ocean has secrets, dark and ancient secrets, that lie beneath the waves. With The Century Beast, we share one such secret.

 

Synopsis

The ocean is a cold and unforgiving master. Ancient tales of sailors and explorers survive today in myths, sea shanties, and superstitions. Are these just fabrications that have embedded themselves in the collective subconscious, or is there any truth to them?

The Century Beast is a story about someone who is searching for answers and is stopped at every turn by forces beyond their understanding. You will follow along their progress, and glimpse into their mind. What will you find, we wonder? Will you find truth, or will it all be the conspiratorial ramblings of a lunatic?

To help you decide, the crate you will receive will contain every possible reference, clipping, and audio evidence of The Century Beast we were able to get our hands on. We also managed to procure a beautiful yet unsettling artifact before it was destroyed, which you will also receive.

The tide of this tale is neither prosperous nor comfortable. With this knowledge, one may face similar choices as those who came before them. We strongly recommend that you learn from those decisions when determining your own course of action. Our advice: the ship is yours to sail.

 

Audience

The Century Beast is an unsettling story of madness and death. It is not suitable for young audiences or those with a sensitive constitution. Your recipient will enjoy this if they are fans of H.P. Lovecraft, Vikings, and weird fiction.

 

Contents: 1 Mailing Experience

  • Uncooperative wooden crate
  • Viking artifact
  • Bone amulet
  • USB stick with mysterious recordings
  • Various documents surrounding the mystery of the Century Beast




average rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 17 reviews
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17 Reviews
Reviewed by Captain M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Deep Story

Very deep story told through a great number of varied documents and incredible artifacts.

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Reviewed by Grace
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Elaborate and Excellent!

This was a surprise gift for my husband and he absolutely loved it. The details of the clues and artifacts were so well-rendered, and the entire experience so elaborate and perfectly executed, that it was as memorable an adventure as some of our world travels have been. Through obfuscation, I was able to convince him that the sender was another unknown friend or relative--and not me--so that mystery added an extra layer of mystery over the packages themselves. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed by Jacob P.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Skal!

If you love a good mystery and you are into Norse mythology.... buy this!

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Reviewed by Lara L.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Still mysterious

We loved it but still feel like we were left hanging. Are we getting another mailing in this mystery? We were not expecting Norwegian Black Metal, but really loved that touch!

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Reviewed by Leah P.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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They were convinced it was possessed.

Gave this gift to a family with three boys (21, 19, 16) home due to COVID/winter break. This is a family that is very theatrical and as they became increasingly unsure about why the box showed up and whether or not the USB would corrupt their computer, delusion began to take hold. The kids whipped themselves into a frenzy--the oldest could not convince the youngers that it was probably sent by someone the family knew--and eventually the 16 year old took the box to exorcise it with his friends. The boys burned the totem and the contents of the box to vanquish the demonic presence. This box surely delivered entertainment even it if was not "used as directed." I would recommend anyone gifting to a family with a flair for the dramatic install a confederate in the home so that the more diabolical package theories can be put to rest *before* the mysterious package goes up in flames.

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