Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Wait, what is Clever Kids Mysteries?

Our product is a table-top game that you print at home.  Each game includes a case file and lots of clues.  To solve the mystery, the detectives will tackle several puzzles, all ranging in complexity and critical thinking styles.

Our category is “experiential gaming”.  Our games are hands on, fun to play in teams and are extremely engaging.  They also teach kids how to think differently and be patient, two skills that are critical in today’s world.

Our mission is “learning enjoyment”.  Learning can be (and perhaps should be) fun.  Clever Kids Mysteries provide an opportunity for families to practice just that.  While having fun of course.   The payoff is when your child has that “Eureka!” moment after they’ve figured out one of the puzzles.


How much do the games cost?

Currently, we price our games at $11.99 (plus shipping costs) each.


How long will the fun last?

Typically our games take 1-3 hours.  That said, we’ve designed this to not be a race but to be a fun exercise in which solving puzzles should feel gratifying for the child.  There isn’t anything stopping you from taking a few days to finish as you think through the puzzles.


What’s the ideal age range for this activity kit?

Preferably, your child will be age 8 or up.  That said, younger kids may enjoy the puzzles too, but will need more adult help.  Reading is pretty essential however a parent can always help with that too.  Keep in mind that working with your child on the puzzles is one of the benefits of the product (as we learned through our own experiences).  Also, it’s not uncommon for an adult or two to enjoy the game without the kids!


How difficult are the puzzles?

Each of our games include eight puzzles in all and they vary in complexity and style.  They won’t take too long and require different styles of thinking and problem solving. If you (and your child) get stuck at any point, we send along a hint sheet.  Plus, you can check your final answers on our website (www.cleverkidsmysteries/solve).


What inspired Clever Kids?

We’ve always liked to come up with little games for our twin girls.  That said, the idea of doing a puzzle game was inspired by a recent trip to an escape room as a work outing.  It was loads of fun but might be too much for younger kids.  Clever Kids Mysteries provides a very similar experience that you can do in your pajamas (and at a relatively low cost).  Plus, the kit checks three boxes: educational, entertaining and engaging.


Have a question we didn’t answer?  Please email us at john@cleverkidsmysteries.com.  Talk to you soon!