12 yo was not interested, almost-10 yo couldn't get enough of it, almost 6-yo was intrigued. Escape the Master Loop provided a way to introduce different perspectives and to look at the big picture when searching for the small clues. The presentation was flawless. The 10 yo loves working out mysteries and enjoyed the challenges. She learned to formulate theories, to consider other's perspectives and took great pride and satisfaction in proving a theory correct. Introduced many concepts and skills -- time travel; how the past/future influences events; listening carefully and thoughtfully before making a decision; ciphers and codes; awareness that a solution may be right in front of you; patience, persistence and the value of taking a break. The 10 yo sought assistance, others' participation and handled roadblocks demonstrating and encouraging team building and leadership skills.
With the entire mystery sent All-in-one- box, we hid each packet somewhere in the house, one packet at a time, when she was ready for the next packet and the mystery spanned 3-4 days.
Once the mystery was solved, the 12 yo and almost-6 yo wanted to be a part of the "game" whereby learning of loss when not applying oneself, hard work and persistence.