7 Mystery Game Store Success Stories [2023]

7 Mystery Game Store Success Stories [2023]
Start A Mystery Game Store

Here are some real life success stories of starting a mystery game store:

1. Hunt A Killer ($60M/year)

Ryan Hogan (from Baltimore, Maryland, USA) started Hunt A Killer almost 7 years ago.

$5M / month
2 founders / 62 employees
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Case Study

Hello, my name is Ryan Hogan and I am the Co-founder and CEO of Hunt A Killer, an innovative entertainment company that delivers clues, items and correspondence to your doorstep each month, which immerses Members in an interactive story. We have a total of four brands: Hunt A Killer, our murder mystery for true crime fans; Empty Faces, our paranormal investigation for horror fanatics; Escape The Invasion, our science fiction thriller for those looking to survive an alien apocalypse; and Team Building Kits, our business-to-business product that brings corporate teams together and improves company culture through quarterly experiences that create a fun and challenging environment.

Hunt A Killer started with 146 subscribers in October 2016. In August 2019, we shipped our one-millionth episode and continue to see signs of massive growth in the immersive entertainment space.


2. Crimibox ($1.02M/year)

Jimmy Cowe (from Ghent, Belgium) started Crimibox almost 6 years ago.

$85K / month
1 founders / 5 employees
Ghent, Belgium

Case Study

Hello, my name is Jimmy and I’m the founder of Crimibox. We develop and sell unsolved fictional murder cases. Our customers receive the police file, photos of the crime scene and bags of evidence. The goal is to catch the killer.

Our customers are mostly people who love escaping from escape rooms. We sold more than 4,000 Crimiboxes so far. Our monthly revenue is a bit more than $8,000. Our retention rate (people who bought the first and a second case) is more than 38%.


Learn more about starting a mystery game store:

Where to start?

-> Mystery game store plan
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-> How much does it cost to start a mystery game store?
-> Pros and cons of a mystery game store
-> How to get clients for a mystery game store?

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established mystery game store
-> Marketing ideas for a mystery game store
-> Mystery game store slogans
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Other resources

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4. CA Lottery

Welcome to the California Lottery website. It’s your ticket to full access! See jackpots, winning numbers, next draws, new games, and more.

  • Website traffic: 6.02M/month
  • Business rank: #23.8K

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5. Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is the best place to play free games and watch full episodes of all your favorite kids TV shows with apps and online videos!

  • Website traffic: 840K/month
  • Business rank: #61.4K

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6. Hunt A Killer

Use your detective skills to solve the fastest growing murder mystery subscription box.

  • Estimated revenue: $5M/month
  • Website traffic: 450K/month
  • Business rank: #69.7K

Check out their full website ➜

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