The Origins of Finders Seekers

Hi! I’m Lucy! You probably recognize my name if you’ve played one of our games. In this article, I will share a little bit about how we came to be and the creative minds that are behind every puzzle, mystery, and brain straining cipher you see within our Finders Seekers Mystery boxes.

We thought it’d be a great idea for me to write about how we began this unique business. And decode how it is becoming a household game you and other families/couples around the world, love to play.

Our journey began when our founder, Cody, was traveling a lot for his previous job. It was after a long and discouraging business trip that he sat on an airplane wondering how he could combine all of his passions–travel, culture, history, mystery and design–and create a business of his own. Finders Seekers was conceived there on the tarmac as the plane was taking off and he refined the business model during the rest of the flight.

When Cody arrived home, he had a quick meal at a Chinese restaurant. Prophetically, his fortune cookie read, “An unusual idea will lead to your success.” He has kept this fortune all this time as a reminder of that day and it is currently framed and displayed in his office. This fortune has even made its way into one of the San Francisco box puzzles.

Founding members of Finders Seekers: Nikki, Cody, Kaitlyn and Troy

At first, Cody was just looking for a creative outlet and hobby for him and his friends who were bored with their corporate healthcare financial jobs. But today, Cody and his wife Jennie work full time managing the business to support their family.

Not only has Finders Seekers grown, but it has impacted Seekers’ lives in ways we never imagined. We’ve had testimonials from Seekers who have read or learned about something they never knew happened in history and even in the cities they live in. One of our favorite stories is of a Seeker who reached out in appreciation for the Washington DC box. For the first time in her life, the Seeker had read the entire ‘I Have a Dream’ speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. as part of one of the puzzles. It had really touched her and inspired hope and compassion.

We love these stories of encouragement! With every new box, we focus on the history, culture and ‘feel’ of a city. Whether it’s Ireland’s struggles and what their people have endured for hundreds of years or the human rights movements around the world, we strive to provide you not only with fun, but also with tidbits of true history that keep you learning and inspire you to travel to these cities yourself.

Each box we make is researched, designed, and created by our team! (As well as some of you reading this.) The ideas, stories, and puzzles are all created in-house and made uniquely to setup challenging and different mysteries every time you play.

Finders Seekers is turning 3 years old in May! Not only are we rated one of the best boxes from Cratejoy, but we have had the opportunity to get to know our Seekers and grow to meet new ones every day.

Our story of beginning reminds us a lot about the mystery all of our boxes hold. No matter the puzzle, everything we encounter in life proves that there is something more we need to be looking at!

Thank you all for continuing to take this great journey with us! Don’t miss our latest escape room in a box adventure! Order at 👉🏼

Our very first box that shipped out to Nicole B. in Bettendorf, IA.

Finders Seekers Behind The Scenes of Our Ireland Box

Behind the scenes of our Ireland box

As a Seeker you’re probably used to me, Lucy, taking you on a journey through your mystery boxes every month. But today I want to talk a little bit about our founder and how he and his support team have made Finders Seekers what it is today! Without all of their help, we wouldn’t be able to have you enjoy such great mysteries every month and come up with new locations and finds every year just for you!

Cliffs of Moher

Our Founder, Cody, is passionate about puzzles, traveling, history, and most importantly, serving the community of Seekers. If there is one thing we see from behind the scenes, it’s his passion to make things right with every customer but also try new and exciting puzzles that you all are wanting to see in our games!

One fact you may not know is that every city we have traveled to in a box/game, Cody has explored. All the pictures are taken by him and the puzzles are created by him and his team. He also loves using ideas from current Seekers.

If you’re in our Finders Seekers User Group you know we like to ask you questions about your favorite boxes as well as see where you’d like a game to be based in next. When we asked this question recently, Ireland was the #1 voted spot.

So Cody and his wife Jennie decided since Ireland was on their bucket list, and all of you were interested in a box revolving around Ireland, that it would be the perfect spot for their 20th anniversary!

They traveled to all of the locations and historical places represented in the game. And took every picture you enjoyed throughout it. I’ll try not to give too much away about the box if you haven’t played it yet! Because as you know I’m here to help you through the Find, not give you all the answers!

Brú na Bóinne

One of his favorite puzzles that he made in the game revolves around the Brú na Bóinne. Its location is filled with history, language, meaning and brought so much excitement to their trip and obviously to the game as well.

Something the Finders Seekers team focuses on is for each game to add value to everyone who plays it. Whether it’s learning a new historical fact, finding out about characteristics in different cultures, or immersing yourself into a game that not only challenges your smarts but allows you to have fun and enjoy a great time with those you love.


When it came to making the Ireland box he wanted to focus on what natives in Ireland said affected and changed their life. Many of them still remember the famine/wars that affected their families and he wanted to make sure to capture the truth behind the puzzles. In every game, he likes to add something that maybe will spark further desire to research the cities we travel to and find out more about the exciting places you get to play in. With December’s box, it had a lot of meaning behind it, but it was also Finders Seekers’ best selling box so far!

And now that you have a little background of how the Ireland box came to be, we wanted to thank you! Thank you all who’ve been loyal customers since we started this journey. We do our best to make our games those that you thoroughly enjoy and that can become a monthly game night you and your loved ones look forward to!

If you happened to stumble upon our first blog, we welcome you and would love to have you join the fun as a Seeker! Please head to our website below to buy your box today!