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Real Learning. With Magic Inside.

What is Silverquicken?

A fantastic world your 9-13 year old will LOVE.

A hands-on kit, with monthly Quests.

A secret school, preparing worthy students to save the world.

An 8-week live course like no other.

And mysteries. puzzles. games. ciphers. code breaking. real learning. problem solving. collaboration. game theory. cryptography. analytical thinking. more!

How Does Silverquicken Quest Club Work?

Silverquicken Quest Club provides members with hands-on materials kits and new “quests” for them to solve every month.

Welcome Kit

The Quest Club welcome kit—a Box of Wonders™—arrives within two weeks of signing up for membership. The kit contains high-quality materials and supplies that will orient members to Silverquicken and provide key resources they’ll need in order to solve each monthly quest.

Monthly Quests

Each month members will receive a package that contains a brand new adventure! A set of wax-sealed packages will lead them from clue to clue on their quest to solve each month’s mystery.

Puzzles & Challenges

Whether it’s helping the Silverquicken characters break out of the locked-down library, driving a mortal threat out of the Silverquicken world, or preventing aquatic monsters from destroying an underwater village, members must solve multiple puzzles and apply new learning to save the day—and keep the world safe!

Quest Club members receive the following items:

Silverquicken Quest Club
Box of Wonders™

Silverquicken World Map

Silverquicken Quest Club
Membership Card & Puzzle of Acceptance

Solver's Guide

Detailed Intro Booklets

Puzzle Solving Tools

cipher wheel, special dice, notebook, etc

Puzzles, Hints, and Solutions

4-5 each month!

Live Online Events

Periodic live puzzle solves and more

Hint Hotline for Extra Help

Silverquicken Quest Club
Frequently Asked Questions

  • Your Box of Wonders™ and Quest Club membership information will typically be shipped within two weeks of placing your order. Monthly quests are shipped during the second week of each month.

Absolutely! There’s a gift option when you check out if you’d like to give the Silverquicken Quest Club membership to a friend or family member.

Each quest has two levels of hints built in for each puzzle. If your child needs more help, they can send an email to our “Hint Hotline” where they can request extra help. And every puzzle has a sealed solution that they can open as well!

Sure thing! Each quest revolves around a mini adventure story that centers your child as one of the protagonists. They need to be able to read (or have someone read to them) the clues and hints for the puzzles. A parent, caregiver, or older sibling could be an excellent quest partner for a younger child! And there’s really no upper age limit as long as they’re curious and interested in solving mysteries and deciphering puzzles.

Definitely! Contact our Customer Support team at info@silverquicken.com and we can make any membership plan changes you’d like.

How Do Silverquicken Courses Work?

Silverquicken courses provide immersive, imaginative, and collaborative learning for pre-teens, challenging them to solve puzzles and grapple with big issues. Our courses awaken curiosity, develop analytical thinking skills, and help students practice empathetic leadership.

A Compelling Story

An adventurous mystery is the foundation of the entire course experience. Participants become immersed in the world of the secret "Silverquicken School of Arts, Mysteries, Magicks & Sciences." The story's heroes—ten diverse and relatable pre-teens—confront ever-escalating puzzles, problems, and dangers. They must work together to solve mysteries, fight evil, and ultimately protect the school and our very republic.

Live Weekly Courses

Once a week for 8 weeks students will meet online for fun, mentored live sessions that brings it all together. Master educators guide students through an exploration of amazing—and advanced!—learning concepts often ignored in K-12 education. Importantly, these concepts are woven into the story, so students engage with them in the same context as the fictional characters they've read about. Embedded throughout the courses are experiences that develop empathetic leadership skills: students practice teamwork, communication, and conflict resolution as they collaborate with each other remotely to solve puzzles.

High-Quality Materials

A kit of supporting materials makes the Silverquicken story come to life and help illustrate concepts covered in the course. For example, a hardwood cipher wheel, handmade wooden dice with special mathematical properties, a leather-bound journal with handmade paper, and wax-sealed envelopes containing story chapters and puzzle documents.

Silverquicken Courses
Frequently Asked Questions

Your middle grader (ages 9-13ish) should be excited about decoding ciphers, solving puzzles, and becoming immersed in a fantastic story. They should also be comfortable with on- and offline collaboration. Download the Puzzle of Invitation. If your child is excited to tackle puzzles like this, it’s likely to be a great fit. No worries if they can’t solve it yet—we’ll help with that!—as long as they’re intrigued.

No! The weekly class is just one small part of Silverquicken. Your child receives a kit of physical materials, including a printed book that emerges chapter-by-chapter each week, beautiful character cards, a fun wooden cipher wheel, and unique dice, coins, and puzzle pieces. Our team of educators have created an experience that kids connect with both during and between classes, even in their own time!

Each course includes eight (8) weekly online classes of up to 10 students led by a highly qualified teacher. (Courses may run for more than 8 weeks due to holidays or other “skipped” weeks, so please check exact dates at registration.)

Nope, just an open mind and willingness to learn and have fun! (They’ll also need a computer, wi-fi connection, and headphones or a quiet place for the weekly calls.)

Absolutely! Silverquicken is meant to be fun, and what’s more fun than being with friends?! We’ve designed each course so that new students can get up to speed quickly on the story, characters, and content.

Silverquicken's not just all fun and games...

(but don't tell the kids that)

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Our approach awakens curiosity and exposes kids to subjects, topics, and problem-solving approaches they won’t get in school.

The result? Real learning. (With magic inside.)

What will Silverquicken Solvers learn and develop?​

Silverquicken Quest Club
Membership Plans & Pricing

All plans include FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the US.

Monthly Plan

Plan renews every month
for an additional month.
$ 31
99
per month
  • Free Shipping!

3 Month Plan

Plan renews every 3 months
for an additional 3 months.
$ 29
99
per month
  • Free Shipping!
POPULAR

6 Month Plan

Plan renews every 6 months
for an additional 6 months.
$ 27
99
per month
  • Free Shipping!

Annual Plan

Plan renews every year
for an additional year.
$ 25
99
per month
  • Free Shipping!
Best Value

Give Silverquicken as a Gift!

Our pre-paid Silverquicken Quest Club Gift Memberships are a great way to share the magic without having to worry about future recurring payments.

3 Month Gift Membership

$ 99
99
pre-paid, non-renewing
  • Free Shipping!

6 Month Gift Membership

$ 199
99
pre-paid, non-renewing
  • Free Shipping!

1 Year Gift Membership

$ 359
99
pre-paid, non-renewing
  • Free Shipping!

Silverquicken Courses

Course 1: A School of Mysteries

A secret school. And a threat of danger. Do you have the courage to enroll?
$ 350
00
  • New sessions begin in late March

A secret school—that’s not like regular school. Where technology is like magic, and kids become superheroes.

The (fictional) Silverquicken School is a secret academy started in 1789 by Benjamin Franklin to train young thinkers, creators, and leaders to save the world…in their spare time!

The (real) Silverquicken School is an amazing enrichment program for 4th – 8th graders that awakens curiosity and a love of learning through fascinating puzzles, stories, and games. It encourages critical thinking, productive struggle, teamwork, and empathetic leadership.

Course 1 follows the fictional, gradually unfolding story of ten Silverquicken students who unravel a series of mysteries and learn about forces seeking to destroy their community and our world. Week to week, cliffhanger to cliffhanger, we face the same problems and challenges as the fictional students.

Working together, your kids will become a close-knit team mastering brand-new subjects, solving challenging puzzles, and learning new skills while having a lot of fun and making new friends from all over the country.

Download the Puzzle of Invitation for your child. If the puzzle sparks interest, this course will likely be a good fit.

Course Details
The course lasts 8 weeks, with weekly 1-hour meetings online of up to 10 students, led by at least one highly-qualified teacher.

Physical kits are sent to each student’s home, containing beautiful materials such as a journal, a cipher wheel carved in hardwood, secret documents sealed in wax, etc. These materials are accompanied by detailed, standards-based instructional guides.

The course is highly interdisciplinary, touching on such topics as the history and practice of cryptography, the art of rhetoric, ancient languages, logical fallacies, social psychology, mathematical non-transitivity, and probability, just to name a few.

Between live sessions, students continue to work to solve the Silverquicken story’s mysteries. Work takes anywhere from 1-3 hours per week depending on time and interest of each student. The course culminates with both collective and individual achievement, as well as reflections to identify newly awakened interests and avenues for further exploration.

Students receive two months (8 weeks) of kit materials, weekly teacher-led classes, and unique STEAM and humanities content around an original narrative. Scholarships are available for those with need — reach out to us at info@silverquicken.com for scholarship information.

Course 2: The Hall of Independence

Powers grow, along with challenges. Can you help fight whatever threatens the school?
$ 350
00
  • New sessions begin in late March

Powers grow, along with challenges. Can you help fight whatever threatens the school?

The stakes are rising. The race to Philadelphia is on. And even as their powers grow, the 10 Silverquicken students face new dangers and challenges, both outside and inside the school. Will they figure out what they need for the next step of their journey?

The real Silverquicken students (i.e., your kids!) will decipher codes, unravel math and science mysteries, and tackle new challenges along with the fictional kids. Will they beat the clock and be ready for what’s to come?

If your child enjoyed Course 1, A School of Mysteries, they may be ready to tackle this next course at Silverquicken!

Course Details
The course lasts 8 weeks, with weekly 1-hour meetings online of under 20 students each, led by two highly-qualified teachers.

Physical kits are sent to each student’s home, containing beautiful materials such as a journal, a cipher wheel carved in hardwood, secret documents sealed in wax, etc. These materials are accompanied by detailed, standards-based instructional guides.

The course is highly interdisciplinary, touching on such topics as the history and practice of cryptography, the art of rhetoric, ancient languages, logical argumentation and common fallacies, social psychology, mathematical non-transitivity and non-commutativity, and the art and craft of writing physical letters, to name a few.

Between live sessions, students continue to work to solve the Silverquicken story’s mysteries. Daily suggested assignments are provided. Work takes anywhere from 1-3 hours per week depending on time and interest of each student. The course culminates with both collective and individual achievement, as well as reflections to identify newly awakened interests and avenues for further exploration.

Students receive two months (8 weeks) of kit materials, weekly teacher-led classes, and unique STEAM and humanities content around an original narrative. Scholarships are available for those with need — reach out to us at info@silverquicken.com for scholarship information.