limited edition vintage key necklaces with search kits ~ $28 (free priority shipping in the U.S.)


  1. Wear your vintage key around your neck.

  2. Search for the lock your key opens.

 Optional Adventures:

  ~ Ask people you meet while wearing your key if they have any clues for you.

  ~ Let your friends touch it for good luck.

  ~ Sleep with it under your pillow to dream about its previous owner.

  ~ Make a list of exciting places where your lock might be waiting for you. Go there!

Your search kit includes:

~ A key

~ A satin cord, to wear your key latchkey style (33 inches in length, and you choose the color: purple, black, sandstone, pink, or magenta)

~ An envelope of secrets, with handwritten clues for finding the lock your key opens

~ Instructions for use

Which lock does your key open? Each key comes with a personalized, handwritten set of clues to help you in your search.

Look for your key in our gallery.

Does one of these keys belong with you?

Our third series of latchkeys has sold out.

If you would like to be placed on a notification list for future series, please write to key @ avantgame dot com to be notified by email when future keys are ready.

Use our secure Paypal ordering system below to claim your key and purchase a search kit. If you prefer to pay by check, send an email with your order to: check @ avantgame dot com to receive an mailing address.

Shipping is free within the U.S. If you live abroad, please submit a separate payment of $4 USD for international shipping.

You pick the color cord, we pick the key you are destined to have. Please add a note if you have a strong preference for one of the key styles pictured in the gallery; otherwise, we will make sure you get the key that belongs with you.

You may wish to read our FAQ.

Satin Cord Color

The Latchkey Project Guarantee

We guarantee that for as long as you search for your lock, surprising people and places will reveal their secrets to you. We cannot guarantee that you will ever find the lock that your key opens. If you do find your lock, please send word—and stories.

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