Best Escape Room & Mystery Boxes for Fun at Home (2022)

Escape room and mystery adventure subscription boxes are the trendiest breakout games this year. From physical escape rooms to tabletop escape room games, introducing a little friendly competition into your relationships is healthy for families, couples during date night, and even virtual friend gatherings. Game nights are beloved, and monthly subscription boxes are a new way to keep them fresh. If you enjoy CSI, mystery books, and true crime podcasts, then you’ll be able to tap into your inner detective. Many mystery adventure games have murder mystery themes. However, if that’s not your thing, we totally understand! You can dive into a mystery centered around a town of vampires with Escape the Crate or zombies with Sleuth Kings. There’s something for everyone.

On the fence about mystery adventure games? Well, if you’re someone who thinks they’re a pro at predicting how movies or short stories end, then here’s your chance to put your skills to the test. (We’re calling you out, Dad.) These storylines are very detailed, so learn to trust your intuition and how to dive deep into clues and evidence!

Grab some notepads and pens (and maybe even some coffee and snacks). You’ll want to have them handy as you figure out who is behind the madness of each mystery. This is your chance to really use your imagination, intuition, and sharpen your problem-solving skills. See what the hype is all about and pick out the perfect mystery adventure box for your family.


Escape the Crate: An Escape Room Adventure shipped straight to your door.

From $26.50 per box
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Escape the Crate brings high-quality riddles, puzzles, and the curiosity to crack codes into your own home. These games can be played solo or in a small group of up to six. Reviewers love the length of game play and the ability to select different levels of expertise. These escape room creators are a fan favorite.

Shipping: Boes ship out within a month of being ordered. Escape the Crate is a bi-monthly subscription, meaning we ship every other month. That means if you order a 2 month subscription, that is for only 1 box.

Kj. L wrote, “It took us (three adults) about 3 hours to do "Escape the Gold Rush Robbery" and we all enjoyed ourselves, finding the puzzles pleasantly challenging but not frustrating.”


The Conundrum Box - Escape Room Game in a Box

From $27.80 per box
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The Conundrum Box is a new mystery and adventure box that delivers part escape room experience, part choose your own adventure! Each month builds on an exciting narrative with puzzles, clues, and ciphers to crack the case and solve the mystery. Boxes can also be solved as a stand-alone mystery and revolve around a new theme!

Shipping: Boxes ship around the 7th of each month.

Check out Christopher B.’s rave review: “Conundrum box deliveries truly clever and unique puzzles every month. I am always impressed by the fun themes and props and everything they do to increase the immersive experience.”

Sleuth Kings


Sleuth Kings Master Detective: Monster Madness

From $29.95 per box
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An interactive mystery following Lead Detective Sullivan King, the case files that show up on your doorstep each month from Sleuth Kings will keep you coming back for more. Perfect for all ages and occasions (game night anyone!), the game takes about two to three hours of play to solve for the Master Detective. The physical standalone case makes this game memorable from the first box on.

Shipping: Boxes ship on the 4th of each month.

Christina A. says it was a great bonding experience with her husband and writes, “Just received my second box. I can’t tell you how fun these are. My husband and I love working through these. They challenge both of us. We will take breaks and then one of us will shout I think I know what to do.“


Sleuth Kings Rookie Detective: The Time Traveler

From $14.95 per box
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Made for the Rookie Detective with game play of about 1 hour, this version is perfect if you're looking to dip your toes into the world of escape room sleuthing, or if you're ready to become a Master Detective.

Shipping: Boxes ship on the 4th of each month.

Donna D. says, “Kinda funny. Kinda campy. Varied puzzles. LOTS of fun! Highly recommend.”

Finders Seekers


Finders Seekers Mysteries

From $26.40 per box
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Why not take your mystery global? Finders Seekers delivers a mystery and puzzle from a new city or culture every month. Bonus points: If you get through the codes, messages, and hints, you could win a prize.

Shipping: Finder Seekers ships on the 23rd of each month for orders placed by the 21st. For last-minute gifts, Finder Seekers provide a fun PDF gift message that you can personalize and email or print. Shipping is $5 within the US, Canada shipping: $5.95.

Dale K. is excited for date night! Check out his 5-star review: “Finders Seekers is amazing!! My wife and me can't wait for it to come every month for date night!!”


Finders Seekers Junior Explorers

From $25.00 per box
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Made for family fun, Finders Seekers Junior Explorers sends a box that covers each of the five core disciplines in S.T.E.A.M.: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Mystery Critical Thinking guaranteed for this box made for kids 5-10+!

Shipping: Finders Seekers Junior Explorers ships on the 23rd of each month for orders placed by the 21st. For last-minute gifts, Finders Seekers Junior Explorers provide a fun PDF gift message that you can personalize and email or print. Shipping is $3 within the US, Canada shipping: $5.95.

Colin M. wrote,”This is a fabulous family activity! We learned so much about the places we “visited”. It was fun for all ages!”


This Whodunit is KILLER

From $32.50 per box
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A Killing Affair goes digital with the immersive murder mystery in a box and the online components. It's like watching your favorite TV show; subscribers start with the first episode and each season has five episodes. This mystery experience knocks storytelling out of the park.

Shipping: Boxes ship around the 11th of every month.

Stacey B. gave it a 5-star rating and wrote, “I recently finished the first season and had to order more. This is just so well done! You get a file folder with witness statements, a case report, and autopsy results for each victim, and there are little evidence bags. Over 5 boxes, the story develops, and you clear some suspects with each box. So much thought went into all of the details! I highly recommend this subscription.”


The Resystance

From $31.50 per box
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For history buffs, you know that the world is riddled with unsolved mysteries and strange occurrences. Why not take a stab at solving one through ciphers, puzzles, and more by yourself or with a group? The mystery gets deeper every month.

Shipping: Boxes ship the last week of the month

Sarah G. wrote, “Very interesting story to follow. Loved all the puzzles and cyphers! Definitely a great box if you’re looking for something a little challenging but still fun.”


CosyKiller: For the Armchair Sleuth.

From $40.83 per box
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Cosykiller is a mystery subscription box centered around a storyline that unfolds over the course of a year. Each month's box includes puzzles and ciphers that help solve the case, plus vintage keepsakes and memorabilia that you get to keep. Solve the mystery on your own, with a group, or seek help from their private Facebook group.

Shipping: Boxes ship around the 11th of every month.

Natalie H. wrote, “Eeeeekkk!! I love this box! What an excellent idea. I bought it as an activity my husband and I could do together during lockdown. We've only had the first box so far but we were so impressed with it. I was addicted to smelling the burned journal! It smells so wonderful and I can see how much effort has gone into preparing it. We loved deciphering the codes. The only thing we're sad about is that we have to wait so long for the next box! We're itching to continue the story. Well done for creating such a fun experience.”


Enigma Fellowship

From $20.50 per box
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The family-friendly mystery adventure game also uses the internet to its fullest advantage, making this an immersive experience. From puzzle boxes to mysteries, reviewers rave that the variety in the subscription can't be beat. From physical items that really spoke to the history behind the mystery to the way all players are engaged as puzzle solvers throughout, it's a hit as far as home escape room puzzles go.

Shipping: The box ships on the 15 Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep and Nov for existing subscribers (unless otherwise communicated). New orders placed by the 25th of a month ship on 15th of the following month. Subsequent packages ship at normal schedule.

Wieger V. wrote, “Just wow! You don't often see so many details, such storyline and good (meaning original) puzzles in only one envelop for this price! Everything looks very neat and works well together. The playable audio for the stories is also very nice. Highly recommended for anyone who likes puzzles!”


Roll for Treasure

From $27.08 per box
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Roll for Treasure is the biggest pen and paper RPG out there. The month subscription comes with real items that come together to create a new adventure in miniatures. Dice and themed mini furniture are helpful in navigating the map.

Shipping: Roll for Treasure box will ship on the 1th-4th of every month. Please order by the 1th-20th to get the current box. You will receive an e-mail with tracking information on the day that your box ships.

Greg K. says, “My wife and I are experienced puzzle solvers, so it was a bit easy for us, though still enjoyable. Will recommend highly for novice puzzle solvers.”



From $43.75 per box
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True crime buffs will love ForensiKit's careful curation of authentic tools and activities to learn how the pros solve real-life mysteries! Test your inner CSI fan with these forensics activities and exclusive access to Crime Scene's online detective game.

Shipping: Your box will ship on the 2nd Friday of every month. Order by 8:00 a.m. Pacific on the 2nd Friday to get the current box.

Adrienne F. gave it a 5-star rating and wrote, “I have other products from the folks at Crime Scene (The Missy Hammond Case) and LOVE them! I was surprised, and THRILLED, that there is now a monthly subscription! I am in forensic heaven! Thank you..”