Wow! We just played our 3rd Escape the Crate, which was "Escape the Silver Screen" and it was awesome. I love how each of the boxes has a completely different feel to it.
Basically each box is an escape room that you can play with friends at the kitchen table. We play with a group of 4 of us and each time it took us a little over an hour to finish. We tried a few other boxes from other companies and they all were very individual and required a lot of internet research and dodgy deductions. It took us a long time to finish them. This one is perfect though because everyone got a chance to play at once and there was no internet searching required. We were able to finish all of it in just an hour, which is great too. Also we loved the movie clapper. Great product.
My girlfriend bought this box last month and we played through the real case and the starter case. There were some interesting concepts, but the materials weren't really what we were expecting and the puzzles were not the best. For the money, there are several other mystery boxes that we liked better.