We are casual ‘escape room’ fans but aren’t able to plan a visit very frequently. (Getting a babysitter, coordinating a group of friends or risk being locked in a room with strangers, not to mention the pandemic!) I gifted my husband an Escape the Crate subscription a couple years ago hoping it would be at least a meager substitute for a real escape room - and we have absolutely loved it!! It’s a different experience, obviously, but on the whole we actually prefer Escape the Crate. Perfect date night at home, and we like being able to enjoy the game with a glass of wine and less hectic pace (it’s our choice to ignore the timer; you don’t have to!) The games are always well designed and even after a couple years, we haven’t grown bored. The continuing story line is fun - but you can jump in at any time, so don’t worry about what you may have missed. Highly recommend this crate for fans of escape rooms and games in general!