BEST OF 2021

The Conundrum Box - Escape Room Game in a Box

by The Conundrum Box
Escape boredom! A monthly adventure box, part escape room, part choose-your-own adventure!
64 reviews

Product Details

Immerse yourself in puzzles and mysteries at home!

Your Adventure Awaits… Get a monthly adventure shipped right to your door! Part Escape room, part choose-your-own adventure, wind your way through fun and exciting narratives by solving puzzles with your family and friends. Immerse yourself in different story environments through music, food, history, fiction, and drink recommendations.

  • "A fantastic and clever cure to boredom!" An escape room-in-a-box experience that you can play with friends, family, or by yourself! Play at your own pace or with a timer if you prefer.
  • Items include physical objects to manipulate and solve, puzzles, ciphers, hints, stories, and plenty of material to contemplate. Additional resources include in-theme recipes and drink cards, suggested playlists, and other goodies
  • Unique story-lines that can continue from box to box, but every box has a definite and satisfying ending. You will meet a host of characters from literature and history that will help guide you through your adventure.
  • The boxes contain plenty of items, and no puzzle will require an internet search or outside knowledge. Everything is contained within the box but the internet is required to check codes and progress in the game. NOTE: Games are usually shipped in a themed box that says the game name and The Conundrum Box on it. Due to supply issues caused by the COVID 19 pandemic, at times we may have to substitute a generic shipping box. The game within is completely the same.
  • 1.5 - 3 hours of unique gameplay centered around fun themes and immersive puzzles. International Shipping is available, but due to the current pandemic, shipping overseas tends to be longer than usual. The price of the subscription does not include any taxes or tariffs that a country may charge, those are the responsibility of the recipient.

Customer Questions (1)

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Q: What kind of drink recipes? I’m thinking of getting this for my 12 year old grandson in a different state. Is it appropriate? He may play with his parents but he might choose to play with his friends?Asked by Teresa M., November 2021

The Conundrum Box answered...November 2021

Hello Teresa,
We include both recipes for adult drinks and family-friendly drinks that can be enjoyed by any age!

Reviews (64)

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Best escape room box I’ve done.

Nov 17, 2019
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Evan F.
1 Review
1 Picture
7 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 years

This is the best escape room box I’ve played. I like how they include a sound track and recipes and such. It’s a fun evening and their website works well for hints and such.

Wonderful Puzzle Game

Jan 14, 2021
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Shawn W.
3 Reviews
1 Picture
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 6 months

I love these boxes. I took several on vacation with me and even my 23 year daughter couldn’t help but get sucked in. The stories are good and entertaining. Some puzzles are easier and some are hard so it’s a good mix. The hint system is perfect. I love that it starts with a hint that is simply which items you will need for the puzzle. That was often enough to let me solve alone. The historical times and places make it fun too!

A Covid-19 Sanity Saver

Jun 28, 2020
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Kaleigh J.
1 Review
13 Helpful
Subscribed for 3 months

My grandpa (86 years old) and my uncle (58 years old) live together thanks to my uncle being his primary caretaker. Due to covid, its just been the two of them. They have the basics of tech (literally just a TV) to entertain them. My uncle thankfully has a phone he can use to call the rest of the family, but that's largely all he uses it for. Bare basics. They've been driving each other crazy!
To help things, I started doing research and founds this box. I ordered and it sent/arrived roughly about a week after I started the subscription. Oh the excitement of my uncle/gpa when they received this was amazing! Something they've kept busy for hours trying to solve the mystery (and with both their memories a bit on the faded side, they struggled but in a good way). My uncle was excited to try the recipe that came with it (due to covid, he's become a bit more of an adventurous cook) and they turned it into a theme night between the two of them. We participated over a zoom call when they got stuck (since they don't have internet access and clues were on the website) and it was a big hit! My father's super happy with me too for finding this little treasure to keep his dad and bro busy. Give's him a break LOL (bonus points there).
My favorite part about these is that the themes are relatable to even my grandpa. If...

Fun for the family

Jun 01, 2020
Verified Purchase
Shelley B.
2 Reviews
6 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 years

My family has completed four of these boxes thus far. All of them so far have been appropriate for my 8 year old to play along (though he couldn’t solve the problems all by himself). Other game companies are too scary and dark for him, but these have been great! There are multiple hints for each puzzle, so if you get stuck, you can start with a small hint. If you are really stuck, you can use multiple hints. The storylines are fun and well thought out. The extras - music playlists, as well as food and drink recipes - are a great bonus! This is a great adventure for a family, a couple, or just on your own. Keep up the great work!

Love this escape room box!

Nov 01, 2020
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Megan C.
1 Review
4 Helpful
Subscribed for 10 months

Honestly, I love the challenge of this box over other boxes.
Pros:
- The boxes work out well to play with friends via Zoom (great for those Friday friend nights via lockdown)!
- The puzzles are challenging in that they make you think hard as opposed to other boxes where the puzzles are sometimes too straight forward.
- The extras they give like music, food recipes, etc. are really great.
- The hints make sense.
- The storylines are intriguing and fun. They're also non-repetitive in theming which is nice.
- Flows through with passwords and envelopes for each section of the game.
- They sell some of their old boxes online for when you need something to do between monthly shipments.
Cons:
- Could use some proofreading. There are some corrections posted online on the game itself, but there are also grammatical errors in some of the text (though the grammar does not affect the game itself).
- The paper quality works in that it does what you want it to do, but the quality could be a bit higher when it comes to how they cut some of the printer paper aspects. This is really nitpicking though as most of their items are really nice.
Overall, I still really love this box and will continue subscribing as long as I can. :)

Well designed game with good story

May 09, 2020
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Karen C.
1 Review
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 9 months

This is my first subscription to an escape room box, and I am thrilled with it. I tried one of a different series with a friend, and while enjoyable, I felt I could have been challenged a bit more. After reading a variety of reviews, I decided to give the Conundrum Box a try. My 10 year old and I finished the box, not with a great time, but really enjoyed the adventure. There were some puzzles that were a little beyond her but many she could help with that kept her engaged. The puzzles were challenging but had logical solutions. There is a hint system which lets you determine how much help you need without just giving the answer away. The storyline was really interesting and enhanced the game’s atmosphere. Overall, we’re really glad we took the plunge with this crate. Shipping was quick.

atlantis

Dec 01, 2020
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Luann C.
1 Review
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 3 months

We had a great time. We wished they had the excerpts read by a narrator on the website, we may listen better if we are all listening together. It took us about two hours to finish, my advice to others is to take notes of solved problems and locations visited. The website graphics of sea creature was cheesy, I bet there are graphic artists dying to create a fantastical video with you.

A lifesaver during quarantine.

Jul 08, 2020
Verified Purchase
John Z.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 year

My wife loves escape rooms. With the attack of the 'Rona, and having a toddler around, escape rooms are tough to make time for. Originally, I signed up for a three month subscription. After playing through the first box, we quickly upped it to a year long subscription, and have bought almost every available previous box.
We love the puzzles, and how incremental the hint system is. We look forward to the boxes arrival every month.
We also love how responsive the creators of the box have been when we have had questions.

Great Mystery Game Box!

Oct 01, 2020
Verified Purchase
Irene H.
5 Reviews
4 Helpful
Subscribed for 8 months

This is a great mystery box! The stories are interesting and fun. The puzzles are varied in both type and difficulty and are well thought out and clever. The props included in the boxes are also really well done, immersing you in the story while adding extra fun to solving the puzzles and mystery. The inclusion of a playlist and recipes in each box is genius and further adds to the fun and immersion. Plus, their customer service is outstanding-easy to communicate with, very helpful and responsive. I highly recommend The Conundrum Box!

Great Box!

Apr 07, 2020
Verified Purchase
Isabella B.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 6 months

Fun, interactive and challenging box that allows you to solve puzzles and put your mind to use, go on adventures around the world and find out the answer to unsolved mysteries. Great for families!

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Maui's Curse

Maui's Curse

Maui challenges you! As you visit Hawaii, you learn of a dire threat to the islands. Not all is what it seems in this mystery though! This Polynesian-themed escape room-in-a-box will keep the whole team entertained! Add to the atmosphere of your game night with our suggested playlists, recipes, and drink cards themed to this adventure! The game is accessible to first-time players and pros alike and makes a great gift!

A Mardi Gras Mystery

A Mardi Gras Mystery

The year is 1927 and the place is New Orleans. We are in the height of the Mardi Gras festival, but it is a crime from three years ago that still has the town talking. A missing King Cake Recipe has rumored to have been found and will be sold to the highest bidder on Fat Tuesday, which is only a day away. The problem is, the person in possession of this recipe is not the rightful owner.

Escape from Nottingham Jail

Escape from Nottingham Jail

Sent back in time, you find yourself as one of Robin Hood’s Merry Men, and unfortunately, locked up by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham! To free yourself and save Robin Hood, you will solve puzzles, defeat the Sheriff, and bring peace to Sherwood Forest in this family-friendly escape room-in-a-box. Add to the atmosphere of your game night with our suggested playlists, recipes, and drink cards themed to this adventure! Accessible to first-time players and pros alike.

Anastasia: The Lost Princess

Anastasia: The Lost Princess

In 1918 the world believed that Czar Nicholas II and his whole family, including his youngest daughter Anastasia, were murdered by the Bolsheviks in Russia, but you have recently found that that isn’t the whole truth. Now you must race against the Soviets as they try to find the Grand Duchess Anastasia that got away! Find her first and save her from the same grizzly fate that befell the rest of her family!

Escape the 90's Mall

Escape the 90's Mall

Trapped in a mall stuck in the 1990s, you must complete the Super Mega Mall Contest before you are trapped in the past forever! Puzzle your way through 1990s nostalgia in this family-friendly adventure. Add to the atmosphere of your game night with our suggested playlists, recipes, and drink cards themed to this adventure! The game is accessible to first-time players and pros alike and makes a great gift!

Journey to Atlantis

Journey to Atlantis

Discover the mysteries of the deep! Journey to the fabled lost continent of Atlantis to uncover its secrets. You will conquer puzzles, defeat dangerous sea monsters, play games, and solve a mystery in this family-friendly escape room-in-a-box. Add to the atmosphere of your game night with our suggested playlists, recipes, and drink cards themed to this adventure! Journey to Atlantis is accessible to first-time players and pros alike and makes a great gift!

Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand

In the early 1920s there were a few major names in magic; Houdini, Kellar, Thurston, and Professor Conundrum. Tragically, the Professor perished during one of his most famous acts in 1922. Foreseeing his own demise, he left his widow with a set of instructions so that she may communicate with him in the spirit world a year after his passing. Now, Lady Conundrum is asking for your help to solve the Professor’s last great magical mystery.

The Last Viking - An Escape Room-in-a-box adventure for the whole family!

The Last Viking - An Escape Room-in-a-box adventure for the whole family!

Sent back in time, you find yourself venturing west into the sea to investigate what happened to the last great Viking fleet. Were the gods merciful, or did they perish at sea? In this Viking adventure, you will solve puzzles and discover a new world in this family-friendly escape room-in-a-box. Add to the atmosphere of your game night with our suggested playlists, recipes, and drink cards themed to this adventure! Accessible to first-time players and pros alike.

The Great Explorers Society and the Orient Express

The Great Explorers Society and the Orient Express

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The Emerald Isle

The Emerald Isle

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The Agency

The Agency

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