Order between March 1st and April 30th to get this box! You need to pull off one of the most daring heists in history. An extinct animal, known as the Tasmanian Tiger, has been found alive in a depression-era circus. It is up to you to save the animal... but it won't be easy. You need to sneak through the circus train, deal with meddling clowns, and plot out a way to steal the creature from right under the ringmaster's nose!
Order by April 28th to get this box!
Q: Can you play Escape the Crate more than once?Asked by Ashley E., April 2019
You can definitely replay the game, but it comes out the same way each time.
Q: Hiya. I was wondering if you had any information on shipping costs to the UK? Many thanks. Asked by Nilima R., July 2019
We most certainly ship to the UK and our rate is $15.95 USD. Unfortunately due to the size and the weight of our boxes, this is the best rate available while shipping to Europe. Thanks and have a great week!
Q: can this be played with 1 person? or how many do you need?Asked by Shan B., July 2019
We recommend our games for 2-4 players, however they can be played in groups as large as 6 comfortably.... as long as everyone is able to sit closely together around a table to see everything. They also can most certainly be played solo, unlike most escape rooms. We have hints for each puzzle to help push you along the way if you play by yourself, but since our website runs the game, none of the puzzles are spoiled by playing solo. Happy escapes!
Q: If I order this am I ordering a one time box or will this automatically set me on a recurring subscription? I am wanting to purchase just one box until we decide if this is something that works for us.Asked by Cynthia J., June 2019
No problem at all. Cratejoy has the option to purchase a gift subscription on their website. You can send a non-renewing gift to yourself for a certain number of boxes without worrying about renewing while you try it out. Enjoy the box!
If you want to have a great activity to do where you solve puzzles and work together - this is really a lot of fun. We started out planning to do it within an hour - two adults and 3 teens. We chose expert level because we think we are really smart. 3 hours later we solved it. You can definitely do this in under an hour because there are hints all along the way so you don’t have to ever stay stuck. This was such fun. We can’t wait for our next crate!!!
My husband and I decided to subscribe to Escape The Crate. We received the Murder in The Forgotten Tomb and we escaped within 2 hours 20 minutes (it’s definitely not impressive! 🤣) but we sure had lots of fun with the puzzles and codes. We love going to escape rooms and this crate gave us the same experience as of those physical ones. Can’t wait for the next one! Highly recommended!
We had so much fun!!!! Can not wait for our next box and may even try to purchase some past boxes!!!
I should have done this review a long time ago, but sadly I am a very forgetful person (great for replaying games like this, not so much for remembering to do a review). I have subscribed to ETC from almost the beginning, and went back to buy the first two boxes I missed to ensure I had the whole collection. As of this posting, I have played every one, but the Mothman (its to my right, taunting me, but I have to wait until I am with my mom for Thanksgiving, or she'd never forgive me).
First, and most important, if you like puzzles, escape rooms, challenges, creativity etc, this is the box for you.
I have always had an obsession with all the above to the point where I have completed every Escape Room in my city (mid-size so about 20 at this point) and this box has all the fun, and challenge, without the running around and pressure of time (unless you put the pressure on yourself or run to get another drink). So I apologize for the lengthy review but its something I would be picky about, so here goes:
Storyline - Each box is a standalone mission, you can pick up in the middle and be fine. They do tie into each other in a lose way so you "feel" a timeline, but in no means do you need a previous or future box to complete the mission. All the storylines are from different periods in history,...
Bought this as a whim and thought I would give it a shot. It was very well done. Good story, unique puzzles, a nice hint system to help keep me in check, and the box itself was a part of the game. I like how you can reset the game afterwards and pass it off to friends.
Just finished playing a box at a friend's place and all I can say is WOW! It was just like an actual escape room. There were a lot of puzzles to do, which was a good thing and I liked how we could stop playing for a bit and come back in later. There also were buttons to push for the computer to read things aloud as we played, which was good because it was hard to hear some people reading too quickly. I just signed up myself for the next one!
I bought this crate not because it was an escape room... I actually bought it for the subject matter. I live near the town where the Mothman is said to visit and I have studied this for years. When I saw that someone had created a box about the Mothman, I had to buy it. This little box is amazing! It covered a whole bunch of information but it made it feel like a cohesive game. All of the puzzles fit together and nothing felt out of place. I also love how this game actually had a section at the end the explains fact from fiction. Amazing product and I highly recommend.
I got this box for my husband for Christmas because he loves solving puzzles and riddles like those featured in this box. We did Escape from Alcatraz and it was so much fun! The scenarios are very creative and the clues are not too hard, but challenging enough that it takes some time to go through. Really excellent box!
It was awesome to see how things were connected. We used the hints and they were extremely helpful.
What an awesome game evening. It was so nice being able to sit at our kitchen table with our 8 year old and use our brains and think outside the box. Clues were awesome and it was fun figuring it all out! Cannot wait for the next box!!
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). You have been invited to a Mardi Gras party in the heart of the French Quarter. The other guests have arrived and we are eagerly awaiting our host… when the murders start. One by one, each of the guests is to meet their end and it is up to you to solve the crime before you become the final victims.
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). TWO 45 minute missions await in this game, which is set in the world's most infamous prison... Alcatraz. In the first game, attempt to break out of your cell using a variety of tools and codes. Then, in the second game, you have to complete the impossible... you need to find a way to escape the island itself. Good luck! You will need it!
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). In this eerie, yet family friendly escape adventure, we are sending you back in time to the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia in the year 1967. A strange creature known as the Mothman has been seen in the skies, attempting to pass on a dire message to you. You need to search an abandoned cabin in the woods and an underground tunnel to uncover all of the secrets in time.
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). In this mixture of treasure hunt and escape room, you need to follow a lost map to the Incan City of Gold. This isn't El Dorado... this city holds the power to change objects into gold. Piece together the map, solve the puzzles, and escape!
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). Travel to the 1893 World's Fair where 2 mini-games await you. Either explore the fair which brought us the first Ferris Wheel or attempt to escape from the elaborate traps of America's 1st serial killer.
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). In this 50's themed adventure, sneak into Benny's Diner to discover if the owner is a Soviet Spy. Uncover the secrets before he returns!
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). Professor Larsen has been found murdered during his excavation of a newly discovered pyramid. Find the way into the tomb, interview the suspects, discover the motive, and solve the crime before the culprit escapes!
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). Board the famous unsinkable ship and take on one of two missions on board. Either go below decks to rescue an object from the flooded passages or explore the 1st class chambers to save a passenger.
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). A movie is about to premiere that reveals the existence of time travel. You must break into the studio and sabotage the production before the premiere. Cut the film, make the lead actress quit, and escape!
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). The choice is up to you! Either join the local sheriff and hunt down the local gang of outlaws OR become and outlaw yourself. Duel your friends to see which side escapes faster or conquer both sides!