USE CODE: "SNOW" FOR 20% OFF YOUR FIRST SUBSCRIPTION ORDER! Now you can bring all of the fun of an escape room into your own home...with a different adventure delivered every OTHER month. Work with your friends to solve riddles and conquer puzzles. ORDERS SHIP OUT WITHIN 4 BUSINESS DAYS OF BEING ORDERED!
A fortune has been stolen! Someone in the town of Rattler Gulch got away with the treasure of the century and it is up to you to figure out whodunnit! Pan for gold, avoid dynamite in a crumbling mine, and gamble your way through the saloon as you investigate every inch of town. THREE games await inside this box, so you can split the fun out over multiple nights. Can you solve the crime?
Order by December 31st 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.
They provide instructions for how to "reset" the game and even re-print any materials in case you want to let other friends/family play.
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: 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!
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!
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!
Our first box arrived this week. Ordered it about a week before Christmas. Had no idea what to expect as non of us have been to an Escape Room. We did the first mission. It was great. A little much for our 11 year old. But now that we have done one we can find ways to incorporate her - playing the videos, entering the answers, reading the cards. Can’t wait to do the next challenge.
My brother gave the double subscription box to me for Christmas, and my Roommate and I had so much fun solving the puzzles. We spread the three chapters out over a couple of weekends but picking back up where we left off was easy. I’m very impressed by the detail of the puzzles, every inch of the box it came in was used for clues, the combination of the online portion and the physical clues was seamless. All around impressed. Ice Age Park just arrived and I’m very much looking forward to this next challenge.
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,...
Subscribed for 1 year this month.
We like doing these boxes as a stay-at-home date night. Sometimes we complete it all at once, sometimes taking a couple evenings to complete.
They're fun to play. We like that the types of puzzles vary, and the story lines are fun. The audio on the site to tell the story is easy to use and we like listening, it makes it easy to play and follow along. Love the small details, like historical information in some boxes, and the well thought out clues and puzzles for each box including images, fun character voices, and videos.
The 2 month cadence is good. We've also ordered a couple retired boxes to play in addition to our subscription.
We've never had a late delivery or issue with the box or site.
Thanks for putting together a great product with fun puzzles and stories!
What fun! My wife and I really enjoyed Rock-n-Roll Spy! The puzzles WERE a bit challenging (hints were helpful), but the story was great and was a super fun experience!
The value for money in each of these adventures, as well as the thought, creativity, and immersion that Escape the Crate infuses into them is un-paralleled. I've tried a few escape room options during COVID and this is far and away the best. Each box becomes more interesting and more action-packed, often with multiple adventures/rounds of play per box. There's also a real effort to limit waste in their setup and props, while still creating interesting artifacts to handle and enjoy. I've been spirited away multiple times by Escape the Crate over the last few months and I'm incredibly grateful for it. My fiancé and I love everything about their approach and appreciate the ability to get away while staying home. Three crates in and counting...
I purchased this subscription box as a date night for my husband and I and we are absolutely LOVING it! I chose this box because we wanted something that we could do at home (since COVID limits out of the house opportunities), it is cost-effective, and it includes everything you need in one box! My husband was wanting do an escape room so badly and this has been a wonderful way to make that happen while staying cozy at home. We are really enjoying this new multi-chapter aspect of the more recent boxes so we can stretch out the story into multiple date nights. The minimal packaging is a big bonus, however, I don't love that the box is exposed since it is often delivered to our doorstep instead of the mailbox. Overall, I highly recommend subscribing to Escape-the-Crate! I tell my friends and co-workers about it as often as possible because it is SO worth it!
We have been subscribers since the 4th box came out. We love these adventures so much, we went back and did the first 3 and have been subscribers ever since. Let me tell you why.. we have played the other puzzle subscription boxes available on Cratejoy, and we believe this is the best one all around.
The Creator uses the entire box, audio is available for all of the text and sometimes very creative. If you get stuck - which we frequently do as we are not the greatest puzzlers, there are hints so you can continue. The content is very original and educational at the same time. You are time travelers and actually visiting real places and times.
Compared to the other Escape games out there, this one has a superior look and feel. The boxes only continue to get better with time, and are now including 2-3 games in one box sometimes.
We did have an occasion to contact the creator at one point, and I found him very responsive and he was able to answer my questions quickly with a positive resolution.
I did read a lot of the 1-star reviews and was very baffled by them. The paper used is colorful/glossy. The box has always been of the highest quality and superior graphics - truly something you are not ashamed to put on your bookshelf. Are the props cheesy? Sure... but they add a nice dimension and frankly, for the cost, I would not expect high-priced props. The...
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). A flying saucer has crash landed near the town of Roswell, New Mexico. We have 2 games in this box. In the first game, which is perfect for families, explore the crash site and find a way to cover-up the events from the press. The second is a bit scarier and involves avoiding aliens who are loose in a government facility... complete with alien autopsies and a language to decode.
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). The fabled lost “Temple of the Crocodile” has been unearthed deep in the jungles! It is rumored that buried deep inside the temple, there is a secret. Work together as one team to explore the ruins OR split up your group into 2 competing teams to see who the best puzzle solvers are! Be careful, though. The Ruins have many traps awaiting you...
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription.) Four smaller escape rooms await in this box. King Arthur is missing and the dreaded Mordred and Morgan Le Fay are in control of the kingdom. It is up to you to pull the sword from the stone, master the trials of Merlin, to gather the knights, and to slay a dragon, as you attempt to rebuild the round table. Can you save Camelot?
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription.) 2 mysteries await in this adventure! "Goldie" Nickels was found murdered in a speakeasy known as the Blind Hog. Only 6 suspects were near the speakeasy at the time of the murder. You have to interview them, find the motive, and solve the crime. Even worse, a second murder occurs and you find yourself the leading suspect. Everything is a clue. Can you solve the crime in time?
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). The hottest new theme park is about to open! Prehistoric beasts like the Mammoth have been brought back to life. It becomes immediately apparent that some security budget has been cut and it isn't too long before the park is in lockdown. Bloodthirsty sabertooth cats are loose and they have their eyes set on you. You only have so much time to bring the park back on line and escape!
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). 3 smaller escape rooms fill this massive adventure. You have been tasked to steal a treasure... but alas, a gang of pirates has taken the treasure first. You need to infiltrate their crew, gain their trust, and steal the treasure from right under their noses. Be warned, however... the dreaded Anne Bonny is aboard this ship and she will not be easy to outwit.
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). TWO escape adventures await. In the first (family-friendly) adventure, you examine the house of a strange doctor in London, attempting to discover his connection to Jack the Ripper. In the other (Adults Only) adventure, you will be flung out into the dark alleys of Whitechapel as you track the world's most infamous killer. Let's just hope he doesn't turn his sights on you!
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription) You are on Apollo 135 on a relaxing cruise from the Earth to the Moon when disaster strikes. The ship loses power, communications, and even the oxygen is beginning to drop. There is only one way to escape alive... to make an emergency landing on the moon. You have an hour to repair the ship and reestablish communications with Earth or else you might be doomed to be lost in space!
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). The summer Olympics may have been postponed, but you have a chance to compete to earn the favor of the gods. In this Greek Mythology adventure, you have 4 smaller escape rooms to play... win each event in the Games of Olympus to escape in time. Be careful, though... monsters like Medusa, the Minotaur, the Hydra, and the Cyclops are waiting to challenge you. Are you brave enough?
RETIRED BOX (available for sale on our website and NOT a part of the subscription). 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!
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!