Escape the Crate

A bi-monthly "Escape Room" subscription box... full of puzzles and mysteries to solve!

Use code MYSTERY at checkout to get 15% off your first subscription order! Not valid on retired boxes.
Plans as low as $26.50 / box
Product Overview
  • ORDERS MADE FROM APRIL 1ST - APRIL 30TH ship out the first week of May (between the 3rd and 7th). We are a bi-monthly subscription, meaning we ship every OTHER month. That means if you order a 2 month subscription, that is for only 1 box. We ship via USPS which has been experiencing delays , so your package may arrive later than expected.
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Your subscription box adventure awaits!
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 MADE FROM APRIL 1st TO APRIL 30th ship out the first week of May (between the 3rd and 7th). This may not arrive in time for Mother's Day.
  • WHAT IS ESCAPE THE CRATE? We send a box full of puzzles, mysteries, and adventures to your doorstep. Gather your team, clear off your table, and get ready to solve all of the puzzles and mysteries that we cram into each box, all set around a unique theme crafted by experienced escape room designers. Our games are family-friendly escape rooms that let you play through history...uncovering treasures, sleuthing out secrets, and pulling off incredible heists. Our games are difficult and are intended for adult players, but younger players have enjoyed the game with help from adults. We don't often have scary or bloody themes... and if we do, we have a second game in that box that is more family friendly, so that everyone can participate!
  • HOW LONG IS EACH ADVENTURE? We have MULTIPLE GAMES in ONE BOX! Our massive escape room games are broken up into smaller chapters, all in one box! That way, with one box, you can take a break halfway through a game or even break up the fun into multiple game nights, if you wish. Each chapter takes about an hour to complete. Depending upon your experience level and the difficulty level you select, it can take around 2 to 3 hours to complete one box. Each box is a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end...so you don't have to buy multiple boxes to get the whole story.
  • WHAT IS INSIDE? Use the box ITSELF to solve our mysteries. The inside of our box has beautiful artwork to use while playing the game. This creates a 3D atmosphere or game board to play within. Inside the box, we have a series of cards, envelopes, and papers, which you slowly reveal as the game plays out to advance you deeper into the story. There are 3-4 props in each box, in addition, which are NOT JUST THERE FOR DECORATION. Use these props to help solve the puzzles as you attempt to "Escape the Crate!"
  • IS A COMPUTER REQUIRED TO PLAY? Yes, we do require a computer or a device with internet connection play. Log in to our website to input your codes as you play and to receive personal hints. Our games have audio and video elements to make the story come to life around you and to immerse you deeper into our game. You do NOT need to surf the internet as you play to research puzzles or to investigate anything further. Once you are on our site, we have everything you need there!
  • ABOUT US! We are an established company! We started in early 2017, long before most competing boxes. We have been going strong and are in our 5th year of escape adventures! We have been featured on Buzzfeed, CNN, and have even been named one of USA Today's 10Best subscription boxes for 2 years in a row!

Sneak Peek

Photo of undefined current box CURRENT BOX: Escape: Murders in the Speakeasy

CURRENT BOX: Escape: Murders in the Speakeasy

Two murder mysteries await in this adventure! Arthur "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 the suspects, find the motive, and solve the crime before the police arrive. Even worse, a second murder occurs and you find yourself the leading suspect. Everything is a clue. Can you solve the crime in time?

Order by April 30th to get this box!

Questions

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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.

by Sharon J., April 2019

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.

by Adam K., May 2020

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Q: Hiya. I was wondering if you had any information on shipping costs to the UK? Many thanks. Asked by Nilima R., July 2019

Escape the Crate answered...July 2019

Hello!
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!


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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

Escape the Crate answered...June 2019

Hello!
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!


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Q: can this be played with 1 person? or how many do you need?Asked by Shan B., July 2019

Escape the Crate answered...July 2019

Hello!
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!

Escape the Crate reviewsReviews

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3 hours of fun

Mar 16, 2019
Amy A.
1 Review
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Subscribed for 1 month
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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!!!

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Escaped!

Mar 03, 2019
Rahayu J.
2 Reviews
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12 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 1 month
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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!

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Well worth it.

Jan 16, 2021
Jill S.
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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.

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Fun and Impressive

Mar 15, 2021
Amy L.
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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.

Rock-n-Roll Spy -- What fun!

Feb 23, 2021
David W.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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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!

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Honestly, incredible fun

Feb 14, 2021
Liberty S.
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Subscribed for 5 months
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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...

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The Excitement of an Escape Room At Home

Feb 12, 2021
Rachelle C.
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Subscribed for 7 months
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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!

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Escape room puzzles are fun

Nov 28, 2020
Keith A.
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2 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 6 months
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We love escape rooms and with the pandemic stopping us from going to them we thought we would try the cratejoy escape rooms and we are happy that we did.
We get the boxes shipped in a timely manner and have never had a problem with anything missing from the box.
We have played 3 or 4 of them now and we have enjoyed them.
It is a fun way to play an escape room and we either do it with a team of 2 or 2 teams of 2. Great way to use your brain and pass the time.
Some are harder than others, and you can do it timed version or untimed, and it can take 1-2 hours if you apply yourself. There are also hints if you get stuck.
If you want the fun of a game, combined with puzzles and problem solving like in an escape room then give this a go, order it, and have some fun.

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Best escape room box on Cratejoy

Nov 27, 2020
Lizette F.
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I have tried several escape room type boxes on Cratejoy, and this is by far the best one. Each box has a short, but interesting narrative as you play. There is audio on each page, which is great because you can just play it as you play with your friends rather than read silently or take turns reading out loud. You can solve each box in about 45 minutes to 2 hours. Other boxes just take too long or are too involved in the storyline. My only complaint is that the subscription is for every other month rather than every month :) If the price were right, I would by the retired boxes that I missed, too! If you are undecided among the different boxes, I can tell you this one is the best one.

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A+ game and business model

Nov 21, 2020
Mike B.
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5/5 without a doubt. We've gone through about 8 of these now and have really enjoyed them. Everything about how this is setup has clearly been thought through. The price is low and significantly cheaper than a night out (at least in the city where we live). Also, only having one every two months is perfect to make sure that if you get behind you never feel overwhelmed. The clues are really great in case you get stuck. We also love that each box is a self-contained game and you don't need to keep track of things from month to month. My roommate got excited when he played ours so he did his own research and decided to go with To Catch A Killer. Those games are all one after the other. He had a lot of motivation to get the first one done but then had to wait a month for the second, at which point he forgot a lot of details and didn't want to get back into it. 6 months later and we have four boxes of To Catch a Killer that have never been opened. If you're on the fence, just get a retired mission to give it a shot. You'll likely then sign-up for the bi-monthly subscription like we did and love these.

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Past boxes from Escape the Crate

PAST BOX - Escape from Ice Age Park

PAST BOX - Escape from Ice Age Park

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!

PAST BOX - Escape on the High Seas

PAST BOX - Escape on the High Seas

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.

PAST BOX - Escape the Ripper

PAST BOX - Escape the Ripper

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!

PAST BOX: Escape the Moon

PAST BOX: Escape the Moon

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!

PAST BOX - Escape: the Games of Olympus

PAST BOX - Escape: the Games of Olympus

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?

PAST BOX: Escape the Circus Heist

PAST BOX: Escape the Circus Heist

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!

PAST BOX - Escape the Mardi Gras Murders

PAST BOX - Escape the Mardi Gras Murders

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.

PAST BOX - Escape Alcatraz

PAST BOX - Escape Alcatraz

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!

PAST BOX - Escape the Mothman

PAST BOX - Escape the Mothman

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.

PAST BOX - Escape: Quest for the Lost City

PAST BOX - Escape: Quest for the Lost City

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!

PAST BOX - Escape the World's Fair Killer

PAST BOX - Escape the World's Fair Killer

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.

PAST BOX - Escape the Rock n Roll Spy

PAST BOX - Escape the Rock n Roll Spy

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!

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