Escape the Crate

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

Use code RIPPER at checkout to get 15% off your first order! Not valid on retired boxes.
Plans as low as $26.50 / 1 box every 2 months
Product Overview
  • ORDERS MADE FROM OCTOBER 1ST TO OCTOBER 31ST SHIP OUT DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER (Between the 2nd and 6th). 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, a 4 month is for 2 boxes, a 6 month is for 3, and a 12 month is for 6.
  • 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 time-traveling adventure delivered every OTHER month. Work with your friends to solve riddles and conquer puzzles. ORDERS MADE FROM OCTOBER 1ST TO OCTOBER 31ST SHIP OUT DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER (Between the 2nd and 6th).
  • A 1 hour long game for family game night
  • Items include: ciphers, letters, sleuthing tools, puzzles, and more!
  • Ships bimonthly
  • Internet is required to play. Enter codes online to check if you are right!

Sneak Peek

Photo of undefined current box CURRENT BOX - Escape the Ripper

CURRENT BOX - Escape the Ripper

Order between September 1st and October 31st to get this box! TWO Escape adventures await inside this box. 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!

Order by October 29th 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: 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!


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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!

Escape the Crate reviewsReviews

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3 hours of fun

Mar 16, 2019
Amy A.
1 Review
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15 Helpful Votes
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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10 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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Best Game on Cratejoy

4 days ago
Kim H.
1 Review
2 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 3 years
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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...

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Creative, challenging, and fun

3 days ago
Linda M.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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I got my first crate as a birthday gift, because I love "real" escape rooms. I put off playing it for a long time, looking for the perfect team to play with.

Finally, I just decided to do it with my teen daughter on a Saturday. We had a great time doing it, and promptly subscribed. We've now done four and love the creativity of the series. There is a running theme of "Emit", an organization that goes back in time (get it?) to solve things.

The puzzles are challenging. We've never done it in an hour, and still use clues -- but less frequently as we improve our skills.

Our October box had two Jack the Ripper themed puzzles, one more difficult and gory, and one more simple and family friendly. And you can do both, they don't overlap! I'm glad it's bi-monthly. It's a big event for us to do, and the wait makes it more fun.

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Makes a great gift!

5 days ago
Madeline C.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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I gave this to my gf as a quarantine gift for her and her roommates and they loved it! It was challenging enough but escapable! Initially I had some shipping issues due to my own fault, but the customer service is so fantastic they helped me resolve it quickly, kindly, and without issue. I would 100% recommend!

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Good time was had by all

Oct 14, 2020
Apryl S.
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Subscribed for 11 months
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Since we are a competitive family, sometimes we can get frustrated with each other and the game. The timing is difficult to manage because of having to take time to listen to the narrator and/or read the directions multiple times throughout each mission. After attempting to keep track of time on the first two boxes, we gave up the timer and had a much more relaxed experience.
Sometimes it is difficult to share the items with 4 people and that can cause a bit of a log jam in puzzle solving. We've all sort of found our strengths and end up taking turns manning the laptop while the others hunch over the puzzle. My husband is much better at the logic puzzles and word/letter puzzles are my thing. The teen has been a valuable asset across the board.
We gifted this to our teen last Christmas and it's been a gift to all of us. Highly recommend!

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Better than Escape Rooms

Oct 03, 2020
Mechell G.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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We LOVE LOVE LOVE playing Escape the Crate games. We just finished our second game. It’s our new favorite date night activity. We subscribe to “regular” date boxes but, my husband prefers these Escape The Crates games. The puzzles are challenging and fun. If you get stuck don’t worry. There’s plenty of clues and if you still can’t get it they offer the solution. There’s no penalty for using hints. I highly recommend Escape the Crate if you love Escape Rooms, enjoy puzzles, work well with others, are patient, and ready to have fun!

Note: Anyone who’s ever participated in an escape room, knows how elaborate the stories and props can be. Your entry fee is $35 per person for one hour. But, with Escape the Crate, the materials are not high-budget, but the challenges that the puzzles offer are TOP-NOTCH. The games are WELL THOUGHT OUT and you get hours of play. It’s a GREAT deal.

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Love these crates!

Sep 27, 2020
Family D.
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Subscribed for 9 months
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These crates are so fun and challenging! Great for a date night or a game night with friends! We’ve been doing them for almost 2 years and we have yet to be disappointed!

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Highly recommend

Oct 13, 2020
Vincent S.
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Subscribed for 7 months
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We have done three boxes now and have enjoyed each and every one. The puzzles are sometimes challenging, but that is what makes it enjoyable. The props that come with each box are unique and make the challenges even more fun. Would recommend this to anyone looking for something new to do during quarantine life.

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Great Escape Crate!

Oct 12, 2020
Angela M.
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Subscribed for 5 months
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This is a wonderful escape crate! It is so much fun, as well as challenging. We've gotten 3 boxes so far and loved every one of them.

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Past boxes from Escape the Crate

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!

PAST BOX - Escape: Murder in the Forgotten Tomb

PAST BOX - Escape: Murder in the Forgotten Tomb

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!

PAST BOX - Escape the Titanic

PAST BOX - Escape the Titanic

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.

PAST BOX - Escape the Silver Screen

PAST BOX - Escape the Silver Screen

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!

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