Escape the Crate

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

Use code MOON at checkout to get 10% off your first subscription! Not valid on retired boxes.
Plans as low as $26.50 / 1 box every 2 months
Product Overview
  • ORDERS MADE FROM AUGUST 1ST TO AUGUST 31ST SHIP OUT DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER (Between the 1st and 8th). 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 AUGUST 1ST TO AUGUST 31ST SHIP OUT DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER (Between the 1st and 8th).
  • 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

CURRENT BOX: Escape the Moon

Order between July 1st and August 31st to get this box! 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 levels are 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!

Order by August 31st 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.
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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.
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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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The best date night in!

Feb 16, 2020
Brittany K.
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We had so much fun!!!! Can not wait for our next box and may even try to purchase some past boxes!!!

Perfect at home date night

Apr 17, 2020
Kelsie L.
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3 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 6 months
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My husband and I love playing Escape the Crate. We make it a date night at home, and cook dinner together, play the game, and have some drinks. It's perfect for a night in!! Don't tell him, but I let him solve clues I already guessed to make him feel better ;)

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A Must for Escape Room fans.

Apr 18, 2020
Joe M.
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Subscribed for 3 years
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These are amazing, fun experiences. We've collected something like 16 of these and really enjoy them. They are great for groups of any size and the puzzles are always really well thought out and clever. I also enjoy the narrative through-line as a nice tie-in.

Each crate delves into a part of history that feels very well researched and thought out. I generally feel smarter when I've finished playing these. We've even had a couple times where some history buff friends could help out with answers because they knew certain pieces of the actual history.

They are great with shipping as well and have always been really fast to get back to me with any questions. They even include a "repacking" list once you're done on their site that tells you how to put it all back to default. Great for if you want to share it with a friend later.

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Great box for the whole family!

Apr 13, 2020
Katie M.
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2 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 16 days
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Escape the Crate is a super well-thought out box. The instructions were easy to follow, you always knew what to do next. With other boxes similar to this, you usually need to figure out what to do next by yourself and that could get a little challenging. This box is great for families that have kids,the kids are actually able to participate in this one and feel needed!

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Best Escape Box - Highly Recommend

May 12, 2020
Keely F.
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Subscribed for 5 months
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This is one of four "escape room" type subscription boxes I ordered and this is by far the best. The web interface (also used by other boxes) is utilized best by this company. The directions are easy to follow, the stories are cohesive and captivating, and we've just loved the experiences we had with the first few boxes. Some companies are very wordy and rely entirely upon the written story to draw you in, or others have too little story and are just a pile of riddles. This is the goldilocks of boxes. I wont go into the actual puzzles because spoiler alert, but the types of puzzles, the way they differ from each other, and their tie in to the story is all expertly handled. I highly recommend this box. :)

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great item

May 12, 2020
Felipe A.
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Subscribed for 18 days
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we opened it a few days after it arrived and we are hooked, the puzzles are engaging and they are not that hard but also not too easy to be bored. we are playing at our own time just to get the feel for it but it is definitely something we may be looking to a long-term subscription. So far we are enjoying the crate.

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You Will Not Be Disappointed

May 12, 2020
Kristina M.
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Subscribed for 5 months
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This is our third box, and we are hooked. Each is carefully crafted, providing hours of fun for our family. Nothing beats the look of determination on my 17-year-old son, as he refuses to accept a hint and wants to solve each puzzle. After an initial trial subscription, I purchased a year subscription. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us such a wonderful family game.

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By far the best puzzle/escape box!

May 01, 2020
Adam K.
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Subscribed for 2 years
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I've subscribed to multiple escape box / puzzle subscriptions. I love going to in-person escape rooms, but they can be costly or difficult to plan with larger groups. Escape the Crate is perfect for having at home and playing on your own time. In terms of having the "at home" escape room feeling, escape the crate is easily the closest thing compared to other options. There are always lots of puzzles that can interact in different ways. The stories are actually interesting and can be a bit silly, but it is fun to feel like you have a mission rather than just solving random puzzles. The art and illustrations are fun too, often adding to the story and puzzles. The escape the crate boxes have a good number of puzzles to solve, especially compared to other options. There is a hint system that can be helpful for newer puzzle enthusiasts or times when you are stuck. Great activity for groups of 1-4. I would highly recommend to anyone who has enjoyed an escape room.

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Past boxes from Escape the Crate

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!

PAST BOX - Escape: Outlaw

PAST BOX - Escape: Outlaw

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!

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