The hottest new theme park is about to open! Prehistoric beasts like the Mammoth and Giant Sloth have been brought back to life and you have a ticket to attend the opening day celebration. 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 on the loose and they have their eyes set on you. You only have so much time to bring the park back on line and escape!
Order by February 27th 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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
My husband and I love these crates! We got them as a way to have date nights during quarantine, and they have been so much fun! We’ll keep subscribing even after the pandemic ends. It will be even better when we’re able to use them as game nights with friends.
We really enjoyed this box! I was impressed with how well done the online portion was done, easy to read and follow with all of the input of passwords, etc from the game. I also liked that there were two versions of the game because my son does not like anything remotely scary, so we all played the family version and my husband and I played the slightly scary version-both were enjoyed! Though it wasn’t disguised in the mail so my son saw it 😕
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!
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!