We did an annual subscription to Escape the Crate. We enjoyed doing it with our younger teen. Our older teen wasn't a big fan. The part we REALLY don't like is who they use for shipping! They use NEWGISTICS. If you look them up they get terrible reviews. Rightly so!!! Our first box took 2 and 1/2 weeks from the first tracking to delivery. We got a shipping notification today that our 2nd box had shipped. I checked the tracking. It said it shipped on February 25 and was delivered to a mailbox on February 28 in ALABAMA! We are in Missouri! I don't understand why a good company would use such a bad shipping company! Come on guys! Let's figure this out...
Escape the Crate is really fun! It's an escape room in a box game that comes every two months. I think the reason I didn't give this five stars is that a lot of it is digital and not as fun and a lot of reading. Make no mistake - this is loads of fun. Just be prepared for two to three hours of playing.
This box was a lot of fun. The clues were fun and getting help was really easy when stuck. The only thing I didn’t like was the quality of the clues. Most items were just printed out on plain paper and it looked like the printer was almost out of ink. But the story made up for the lack of quality in the paperwork.
We just finished our first Escape the Crate box (the heist of Bonnie and Clyde) and it was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon with family. One star off for the final puzzle which WAS frustrating and didn't make complete sense even after reading all the clues on the replay. Still, we're looking forward to the next box!
I bought Escape the Crate for my husband for Valentine's Day. We got the Bonnie and Clyde heist box. I thought it was really well done and worth the price of the box. There were many puzzles and "locations" (envelopes) to open and I liked how it was integrated with the website. We played for over two hours! The puzzles ranged in difficulty. Some we figured out quickly, for others we had to use the clues. My only complaint is that we found the last puzzle too difficult. Even when we replayed it and got the clues we still could not figure it all out, so that was pretty frustrating. Also we considered playing this with our kids, and I was very glad we did not try to play with them as it would have been much too difficult. I will definitely consider ordering another box for another occasion.
Just finished my first crate with friends. We had a lot of fun and were impressed by the puzzles. The reason for 4 stars is that a bit of the ambiance was lost by having envelope after envelope to solve and not real locks or physical pieces required to solve anything. But for the price, this was well worth the money. Will recommend it to others (and maybe modify it for friends to do to lessen the room for critique outlined above.)
Very fun way to send an evening with a group of friends.
Really fun for a group. Tough to do in time allotted unless everyone is really on their game. Clues aren’t easy but everything is there if you know where to look. Great for mystery buffs and puzzle enthusiasts
We received this crate as a gift and our whole family enjoyed it. Our kids are 10 and 12 and were able to contribute to the puzzle solving all along. We did wonder if we missed an aspect of instruction at a few points as there was reference made to clues and information we did not have. The puzzles were quite tricky but overall we really enjoyed the game and would recommend it.
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