My puzzle hunt obsessed 10 year old son enjoyed his first Escape the Crate box more than I could have possibly hoped. He says, "I wish I could hug whoever thought to make these and then did!" The set-up was genius, the materials nicely done, and the website extras and hints just-right. This would be great to do as a family or with friends as a game night. The fact that the creators include instructions to reset the challenge for someone else to try makes this subscription even more lovable. We plan to go back and buy all the retired missions we missed and CANNOT WAIT for our next box to arrive. This is the perfect escape room/puzzle hunt experience.
My teen girls loved this -- and I did too! Lots of education mixed in with clever puzzles and a fully integrated experience, the box works with the website and mimics a real escape room for sure (we are huge escape room fans). Highly recommend, purchase with confidence, this one is a winner!
We're looking forward to the next chapter...we've played all four available and we're definitely interested in continuing our subscription. These last two had some special touches that added to the game. Again, the puzzles were fun and challenging and diverse.
Our family discovered escape games about two months ago and have played around 20. We're addicted. When we saw this available let we subscribed right away.
It really feels like an escape game, without the room.
I have tried several escape room in a box or book products. This is by far the best. There are other boxes that invest more in the story or production value, but to me they miss the point. Escape the Crate invests all its money into the puzzles. They give you just enough story to keep you interested in solving the next puzzle. Each box comes with around 8-12 little puzzles that lead from one to the next like an escape room. Then the final puzzle uses parts found from all the others. It is great, and I only wish it were every month. Also the production value has been increasing, as I assume more people subscribe. If you are the type of person who would like to do an escape room every other month, I know that you will like Escape the Crate.
Wow! This was tough for only one person; I think it would be more fun on a team or perhaps allow more time for individual players. There were lots of fun clues, but with enough hints to help me along when I was stuck. I can't wait to try the next one!
It's timed and we definitely ran it out!
1 man, 1 woman, and a 12 year old boy.
Loved the Queen Anne's Revenge and decided to keep playing even after the time ran out.
This was a worthwhile purchase.
My husband, 16 year-old, 14 year-old, and I have played two games now and we loved it! It's not easy to find something that we can all do together, so this means a lot to me. The attention to detail is great, there is a real sense of tension and teamwork, and you might even learn something. :)
Absolutely loved our experience with the Bonnie and Clyde crate. It was our first one and we did it last night. We would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys escape rooms. Looking forward to purchasing more in the future!
This is the second Escape the Crate mission we've played; first was Escape the Colloseum. Although most of the materials are paper, we've been impressed with the variety and creativity of the puzzles. We're going to play Escape the Queen Anne's Revenge this weekend, and are anxiously awaiting the next mission-The Trials of Houdini. Keep up the good work!
We've tried many of these type of boxes and this is by far the BEST. Exceptionally curated and a ton of fun! HIGHLY recommend.
What an awesome game evening. It was so nice being able to sit at our kitchen table with our 8 year old and use our brains and think outside the box. Clues were awesome and it was fun figuring it all out! Cannot wait for the next box!!
I got this box for my husband for Christmas because he loves solving puzzles and riddles like those featured in this box. We did Escape from Alcatraz and it was so much fun! The scenarios are very creative and the clues are not too hard, but challenging enough that it takes some time to go through. Really excellent box!
We have played the Exit series, the Unlock series, and Escape Room the Game series. Escape the Crate excels over these in story line, puzzles, and print quality. Two of us together solved the Rock and Roll Spies story with one hint. The hints are well written and don't spill all the beans, but get progressively more revealing. We look forward to the next game. We only wish cost could be reduced, especially shipping charge.
I have done escape rooms, and several puzzle boxes. This is my favorite. Other boxes have a bit more production value, but this one has just enough to let the puzzles really shine. I have done 2 escapes and each one was unique with interesting puzzles. My only complaint is that it is only every other month. I would pay for every month if the quality stays the same.
We had sooooo much fun! My mom ordered a gift subscription for us back last summer and we have played 4 games so far. The first was Outlaw, which was cowboy themed. This one was so clever. We had to split up our group and either play as an outlaw or a sheriff. There was a really clever thing hidden in the game, as well. The next box we got was movie themed and we had to stop a movie premiere. This was the only one that we took more than an hour and a half to complete, but that was ok because it was so much fun! The Titanic was my favorite of the bunch, especially because of how much history was mixed in with the puzzles. We played the "Murder in the Forgotten Tomb" today and this one felt completely different from the others, which is a good thing! We actually got into an argument about who committed the crime. Luckily we chose correctly. I can't say enough good things about these boxes. If you like puzzles, history, challenges, or just plain clever design, this is the box for you!
This was so much fun. I got it for my husband for Valentine's Day, and we had a blast. I'm so impressed!!!
Challenging and fun! Can't wait for the next crate!
The Escape the Crate box was so much fun! I was happily surprised by the number of puzzles there were included inside the box. In addition, I felt that each of the puzzles was unique and entertaining to solve as well. I was very impressed with all the work that goes into these subscription boxes and I would highly recommend others to subscribe to this box.
My brother loved this game and so did my family. It was very fun and we definitely bonded over it. We are ordering more and going to make it apart of our game nights! I highly recommend this game!
Great family activity and nice online features!
I have just about every take-home escape room available outside the US and in English, and this is my favourite. The variety of puzzle types and the physical manipulation is about as close as you can get to a good live escape room (and better than some of the bad ones).
We had a great time doing the Escape the Crate! The online hints did help for the times we were stuck.
Fantastic Box! I love escape rooms and have played over 70 of them across the country. This is the closest thing to the real thing. The box had tons of puzzles, which were very creative, and all of them fit the theme. I also love how the objects we got in the box could actually be used in the puzzles and weren't just there for decoration. If you are on the fence about buying this subscription... just do it.