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).
I ordered this for my son for a gift. He and his friends felt there was something missing from the box. I have sent emails to Escape the Crate with no response. I had planned on ordering additional boxes but since it seems impossible to get a response I have not done so.
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. :)
Great family activity and nice online features!
Challenging and fun! Can't wait for the next crate!
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!
Thank you for great entertainment value in this box !
A friend just gave us their copy of Escape: Outlaw and we LOVED it. It really feels like a real escape room, but this one doesn’t have to be timed, so we could actually finish everything. The puzzles were great. A good mix of logic and using actual objects. We just signed up for a subscription ourselves. So worth it!
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!
My teenage son and I tried our first Escape the Crate box last night and had a lot of fun. It was challenging and engaging. We love actual escape rooms but don't have any near us, so this is a fun alternative.
we love the box we received. thank you
I really enjoyed escape the crate! The puzzles were challenging and it was a perfect addition to a date night at home. I highly recommend!
My husband and I had a lot of fun working through the puzzles. I was impressed that the box came with so many little trinket extras that you use to solve some of the codes, and the storyline was interesting and fun. We avoided using the provided hints as much as we could, but occasionally the puzzle was challenging enough that we had to. We’re really looking forward to our next box!
Just finished my 4th Escape the Crate box--each one has been well done with interesting themes and a variety of creative puzzles at just the right difficulty level. I am impressed! Family friendly is appreciated.
These boxes always have a fun story line and new and creative puzzles. The puzzles are solved all on your time so you can set it up with limits or play at your own speed. They're always a blast!
We were delighted with this escape room puzzle and it was tough enough to keep us all interested and engaged, highly recommend!
Every time a new box comes from Escape the Crate my entire family gets pumped. We love going to escape rooms and the quality of puzzles and the experience is about as close as one could get in a box. Everything is always thoughtfully put together and have a variety of puzzles in each box so it is never one person dominating and solving each puzzle.
I thought this was a wonderful concept and so much fun. Unfortunately, it's a bit over the head of my 9-year-old. Will restart when he's older.
This is a review for outstanding customer service. I made a special request via email and Julianne not only made it happen but made it happen super fast! I’ll come back again to review the game after we play our first box, but that won’t be for a couple of weeks and I wanted to give big kudos to J and the ETC team ASAP!
Thank you so much for the very kind words. I will be sure to pass this on to Julianne! Have a great weekend and enjoy the crate!
I got my second box today, just in time for boardgame night. My group (we are 4) enjoys puzzle solving and we play a lot of Sherlock mysteries, Unlock, EXIT, Time Stories. This I must say is our favorite of the collection. Honestly, I'm so taken aback by the amount of work and story put into these little boxes that are worth their weight in gold. The second box was anything but a rehash of the first! Never boring and filled with so many "Aha!" moments. That i'll stay subscribed for as long as they have boxes to send!
Great fun for the family! Can’t wait for our next one to arrive!!
Just finished the first mission: Escape The Confederate Spymistress. We had a ton of fun and were able to escape! Looking forward to our next mission!
It was awesome to see how things were connected. We used the hints and they were extremely helpful.
This is the third "escape crate" I've done. The first one I did with my 11 yo grandson and I couldn't have done it without him. The next two I did by myself with a bit of help from my husband when I got really stuck a few times. Two problems though: (1) the black light didn't work (I had one from another crate so it wasn't a big deal but it could have been a problem for someone if it was their first crate. I even tried changing the batteries...) and (2) two of the three keys included were the same key so I had to use "trial and error" which worked but kind of annoying. Even with these few glitches, I would rate it 5 stars. The crates are so unique and well thought out. I'm looking forward to the next one!