The Conundrum Box

Escape boredom! A monthly adventure box, part escape room, part choose-your-own adventure!

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Product Overview
  • After your order, we send the next month’s box within 3-5 business days via USPS First Class. Subsequent boxes will be mailed the first week of each month starting with the second month in the billing cycle. Please be aware that USPS is currently experiencing longer than usual delays, which may impact the speed that your package arrives.
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Immerse yourself in puzzles and mysteries at home!
Your Adventure Awaits… Get a monthly adventure shipped right to your door! Part Escape room, part choose-your-own adventure, wind your way through fun and exciting narratives by solving puzzles with your family and friends. Immerse yourself in different story environments through music, food, history, fiction, and drink recommendations.
  • An escape room-in-a-box experience that you can play with friends, family, or by yourself!
  • Items include physical objects to manipulate and solve, puzzles, ciphers, hints, stories, and plenty of material to contemplate. Additional resources include in-theme recipes and drink cards, suggested playlists, and other goodies
  • Unique story-lines that can continue from box to box, but every box has a definite and satisfying ending. You will meet a host of characters from literature and history that will help guide you through your adventure.
  • The boxes contain plenty of items, and no puzzle will require an internet search or outside knowledge. Everything is contained within the box but the internet is required to check codes and progress in the game. NOTE: Games are usually shipped in a themed box that says the game name and The Conundrum Box on it. Due to supply issues caused by the COVID 19 pandemic, at times we may have to substitute a generic shipping box. The game within is completely the same.
  • 1.5 - 3 hours of unique gameplay centered around fun themes and immersive puzzles. International Shipping is available, but due to the current pandemic, shipping overseas tends to be longer than usual. The price of the subscription does not include any taxes or tariffs that a country may charge, those are the responsibility of the recipient.

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Photo of undefined current box The Sorcerer's Legacy

The Sorcerer's Legacy

An epic escape room-in-a-box! Early Medieval England is in chaos, you must help Merlin anoint the true King of Camelot and bring peace to the land. You will solve puzzles and match wits with the inhabitants of Camelot in this family-friendly puzzle adventure. Add to the atmosphere of your game night with our suggested playlists, recipes, and drink cards themed to this adventure! The game is accessible to first-time players and pros alike and makes a great gift!

Order by March 30th to get this box!

Questions

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Q: Can you purchase past boxes?Asked by Lynnette N., April 2020

The Conundrum Box answered...June 2020

Yes, you can purchase them from our Cratejoy store or from our website.

Yes, you can, on their website.

by Irene H., April 2020

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Q: What is the recommended age for this box?Asked by Anna E., March 2020

Hi Anna,
The Conundrum Box is designed for the family, but when it is children playing alone, the difficulty level is designed for about 12 years and older.

by Daniel V., March 2020

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Q: I am purchasing as a gift. I can commandeer the box but I don't want any emails sent until after 12/25/2020. If I use my email address, can that be changed after Christmas. Please advise.Asked by Karen B., November 2020

The Conundrum Box answered...November 2020

Hi Karen,
Yes, use your own email address only when checking out, and then after Christmas, you may log into your account or send us an email to change it.


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Q: The description says "choose your own adventure." Does this mean you can you replay the game with a different ending depending on choices made during the game?Asked by Cecily M., October 2019

The Conundrum Box answered...November 2019

Within our current boxes to this point, the choose your own adventure parts
will only change some of the story outcomes, and which puzzles you may
play. It does not make the complete game re-playable. We are looking to add
more elements like this to eventually get games to a point where you may be
able to play it more than once.

Cecily! This was such an amazing feature to this box! In my experience the choices I got to make really shaped the narrative of the unique story that was told through my decisions. I’m not too sure if it changes the path of puzzles but my and team and I actually sat around discussing the pros and cons of each decision before making it was so much fun!

by Matthew M., December 2019

The Conundrum Box reviewsReviews

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Best escape room box I’ve done.

Nov 17, 2019
Evan F.
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This is the best escape room box I’ve played. I like how they include a sound track and recipes and such. It’s a fun evening and their website works well for hints and such.

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Love this escape room box!

Nov 01, 2020
Megan C.
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Honestly, I love the challenge of this box over other boxes.
Pros:
- The boxes work out well to play with friends via Zoom (great for those Friday friend nights via lockdown)!
- The puzzles are challenging in that they make you think hard as opposed to other boxes where the puzzles are sometimes too straight forward.
- The extras they give like music, food recipes, etc. are really great.
- The hints make sense.
- The storylines are intriguing and fun. They're also non-repetitive in theming which is nice.
- Flows through with passwords and envelopes for each section of the game.
- They sell some of their old boxes online for when you need something to do between monthly shipments.
Cons:
- Could use some proofreading. There are some corrections posted online on the game itself, but there are also grammatical errors in some of the text (though the grammar does not affect the game itself).
- The paper quality works in that it does what you want it to do, but the quality could be a bit higher when it comes to how they cut some of the printer paper aspects. This is really nitpicking though as most of their items are really nice.
Overall, I still really love this box and will continue subscribing as long as I can. :)

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atlantis

Dec 01, 2020
Luann C.
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We had a great time. We wished they had the excerpts read by a narrator on the website, we may listen better if we are all listening together. It took us about two hours to finish, my advice to others is to take notes of solved problems and locations visited. The website graphics of sea creature was cheesy, I bet there are graphic artists dying to create a fantastical video with you.

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Try it and you’ll be hooked!

Oct 04, 2020
Molly G.
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Absolutely love everything about this escape box. Thrilling themes, challenging and non-repetitive puzzles, easy-to-navigate hints, and wonderful extras (especially the scene-setting Spotify list). I’ve enjoyed some of these more than physical escape rooms. One of the absolute favorite things I do during quarantine. Take the plunge and buy a year’s worth, like I did!

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Great Mystery Game Box!

Oct 01, 2020
Irene H.
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This is a great mystery box! The stories are interesting and fun. The puzzles are varied in both type and difficulty and are well thought out and clever. The props included in the boxes are also really well done, immersing you in the story while adding extra fun to solving the puzzles and mystery. The inclusion of a playlist and recipes in each box is genius and further adds to the fun and immersion. Plus, their customer service is outstanding-easy to communicate with, very helpful and responsive. I highly recommend The Conundrum Box!

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A Covid-19 Sanity Saver

Jun 28, 2020
Kaleigh J.
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My grandpa (86 years old) and my uncle (58 years old) live together thanks to my uncle being his primary caretaker. Due to covid, its just been the two of them. They have the basics of tech (literally just a TV) to entertain them. My uncle thankfully has a phone he can use to call the rest of the family, but that's largely all he uses it for. Bare basics. They've been driving each other crazy!
To help things, I started doing research and founds this box. I ordered and it sent/arrived roughly about a week after I started the subscription. Oh the excitement of my uncle/gpa when they received this was amazing! Something they've kept busy for hours trying to solve the mystery (and with both their memories a bit on the faded side, they struggled but in a good way). My uncle was excited to try the recipe that came with it (due to covid, he's become a bit more of an adventurous cook) and they turned it into a theme night between the two of them. We participated over a zoom call when they got stuck (since they don't have internet access and clues were on the website) and it was a big hit! My father's super happy with me too for finding this little treasure to keep his dad and bro busy. Give's him a break LOL (bonus points there).
My favorite part about these is that the themes are relatable to even my grandpa. If...

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Surprise inside

Feb 01, 2021
Susan C.
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Just finished our second box, Nottinghill Jail, my mom and I did it together and I won’t give away any secrets but there was one new twist/clue placement that was a super surprise. I’ve done these types of boxes for a few years and this was a first! Thanks for changing it up a bit!

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Solid escape room in a box experience!

Jan 24, 2021
Terry H.
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During the 2020 (and now 2021) pandemic my partner and I have played almost all of the escape room in a box games found in retail gaming stores and Amazon. Unlock, Exit, Escape Room the Game, Prof Puzzles, Escape Tales, Trapped, Deckscape, Escape the Room... we've played them all. Seriously, we were bummed when we ran out.
Then I found createjoy and the Conundrum Box. I decided to get a 3 month subscription to see if we liked it and we just played our first, Escape from Nottingham Jail.
This game was well themed with a story you read online. Like other games it was envelope based and we were pleased that we didn't have to destroy anything (unlike the Exit games). The puzzles were mostly easy to medium difficulty (for us) and only one we required hints (4 out of the 15 provided for the one puzzle, and really we only needed #4) and yet still took us just shy of 2 hours to complete.
There were a couple of grammer errors and at one point we needed a second internet device as I could not go back a page on the website to review a graphic since our solution was wrong. Other than these 2 things the experience was solid.
What was also solid was the quality of the items. Nice paper with fun use of fonts, some cutout and assemble items (the tents setup & escape was our favorite puzzles overall), and there was even a 6 sides...

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My New Favorite Mystery Subscription

Jan 14, 2021
Shawn W.
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I have done several different brands of mystery boxes and I currently subscribe to 4. I did my first Conundrum Box today and it was great. It might be my new favorite and I subscribed to the monthly box as soon as finished the Emerald Isle. The story is good. I really enjoyed being able to read backstory on the website. I loved the puzzles. Everyone’s brain works differently so it’s wonderful to have lots of different types of puzzles. Some I did quickly and others I had to use the hints. The hint system is set up so well. One hint will clue you in to which items in the box might be used for the puzzle. That was often enough for me and led to a few “duh, how did I not see that moments.” If that wasn’t enough of a hint there are several hints for each puzzle so you don’t have to use all of them...just a nudge. The materials and pictures were nice too. I didn’t use the Spotify playlist or the cocktails on this one but I will definitely add that in next time just to see what that adds. Overall this is a great box!!!

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A Great Mystery Box Choice!

Jan 03, 2021
Jana G.
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We love doing these boxes! It is the third mystery box subscription we have tried, and we like it the best! It is challenging without being discouraging....a few of the puzzles in the other boxes we tried didn't even make sense AFTER we were told the solution. If you are an experienced mystery gamer, do the advanced version that some puzzles offer. We haven't taken advantage of the play list OR the food suggestions while doing each box, but plan to on our next one - to really make an event out of it! Thanks, Conundrum Box folks!

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Past boxes from The Conundrum Box

A Mardi Gras Mystery

A Mardi Gras Mystery

The year is 1927 and the place is New Orleans. We are in the height of the Mardi Gras festival, but it is a crime from three years ago that still has the town talking. A missing King Cake Recipe has rumored to have been found and will be sold to the highest bidder on Fat Tuesday, which is only a day away. The problem is, the person in possession of this recipe is not the rightful owner. Can you determine the culprit and return Mademoiselle Anastasie Bedeau’s recipe

Anastasia: The Lost Princess

Anastasia: The Lost Princess

In 1918 the world believed that Czar Nicholas II and his whole family, including his youngest daughter Anastasia, were murdered by the Bolsheviks in Russia, but you have recently found that that isn’t the whole truth. Now you must race against the Soviets as they try to find the Grand Duchess Anastasia that got away! Find her first and save her from the same grizzly fate that befell the rest of her family!

Escape from Sleepy Hollow - Chapter One: Washington's Spies

Escape from Sleepy Hollow - Chapter One: Washington's Spies

SAVE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND SAVE YOURSELF FROM THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN! This three part series takes place during American Revolution and afterwards. General Washington’s life is in danger! He has tasked you to help stop the most recent assassination plot. Your leads have led you to the small village of Sleepy Hollow where you meet the townsfolk, and soon discover their dark secrets. The second and third adventures in this series get weirder and darker.

Escape From Sleepy Hollow - Chapter Two: The Awakening

Escape From Sleepy Hollow - Chapter Two: The Awakening

You find yourself in a different time, and seemingly a different place. One thing is a constant though - The Horseman still lives! Trace a love story gone wrong through the village of Sleepy Hollow, and outwit the cult of the Horseman in order to escape with your life again. This is the second box of the Sleepy Hollow Series. All new orders will start with Chapter One, and this is the box you will get in your second month!

The Great Explorers Society and the Orient Express

The Great Explorers Society and the Orient Express

The extravagantly wealthy J. D. Pritchard has a treasure of a lifetime to sell to one lucky adventurer. He has decided that he will auction off this prize, but first, all potential bidders must join him on an elaborate ride on the Orient Express. On which he plans to wine, dine, and determine a party worthy of having his prized possession. You are sent to impress Pritchard for your client, but something goes terribly wrong and now it is up to you to catch a murderer.

The Storyteller Box 1: Aladdin's Lamp

The Storyteller Box 1: Aladdin's Lamp

You have been transported within the world of the 1001 Arabian Nights, your mission is to retrieve four genie lamps in order to get back home. Meanwhile, a despicable tyrant, the Vizier Omar, has taken control across all the realm. He has imprisoned the princess Scheherazade and seeks to gain control of the lamps for himself. Travel through two legs of the journey, meeting many of the characters, heroes, and villains of the tales of The 1001 Arabian Nights.

The Emerald Isle

The Emerald Isle

Irish historian, Dr. Ronan Gallagher has devoted the waning years of his life to the study of the fairy realm and the magical beings of Ireland. Losing his wife in 1919, he believed that within the fairy world he could bring her back to him. He became obsessed with Leprechauns believing them to be the key to getting to the fairy world. Now he has disappeared and it is up to you to find out what happened to him! Estimated playtime: 2 hours.

The Agency

The Agency

The Cold War - 1962. We have just caught an enemy agent and have discovered that he has information that we must act on immediately. You are a new FBI agent assigned to infiltrate the agent’s operation and help counter any espionage he may have started. You must act before his capture is discovered and his team scatters; however, as you investigate, something seems a bit off…Sleuth your way through spy themed puzzles with a twist in THE AGENCY.

Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand

In the early 1920s there were a few major names in magic; Houdini, Kellar, Thurston, and Professor Conundrum. Tragically, the Professor perished during one of his most famous acts in 1922. Foreseeing his own demise, he left his widow with a set of instructions so that she may communicate with him in the spirit world a year after his passing. Now, Lady Conundrum is asking for your help to solve the Professor’s last great magical mystery.

Welcome to Wilde World

Welcome to Wilde World

Explore a 1970s theme park stuck in suspended animation since its founder, William Wilde disappeared mysteriously. Delve into the secrets he left behind, but hurry because someone else is trying to discover the true magic behind Wilde's legacy and use that power for themselves! This fun-filled adventure will have your team solving amusement park themed puzzles and games. Suitable for all ages, the difficulty is set for new to intermediate players.

The Artemis Rescue

The Artemis Rescue

The year is 2250 and you are stranded on a distant moon. You have limited time to reactivate an ancient alien ship and set a course to space before an impending meteor strike pulverizes the planet. Strap in and prepare to lift off on an intergalactic adventure! Puzzles revolve around spaceships, aliens, and exploration. A real choose-your-own-path type game with hard and easy mode. Suitable for all ages, the difficulty is set for new to intermediate players.

Werewolf's Call

Werewolf's Call

In 1887 Paris a string of strange attacks put the building of the Eiffel tower in jeopardy. The mayor of Paris has called you to investigate and put a stop to what some people are calling the “werewolf infestation of City of Lights.” This fun-filled adventure will have your team solving the mystery of the Paris werewolves through puzzles and games. Suitable for all ages, the difficulty is set for new to intermediate players.

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