The Conundrum Box

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

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  • 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.
  • 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 Dinosaur Heist

The Dinosaur Heist

Welcome to Dino World, where you can walk amongst the dinosaurs! But you aren’t here to sightsee, you have a limited time to break into the laboratory and procure dinosaur specimens for your benefactor. Solve puzzles to win and remember to avoid the T-Rex! 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 August 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: 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

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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.

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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Wonderful Puzzle Game

Jan 14, 2021
Shawn W.
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I love these boxes. I took several on vacation with me and even my 23 year daughter couldn’t help but get sucked in. The stories are good and entertaining. Some puzzles are easier and some are hard so it’s a good mix. The hint system is perfect. I love that it starts with a hint that is simply which items you will need for the puzzle. That was often enough to let me solve alone. The historical times and places make it fun too!

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A Covid-19 Sanity Saver

Jun 28, 2020
Kaleigh J.
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13 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 18 days
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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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Great box, awesome owners!!

7 days ago
C M.
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Subscribed for 24 days
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After subscribing to this box, I contacted the owners to see if they could ship something out quickly due to my husband recuperating from a procedure and needing to keep him occupied. I hate the first box within a few days which was just awesome!!
The box took us a bit as we figured out to pay closer attention to all aspects of the clues. We enjoyed this thoroughly and are looking forward to the upcoming boxes! Definitely an evening (or afternoon) of fun!!!

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So glad I bought it

Jul 15, 2021
Linda K.
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One of the best I have done. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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A fantastic, engaging activity for teens

Jun 14, 2021
Alexandra S.
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Subscribed for 4 months
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I seriously can not say enough good things about your boxes. Our autistic teen has had a tough year, and it's been virtually impossible to pry him off screen or get him to engage in anything remotely creative or challenging. We have signed up for a few subscription puzzle boxes but this one is in a league of its own; the days our son has spent working on a Conundrum Box have TRULY been the very best days of 2021.

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Merlin Mystery

Apr 06, 2021
Kathryn P.
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Subscribed for 23 days
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We had so much fun with this box. We had the Merlin legacy crate. Which was perfect because my daughter who is 12 just strarted watching the tv show. So this went over perfect with her. The puzzles were very tricky for us. The nice part was that every corresponding page on the website had clues and the answer if you got stuck. Everything was well laid out and easy to follow. They also provide you a link to a spotify playlist that goes with the theme and recipes for food and drinks. Overal, a great box. I would definitely recommend this box.

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Lack of communication

Mar 31, 2021
Gloria C.
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I meant to order a 3-month gift subscription but selected the regular subscription because I wanted to receive the first box to personally give as a gift. Contacted the seller and received email from seller that he's unable to convert from a regular to a gift subscription. However, he would cancel the active subscription and go ahead and send as a gift. All seems well.
Four months later, I get a charge on my card. Sent seller several emails, and still have yet to receive a response.
Account shows boxes as delivered. However, had to relocate due to burst pipes from winter storm, so I'm not even sure where the last box(es) are.
I wanted to try a few boxes for myself, but after this experience, I've decided to hold off for now.

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The Conundrum Box said...Mar 31, 2021

Hello Gloria,
Could you let us know how you attempted to contact us? We do not have an email from you since a change of address request back in December (The change of address was to an address for another person, so perhaps they received the boxes you are looking for?). Since then you canceled the subscription after the renewal and we were informed of a charge dispute for the renewal, but we don't have any email contact directly from you. We would love to help solve this problem, please reach out to us at our email directly (Cratejoy will not let us post it here, but you can find it on our website under contact). We sent you an email after...

Great as a different kind of date night

Mar 03, 2021
Kristin C.
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I thought this box was really fun for a nice night of something different. The puzzles were entertaining and thought provoking without being extremely difficult. The overall puzzle theme (vikings) was unique for me, which was great given the number of these types of boxes I've done. There were a few issues with spelling errors and in one case one of the puzzle's answers was off by one number, which we only figured out by revealing all the clues. Other than that though, it was a creative and different date night activity. I would recommend it for those looking for medium difficulty puzzles to fill an evening.

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Do not recommend

Feb 23, 2021
Kami L.
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Low quality- looks like it’s made is someone’s garage. Lots of typos. Some of the puzzles are very poorly thought out. Wouldn’t buy again.

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The Conundrum Box said...Feb 23, 2021

Hello Kami, Thank you for your feedback; we are always looking to improve. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience, and we understand that our games are not for everyone. We are a small operation, but we put a lot of labor into this business. We have most materials in our games professionally printed, but we do have hand-made items in some games. If we miss a typo here or there, we correct them as soon as we find them and support the fixing of any errors in our games as soon as we find out about them. Even with a playtesting team of a couple dozen, we can still miss something from time to time....

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A Mardi Gras Mystery

A Mardi Gras Mystery

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Escape From Sleepy Hollow - Chapter Two: The Awakening

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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.

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The Emerald Isle

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