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.
Order by June 28th to get this box!
Q: What is the recommended age for this box?Asked by Anna E., March 2020
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.
Q: Can you purchase past boxes?Asked by Lynnette N., April 2020
Yes, you can, on their website.
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
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!
Q: How do I cancel my subscription?Asked by Stephanie M., June 2020
You can manage your subscription by logging into your Cratejoy account. All
of your active subscriptions for our box (or others that you may be
subscribed to) will be listed there.
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.
My family has completed four of these boxes thus far. All of them so far have been appropriate for my 8 year old to play along (though he couldn’t solve the problems all by himself). Other game companies are too scary and dark for him, but these have been great! There are multiple hints for each puzzle, so if you get stuck, you can start with a small hint. If you are really stuck, you can use multiple hints. The storylines are fun and well thought out. The extras - music playlists, as well as food and drink recipes - are a great bonus! This is a great adventure for a family, a couple, or just on your own. Keep up the great work!
I was looking through everything in the box (not opening anything vital yet) and had the thought that this is absolutely genius. I love stories and solving mysteries, this box promises to satisfy both.
This was a great, engaging and fun activity that my husband and I completed. We were missing a page and emailed to ask for it, we were sent the page within minutes of us emailing. Would recommend this for anyone.
Box had a high standard to live up to (avid Brain Chase fan). Products were cheaply made, not treasure or memento worthy. Game play, however, top notch. Appreciate the playlist and interactive gameplay with materials and computer. Kept two teens engaged and challenged. Which is itself high praise!
This is my first subscription to an escape room box, and I am thrilled with it. I tried one of a different series with a friend, and while enjoyable, I felt I could have been challenged a bit more. After reading a variety of reviews, I decided to give the Conundrum Box a try. My 10 year old and I finished the box, not with a great time, but really enjoyed the adventure. There were some puzzles that were a little beyond her but many she could help with that kept her engaged. The puzzles were challenging but had logical solutions. There is a hint system which lets you determine how much help you need without just giving the answer away. The storyline was really interesting and enhanced the game’s atmosphere. Overall, we’re really glad we took the plunge with this crate. Shipping was quick.
Fun, interactive and challenging box that allows you to solve puzzles and put your mind to use, go on adventures around the world and find out the answer to unsolved mysteries. Great for families!
This is a very well curated box! The puzzles are great and you can tell a lot of thought has gone into this. The puzzles are hard but not too tough to figure out. Of course, the interactive online page allows you to get hints where you are stuck. Highly recommend this box!
I was planning on writing a three or four star review when we found that one of our letters was missing a key piece. I expected to have to wait for at least 24 hours before hearing back and getting the missing printout. BUT they got us the missing piece in 20 minutes and we were able to keep playing. This was super engaging and challenging. And honestly, I'm bummed that I cannot get more than one box a month because this will be date night for a while! Thank you so much!!! It's been monotonous with covid19 and trying to find date night ideas that are at home, but this took us to another world entirely. We had SO MUCH FUN!
We had a great time playing this box! I'm living with my sister and BIL and we have been plowing through puzzle rooms in a box since stay at home started. We've tried them from at least four different publishers and this one is on par with our other favorite brand. We do it with the three of us and the puzzles were a good difficulty level for our skills. I can't recall if the game page had a way to reprint consumables but I'd love that option when possible. This box is on the more expensive side and it makes it easier to justify if we can pass it on to a friend after (and maybe get them hooked too!) ;)
Thank you Emily!
I am glad you liked the game! Your review made me realize that we did not put up the file for that consumable puzzle in Emerald Isle, so I will have it up by tonight! You will be able to find it on the extras page. Just in case you did not see it, there is a reset list on that page as well, and it explains how to "reset" the other consumable in this game. Again, thank you for the wonderful review, and have a great day!
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
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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.
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.
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.