Escape Room In A Box From Epic Escape Games – Our Review

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Have you ever been to an escape room attraction? They are a brilliantly fun way to spend an afternoon. But like most hospitality venues, they have been closed recently. So I was delighted when the guys at Epic Escapes Games offered me one of their 3-in-1 Escape Room In A Box games to review.

Can an at home game recreate the escape room experience? Read on to see what I thought.

*Ad – we were sent an Epic Escapes Games 3-in-1 Escape Room in a box to review for the purpose of this post. This review is our honest opinion. For more details see the Disclosure Policy

Escape Room In A Box From Epic Escapes Games – Our Review

 

Escape Room In A Box (3-in-1) from Escape Room Games - see our review of this alternative to a board game or murder mystery night in. This set of escape room scenarios are a great way of spending an evening with friends & family. Recreate an escape room experience at home with these puzzles & games. Hours of teamwork, logic, fun & entertainment solving mystery & opening the boxes to escape the room in the alloted time. Great gift idea for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Christmas or birthday party.

 

How do you like the sound of hosting your own escape room adventure right in the comfort of your own living room? Well you can do just that with the Escape Room In A Box 3-in-1 from Epic Escapes Games. 

Made for 3-6 players, with one person acting as the games master, you and your friends can puzzle, argue and have fun trying to work out the puzzles in order to unlock the room and get out in the given time. 

Each box contains 3 different puzzle folders, with hint cards, puzzles, locks and boxes with which to create each escape scenario. The scenarios tell different stories and they vary in difficulty, from the tough to the fiendishly difficult. Though they do have something for everyone to solve, it is suggested that participants be over 16 years old.

This 3 game box retails at £99.

What Did We Think?

 

The different folders with scenarios

 

We played the easiest of the scenarios – CRIME. My first impression on opening up the box was just how well made and precise all the hardware looked, and it was pretty self explanatory how to set up the room for an escape. Setting up took just over half an hour, and then it took about an hour to play.

It was a lot of fun. The puzzles and hints to solve the room are all professionally printed and really do set the scene so well. Some of the puzzles were pretty simple, but others were really clever and took some proper thinking through.

We played it in our living room, but I am sure it could even be set up in an outdoor situation such as a garden too on a nice evening. Which makes it a great way to spend a great socially distanced time together with friends and family right now. It’s certainly a great alternative to board games or murder mystery parties. I can’t wait to try the harder scenarios.

book safe

Do You Like Puzzles?

 

The games in the box can be played over and over. Though you may only be personally able to play them yourself once. But in addition to this base set, Epic Escapes Games are planing on releasing an expansion pack to this 3 part set later this year.

If you’d like to hear more about when this will be released, then do go over and sign up to their mailing list. As well as hearing all their news, you’ll get advanced notice of when the expansion is released. Plus they also send out brainteasers and further chances to win this set for yourself!

Find their brainteaser and mailing list sign-up here.

 

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Escape Room In A Box (3-in-1) from Escape Room Games - see our review of this alternative to a board game or murder mystery night in. This set of escape room scenarios are a great way of spending an evening with friends & family. Recreate an escape room experience at home with these puzzles & games. Hours of teamwork, logic, fun & entertainment solving mystery & opening the boxes to escape the room in the alloted time. Great gift idea for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Christmas or birthday party.

111 Replies to “Escape Room In A Box From Epic Escape Games – Our Review”

    1. Jackie Jewett says:

      I did one as a team building exercise and another with my family. They were both challenging but fun.

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      1. Jade Waite says:

        I absolutely LOVE escape games and would love to win this to give it a go! Xx

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    2. Maria b says:

      I’ve done an escape room with friends, a few times pre covid- amazing how tense it gets! Such good fun though.

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    3. Sarah says:

      I love these games. Played my first one at Christmas. It’s really fun.

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  1. melanie stirling says:

    No I have never played or been to an escape room but I’ve always thought they look great fun.

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  2. Ritchie says:

    I haven’t played an escape room yet but I’d love to post-lockdown.

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  3. Jo Jones says:

    I have never played the game previously but it must be good fun

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  4. Heather Haigh says:

    Never been to one or played but they sound so much fun.

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  5. Megan Kinsey says:

    I’ve never done any type of escape room and would really love to!

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  6. Ellie Spider says:

    I’ve done a few different ones – we have (or had pre-covid) quite a few in cardiff which had a few different settings to escape from – im hoping once restrictions lift we can do them again

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  7. michelle o'neill says:

    i havent, but my son used to go all the time, he loves them

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    1. Mia Pendrey says:

      I haven’t try it but it’s good to try new things.

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  8. Helen B says:

    My family liked to visit escape rooms as a fun day out and have missed this during lockdown.

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  9. Amy Bondoc says:

    I have never played or been to an escape room but I’ve always wanted to

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    1. Rachael Sexey says:

      I’ve never done an escape room but it looks so much fun

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  10. Margaret Clarkson says:

    No, I never have. I thinks this version (not in an actual place) is very appealing and sounds great fun.

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  11. Caz / InvisiblyMe says:

    Oooo what a great idea! I’ve heard of physical Escape Rooms (never been but I’m curious) and I feel sure I’d heard about these boxed versions, though I’d not come across any reviews until yours. I like the sound of the crime one. Definitely worthwhile trying if you have three people and want to try something a little different and novel, and the expansion pack would be a good idea in the near future. As for the giveaway – I thought it was one game, but this is a whole set, wowzers! Very generous. Good luck to everyone entering
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  12. Helen Tovell says:

    Not had the pleasure yet so would be one to look forward too

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  13. Christine Hall says:

    I don’t have the nerve to go into an escape room. C

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  14. Jenny McClinton says:

    I haven’t been to an escape room or played one at home before. My sister has though and my Mum and they really enjoyed it, so looks fun.

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  15. Laura Pritchard says:

    I did an Alice in Wonderland themed one with my work team & loved it even though we just missed out on solving it! Never done a boxed one but would love to!

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  16. Helen Arlow says:

    We’ve been to an escape room before, it was great fun x

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  17. Tammy Artherton says:

    love a game, great giveaway. would love a chance to play this.

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  18. Tammy Artherton says:

    we played an online one in lockdown with our friends virtually it was great fun

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  19. Angie McDonald says:

    No I haven’t but me & my friend have discussed it! This would be a great way to try it out this summer

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  20. Kristyn Harris says:

    I have been to an escape room twice before. It was fabulous fun!

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  21. Claire Lawrenson says:

    Escape rooms are awesome! Can’t wait to visit one again & we’ve bought a couple of escape room boxed games now & thought they were fab too. 🙂

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  22. Iris W says:

    No I haven’t yet, my daughters have a few times and loved it, sounds like great fun

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  23. Caroline Blaza says:

    As a family we have played the Escape Room which is on Alexa. Was really good and we all got so involved!

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  24. Becky Yeomans says:

    I’ve never played an escape room but would love to one day!

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  25. Annabel Greaves says:

    I have not been before but it sounds like a fun thing to do

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    1. Selena Longworth says:

      I’ve never been to an Escape Room but I would love to. Problem is nearest if not local to us and we would have to find childcare. This would be amazing as could do it one evening after kids are asleep!!

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  26. Lynsey Welch says:

    I had booked in before covid to do my first escape room but it was cancelled, this is the next best thing

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  27. Carole Nott says:

    I have not seen these before and would love to try them

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  28. Ruth Harwood says:

    No, i have yet to experience this exciting game, would love to try it with my family xx

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  29. Jayne Townson says:

    No I haven’t but would love to try one day, thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. justine meyer says:

    We have never played an Escape room gam and I have not been to one although my son has

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  31. Gemma Hendry says:

    I have never been to or played an escape room game before but i would love to

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  32. kat walsh says:

    Ive never been to one but my daughter and her partner have and said theyre a lot of fun!

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  33. Tracey Belcher says:

    No I have never been or played but know friends who have and would love to

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  34. Katie B says:

    I’ve never played an Escape Room game or been in one, friends have and rave about it. I would love to try one!

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  35. Louise Fairweather says:

    I haven’t done an escape room yet but I love the idea

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  36. Katrina Adams says:

    Yes! We’ve done a couple (one with friends and one with family) and they are so much fun. I really want to try the ones in a box though and already have a couple on my wishlist.

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  37. Mark Fridlington says:

    I have never been to an Escape Room, but I would really like to one day soon, hopefully.

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  38. Nadia Josephine says:

    I absolutely love escape room games and we have done online ones during lockdown. It’s a lot of fun!!

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  39. Susan Willshee says:

    I haven’t done an escape room yet but I’ve just seen ads on facebook for some clued up days in my local area that I’m thinking of taking the family to.

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  40. Andie F says:

    No, but I’ve seen a couple of youtubers playing them, and it looks like good fun!

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  41. Deborah Hambleton says:

    I went to one for my birthday last year and we just managed to escape in time – but we needed lots of clues!

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  42. Jodie Green says:

    Not yet, but definitely something I would love to do!

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  43. Stev Rigby says:

    This is a new concept for me and I have not played anything like this before.

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  44. Victoria Prince says:

    No I haven’t, but I’ve lusted after them ever since they became a “thing” – I was always a massive fan of things like The Crystal Maze

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  45. Debbie Ellis says:

    Yes, my family and I took my dad for his 70th birthday, it was great fun

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  46. Karen R says:

    I’ve done one at work with my team for IT Security week. We all really enjoyed it – it was a cool team bonding exercise xx

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  47. Nadia Josephine says:

    I have done a couple of online escape rooms which have been really fun but would love to try this!

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  48. Troy Easton says:

    No I have never played a escape room again before all new to me

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  49. Lucy says:

    Hello, no I haven’t actually been to an escape room before. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  50. Ian Yates says:

    No, I’ve yet to experience one. Was put onto the idea by the Escape Box episode of Not Going Out.

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  51. Adrian Bold says:

    Yes, I’ve played a few escape rooms before. Being able to play one at home sounds like a great idea as well.

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  52. lynn neal says:

    No I havn’t yet but my daughter has and she really enjoyed it!

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  53. Edward Guerreiro says:

    I have never been to an escape room before. I don’t think I have ever seen one either.

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  54. Patricia Barrett says:

    No, I’ve never been to one before but they look fun!

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  55. Carly Belsey says:

    Before covid me and my group of friends had played lots of escape room games but we haven’t tried the virtual ones. They are great fun though.

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  56. Caroline Shepherd says:

    Not yet – we had one booked for my daughter’s birthday last year, but lockdown got in the way! Will definitely be doing one soon, though.

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  57. Julie Scattergood says:

    Not yet – but it’s something that really appeals.

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  58. Linda Curtis says:

    We have never done one
    So this game Would be a great introduction to them

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  59. Elizabeth Harris says:

    I went to one in Spain. I Absolutely loved it! Thing was though it was down the back of this small alley and looked really dingy outside. I was unsure about going in, but ex. boyfriend insisted. We got in and their and the lady took us to the escape room. However, she said our first mission was to be handcuffed to this pole and find the key to get released. we get hand cuffed in this tiny room (The theme was escape from prison), and then with no warning the lights went out. Honestly, thought it was the start of a horror movie for us lol. When the lights came back on the curtain moved to reveal a door to the room with the clues. Our first task was to work out where the key was for the handcuffs and then work out the rest of the clues. It was amazing, apart from the huge scare at the beginning lol. We loved it and thought it was the best night of the whole holiday. To be able to do one at home would be amazing!

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  60. Elizabeth Harris says:

    I went to one in Spain. I Absolutely loved it! Thing was though it was down the back of this small alley and looked really dingy outside. I was unsure about going in, but ex. boyfriend insisted. We got in and their and the lady took us to the escape room. However, she said our first mission was to be handcuffed to this pole and find the key to get released. we get hand cuffed in this tiny room (The theme was escape from prison), and then with no warning the lights went out. Honestly, thought it was the start of a horror movie for us lol. When the lights came back on the curtain moved to reveal a door to the room with the clues. Our first task was to work out where the key was for the handcuffs and then work out the rest of the clues. It was amazing, apart from the huge scare at the beginning lol. We loved it and thought it was the best night of the whole holiday. To be able to do one at home would be amazing!

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  61. Tony Parker says:

    I must be one of the minority of people who haven’t been to an escape room. This game would grip me I am sure. It’s a really unique idea

    Reply

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