Can you crack the code, solve the puzzles, and escape the room?
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Our Escape Adventures
What is "Escape the Crate?"
Escape-the-room games are one of the fastest growing sensations in America! You are trapped in a room with your friends, family, or co-workers and the only way to escape is by solving riddles, cracking codes, and discovering secret objects. As fun as these are, they are pricey...often close to $100 for a group of 4 for only an hour of entertainment. In addition, once you've done one...you can't do it again.
Now you can bring all of the fun of an escape room into your own home...with a different adventure delivered every other month. Imagine escaping from a pirate ship, unraveling alien languages, solving murder mysteries, and defusing time bombs all from your own living room. Work with your friends and family to crack codes, solve riddles, and discover hidden items all while in a beautifully crafted story delivered every other month to you ... all for the price of of just one person's ticket at a regular escape room.
Step 1: Subscribe
- "Escape the Crate" Ships every other month for $29.99 plus shipping. Click HERE to begin the escape.
Step 2: Assemble Your Team
- Assemble your friends and family for game night. The more people who play...the better. Teamwork is necessary for success. It will be the most thrilling hour you can ask for.
Step 3: Get Ready to Escape
- Grab your crate, clear off the table, pull out your computer, and prepare to be immersed in a time-traveling escape adventure. You will need around an hour and a half to familiarize yourselves with the game and to complete your mission.
What's Inside the Crate?
We can't show you everything in the box because that would spoil the surprise! What we can guarantee is a crate full of adventure. Work your way though location after location, discovering puzzles and riddles and solving a mystery.
Some things you might receive are:
Letters, ciphers, and puzzles: To crack these fiendish challenges you will need to work together with your friends and family. One puzzle leads to another.
Tools to help your sleuthing: You may obtain objects like blacklights in your adventure, which help you crack the codes.
Interesting and intriguing objects: Gain these as rewards for escaping the crate or as parts of a puzzle to help you advance further through the adventure.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ How much is it?
Each subscription costs $29.99 plus shipping. Subscriptions automaically renew every 2 months.
+ How old do you need to be to play?
We do not like to put an age limit on the games, as it really depends upon the player. The puzzles and reading materials in the box are designed for players ages 10 and up... however, if you use the hints and have adult supervision, younger players have enjoyed the game. Just be aware that this box is designed to be challenging for adults, so it might cause some frustration for very young players.
+ How many people do you need to play?
Each game is designed for a small group of people and to be played around a kitchen table. We suggest 2-4 people, but as many as 6 can easily participate. We also have many subscribers who play solo, which also works!
+ Do you ship internationally?
We do ship internationally to Canada, the United Kikngdom, Australia, and many other countries. Shipping costs are a quite a bit higher than those shipped domestically, however, so be sure to consider that when placing an order. Note: International Customers are responsible for any taxes or duties that their countries may impose on them during delivery.
+ How long will it take for me to receive my crate?
If you order between 3/1 and 3/31, your first crate will ship out during the first week of April!
+ How can I change addresses, payment methods, skip a month, or cancel my subscription?
Log in to your account by clicking HERE
+ What are escape rooms?
An escape room is an experience where a group of people must work together to solve puzzles to accomplish a goal...usually to break out of a locked room. In "Escape the Crate," you will be working with others to accomplish a goal, such as breaking into a room or finding a hidden object.
+ Can I see an example?
We have a free, online-only game available right now! Click HERE to play.
+ How long is each Escape Adventure?
Each crate is designed to last around an hour, but after reading the directions and gathering the tools, it usually takes about an hour and a half.Each adventure comes with reset instructions so you can play the game again or pass it off to some friends to introduce them to the craze.
+ Can you play this more than once?
After completing the mission, you will be given instructions on how to reset the game. A few items will have to be printed off of a computer and replaced into the crate, but the rest are simply reset according to an easy to follow checklist. Just like other escape rooms...when you play this once, it will be exactly the same the next time through. While it always fun to replay the crate with other people, you don't need to worry... a new crate will be headed to your house with a completely new adventure soon.
+ Are there hints to help me?
Every challenge you will face will have a set of hints, which you can choose to reveal when your team needs them. If you are completely stumped, even after the hints, the solution is also provided.
+ What if we don't escape in time?
These missions can be challenging and it is very possible you won't escape before the time limit. You can always reset the game using our instructions or you can continue playing past the time limit to see the mission to completion. You can't do THAT in another escape room.
+ Which adventure will I get?
If you subscribe between March 1st and April 30th, you will start out with "Escape the Queen's Curse." Each and every adventure runs for 2 months. At the end of that time, that adventure is retired and the next adventure is sent out. Retired advntures can still be purchased and played, however, by clicking HERE.
+ Do I need a computer to play?
You will need a fully charged computer or mobile device to play this escape room. For most challenges, you will need to enter information into some locks on the computer to gain new puzzles and information.
+ What happens if I don't like the box or I find it to be too challenging or too easy?
While we do not give refunds, feel free to cancel your subscription at any time.
+ I'm an escape room super fan and I want to know if the box has linear puzzles or not...
Our boxes are very linear and are designed to be that way... played one puzzle at a time... While some super fans like to split up the work in a box, that often is confusing for new players and it does not work well with our hint system. There are many wonderful escape rooms that are linear and it is our personal preference to keep the puzzles in this manner.
+ What is the fine print?
A 2 month subscription has only one box, since it is shipped out bi-monthly. A 4 month subscription will have 2 boxes, and a 6 month will have 3 boxes. Subscriptions renew on the 15th of the month every OTHER month. Feel free to cancel anytime by logging into your Cratejoy account. You have 2 days after a renewal to cancel and request a refund by email, or you will be charged for and receive that month's box before cancellation. We do not offer refunds if you do not like the box. Some items carry over from box to box, so you will need to hang onto certain items to complete future boxes. You can find out more by examining the "Terms and Conditions" page at the bottom of this webpage.