In case you haven’t heard about the latest rage, Escape Rooms are all the rage. I actually was at dinner on Saturday with friends and my friend was raving about the awesomeness of a local escape room. I’m intrigued by escape rooms, but the cost is a bit more than I want to pay. Then I saw Phyllis over at All Things Beautiful review one of the Escape the Room games. Escape the Room games are a way you can try out an Escape Room without paying the big fee. It’s also a way for your kids to get in on the Escape Room fun, and have a bit of problem-solving fun via gameschooling.
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The set up for Escape the Room
There are several different Escape the Room games, we played Escape the Room Stargazer. You open up the box and are presented with the scenario and some clues. Depending on how many people are in the room is how long you have to escape. There are several different numbered envelopes, and as you solve clues you open the different envelopes.
Playing through your Escape the Room game
I can’t show you too many detailed pictures, because that could give away the fun of the game.
I will say, each of the pieces has fun details. This one has a nice steampunk feel to it, and I loved the variety of puzzles and how we could work together on them or work on them independently. The kids enjoyed taking turns opening up the envelopes and getting the first crack at the puzzles. I mentioned the puzzles having different elements. Some of them are logic, some are spatial awareness or geometry.
What is the replayability of the Escape the Room games?
That really will depend on your tolerance for rereading a book or a story.
I have an app on my phone that is a similar puzzle solving game, and I love to replay it from time to time. I don’t remember how to solve every single puzzle, but it’s fun to rework through it.
In the instructions, there are directions to repack everything just the way you got it. That’s actually how we got it. Phyllis sent us her copy all neatly repackaged into the box. That could actually be a fun idea, you could play through it once or twice, and then leave it on a friend’s doorstep with instructions to pass it on.
Final call on Escape the Room games
Much like my puzzle apps on my phone that I bought the entire line, I intend to buy more of these Escape the Room Games.
There’s Escape the Room: Secret of Dr. Gravely’s Retreat that’s also by Think Fun. I’m intrigued by this Escape the Room game by Spinmaster, but it has mixed reviews. I’m seeing pretty good reviews of the Mattel Escape the Room game.