Category Archives: Room in a box

Exit: Mysterious Museum

Room-in-a-box, May 2019

Rated 3 out of 5
In Exit’s ever-expanding range, Mysterious Museum is pitched to be less challenging, intentionally one of their easier games. Puzzle difficulty is a very subjective matter, but Museum is made more approachable by being much more linear than their nor… (more)

Exit: Sinister Mansion

Room-in-a-box, May 2019

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Exit follow a very consistent, well-defined style of puzzle game, and after reviewing eight or nine of them there’s not a whole lot to say about a new one unless it differs from the others in some significant way; and Sinister Mansion does not.
The … (more)

Exit: The Catacombs of Horror

Room-in-a-box, Oct 2019

Rated 4 out of 5
For those who enjoy lining up all their Exit games in a neat little line of matching boxes on the shelf, it will have come as bad news that Catacombs of Horror is a double-size game, packaged in an outsized box that completely fails to match the othe… (more)

Unlock!: Scheherazade’s Last Tale

Room-in-a-box, Jun 2019

Rated 3 out of 5
Second in Unlock!’s Exotic Adventures set, Scheherazade’s Last Tale dives into the mythology of Arabian nights, with the premise that Scheherazade has run out of inspiration on her final night, and needs you to save her. It’s a romantic and distincti… (more)

Unlock!: The Night of the Boogeymen

Room-in-a-box, Jun 2019

Rated 3 out of 5
Unlock! are nothing if not experimental. I imagine it’s due to the variety of designers involved, typically a different designer for each game, but the way each game is distinctive not just in presentation but in gameplay is one of the series’s parti… (more)

Journal 29: Revelation

Room-in-a-box, Jun 2019

Rated 4 out of 5
Naturally, the first thing I have to mention here is the terrible missed opportunity in not calling this book Journal 30. Leaving that aside, Revelation is of course the follow-up to Journal 29, a puzzle book that managed to spawn a small sub-genre o… (more)