Category Archives: Room in a box

Unlock!: Tombstone Express

Room-in-a-box, Jul 2018

Rated between 3 and 3.5 out of 5
It is very much to Unlock!’s credit that they keep experimenting with their format. Having established a game system that works, they could have easily settled into churning out identikit games. Instead, each new release seems to push the format in a… (more)

Unlock!: A Noside Story

Room-in-a-box, Jul 2018

Rated 3 out of 5
The first Unlock! game I played was Squeek & Sausage, and that game’s characters return in this sequel, which has some joking references back to the original but which works perfectly well even if you haven’t played that one. It has the same bold car… (more)

Puzzle Card: Escape The Room

Room-in-a-box, Oct 2018

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Having grown from live games to play-at-home boxes and books, the escape game juggernaut expands to a new format – the greetings card! Puzzle Card is exactly what it says on the tin: it’s a birthday card with a set of puzzles to solve, plus a smallis… (more)

Exit: The Sunken Treasure

Room-in-a-box, Aug 2018

Rated 3 out of 5
Each year brings a new crop of titles from the EXIT line of boxed escape games, a reliably polished product that faithfully follows their established format while managing to feel fresh and free from recycled puzzle ideas. The latest batch of boxes i… (more)

Escape Game: Lucky Luke

Room-in-a-box, May 2018

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Some people impulse-buy handbags or electronic gadgets; apparently my equivalent vice is to buy escape game books in languages I don’t speak, which is how I ended up with a French-language copy of the Lucky Luke book after passing through Brussels. I… (more)