Category Archives: Room in a box

Key Enigma: Hack Forward

Room-in-a-box, Feb 2022

Rated 4 out of 5
Key Enigma’s debut game ran its Kickstarter in 2020, and it’s spent as long sitting on my shelf as it did in production – the stated 8 hour play time put me off from diving in. Once I finally did start it, it turned out to be actually very digestible… (more)

Deckscape: The Curse of the Sphinx

Room-in-a-box, Jan 2022

Rated between 2.5 and 3 out of 5
Deckscape’s compact and straightforward format has a lot going for it – you’re guided straight into the game without having to first work out how to play, and the large cards with their bright illustrations have good visual appeal. But while I genera… (more)

Exit: The Sacred Temple

Room-in-a-box, Jul 2021

Rated 3.5 out of 5
EXIT’s puzzle games are endlessly creative within a very tightly defined format, and while the difficulty level and theming vary, once you’ve played one you know what you’ll get from another. Except that The Sacred Temple takes the range in a whole n… (more)

Exit: The Cemetery of the Knight

Room-in-a-box, Apr 2021

Rated 3.5 out of 5
The Exit series of puzzle games keeps rolling on; the games follow a well-defined format and style, and at this point are definitely starting to blur one into another. On the other hand, it’s a format and style that works well and reliably delivers a… (more)