Category Archives: Room in a box

The Escapement: The Network

Online, May 2020

Rated 4 out of 5
In this recent rush of online games, The Network is an exception, because it’s so very physical. There are important elements delivered in your browser, including the audio and video that provide the story, but each of its three stages are primarily … (more)

Escape Tales: Low Memory

Room-in-a-box, Feb 2020

Rated 4 out of 5
Low Memory is the follow-up to The Awakening, one of the most interesting and successful home escape games released yet. Like its predecessor, it uses a fairly complex system of action tokens in place of a time limit to restrict how thoroughly you ca… (more)

Deckscape: Heist In Venice

Room-in-a-box, Dec 2018

Rated 3 out of 5
Heist In Venice follows the normal Deckscape format with a couple of twists. Your mission is to steal a €1 billion Euro poker chip from a casino, and in the tradition of heist movies, you have a team of specialists: here provided by a set of six char… (more)

Unlock!: The Noside Show

Room-in-a-box, Jan 2020

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5
While each Unlock! game is a stand-alone story, fully half the boxed sets have included an episode featuring the closest thing the series has to a recurring villain. The Noside Show is the third of these, and its cartoonish style of illustration and … (more)