Category Archives: Room in a box

Enigma Emporium: Blowback

Room-in-a-box, Jan 2019

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Blowback, Enigma Emporium’s second play-at-home puzzle game and a sequel to Wish You Were Here, is at time of writing about to launch on Kickstarter. It works perfectly well stand-alone, though I imagine most players will tackle it having first tried… (more)

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)