Escape Room The Game: Prison Break

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Room The Game (website)

πŸ“¦play at home

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Rated between 25 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 8 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

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MissLoopyLou93 experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 9 Jan 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56.30 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlyillogical

Puzzles don’t seem logical, and the decoder doesn’t always work. 

WinglessArchangel experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 1 Jan 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 57 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
illogical

Decent game and mechanic that is let down by the fact that it is all rather small and difficult to scrutinise well in a group of more than two. One rather illogical puzzle at the end of the game made it rather a let down, and we needed some hints, but still fun!

Anne expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 22 Aug 2021 Team size: 2
family friendly
Jakob Frederiksen experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverbroken tech

This was the first play at home escape game I played and I still think that the puzzles where clever and well thought out. But we did have some issues with the decoder, where it didn’t register the answers correctly and only after looking up the final answer realising that we where right. A bit of a low point for a otherwise good game. 

Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Dan Mircea Suciu experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
egnor expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5

The games are quite fun, except that the first one (Prison Break) has a particularly bad puzzle at the end -- probably the worst puzzle in the whole 4-game box -- which is sad because it puts people off the whole set which is otherwise pretty nifty.

The materials are mostly paper/cardboard with an electronic timer/verifier/codesheet gadget. The gadget is cute enough and works OK, though it feels a little cheap. Hints are time-triggered and pretty well designed, but of course may or may not match what you need at any given moment.

The stories are cliche (prison break, virus lab, etc) but capably told, the kit is good quality (for being paper and cardboard), and the illustration is well done.

Recommend 2-4p max. Can be reset as long as you're careful not to mangle anything.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

Escape Room The Game is one of the higher profile boxed escape games available, and comes as a boxed set of four scenarios plus a battery-operated decoder device. Although the four games can only be purchased as a single pack, I'm reviewing each scenario as a separate game in a shameless ploy to increase the number of reviews on this site because that seems most consistent with other boxed game reviews, and since additional expansion scenarios can be bought separately.
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Es war nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis das Thema Escape Rooms auch in der Welt der Gesellschaftsspiele ankommt. Nachdem es bisher ein bis zwei Spiele im englischsprachigen Umfeld gab, werden im September jetzt auch einige (Gesellschafts-)Spiele zum Thema Escape Room* in die deutschen Wohnzimmer Einzug halten.
Spin Master’s first entry into the Escape Room home game market is an ambitious one, packing not one but four different, completely unique full length games inside the box. Unfortunately this proved to be an exercise in quantity over quality.
A fun and interactive game that offers multiple unique escape room experiences
Prison Break is a good game but falls slightly short of Virus. It's not a bad game but some of the signposting did make it a little harder to progress.

This is a good introductory game to the Escape Room the game series. We certainly enjoyed ourselves and look forward to playing more games in the series.

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