Escape Room In A Box: Flashback

By | May 15, 2019

by Escape Room In A Box (website)

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Overall rating

Rated between 2 and 2.5 out of 5

based on ratings from 4 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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Player reviews

artful dodger rated this:Rated between 2 and 2 out of 5
Played: 22 Jan 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 60 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlyquite easy

Okay, but definitely for kids

PuzzleParrot expert rated this:Rated between 2.5 and 2.5 out of 5

Def designed for little kids, and not really replayable for most adults.

Darren Miller expert rated this:Rated between 2.5 and 2.5 out of 5
stairs expert rated this:Rated between 2.5 and 2.5 out of 5
Played: 4 Sep 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 00:45

Having enjoyed the original Escape Room In a Box, the Werewolf Experiment, there's no way to hide the fact that this sequel was very disappointing.

I've played a lot of escape room-in-boxes, so don't normally expect to see many completely original ideas, but we played it with some first-timer friends and even *they* had seen many of the puzzles before. There was no challenge, the plastic props looked like they belonged in a Barbie house (appropriately, for a game made by Mattel), and the narrative really made very little sense. It felt more like the kind of activity pack that kids would do on the back of a kids' menu at a restaurant than a full-price escape room game.

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I’m going to open by being especially up front. We know the creators of Escape Room in a Box very well.
Flashbacks are never good news.

This would be a perfect game for an older child or teenager or for someone new to the hobby who is looking to find a good entry point. 

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