Tag Archives: Room in a box

Exit: The House of Riddles

Room-in-a-box, Jan 2020

Rated 3 out of 5
I wouldn’t like to suggest that Exit are scraping the barrel for their theme ideas, but the premise for House of Riddles is simply that you’re in a house… full of puzzles… kinda like one of those ‘escape room’ things. Although to be fair, there’s… (more)


Room-in-a-box, Dec 2019

Rated 4 out of 5
Ever since Journal 29 there’s been a boom in similarly formatted puzzle books, each with one puzzle per double page spread, where the first challenge of solving is often in working out how to approach the cryptic illustration. 404 is the latest such,… (more)

Exit: Mysterious Museum

Room-in-a-box, May 2019

Rated 3 out of 5
In Exit’s ever-expanding range, Mysterious Museum is pitched to be less challenging, intentionally one of their easier games. Puzzle difficulty is a very subjective matter, but Museum is made more approachable by being much more linear than their nor… (more)

Exit: Sinister Mansion

Room-in-a-box, May 2019

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Exit follow a very consistent, well-defined style of puzzle game, and after reviewing eight or nine of them there’s not a whole lot to say about a new one unless it differs from the others in some significant way; and Sinister Mansion does not.
The … (more)

Exit: The Catacombs of Horror

Room-in-a-box, Oct 2019

Rated 4 out of 5
For those who enjoy lining up all their Exit games in a neat little line of matching boxes on the shelf, it will have come as bad news that Catacombs of Horror is a double-size game, packaged in an outsized box that completely fails to match the othe… (more)