Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Escape Room in a Box - The Werewolf Experiment on Kickstarter
I stumbled across a new Kickstarter campaign today. It's an escape room in a box. The idea is that you purchase the box and then host your own escape room at home!
They have managed to fit 19 puzzles into this small box, which equates to one hour of fun at home.
The theme is a werewolf experiment, where upon opening the box you release a toxin which will turn you all into werewolves unless, you guessed it, you manage to unlock the antidote!
It's similar to Breakout EDU in that there is an escape room in a box that you can play anywhere. The difference with this one is that the game and puzzles have been designed by escape room experts. The reviews all sound good (see the bottom of the Kickstarter campaign page).
The price equates to about $100AUD, including shipping. The game can be replayed over and over (by different teams), so if you purchase the game with a group, you can get it at a very reasonable price.
If the Kickstarter is successful, there is a good chance that they will release further themes in the future.
Unfortunately, they are estimating that it will take 12 months to ship out the escape rooms in a box. This is a long time to have to wait, but in my experience with Kickstarter, it's probably about average.
You can check out the Kickstarter campaign here.