Escape room game

Escape Room The Game

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I have another game to share with you from Spin Master Games. One that I am here to say I am not smart enough to play. HOLY MOLY Escape Room The Game is HARD!! Not a little hard. BUT REALLY, REALLY, REALLY hard.

That’s my whine. Could it be that we had just a little too much Thanksgiving food?  Could it be that we had too much Thanksgiving ‘cheer’?  OR should I just come out and say my family is just not smart enough for this game? I’m going to go with … never mind.

This is a game for people that are really good at problem solving. (unlike myself who is great at problem making!) This game would be perfect for folks that love a challenging game like RISK or Chess.

Take the viral social experience of Escape Rooms to the comfort of your own home and for a fraction of the cost that you would pay! Included in this game are 4 unique 60 minute escape room puzzles that will test your cranial skills. Use images, gears, words, keys, shapes, maps and more to solve the three stages within each escape room. An analog timer on the Chrono Decoder centerpiece incessantly counts down, emitting ominous noises to create an environment shut out from the outside world. If the puzzles stump you for too long, slide a hint card into the Hint Decoder to keep your team moving. Slide 4 keys into the Chrono Decoder when you think you have the answer… but beware, if you’re wrong, a precious minute will be taken from you.

The 4 escape rooms vary in difficulty, designed to give any group the experience they expect and deserve. If you’re craving more puzzles, Escape Room expansions will be available, but you’ll need the base game first as the Chrono Decoder is essential to the experience. Included in the base game in order of difficulty is: Prison Break, Virus, Nuclear Countdown, and Temple of the Aztec

Prison Break: Ten years in prison for a crime you didn’t commit. Ten years of your life wasted for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it hardly seemed fair. You know the guards will reach your cell during the rounds in an hour. Every bone in your body tells you this is the opportunity of a lifetime; you’re 60 minutes away from freedom!

Virus: What a time to faint! You swear you could kill your lab partner, but you know that won’t be necessary. The liquid that’s oozing out of the broken bottle will kill everybody in the room soon enough…

Nuclear Countdown: The table is filled with all kinds of materials that send shivers down your spine. At that moment your phone rings and your worst nightmare becomes reality, the bomb threat is real!

Temple of the Aztec: The stories told about the temple were numerous. Anybody that had entered the temple was never seen again, supposedly killed by vipers. But stories also spoke of the Eye of Aztec, the largest diamond that ever existed

This game will put new wrinkles on your brain!!  New wrinkles on the brain are a good thing.

Escape Room The Game is designed to take 60 minutes to play. I have to admit the 60 minutes went REALLY fast. Oh, we still lost but the time went fast.

Escape Room the game

The game is designed for 3 to 5 players. As a team you try to escape the room; when you figure out the hints they will coincide with the different keys. You will need to insert four of them into the Chrono Decoder to go on to the next part. The time continually counts down and it’s very nerve-wracking and the buzzer that sounds if the keys are inserted in the wrong order is loud enough to make you jump.

Escape Room the game

The Chrono Decoder acts not only as a timer but also a puzzle decoder. It requires 3 AA batteries. Not included.

Begin the game by opening the first envelope that is filled with a series of puzzles. When you decipher each puzzle it will correlate to a certain key. Insert the key into the Chrono Decoder if you hear a pleasant chime, it means you’ve entered the correct keys and you move on to the second envelope. The horrible buzzer means you goofed and time is deducted. It’s very nerve-wracking.

There are tons of twists and turns. The puzzles are sometime so hard and other’s are “well duh”.


The game is challenging. The Chrono decoder is a cool center piece to the game, I do wish there was a way to pause the game but that time just continually counts down……. second after second. This would make a great Christmas gift for those puzzle loving people on your list.

My main whine?  I need smarter family members!!  Sorry guys! Being the loudest didn’t help!

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