Time To Escape: 1 hour
Number of Players: 1-6
Suitable for Single Player: Yes
Gamemaster: Optional / Not Required
Difficulty Rating: Hard/Expert (involves some algebra and other maths problem solving)
The Chemist’s Conundrum
You are a group of the world’s top chemists, but your careers have ground to a halt.
Recently you’ve noticed a consistent stream of ground breaking research papers from a man known as Dr Vincent MacAlastair.
Intrigued, you applied to work alongside MacAlastair and successfully made it to the interview stage!
There’s only one issue… Dr MacAlastair is reportedly completely mad.
When you arrive at the interview you’re bustled into a room with the group you’re in now.
Dr MacAlastair says a few introductory words, and then excuses himself to go to the toilet.
As he exits you hear the slam of the door, a cry of “read the letter with a circle” and then silence disturbed only by a slight hissing.
Can you solve the puzzles left for you by Dr MacAlastair to escape the room in time and win the job?
How Printable Escape Rooms Work – What’s Included
A printable escape room that you can download and print on your home (or office) printer – in colour or black & white!
Immediately after purchase, you’ll automatically receive an email with links to download the PDF files to print.
There are three files:
- Instructions & Hints (6 pages – 0.3MB)
- Puzzles (15 pages – 22MB)
- Solutions (1 page – 0.7MB)
This printable escape room is designed to look great when printed on both a colour printer and on a black & white printer.
Either, you can play this game without a gamemaster – just print the pages and start playing – or you can play with a gamemaster – they print and hide the pages around a room and give you the hints when requested!
Remember, if you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you’re covered by our 100 day money-back guarantee!
I played this with my wife and parents (in their 60s). I am experienced in escape rooms and they were all newbies.
We thought we would give this a try as it was a lot cheaper than an actual escape room.
It was overall good fun. However some of the puzzles weren't as self evident as they could have been (there were minimal instructions and no logical order) and we needed to resort to the clues more than we would have liked.
We did have a few moments of 'oh that was clever' but also a few 'how would someone have guessed that?' moments too.
Definitely worth trying especially if you have some experience of escape rooms.
Great printable escape room, definitely recommend!
I had so much fun solving this! There was lots of aspects that joined together to lead you to the final answer.
We purchased Escape Room in a Box for Christmas for my 13 and 10 year old boys. We set up the easiest of the three with padlock restrictions preventing access to the Christmas gifts left by Santa. They were over the moon…. This added an additional memory to Christmas morning and we lad loads of fun. They have since completed the other games, plus 2 printables. My boys love riddles and puzzles and have enjoyed every aspect of the Epic games. We look forward to seeing what will follow.
Thoroughly enjoyed working through this puzzle by myself. Not crazy hard but satisfying level of difficulty for me. Managed without resorting to clues but took much longer than an an hour : )