“The next time we go on holiday with friends, Epic Escapes will be coming along for the trip. The games from Epic Escapes are one of the only play-at-home experiences we’ve found that, when played correctly, can accurately and easily transport an escape room into your living room. If you’re looking for something to spice up your usual boardgame night, look no further.”
“A really well designed, high quality, at home product, with a clear story and flow. Brilliant for first time escape roomers as the puzzles were well structured and understandable.”
“The components included for these experiences are an amazing quality and all reusable for future games too. Some of the paper components might get damaged, but these are available to be reprinted any number of times so you don’t need to worry about keeping everything pristine! Each game also comes with a set of clues to guide you if you get stuck and a solutions page for the host to read so help is always available!”
“What sets Epic Escapes apart from the other play at home games we have played, is that you’re provided with actual lockable boxes and padlocks (along with a couple of other things that I won’t spoil!) and therefore there is an added excitement for any enthusiast, and that is setting up the room itself, where all the padlocks have to be set to the correct codes and the puzzles aspects hidden in your room of choice!”
We played Murderous Scallywag. Very easily printable and QR code clues were helpful. It was a fun hour but quite difficult and there didn't seem a logical path to the answers (hence we needed all the clues)! Great little game for Escape Room fans.
We love doing escape rooms - the one in actual rooms and the ones you can do at home - this is a great idea, having the game printable so you can grab it whenever you're in the mood. I have given this a 4 star rating, because some of it was very obscure. We're used to doing this type of puzzle, thinking outside the box or trying to figure stuff out from a different angle, but some of the things in here were so left field there would have been no way to figure it out without the clues to guide us. We like to not use cues, and usually we manage to win without them, so this one was a tiny bit frustrating. For example, the way to get to the end winning combination wasn't explained very well, but once we did look at the hint, it was enough for us to get the order and win the game!
Was good fun, and learnt about how to be a team with my partner. I should have printed in colour single sided to make things easier. We enjoyed it but my dyslexia slowed me down. I do recommend.
Good fun on a cold wet rainy afternoon. It took a bit of time to get used to how to work out the clues but once we got going we did enjoy it. A bit more advice at the start would have been helpful but it didn't stop us escaping in the nick of time!
I wanted this for my partner. It's well laid out, easy to use files and clearly named. Make the process easy to get and organise without accidently reading the answers so I can join in! Love the logo as it's not just 'hey look at our gordy design' its actually puzzle related and makes it look smart while inspiring the puzzle juices.
I think the only way this could get better is a printable envelope for printing with the design on also to tie it all together!
The game it's self looks great and I can't wait to play!
Had a fab time. Spent what would've been a rather normal, boring evening finding the treasure. We enjoyed discussing the clues and some of them were not obvious and took a bit to work out but it was an enjoyable time spent. Would definitely recommend!!
Played this with friends on a camping trip and was enjoyed by all.
Played this at a gathering of friends and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, and thought the level of challenge was pitched just about right.
This was the second Epic Escape game a friend and I have played. We'd learned a better system of play having done the first game, and it proved to be a useful skill. We split the tasks between us and then came together to share the findings which worked really well. The only other thing we learned is to check each others adding up of numbers. Great evening playing this game and we'll definitely be buying again.
It took me a little while to find some quiet time to do this, but when I finally sat down with it, I was so pleased with the overall story and the attention to detail. It took me a little over an hour but I guess if I had friends helping me, we'd have had it done sooner!
It's a good challenge. Looking forward to having a go at some others now!
Played with some friends and had a fun time solving the case within the hour
Excellent game enjoyed by all the family
Really enjoyed, quality time with my daughter no electronics - well apart from getting some hints.
Easy to follow instructions, highly recommend.
I played this with my 2 sons aged 13 and 9 we all identified our own clues which was great! We took a good chunk of time trying to work out what to do as this was our first one but once we got going it was great. We finished only just in time because we had a tricky time finding the order of the code so needed a hint. Overall a great success the boys have asked to do another.
10 girls played this game in two teams, and it took them both less than an hour. They enjoyed it but did need to use many of the clues. It was rather confusing but fun.
Smart idea, fun to carry out. A little tricky to piece together in the beginning.
Bought as a birthday present for my dad and although expensive compared to others it far exceeded anything else I’ve seen for a home or online version. Everyone was impressed by the quality of the contents. We’d all played various escape rooms before and this one pretty much replicated the feeling (and panic) of being in a real escape room. We completed the medium one with 15mins spare and using one hint.
We also loved the idea of being able to download extensions to this in the future!!! Keep them coming!!
Cannot recommend enough
Bought for a 14th birthday party. With the props I could set up a room which really felt like an escape room - the kids loved the real locks and the surprises. They managed the easy rated game with only 1 hint just in the time and immediately demanded I set up the medium one as an extra game for them at the party! As good as I hoped it would be!
Murderous scallywag - Puzzles were challenging for the 2 of us, but not impossible. Hardest bit was the order and location at the end… had us stumped and needing a clue!
Struggled a little to work out what the way into the game we played was and I felt like we needed to use the hints, especially at the start just to work out what was going on. Could maybe do with a bit more story/focus. That said, it was a fun puzzle and I did enjoy it.
We played without a GM as there were only 4 of us. It was our first time of playing and we found it easy to follow whilst making us think hard about some of the solutions. Having told some friends about it they want to play and I’ll be their GM. 10/10.
We enjoyed playing this, was a nice activity to do as a couple, would certainly recommend!
A good range of puzzles, not too difficult but required a bit of lateral thinking and problem solving to piece it all together. Did this as a family group on Christmas Eve and everyone said how much fun it was - silly but satisfying!
We didn't use any of the hints and managed it within about 45 mins, and we all thought the elf names were particularly excellent!
It was the first time we'd tried Epic Escapes. Got together with a friend and spent an enjoyable evening working through the puzzles and definitely made full use of the clues. We got the right location and the right four numbers but didn't quite recognise how to work out the correct order but yet again the clues helped us through. Great fun and will be looking to do more virtual escapes.