About this project
For game enthusiasts who are looking to host an unforgettable night of fun, ESCAPE ROOM IN A BOX is a 60-90 minute cooperative game where 2-6 players solve puzzles, crack codes, and find hidden clues in order to find an antidote to thwart a mad scientist's plot to turn them into werewolves.
ESCAPE ROOM IN A BOX is an experience as much as a game. It’s a chance to host an unforgettable night of fun with your friends as you race against the clock to twist your brain around puzzling problems and cunning clues.
We can’t tell you too much without ruining the surprise, but these are not just pen and paper puzzles. There are locked boxes! Keys and codes that must be found! Feats of dexterity, quests for knowledge and mind-bending brain teasers that must be accomplished.
Escape Rooms are a wildly popular new form of live gaming sweeping the country. The basic concept is a group of people gets locked in a room and has to solve puzzles both physical and mental in order to find keys and codes that will get them out of the room. In our game, we have all the awesome excitement, so players can have the same immersive and challenging experience in the comfort of their own home (and for a lot less money!). We’ve done a lot of research and despite the massive popularity of Escape Rooms, there is nothing like this on the market.
You will receive a beautifully designed, fascinating box. You will take off the lid and notice that there is a panel that you CANNOT LIFT until you start the game.
Intrigued, you will invite your friends over for the ESCAPE ROOM IN A BOX PARTY. You can even make appetizers, drinks and decorations from the Official Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment Party Planner (which you found right under the box lid.)
The day of your party will arrive, everyone will be excited and curious about what's to come. You will eat, drink, be merry and gather around a table to begin this once in a lifetime experience.
You will lift the lid and…
We can’t tell you any more without spoilers and we would never do that to you.
Okay, we can show you a little more:
Actually, it’s better:
1. Location: Maybe you don’t live anywhere near an Escape Room. Maybe you don’t want to drive to an unknown part of town or pay for a babysitter. Escape Room in A Box is in the best location (your house) with awesome parking (because it is at your house.)
2. Cost: Escape Rooms are expensive! Like, $30 a person! That’s $180 for your six person group! Our game is a fraction of the price for 152% of the fun.
3. You won’t be locked in a room: For those of you who love puzzles but hate the thought of being locked in a room, in our game you aren’t locked in a room. You are just stuck with a box…of AWESOME. And themed snacks.
Anyone who loves Escape Rooms. Anyone who loves puzzles. Anyone who wants to host a super unique party. Anyone who wants a really fun team building exercise or ice breaker: companies, schools, clubs. Families who want something that will bring them together without being bored or staring at a screen. Also, just, everyone. Are you breathing? Buy this game.
Yes, the game is primarily a one time use game like the real Escape Rooms or Murder Mystery Night Games. As you'll see when you play, it isn't just solving puzzles, the puzzles are part of a complicated web of clues and meta puzzles that lead you to your goal, so after the first play you'll know too much!
However, we want some replay-ability, so we will be selling a very cheap refill pack (included FREE with the kickstarter!) that will include a .pdf of the puzzles, replacements for the elements that are used up, and instructions for reconstructing the box. We will also include a “game master script” for the host so that you take charge of certain elements (timing, hints, etc.) as you lead another group of your friends through their adventure and watch them escape their terrible werewolf fate (or not!).
Want to make your Escape Room Party even more immersive and atmospheric?
Lauren Rock of Boonzy Arts Candles specializes in hand crafting candles to enhance the gaming experience. She played our game and was so inspired that she created a candle that will make you feel like you've stumbled into the intriguing lab of a mad scientist with a werewolf lurking just out of site (in the most pleasant way possible of course). The Werewolf Experiment Candle is herbaceous and woody with slight hints of amber and citrus.
The candle is 8oz, 100% soy wax, has a cotton wick, premium fragrance oils, and features original Escape Room In A Box artwork. Each candle has around 50 hours of burn time, so you can certainly enjoy it before you game to anticipate what's to come and then after to remember what a blast you had. Scent is the sense most closely tied to memory after all.
Some of you may recognize Lauren from her incredibly successful Wheel of Flame campaign last year where she introduced candles to enhance your role playing games (like Port of the Ocean and Forest of Enchantment). So you know this is going to be awesome.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge with this game is creating a fully realized Escape Room experience for your home at a cost people feel comfortable with. Because we wanted to include quality components, real locks and complicated puzzles the game materials cost a lot more than your average board game. Additionally, it takes a lot of man hours to craft each game. As you will see when you play, there are a number of elements that have to be done by hand. From our research we’ve learned that you are supposed to charge 5x the amount your game costs to make, plus the percentage Kickstarter takes, plus shipping. In order to keep the price down for you, we are not doing that. We are only charging a little more than the cost of manufacturing. The MSRP for the game will be $60+Shipping, but the Kickstarter price will be only $45+Shipping. As an early supporter you will be saving $15 AND getting the refill pack for FREE!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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