Escape Room The Game: Prison Break

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Room The Game (website)

Overall rating

Rated between 20 and 30 out of 5

based on ratings from 2 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

Player reviews

egnor expert says:

The games are quite fun, except that the first one (Prison Break) has a particularly bad puzzle at the end -- probably the worst puzzle in the whole 4-game box -- which is sad because it puts people off the whole set which is otherwise pretty nifty.

The materials are mostly paper/cardboard with an electronic timer/verifier/codesheet gadget. The gadget is cute enough and works OK, though it feels a little cheap. Hints are time-triggered and pretty well designed, but of course may or may not match what you need at any given moment.

The stories are cliche (prison break, virus lab, etc) but capably told, the kit is good quality (for being paper and cardboard), and the illustration is well done.

Recommend 2-4p max. Can be reset as long as you're careful not to mangle anything.

Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

Escape Room The Game is one of the higher profile boxed escape games available, and comes as a boxed set of four scenarios plus a battery-operated decoder device. Although the four games can only be purchased as a single pack, I'm reviewing each scenario as a separate game in a shameless ploy to increase the number of reviews on this site because that seems most consistent with other boxed game reviews, and since additional expansion scenarios can be bought separately.
The 'Chr...
Prison Break is a good game but falls slightly short of Virus. It's not a bad game but some of the signposting did make it a little harder to progress.
Spin Master’s first entry into the Escape Room home game market is an ambitious one, packing not one but four different, completely unique full length games inside the box. Unfortunately this proved to be an exercise in quantity over quality.
A fun and interactive game that offers multiple unique escape room experiences
Es war nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis das Thema Escape Rooms auch in der Welt der Gesellschaftsspiele ankommt. Nachdem es bisher ein bis zwei Spiele im englischsprachigen Umfeld gab, werden im September jetzt auch einige (Gesellschafts-)Spiele zum Thema Escape Room* in die deutschen Wohnzimmer Einzug halten.

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