Exit: The Mysterious Museum

By | March 20, 2019

by Exit (website)

📦play at home
You are on a trip to the Florence Natural History Museum, intent on visiting the sunken treasure of the Santa Maria. Your relaxing day at the museum is quickly derailed by an incredible adventure! Can you solve the mysteries of the museum and find a way out? Difficulty Level: 2 of 5. This game can be played only one time because you must markup, fold, and tear the game materials to solve the riddles and escape.
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Overall rating

Rated between 2.5 and 3.5 out of 5

based on ratings from 8 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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Player reviews

Billa Babybel experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 14 Sep 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Lotsa Locks experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

A couple of standout puzzles but some that fall flat. Overall a fun time if you don't mind taking a couple of hints. 

Anne expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

We found this box on sale - in English which is not our first language. This was our first EXIT box. We bought two others at the same time.

The story of a time traveller in a museum was great!

The first puzzle felt broken since there was a variation of how you could place things and read different codes from that, but other than that we only had one problem - language. One puzzle asked us something related to what a cockerel says. We simply did not know. 

The end puzzle was really nice. I won't spoil it here. 

I think this box would have been really fun with children around. I can imagine the awe they would be in for the end puzzle. We were also entertained, but not in awe.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Charly expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5

Really not intuitive 

Dan Mircea Suciu experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

In Exit's ever-expanding range, Mysterious Museum is pitched to be less challenging, intentionally one of their easier games. Puzzle difficulty is a very subjective matter, but Museum is made more approachable by being much more linear than their normal style. That's a reasonable and sensible change, but in practice I was unimpressed with the result.

In a typical Exit game, you have a booklet of clues to leaf through, with different pages being relevant to different puzzles. In addition, you'll...

On balance, The Mysterious Museum has some strong pros (such as the theme and the quality) but let down by the puzzles and flow. So in a nutshell, it wasn’t my favourite EXIT game. I am however a big enthusiast when it comes to their other games, so I’ve no doubt this is just a small blip with particularly styled puzzles that our team struggled with on the day.

Exit: The Game’s The Mysterious Museum was one of our favorites of the series… and it completely caught us off-guard. The name and packaging looked painfully drab and unappealing, so much so that it sat on our shelf collecting dust for about a year. It turned out that this boxed escape game was actually a clever time travel story.
We would recommend this game for a smaller group looking to do something for an hour or so.

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