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5 Must-Try Escape Room Board Games

Updated: Aug 9, 2022

Escape rooms are a great activity to spend an afternoon out and about. But, have you ever tried an escape room board game at home? Here are a few of our favorites!

Board games are a great way to spend time together as a family. Some games challenge the mind. Some games may test your creative ability. And others are just a great laugh.

However, escape room board games have hit the scene and they’re adding some extra dimension to game night. These board games incorporate all of the elements that you love about an escape room mission into an at-home game.

Unlock! (many versions available)

Unlock! is a cooperative, multiplayer card game that’s inspired by escape rooms. It uses a simple system to allow players to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. Unlock! has many different at-home escape room versions available including themes around movies and other interests.

This escape room board game is a great way to embark on some new adventures from the comfort of your own home using just a deck of cards and a companion app that helps you to track time, check for codes, and to provide clues throughout the game.

Most Unlock! board games offer a few different scenarios and stories so you’ll have a chance to play it a few times before the surprise and excitement may fade. The best part is that players may opt to use the ten-card tutorial instead of reading the game rules!

We do carry several versions of Unlock! board games for you to choose from, here at Lift Lock Escape.

Deckscape (multiple versions available)

Deckscape is another series of escape room board games that features a cooperative mode of play that is inspired by “escape the box” rooms. The goal of the game is to collaboratively solve puzzles, make use of the items provided, and understand the overall plot of the story.

Each Deckscape game has different themes and narratives. Select one from the bunch that resonates most with you in terms of storylines because it will play a fairly large role in the overall gameplay for you and your team.

We do carry several versions of Deckscape board games for you to choose from, here at Lift Lock Escape.

Exit: The Game (multiple versions available)

The next at-home escape room experience on the list is Exit: The Game. Again, this escape room board game is available in multiple versions with different themes and storylines.

Players must work together as a team to crack codes, solve puzzles, collect useful objects and earn their freedom from the room one step at a time.

We do carry several versions of Exit board games for you to choose from, here at Lift Lock Escape.

Escape Room: The Game

Escape Room: The Game is a thrilling at-home escape room game. This game contains four different escape room adventures, each having three sequential parts. You must find three separate codes and enter them into the Chrono Decoder within 60 minutes to win the game.

Win or lose, Escape Room: The Game is a team effort (just like a regular escape room experience)!

Escape Room in a Box

This game would be well-suited for kids or adults who like the chunky components of an escape room. Produced by Mattel, Escape Room in a Box brings heavy envelopes, building blocks, locks, puzzles, and other props right to your kitchen table. For those who prefer sensory experiences (versus mental challenges), Escape Room in a Box might be a great way to get that at-home escape room experience.

One drawback is that this escape room board game is a one-time use style game. When you finish playing it, you can pass it along to friends or family who might also enjoy trying it!

Escape Mail

Escape Mail isn’t technically a traditional board game, but it’s a Canadian-based company that sends out a seasonal puzzle game via mail. You can sign yourself or a friend up for a subscription to receive the game as it is released. Or, you can opt to play a single episode of the game. This at-home escape room experience includes the thrill of receiving snail mail, which can be an entertainment factor in itself!

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