Do you feel stuck? does it feel like you’re trapped in boring nights with no way out? Do you find yourself struggling to find the challenge in the boring puzzles you’re given on the daily? Well worry no more, because we have something you really need to read!
Escape room board games are all the rage these days. They’re perfect for a group of friends or family looking for a fun, challenging activity. And there are tons of different themes to choose from, so you can find the perfect game for your group.
In this article, we’ve rounded up the best escape room board games for you to try. We’ve got games for all kinds of players, from beginners to experts. So whether you’re looking for a challenging game or something a little more relaxed, we’ve got you covered. Brace yourselves for some truly amazing escape themed puzzle games that you can sink your teeth in to!
EXiT: The Sunken Treasure
EXiT: The Sunken Treasure is a new escape room board game that is perfect for puzzles lovers and treasure hunt game enthusiasts. In this game, you and your team (up to 4 players) will have to solve a series of challenges in order to find the treasure of Santa Maria.
The challenges are all themed around the ship, and you’ll need to use your wits and teamwork to solve them and recover the treasure from the depths of the wreck!
You have to cut, tear, fold, scratch, and paint pieces to get answers, meaning the materials can only be used once. You get everything you need in the box (riddle cards, help cards, answer cards, book, etc.), and no app is required to play the game.
But you have to be careful not to make any mistakes as you can easily get trapped in the waters. EXiT: The Sunken Treasure is recommended for ages 10 and up. You will be able to replicate some of the clues so don’t worry too much and this can definitely be replayed with a touch of handiwork!
Escape Room The Game
Escape Room The Game is a board game that puts you and your friends in the middle of a race against the clock. You’ll need to use your wits and cunning to solve puzzles, input correct keys on the decoder, and figure out clues to reach the goal and escape the room. It’s a great game for a night in with friends, and it’s sure to give your brain a workout unlike anything else!
Escape Room The Game comes with 3 scenarios and various difficulty levels to escape the room, racing against the 60 to 0 minutes countdown. The game comes with an expansion pack to add to the thrilling experience. This game is only for people aged 16 and above and is perfect for 3-5 players. Be warned, the time limit really does pile on the pressure! Make sure you tackle this with a cool head or you’re going to waste your precious minutes! Tick tock tick tock!
EXiT: Kidnapped In Fortune City
Have you ever wanted to feel like you’re in an escape room, but without all the hassle of actually going to one? Well, now you can with EXiT: Kidnapped In Fortune City, the new board game that’s bringing the intensity of an escape room to your living room.
EXiT: Kidnapped In Fortune City is a cooperative board game for up to four players aged 12 and above. In the game, you and your fellow players have to find the Sheriff who has escaped from Fortune City, a city where crime is rampant.
You’ll have to work together to solve a series of puzzles in order to visit locations such as bank, jail, drugstore, post office, gunsmith, and saloon to investigate his whereabouts. You have limited time to complete the mission, so you have to put all your mind and senses into this game! BE WARNED – The box states it’s for “Experts” and we can agree it definitely is a challenging one. (Well maybe for us, but you might fare a little better than we did!)
EXiT: The Abandoned Cabin
EXiT: The Abandoned Cabin is a thrilling escape room board game that will test your wits and ingenuity and have you hooked from the very first minute. In this game, your car breaks down, and your only option is to spend the night in an abandoned cabin in the middle of nowhere.
The following day, you find the door locked, and you must use your wits to escape. With the clock ticking, you’ll have to solve a series of puzzles and riddles to find your way out.
This game is perfect for groups of friends or family members who love a good challenge. If you’re looking for a board game that will keep you on your toes, then this is the one for you. The game is recommended for up to 4 players. This escape puzzle says it’s a little less challenging than “Kidnapped in Fortune City” but this was just as gruelling!
Escape Room In An Envelope
Escape Room In An Envelope is a new generation of escape room board games that immerses you and your team in the world of Marseille Tennis Championship. The game can be played at home, with family and friends, or even by yourself. The recommended number of people for this game is 8 but don’t worry if you have a party of 2 or 3, but this one is absolutely doable with a lot less than 8. Just expect to put in a bit more leg work than a full party!
The game’s premise is simple: you are given a series of puzzles to solve to break into an online vault to delete the documents threatening a tennis championship. However, the game is not as easy as it sounds. You must work together to solve the puzzles and escape the room before time runs out (60-90 minutes).
Whether you are looking for a new night challenge with friends or just want to have some fun after dinner, Escape Room In An Envelope is the perfect game for you.
Trapped is the perfect game for anyone who loves escape rooms and wants to get their friends in on the fun. This board game puts you and your friends in a virtual escape room, where you’ll have to solve puzzles and find clues to get an accomplice, steal an escape the room before time runs out.
The game is highly interactive, and there are points to score, cards to crack, and tests to pass. The box comes with posters, props, clues, and literally everything you need to play the game. Trapped is recommended for age 8 and above, meaning it’s excellent for the family.
You can always re-gift the game to a friend, especially during Christmas. Truly one of the best games on this list!
Escape Room Mars Edition
Escape Room Mars Edition is a board game that simulates the experience of escaping to Mars to escape destruction.
You start the game by scanning a QR code to get your mission. You then proceed to solve riddles, crack codes, and clues to escape to the red planet and escape an asteroid heading to Earth for massive destruction.
2-6 players must work together to solve puzzles and complete challenges to escape to Earth in the limited time (90 minutes).
This game is perfect for groups of friends or family (2-6 players) aged 16 years and above who enjoy puzzles and working together. It’s a great way to spend an evening and see if you can win a ticket to Mars. This game really is out of this world!… OK I’ll stop with the bad one liners now.
Danger In The Deep
Danger In The Deep is a collaborative escape room board game for 1-8 players that puts you and your friends in the middle of a mission to stop the launch of warheads from your vessel. I personally recommend a group of 4 but any number will do, this just gives the more intense feeling when playing. You’ve got a team, but only a small one so make sure they’re up for the challenge!
You’ll need to work together to solve puzzles, break codes, and find hidden clues to navigate the vessel to stop the launch.
This game is perfect for players who love escape rooms and are looking for a new challenge. It’s also great for groups of friends who want to test their teamwork and problem-solving skills.
ThinkFun Secret of Dr. Gravely’s Retreat
Do you love escape rooms? Do you love board games? Well, why not combine the two and play an escape room board game!
ThinkFun’s Secret of Dr. Gravely’s Retreat is an excellent option for those looking for an escape room board game. In the game, players must work together to find clues and solve puzzles to escape Dr. Gravely’s mansion.
The game is recommended for ages 13 and up and can be played by at least 3 players.