Rain is in the forecast, so a new game is on my agenda for this weekend.

I enjoy many of the Spin Master Games, so Escape Room was first on my list to check out.

This game is for 3 to 5 players ages 16 years and up. It features 4 escape rooms: Prison Break, Virus, Nuclear Countdown and Temple of the Aztec. Players have 60 minutes to enter the correct keys on the Chrone Decoder to escape. It counts down the remaining time and emits intense sounds to let players know time is running out.

It’s important to note that the game requires 3 AA batteries that are not included.

There is a solution to each seemingly impossible scenario. Players work together to solve puzzles, find clues all in the desire to find a way out of the room before time runs out.

What’s in the box?

  • An Electronic Chrono Decorder
  • A Hint Card Decorder
  • 16 Keys
  • 32 Hint Cards
  • 4 Different Adventure Packs
  • Game Rules
  • no batteries — so get some AA batteries, you’ll need 3

To be honest with you, I was disappointed in the game. You see, you can only play the game once for each room, because you know the solution. It is rumored that Spin Master Games will be coming out with expansion packs, but I wouldn’t get the game in hopes these expansion packs will materialize. And the truth be known, once you plan the expansion, you’ll be looking for the next one and then the next. I prefer games that can be played over and over and over again — this one and the expansions, nope!

There is an expansion that sounds exciting: Welcome to Funland — Escape Room the Game Expansion Pack

Here’s the story on the back of the box: “The amusement park was on the edge of town, right next to the woods. Half the attractions were out of order and the other half should have been. You remember coming to the park as a kid and you remember it being closed after a little girl disappeared, They only found one of her red ribbons in the woods. Who would have thought a clown could do such a thing?”

Players have 60 minutes to free themselves from Happy Jack’s backstage cage and escape Funland. Will they get out in time?

The Escape Room Expansion Pack requires Escape Room The Game to play.

As I said earlier, I’m going to pass on Escape Room The Game and this Funland Expansion. The price is a bit high for a game you can only play once.

From the reviews, many people are excited by the game and the expansion pack. They don’t mind it lacks re-play value.

Oh my goodness!! There’s another expansion pack: Murder Mystery

Here’s the exciting story line: “Rascals! As you enter the crime scene, you realize you’re in trouble. Although you’ve solved numerous murder cases in the past and you aren’t easily shocked, you’ve stumbled upon a real doozy. This isn’t just an ordinary murder case. Not only was Theodore Jones a man of great fortune and fame, but the note found on the body was highly disturbing. If you don’t solve this case quickly, there’ll be blood on your hands….”

Once again the players are under pressure to solve the mystery within the 60 minute time limit.

I’m standing by my earlier statement. I’m passing on this expansion pack as well.

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