Vino Vault (Review)

The Vino Vault is 4Thought Product’s original invention from 2011 that has at times been repurposed from a puzzle gift into an escape room puzzle. This product was the first in a line of products featuring a word-lock mechanism. Other products in this line include the Puzzle Pod Cryptex (a reshelled version of the Vino Vault) and …

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Puzzle Pod Junior (Review)

The Puzzle Pod Junior is a fun way to present a gift card or cash to a puzzle lover, and a fun prop for anyone who wants to make an “escape room” at home. Made by 4Thought Products, the Puzzle Pod Junior is a alternate, smaller version of their Puzzle Pod Cryptex. Quick Facts: Weight: 2.6 ounces Material: ABS …

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Secret of Dr. Gravely’s Retreat – ThinkFun (Review)

Escape the Room: Secret of Dr. Gravely’s Retreat is Thinkfun’s second and latest entry in their “Escape the Room” series of games. It follows the same mechanics as the earlier game but is a general improvement in terms of overall difficulty and satisfaction. Quick Facts: Product: Escape the Room: Secret of Dr. Gravely’s Retreat by …

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Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor – ThinkFun (Review)

ThinkFun’s Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor is the first of their “Escape the Room” series of take-home escape room games. The puzzles won’t stump escape room enthusiasts, but the materials are still high-quality and should still be fun. EDIT: As of January 4th, 2017, Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor is on sale for $9.99 on both …

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PuzzBox – SCRAP (Review)

SCRAP’s PuzzBox is its first puzzle-in-a-box product available in North America. It’s a satisfying, polished, and cute way to solve Real Escape Game puzzles at home. SCRAP released a first print edition on August 25th (limited release of 100 PuzzBoxes) for San Francisco-based puzzlers, which sold out within 30 minutes. We were able to buy one and are …

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Puzzle Pod Cryptex (Review)

The Puzzle Pod Cryptex is a fun gift to any puzzle-lover and an great part of any pop-up escape room, scavenger hunt, or treasure hunt. Inspired by the original Cryptex from Dan Brown’s 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code, this cryptex can hold fun gifts (like candy or money) and is protected by a 5-letter word you choose yourself.   Quick …

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