Tabletop Escape Game Recommendations

Latest update: October 19, 2019

Looking for an escape game that you can play from the comfort of your own home?

These are our favorite escape room-style table top games.

Unless otherwise noted, you can play all of these games with a bit of table space, pencil, paper, laptop/ phone, and maybe scissors.

For more at-home activities, take a look at our Escape Room Lover’s 2018 Holiday Buyer’s Guide.

In-game: a green biohazard box locked with a plastic 3 digit lock, a gold plastic warded lock, and art depicting a female werewolf.

Boxed Escape Rooms

Boxed escape rooms will take you about 60 minutes to play. This is a longer list… but there are a ton of different games in this category. These were the standouts. 

Presented in alphabetical order:

Escape Room-Style Puzzle Book 

This escape room-style puzzle book contains more content than a boxed escape room, but it’s easy to pick up and put down if you have limited time.

The first page of a Cryptogram Puzzle Post laying on an open envelope with a beautiful illustration.

Subscription Games

Each episode of a subscription escape room takes about 60 minutes to play. New games arrive at your door on a regular schedule.

Presented in alphabetical order:

In-game: a beautiful, intricate laser engraved/ laser cut wooden puzzle box.

Jigsaw Puzzles

These jigsaw puzzles added an escape room-style twist.

Portion of an assembled jigsaw puzzle featuring a beautiful telescope in a warm book-filled study.
Space Observatory

Advanced Challenge & Commitment

These products are more involved than tabletop escape rooms. They are all quite different from each other.

Presented in alphabetical order:

Quiz Master: A red tube with input for a 3 digit number and a letter answer. A key is protruding from its side. An array of corresponding puzzle cards are fanned in front of it.

For Kids

Presented in alphabetical order:

You are always welcome to contact us if this recommendation list doesn’t answer your specific questions.

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2 thoughts on “Tabletop Escape Game Recommendations

  1. Thank you for your listing.

    We have also published a list of “mass produced”, “mail ordered”, “book”, and “PnP” games in the Escape Room Board Games category in a blog post. If you can specify the missing and errors you see in the list, we’d like to edit them.

    We are planning to update the list periodically and add game features and images in the near future. I think this list lacks a lot of non-English games.

  2. You’re welcome! And I’m sorry to the incredibly long delay in approving this comment. It got trapped by our spam filter.

    This is a great list. Thanks for sharing it! Feel free to continually check back here for our recommendations (of games that are playable in English). We’ll update it again this holiday season. You can visit this link for all the ones we’re reviewed:

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