Mucking about with spacetime.
Location: at home
Date Played: October 24, 2020
Team size: 1-4; we recommend 2-3
Duration: 2 hours
I wanted to like The Box From The Future more than I did. I loved the concept, and truly enjoyed the videos that carried the game’s narrative. As an overall experience, however, it felt weak and disjointed.
The puzzles were largely a collection of generic puzzles, the kind I see in my Facebook feed and rarely stop to solve. There were exceptions, like a sequence near the end that honestly could have been expanded into a far more interesting and cost-effective game.
The physical components in The Box From The Future mostly seemed unnecessary. That was a fundamental flaw, considering that there are stronger games at a fraction of the price, and that competitors in this price range do some really special things.
Creatively, I respect what Puzzled Escape Games was striving for. I just wish that it had been edited and focused on the interactions that made it special.
Who is this for?
- Any experience level
- The video interludes were adorable and clever
- One of the late game puzzles felt like an entire game could have been built around it
A box wrapped in hot foil had hurdled through the space-time continuum and landed on our
doorstep PO box. As we opened it we found a message from a man claiming he was from a catastrophic future. He needed us to make changes to our present to prevent what would come.
We were tired of our cataclysmic present, so it felt like a worthy endeavor.Continue reading “Puzzled Escape Games – The Box From The Future [Review]”