Escape Games: 3 Board Games for Escape Room Fans


February 2022

We love a good board game here at Red Door. A small party with friends and family plus a good board game equals a fun time. But did you know that there are escape room board games? That’s right! You can now play simplified versions of intricately designed escape rooms right in the comfort of your own home.

These are 3 of the most notable escape games for escape room fans today:

1. EXIT: The Abandoned Cabin by Kosmos Games

One of the first out of 17 total games, the Exit Games offer multiple settings and scenarios to enhance your gameplay. You’ll enjoy a different experience with each box set! See them all here.


Story: “After your car breaks down, you are looking for shelter for the night. Luckily, you find an abandoned cabin in the woods near the road. But the next morning, the door is locked! Iron bars on the windows prevent you from escaping. You discover a book and a strange disk… Can you solve the riddles left for you by the deranged cabin owner and escape the cabin?”

Recommended Age: 12+

Players: 1-4

Play Time: 1-2 hours

Price: $14.95 on Amazon

2. Escape the Room: Secret of Dr. Gravely’s Retreat by ThinkFun

This is one of two escape room games by ThinkFun. Secret of Dr. Gravely’s Retreat is known for being high-quality and for offering details for replay aka reassembly instructions.


Story: “The year is 1913 and you are the lucky winner of a free stay at Foxcrest Retreat, where the famed Dr. Gravely has improved upon the latest in spa treatments and relaxation for those of high social standing. You take a long all-expense-paid train ride to the retreat. Upon your arrival, however, you and your fellow guests may find the “health retreat” is not what it seems… the doors have shut and locked behind you. Will you and your guests discover the secret and escape the room before time runs out?”

Recommended Age: 13+

Players: 3-8

Play Time: 2 hours (3-5 players) or 90 minutes (6-8 players)

Price: $23.99 on Amazon

3. Escape Room The Game: Temple of the Aztec by Spin Master

Temple of the Aztec stands alongside the other nine Spin Master at-home escape games as the most difficult of them all. When you beat the games, there are expansion packs to keep the fun going!


Story: “After years of research you believe you’ve finally found the underground Temple of Ozomatzin, the greatest ruler of the Aztec Empire. The stories told about the temple were numerous. Most people that had found and entered the temple were never seen again, supposedly killed by snakes. But stories also spoke of the Eye of Aztec, supposedly the largest diamond that ever existed… A second after you enter the tomb, the stone door falls shut. You’re trapped and you hear drops falling…”

Recommended Age: 16+

Players: 3-5

Play Time: 60 minutes

Price: $28.65 for the three game package on Amazon

We know that board games have proven to be good tests of puzzle-solving skills and creativity. Now that there are escape room board games, can you prove that you’re a Master of Escape both at home and at Red Door? Try one of these escape games at home, then book an escape room episode at a Red Door location near you, and we shall see…

This post has been updated as of July 2020

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