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BreakInBox - "The Black Set" and "The Blue Set"


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Company: BreakInBox

Game: The Black Set and The Blue Set

Country: Israel 🇮🇱

Language: English

Type of Game: Tabletop Games 📬

Genre: Family

Date Played: July 27, 2023

Difficulty (based on 2 players): 6/10

Size of Team: Unlimited

Time: Unlimited

Price: $148 ILS (Approx. $40.00 USD)


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Maybe you got this box as a gift from a friend or maybe you have purchased it for yourself.

Either way, there is no stories here. Just good old fashion puzzle solving fun!

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The puzzle box was crafted from thick, durable paper and shaped like a cube, large enough that we needed both hands to hold it. Each face had parts of a puzzle on it as well as there was a sleeve wrapped around the box that gave us information about BreakInBox and about the game.

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The game was straight forward and set up simply. Using the clues on the box, we had to

uncover a 3-digit combination that unlocks it. Inside is another box, with the same challenge. After solving 3 boxes, we were greeted with a prize inside the final box. Though there was no storyline to the game, we found it did not need one as we simply flowed from box to box.

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We ended up playing the blue and black box. The blue box is rated a medium difficulty and

recommended as a good first box to try out, while the black box is marked hard. For each of

them, the puzzles felt a little more like a puzzle hunt style as we had to do some online research and outside knowledge to solve them. One thing this box did great was that if we looked closely, we knew which side of the box to start and where to continue. We also had to access some online components of the game. We suggest using a desktop computer to access those sections, as we encountered difficulties while trying to use the online components on our phone (which BreakInBox also recommended on their website).


The game included a hint system accessible via a QR code. The hints were well thought out as

they had fewer tiers for easier puzzles and more for the tougher ones. Moreover, the hints were not language based to ensure they were accessible to all.

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BreakInBox was an enjoyable puzzle solving experience with some creative puzzles. These

boxes would be perfect if you wanted to hide a special gift or message for someone. In our

case, we played with 2 people but felt that 4 would be the most to play comfortably. If you have more players, we recommend taking pictures of the puzzles on your phones and work together without crowding around the box as a solution. As veteran puzzle solvers, these took a little under an hour to solve. More experienced players may want to start with their hard boxes. BreakInBox’s website has an in-depth guide for each of their games, telling you what you need to approach each of their boxes. They also have boxes designed for the Jewish community, including ones for Shabbat and requiring some basic knowledge of the Hebrew language.

 

(If you do decide to try this game, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)


Disclosure: We thank BreakInBox for providing us with samples of the game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.


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