Just over a year ago, we were introduced to the newly launched Lockbox Mysteries. It was one of the most fun group dates we’ve ever had and we knew that we’d need to rent their next mystery crate as soon as it was released. That crate, Infected: Zombie Nation, was released earlier this year and over six months later, we’d still hadn’t gotten a chance to solve the new Lockbox mystery. My husband’s birthday was coming up and I decided it was the perfect opportunity for some Lockbox Mysteries fun! I secretly invited some of his closest friends to our house for dinner and surprised him with their visit and the escape room style crate. We had a lot of fun and are hopeful that more crates are in the development stages and will be released in the future!
Where: the comfort of your own home
Cost: $45 crate rental + $50 fully refundable deposit
My favorite thing about this date activity is how easy it is to prepare for and clean up after. All I had to do was pick up the crate from Tia’s house and return it after we were done. No setup on my end because everything we needed to solve the mystery was provided in the crate. And clean up was simple as well because you aren’t required to put everything back together. just make sure it all gets back into the box and returned to Tia when you’re finished.
Both times that we’ve used Lockbox Mysteries for a group date activity, it’s gotten rave reviews from everyone in attendance! We were truly immersed in the experience of the crate and had the best time with both groups that we solved our mysteries with. Tia thought of every single detail down to the fake blood splatters on the props in the Zombie box. She is a true genius when it comes to her escape room crates! I can’t even begin to wrap my brain around all of the thought and planning that goes into these mysteries and I know you’ll be just as amazed by Tia’s skills when you rent your crate.
Both crate themes were different but a lot of fun! My husband and I agreed that the Zombie Nation crate was a little more difficult than the Sherlock Holmes crate but we were able to solve both mysteries and felt like they stretched our critical thinking a bit. Tia suggests 4-6 people working together to solve each mystery and I agree. We had six people both times we rented a crate and it was the perfect number to work quickly through the mystery but not get too bogged down with too much going on at once.
You can find out more about both of the crate themes here and don’t forget that you can get $10 off of your box rental when you use the promo code LOCKBOXDATE at checkout!