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Lockbox Escape — CIA Taskforce: The Gamer

$19.99$24.99 Per connection

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CIA Taskforce: The Gamer

“CIA Taskforce: The Gamer is an interactive online live-stream experience using zoom meeting software to interact with your game master. You will be able to dictate how you want them to interact with the items in the room through a first person point of view. It is like controlling an avatar in a video game, accept it is in real time with a real person! Have fun together while being safely apart! You and your team have been kidnapped by the elusive Assassin known as the Gamer. He likes to toy with his victims so he has left you a way out of his trap and clues to stop his next assignment. Do you have what it takes to escape and prevent him from his mission?” — read more

Available to play as both a remote play room (the games master is in the actual room) and as a hybrid live game (using a live host and pre-recorded video). You can choose the type when you book. The reviews below are mainly for the pre-recorded version.

Can you outwit the world’s most elusive assassin?

You wake up in a strange room. You look around and see the other members of your CIA investigative team who were recently assigned a mission to track down “The Gamer”. He is known for making a fool of and killing those who attempt to catch him and he has never failed to carry out any of his hired assignments. He considers his opponent’s pawns that can be sacrificed in his game. The last thing you remember is going to sleep the night before. When you awake you are stuck in a room with your team and there is a timer counting down. What does that mean? Can you figure out where you are, why you are there and a way out before the clock hits zero? Will you be the next pawn sacrificed?

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When can I play?

Lockbox Escape operates in EST which is currently 5 hours behind UTC

Sunday 11 am - 11:30 pm EST
Monday 11 am - 11:30 pm EST
Tuesday 11 am - 11:30 pm EST
Wednesday 11 am - 11:30 pm EST
Thursday 11 am - 11:30 pm EST
Friday 11 am - 11:30 pm EST
Saturday 11 am - 11:30 pm EST

Check the booking page for available time slots.


Reviews for CIA Taskforce: The Gamer

Jan 2021
Overall, the online game ended up being a BLAST. We've all played in person escape rooms so we did not know what to expect. The Gamemaster hopped in prior to explain how it all worked. She helped when we needed hints (we never asked... haha okay we did.)

Recommend this to anyone looking to enjoy themselves with friends and family from home. This pandemic has caused us all to stay indoors for far to long. So if you're looking for a neat activity to enjoy with the fam and friends, this is it. I also like that we can ask any family from all over to join and play. We don't all have to be in the same house. If you are looking for a challenge, try this room out. Will not disappoint. The game is also the one they have at their place so its like we went to their game room. Kudos people.

Jul 2020

This was a lot of fun. Being able to have the room on a second device was very helpful.

Jul 2020
Very fun! A little dizzying with the camera - a head cam would be a lot better.

Go-Pro and slower movements by the host so he can use both hands...

Jun 2020
Awesome !

Great especially during this quarantine. Just what we were looking for .

Fun Experience in such weird times

This was a BLAST. I was able to get with friends from across the globe and ahve an escape game experience which I've never done before. Darian was an amazing Game Master, and I loved every second of it.

Can't wait to see more of Lock Box's puzzles.

Children of the 80's will be giddy

May 2020
So much fun!

I was skeptical at first that a video escape room format could be fun, but boy was I wrong! The format for this room helped the game go really smoothly, and it may have actually been better in a lot of ways than a traditional escape room experience. Definitely recommended.

May 2020
Great Experience

I loved this experience. The format was very professional and easy to understand. I did this with my employees and they loved it as well. I can't wait to try out their other games.

May 2020
Game of spies =)

Great room and puzzles, game master was friendly and funny. Would definitely recommend!

May 2020
Great experience

The host was very friendly and did a wonderful job guiding us through the escape room. My family had a great time going through the clues and solving the puzzles. We will certainly do another theme online if the quarantine continues!

May 2020
We had a blast!

This room was so much fun! We were able to play virtually during the quarantine of Covid-19 and it was an amazing "escape" from the every day. The clues were clever and not too easy, it definitely was a challenge but so, so, so, fun. Would absolutely recommend this!

May 2020
Awesome virtual play!

We played CIA Taskforce virtually during quarantine and it was AWESOME. Great host, fun puzzles, and we made it out alive! This was my first escape room experience and now I'm addicted. Can't wait to try it out in person.

May 2020
Fun and engaging virtual game!!

My wife and I really enjoyed this game. It wasn't too scary (so good for the whole family). The puzzle and gameplay were great, and the gamemaster was supportive and friendly! Strongly recommend playing this virtual game!!

Apr 2020
Varied puzzles with locks, boxes and props

Great room for enthusiasts. Just like being in a real room! Video at the beginning to set you up. Very linear so you have to figure which puzzle to solve first in order to do the next. Everything you need is given to you and the host makes sure to keep you moving. Would highly recommend with five to eight people.

Apr 2020
Brilliant online escape room

We played this online escape room tonight with members of our family in different households. It was really well done. The mixture of a live game host and pre-recorded video worked really well, it was close to being in the room in real life and we all really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend.

Apr 2020
Played Lockbox's Other Storyline

My team played the other storyline offered by Lockbox, Timeline. We had an excellent time. They've done a great job bringing their experience online. I highly recommend checking them out. Plus, their price point makes it very affordable for people to login from multiple locations. Thumbs up!

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Reviews for CIA Taskforce: The Gamer
Jun 2020
Lockbox Escape Room - "CSI Taskforce: The Gamer"
We had a lot of fun interacting with Darian. Seeing him trying our suggestions and opening locks in real time made us feel like we're playing in the physical room. — read the full review from ESCAPETHEROOMers

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