Escape the Master Loop


Everyone knows there are rules to time travel. Don’t change the past. Don’t leave anything behind. Don’t bring anything back with you. But what happens if you break those rules? You will soon find out. You are about to receive an urgent message from your future self: you have caused some serious mishaps in the time travel universe. You must work together - by which we mean future you and present you - to fix your mistakes. And don’t let the time police catch on! There are only so many stern warnings they will issue before they confiscate your time pod and leave you stranded in whatever year you happen to be in.

An excellent “family” mystery, and great for kids age 9 to 109.

Mail Order Mysteries are not for children under three. Small parts could present a choking hazard.

Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
Gabrielle Waggoner
SO much fun!

Escape the master loop was a gift to my kids from their Grandparents for Christmas. My kids are 8, 10 and 12 and each of them really enjoyed it. It was tricky enough for adults to have fun and challenging but totally doable for all of my kids. I was surprised at some of the puzzles they solved when I was stumped! It took us quite a few hours spread out over several days. Each day they begged to open up the next envelope! The quality of the stories, the artwork and the puzzles was top notch and I thought it was really well done. I will definitely order another Mystery from Mail order mystery!

Very Satisfied 1st time Customer
Clever, tricky, surprising and challenging (in a good way)

12 yo was not interested, almost-10 yo couldn't get enough of it, almost 6-yo was intrigued. Escape the Master Loop provided a way to introduce different perspectives and to look at the big picture when searching for the small clues. The presentation was flawless. The 10 yo loves working out mysteries and enjoyed the challenges. She learned to formulate theories, to consider other's perspectives and took great pride and satisfaction in proving a theory correct. Introduced many concepts and skills -- time travel; how the past/future influences events; listening carefully and thoughtfully before making a decision; ciphers and codes; awareness that a solution may be right in front of you; patience, persistence and the value of taking a break. The 10 yo sought assistance, others' participation and handled roadblocks demonstrating and encouraging team building and leadership skills.
With the entire mystery sent All-in-one- box, we hid each packet somewhere in the house, one packet at a time, when she was ready for the next packet and the mystery spanned 3-4 days.
Once the mystery was solved, the 12 yo and almost-6 yo wanted to be a part of the "game" whereby learning of loss when not applying oneself, hard work and persistence.

Jamie M.
So much fun!

My 8 year old son and I worked on ours from Christmas to Valentine's Day. He was totally in it, loved the mysterious packages showing up, and had a blast working out the puzzles. Definitely recommend help from a grown-up for younger kids, but I promise you'll have fun too!

Roo Gallant
Happy grand kids

They loved it.

Adam Halstead
Great fun for my 11y/o

My 11-year-old loved this mystery! She looked forward to getting the next clue in the mail, and it was just the right mix of fun and challenging to keep her going. The hands on problem solving and mix of different types of puzzles helped keep it engaging. And honestly I had as much fun working on it as she did!

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