Escape the Master Loop


An excellent “family” mystery, designed for older kids and adults. Great for kids 12+ to do on their own and 9+ for kids working with grown-up help.

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.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 123 reviews
Debbie Dorich
Escape the Master Loop

This was so fun! my extended family vacations every year at a lake. Two 13 year olds and a 15 year old. They loved it! It kept them busy and off their phones! I had the clues handed to the kids from various people they didn't even know, like the waitress at a restaurant. They were able to solve it with only one little hint. Love it and hopefully there will be more mysteries for teens by our next trip!

Paulino Nunes
Awesome Puzzle!

We ordered ‘Escape the Master Loop’ as a weeklong cottage activity. We were not disappointed! The experience is well thought out with puzzles of varying difficulty that were challenging for the kids (8, 10 &11), but not so difficult that they were ever frustrating. The kids liked it so much that there was some bargaining as to who would get to keep the various cards, posters and other materials as keepsakes. The large, full colour poster puzzle was especially cool.

Paul Vidal
Excellent experience for the whole family

We ordered the Master Loop and it was tons of fun! The puzzles were hard enough that two 11 year olds were stumped a few times, but nothing that a little time and thinking couldn't help! We worked though the installments together over the course of a week. It was awesome! Highly recommended!

Gena King
Great family fun!

We loved this so much! We bought this to take on a 3 generation trip to the Smoky Mountains…we did it on two evenings and had such a great time problem solving as a team….the kids mostly involved were 14, 12, and 10…the 8 yr old struggled to follow along. After the first night, the kids were super excited to get home to finish the challenge which is saying a lot for teenagers! They told me to get another one for our next trip

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.

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