Monday, November 27, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Bring the Fun and Excitement of Escape Room Challenges to Your Living Room with the New Operation: Escape Game from YULU Toys (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


How are your spy skills?  That is what I asked my family this past weekend before introducing to Operation:Escape from YULU Toys.  A couple of weeks ago we took the girls to a local escape room experience and they had so much fun helping us solve the challenges to unlock doors and find our way out.  Everyone is still talking about how much fun we said.  So, I knew they would love this new game, which is similar in nature to the escape room challenges you see popping up all over.  The only difference is you get to solve the challenges at home with the of your family and friends. 

If you have ever looked into doing an escape room challenge, you probably have seen that they can be expensive.  And, if you don't have a discount or coupon, or can find a large group to go with to bring down the cost, it can be hard to swing with your family.  But, thanks to fun games like Operation:Escape from YULU Toys, you can experience the same excitement at home, and as often you as you like.

The game starts by choosing someone to wear a belt that has a timer you set.  Then you have to work together to solve a series of challenges and find the master key to unlock the belt and help your family member escape.  

When we played the other day, I asked who wanted to wear the belt? Bella, my youngest was quick to say "yes," before she knew what wearing the belt entails.  I locked the belt on her and then finished explaining the instructions.  Check out the look on Bella's face when I told her if we can't work together to solve the challenges and find the key before the timer goes off, that she will stay captured and have to wear the belt forever.  

Her look of shock was priceless.  :-)  I had to reassure her that this was just a game and that we have a certain set of spy skills that would help us crack the lock. As soon as everyone was briefed about the game, we dove right in and had fun solving the different missions.

And, eventually working as a team and putting our heads together to think strategically at times, we were able to free Bella before the timer went off.  

She was so relieve and was all smiles after that. :-)

Everyone agreed at the end of the game that this was so much fun.  My girls thought it was better than the escape room we went to, and loved that they could play it at home.  I had to agree with them.  Not only was it more comfortable to be able to play this game from the comfort of our own home, but $29.99 for this fun escape experience was much better than what we paid, even with a coupon.  I can't wait to play this game again with my family, and look forward to having more friends and family over one of these games nights to play this game, which you can play in about 15 minutes with a minimum of 2 players, and maximum of 6.  This game is perfect for players ages 6+, so it makes for a great family game night game, and one you and your family will want to play time and again.

To learn more about Operation:Escape and other fun escape games from YULU TOYS, head on over to today.


Here is more about Operation: Escape from YULU Toys:

"Escape room growth has been explosive – escape rooms have been popping up at an exponential rate in virtually every state in the country. Operation: Escape from YULU Toys is a new interactive game that taps into the escape room trend by combining skill, strategy and teamwork to search, solve and escape the room before time runs out! The objective: work together and complete three tasks in order to set the captured player free of the master belt before time runs out. First, choose a player to be captured. Place and lock the belt on the player and set the timer on the belt using the rotating dials.

The game includes a series of three challenges, a Skill Challenge, Strategy Challenge and Luck Challenge. 

Each Operation: Escape game comes with one master unit belt, 
three challenges, three keys and a set of cards.

The Skill Challenge requires players to wiggle a key out from the bottom of a cage using sticks. The Strategy Challenge uses cards divided into three levels of difficulty. Enter the card number into the device, solve the problem and then enter the answer into the same device. If the answer is correct, 1/3 rd of the key will come out. Players must solve three problems in a row in order to retrieve the key. If the answer is incorrect, the key will pop back into the device. In order to solve the final challenge, the Luck Challenge, players must insert the correct key into a device and spin it. They have three chances to find the key in the device. If players are unable to find the key, they must reset the spinner and start over. Remember to work quickly! If all tasks are not solved within the time frame on the belt, the player wearing the belt stays captured and everyone loses."

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. That looks like a fun game! Probably too difficult for me!

  2. This sound like a really fun game - and different than any other game I've seen. My nephews would love this!