Pandemic and Ticket to Ride are an escape room board game now

Pandemic Ticket to Ride escape room game - Space Cowboys photo showing the box art for Unlock! Game Adventures

Classic modern board games Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, and Mysterium have each been translated into their own themed puzzle ‘adventure’, to be collected together in a new crossover escape room board game for Space Cowboys’ Unlock! The Game series. It’s coming out on December 3, 2021 in France, with a UK release slated for the first three months of 2022. There’s no word yet on the game coming to the US and Canada.

Announced in a series of tweets from the Space Cowboys account, the three-part box set, titled Unlock! Game Adventures, is a collaboration between the different board games’ various publishers – all of which are owned by Paris-based board gaming conglomerate Asmodee International.

As per the previous three-part escape room bundles in the Unlock! Series, the three adventures represent different difficulty levels: Days of Wonder’s delightful train-laying treat Ticket to Ride is level one; Libellud’s ghost-whispering whodunnit Mysterium is level two; and Z-Man Games’ disease-fighting co-op classic Pandemic is the trickiest of the bunch.

A new Unlock! The Game release had been teased via Space Cowboys’ Twitter account as far back as early October – but only last week did the company firm up plans for the game, and put out the December 3 French release date.

Looking to solve puzzles and get out of places, and can’t wait for this particular release? Check out our guide to the best escape room board games. More broadly, we’re coming to the ideal time of year to scoop up the very best tabletop games for cheap – so keep up to date with our guide to the best Black Friday board game deals.

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