Review: Escape – The Curse of the Temple

Escape: The Curse of the Temple

We’ve all been there before: it’s about an hour into a game, you’ve got your strategy ready to go, but you’re waiting. Waiting for that one person to finish their turn. They’ve been staring at the board for the past 5 minutes, yet they haven’t moved.

Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a cure for this situation, which is often called ‘analysis paralysis’. Escape has you all rolling dice and moving at the same time, simultaneously trying to find treasure so that all of you can escape a temple that is collapsing around you.

Check out the video for my opinions on the game that makes it to our table the most often.


  • Fast paced
  • Everyone is always involved
  • Lots of opportunities for variety with large and mini expansions


  • Intense – not for the faint of heart
  • Never a moment to catch your breath