Thames & Kosmos announce their 2022 product catalogue of EXIT & Adventure Games

This week creators of the hugely popular EXIT and Adventure Games series, Thames and Kosmos unveiled their 2022 product catalogue. This catalogue includes all their existing games, including a healthy number of STEM toys, science kits, and board games. Most excitingly, this catalogue gives us a sneak preview of a number of upcoming escape games, board games and brilliant IP partnerships us puzzle enthusiasts can look forward to in 2022.

Officially Licensed Lord of the Rings Escape Games

Among the new titles, one ring to rule them all sticks out:

EXIT: The Lord of the Rings – Shadows Over Middle-Earth

Suggested Retail Price: $19.95
Authors: Inka & Marcus Brand
Ages: 10+
Players: 1-4
Play Time: 2-3 hours

Frodo and Sam are on their way to Mordor to destroy the One Ring. But they need your help! Can you buy Frodo enough time to reach Mount Doom?

Screenshot from Product Catalogue 2022

Since the Lord of the Rings game was first teased last year in a Tweet by the creator, little more has been discovered about the game.

From experience with other series, such as Unlock!’s Star Wars games, official IP games tend to err on the side of easy as they target a more mass market audience, but we shall see!

New for 2022

Besides the Lord of the Rings IP, here are all of the other new for 2022 games we’ve spotted in their catalogue so far.

Adventure Games: The Gloom City File

Suggested Retail Price: $19.95
Authors: Inka & Marcus Brand
Ages: 10+
Players: 1-4
Play Time: 2-3 hours

A message tears you away from your bleak, ho-hum existence: three people have been kidnapped! Who is behind this and why is the perpetrator pulling you of all people, four suspended cops, into the matter? Time is of the essence and so you go to the abandoned asylum to start the investigation together. Will you be able to free the hostages and catch the perp? How the thriller ends is entirely up to you.

Screenshot from Product Catalogue 2022

EXIT: Advent Calendar – The Mystery of the Ice Cave

Suggested Retail Price: $49.95
Authors: Inka & Marcus Brand
Ages: 10+

Note, this calendar originally launched here in the UK in 2021, but will be launching for the first time in the United States in 2022.

Your pre-Christmas ski trip definitely hasn’t gone as planned: Just as you are taking a break and enjoying the crystal-clear mountain air, you hear a noise and see a terrifying avalanche crashing down the mountain towards you. Your heart is in your throat, you hastily grab your seven things and race down the slope. With the last of your strength, you throw yourself into a nice in the rocks as everything behind you is buried in snow. Your heart races and you pull yourself together. You can hardly believe it, but you are alive! Only then do you take a look around: is this some kind of cave? This advent calendar is both an EXIT game and adventure story: in order to free yourself from this predicament, you must open a door of the calendar each day. Behind each door you will find a new and exciting riddle, the solution to which will bring you closer and closer to escaping the cave! Will you solve the mystery of the ice cave and find an exit?

EXIT: Advent Calendar – The Hunt for the Golden Book

Suggested Retail Price: $49.95
Authors: Inka & Marcus Brand
Ages: 10+

Oh no! Something terrible has happened: Santa Claus’ golden book has disappeared! It contained a complete listen of all the Christmas wishes. If the book isn’t found by Christmas Eve, there will be nothing but sad faces around the tree on Christmas morning. It’s up to you to save Christmas – and time is of the essence!

Screenshot from Product Catalogue 2022

EXIT: Nightfall Manor

Suggested Retail Price: $27.95
Authors: Inka & Marcus Brand
Ages: 10+
Players: 1-4
Play Time: 2-3 hours

The old man was well-known for his eerie tales of the dark castle on the edge of the forest. Recently, he set out on his own to find the shadowy lord of the manor, but he hasn’t returned. Fearing the worst, you embark on a quest to find him. You must solve a series of riddles and piece together four jigsaw puzzles to uncover the mystery of Nightfall Manor and save your missing friend.

In this EXIT game, there are riddles within riddles hidden within four 88-piece jigsaw puzzles. Like other EDIT titles, Nightfall Manor has no game board, but it also has no riddle cards. Instead there are four jigsaw puzzles that you will find and assemble, one at a time. Each completed puzzle reveals a location containing more riddles to decipher.

Screenshot from Product Catalogue 2022

EXIT: The Return to the Abandoned Cabin

Suggested Retail Price: $17.95
Authors: Inka & Marcus Brand
Ages: 10+
Players: 1-4
Play Time: 2-3 hours

Sinister riddle master Dr. Arthur Funbeq has escaped from prison. The police ask for your help bringing you back to the infamous cabin where it all began. The adventure begins again!

Screenshot from Product Catalogue 2022

Redcliff Bay Mysteries

Suggested Retail Price: $39.95
Authors: Martin Kallenborn
Ages: 12+
Players: 1-5
Play Time: 4x 60 min

Mysterious things are happening in the tranquil coastal town of Redcliffe Bay. You are a team of investigators and need to get to the root of these occurrences in four exciting cases. You will meet several peculiar residents. All of them have their own particular traits and some even have dark secrets. But who has something to hide?

Round by round, you need to decide which location to visit to find important clues and interrogate people. An exciting feature of the game is the possibility of missing out on things happening in locations that you re not currently in, making teaming up and cleverly deciding where to go and when integral to your success.

Screenshot from Product Catalogue 2022

Which of Thames & Kosmos’ games are you most looking forward to in 2022?

Let us know in the comments.

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  • Mairi is the editor-in-chief of The Escape Roomer and covers escape room news and reviews across the UK's South.

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