Our Story


 Blimey Box Founders

Hi, we're Whitney and Jason Ebert 

Tired of traditional learning activities, we're on a mission to make at-home learning fun for kids.

We created Blimey Box to help other busy parents give their children a unique and fun learning adventure at home. 

Do you like treasure hunts and escape rooms? 

Yeah?

Well, your kids do, too.

As fans of Goonies and National Treasure, we wanted to show our kids the adventure of treasure hunts and thrill of escape room games

It started when our son was four. 

Jason put together a homemade escape game kit. He ordered resettable locks, locking-boxes, and even a lockable bag on Amazon. He then created puzzles (with simple math problems) at Brewer’s level. 

Our first box was janky and thrown-together, but...

Brewer loved it! And so did we.

mom helping son

We noticed Brewer worked hard and persevered through the puzzles in order to unlock the mystery treasure.

To him, it was a fun game.

To us it was an easy way to engage his thinking and keep him entertained at home.

Win-win.

kids playing a blimey box

For convenience, we made the escape game kit portable.

The kit went with us, wherever we wanted to keep our kids occupied (and screen-free) for 30 minutes or more.

Restaurants, Grandma’s house, and even Breweries turned into a treasure hunt escape room.

Our son begged for more games, and we continued creating puzzles for him to solve.

As an elementary teacher, Whitney developed games that focused on the academic skills he needed to practice, like math and reading. 

 

Which Blimey Box level is right for your child?

Bring the adventure of treasure hunts and the thrill of escape rooms home with our Escape Game Kit. 

Click the Links below to try a Free Sample Game:
Level 1: SCALLYWAG (ages 5-6)
Level 2: PRIVATEER (ages 6-8)
Level 3: BUCCANEER (ages 7-9)

Treasure Hunts

We also create themed treasure hunts (no game kit required). Our treasure hunts are printable games for you to set up around your house or yard.
They are the perfect weekend activity or party game!
Are your kids ready for a learning adventure? Check out our Treasure Hunt Games (No Game Kit Required) Ages 5-10: Shop all our Treasure Hunts 

Escape Game Kits (Ages 5-9):

Check out our educational escape game kits. Kids love the thrill of solving math, reading, and logic puzzles to get codes to unlock a mystery treasure. We turn at-home learning into a screen-free, hands-on, critical thinking adventure.
Shop our Escape Room Game Kits

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