Escape Live Birmingham: The Lab

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Live Birmingham (website)

Arch 39, Henrietta Street, B19 3PS

Birmingham

2-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
You have arrived at a scientific research facility where cutting edge research is being conducted. The facility has been hit by a toxic gas leak in it’s storage zone and you will have to work with your team members to isolate the affected areas, make the facility safe and escape within 60 minutes.
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 8 users

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kman expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 21 Dec 2018 Team size: 3 Time taken: 52m 29s
Siân O'Brien rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 13 Mar 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 57:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlyit works

I find a major differentiator for good and bad games is whether it works. This one works! We had zero complaints. It actually worked! 

There was a mix of puzzles at various skill levels, a variety of practical puzzles and padlocks and some surprises along the way!

It managed to remain linear, while not being boring for a larger team and each puzzle was story driven, so very creatively done.

Our host was lovely and entertaining, and allowed us to dictate the number of clues and when (we had 2).

Overall, one of the better games in Birmingham.

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 48 Outcome: Successful escape!

Good fun.

coco974 rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

First thing we really liked about this room was the clue system. It was all done on a large screen, with a sound playing whenever something was displayed. I much prefer this, as it's sometimes hard to hear the clues if it's a walkie talkie/PA system. 

Our host was lovely, although due to her giving the clues via the screen, we had very little interaction with her. 

The theming of this room was spot on - it's definitely a lab! The props and puzzles were lab themed, some more difficult than others. 

Some of the puzzles in this room were completely new to us, which is always fun. 

Good theme, fun puzzles, you even get to wear a lab coat! 😂

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 24/12/18
fraggle42 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Aine Morgan rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: Oct 2017 Team size: 5 Time taken: 48:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

A nice experience; a range of puzzles from quite easy to more challenging.  Something for everyone, but not miles out of the ordinary.

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