Escape Hull: Contagion

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hull (website)

Kingston upon Hull

2-5 players

60 minutes

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You've been infected with a virus. You have two options. Sit around and let it take you or redouble your efforts and retrieve a vaccine from an old medical facility.
This is not your only problem. After retrieving the vaccine you must find a way to defeat the lock down on the laboratory. The quarantine timer is set to 60 minutes, after which the room and all traces of your work will be incinerated. You must do this if the rest of humanity is to benefit from your work.
Get your white coat and your safety goggles on as you prepare for Contagion....
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Overall rating

Provisionally rated between 25 and 35 out of 5

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Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 07/01/16
WinglessArchangel experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
plainquite easy
Amy Lowson rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 18/02/2019 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 35:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
plainunoriginalquite easy
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 2020-08-08 00:00:00 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:57 Outcome: Successful escape!
How appropriate, a room based on finding the vaccine to a global pandemic!  You are in a lab environment and have to solve some lab based puzzles, some clever technology is used to good effect and the perennial periodic table makes another appearance.  I wasn't a fan of the final puzzle and we got out with 3 seconds to spare and it was literally a guess.  Space is a little confined and some of the locks might be confusing if you've never seen the type before.
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Scotus0 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 31/10/2017 Team size: 5 Time taken: ~59:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

Lab Life

I’m sad to hear that Escape Blackpool is no longer open, as this was an impressive room.

Story

You and your fellow scientists have contracted a virus that’s killing the world. Create a vaccine and escape the locked-down laboratory before it’s incinerated! A scenario that I now know is very, very common in the world of escape rooms, but this was my first time saving the world from a deadly disease.

Puzzles

This was a very tricky room! There were several clever features and quirky uses of apparatus that you’d expect/hope to see in a lab-themed escape.

Mise-en-scène

Very white, very polished, very lab-like! The props provided appropriate touches: science utensils, reading material and gear. I love any room where outfits are given, and so the lab coats were appreciated.

Final Comments

We only received one hint from our Game Operator, and this was on how/where to use a particular tool. She clearly knew exactly what time(s) teams need a hint. It was a good room for a team of both beginners and more experienced players.

Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Humanity is once again in peril, this time from an epidemic that's swept the globe and left your team as the last scientists on Earth. Fortunately there is an antidote hidden somewhere in a laboratory, if you can reach it in time.
The Escape franchise has spread to something like 14 different cities in the UK now, with a couple more on the way, so they must be doing something right. I've now played six of their games, and they tend to follow a straightforward format based around a mostly linear...
A solid room with some brilliant moments. Great for novices, but still fun for small groups of experienced players.
If you're lucky enough to get a good GM then this is a solid room and one we would happily recommend to enthusiasts

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