Escape Quest: The 13th Element

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Quest (website)

Unit 5 & 6 Brook Street Mill, Brook Street, SK11 7AW


3-7 players

60 minutes

currently unavailable
The world’s leading scientists are missing! Their unexplained disappearances have remained a mystery until now.
The S.S.B (Special Scientific Branch) work undercover for the government and have been called in to help.
Setting up a covert operation to watch and track a selected number of scientists they have now located an area of suspicious activity, an old mill building on the edge of town where these scientists were seen to go in but never came out.
We sent in a team of our best undercover agents and managed to get a little information about what’s going on inside. It seems that the person responsible for these disappearances is a man known only as Dr Argon.
After taking the scientists prisoner he is forcing them to attempt to harness the power of 12 rare elements, combining these will activate and power the rarest element of all - The 13th Element, this is the element of immortality and its power can only be used by one person.
Your task as agents working for the S.S.B is to enter the building, infiltrate the lab and work together to harness the power of these 12 elements, once the 13th element is activated you need to enter Dr Argon's office, initiate the self destruct sequence & get out fast.
You will need to work quickly as the extremely high levels of electromagnetic energy inside the building will render our equipment ineffective after 60 minutes and all communications will be lost. If this happens you’ll be trapped inside and at the mercy of Dr Argon.
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The second game we played at Escape Quest was 13th Element, billed as their hardest game. The plot is a fairly standard one about a mad scientist and a chemical macguffin that must be destroyed before it is used.
My first impression of the room was that it also looked fairly standard - surprisingly plain, particularly given the gloriously over the top room that we'd just come from. Fortunately that impression is misleading. I'll avoid details for spoiler reasons, but 13th Element is remarkably ...
A strong game that will appeal to people who like varied, good quality puzzles, especially if they like working in parallel with their team. It’s a very good example of a science/laboratory-based game with a different feel to most experiences of that type.
Aluminium. It’s what they started making cans of fizzy pop from when I was a kid. Blue Peter told us to buy a magnet, so we could check which of our drinks cans were steel and which we aluminium, so we knew which we could recycle. Aluminium. The 13th element of the periodic table, and a brilliant theme for an escape game.

Having played Locked In Edinburgh's "The Secret Lab" just a week before, it was interesting to see how two different venues can tackle the exact same premise, and come up with very different - and yet valid - results. While its Scottish counterpart was a sprawling web of parallel puzzles, meant for players to split in smaller teams, this lab is mostly sequential, and players should be able to follow what's happening (though they might not be able to actively participate in every puzzle, depending on player count).

A fun and immersive game packed with puzzles from start to finish, with lots of variety and surprises to keep you entertained.

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