Exit: The Secret Lab

By | March 20, 2019

by Exit (website)

📦play at home
As volunteers for a medical research study, you report to a lab as instructed. But no one is there except for you! Vapor rises from a test tube and you start feeling dizzy. When you wake up again, the door is locked, and you discover a notebook and a strange disk ...
Can you solve the riddles left for you by a previous research volunteer and escape the lab? This game can be played only one time because you must markup, fold, and tear the game materials to solve the riddles and escape.
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Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 17 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Jordan Brown experienced rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 20 Nov 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 89:25 (4 stars) Outcome: Successful escape!
Lise expert rated this:Rated between 2.5 and 2.5 out of 5
MissLoopyLou93 experienced rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Played: 20 Aug 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 1:21:29 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite difficult
Having played & loved a few other card based games (unlock & deckscape), I had high expectations of this one. And whilst it was a good experience overall, I couldn’t help but think it was a bit hard for a 3.5/5 difficulty. A few of the clues went straight over my head as they weren’t worded very well, and if you’re colourblind I wouldn’t pick this one as it was very colour based. Overall I’d give it a 5/10.
Jemileh experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Jakob Frederiksen experienced rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
magicalbacons expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
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See the review of Exit's Abandoned Cabin game for more information on the base game mechanism - Secret Lab follows the same structure very closely. There is again a code wheel, a leaflet of clues, and a deck of cards for Puzzles, Answers and Hints.
Instead of a maniac filling an old cabin with puzzles, here some persons unknown have... filled a laboratory with puzzles. Where Cabin's code wheel allows you to enter a t...
A review of two experiences from Escape Prod – Blacksad, the detective cat escape room, and Manneken Pis, a city treasure hunt with escape room elements.
Wen der gefühlte hohe Preispunkt* von Escape Room – Das Spiel vielleicht bisher abgeschreckt hat es zu kaufen, für den stellt Exit – Das Spiel eine zunächst günstige Alternative dar. Wir waren gespannt inwieweit Exit – Das Spiel das Flair eines realen Escape Games verbreitet.

Exit can be played by up to 6 players but we played The Secret Lab with two of us. This worked well and I would suggest a maximum of of four players, so no-one feels left out and everyone gets a chance to see the book.

We found the game very enjoyable. 

Creative, fun, and inclusive enough for our group of three players to all feel engaged!

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