Escape Plan: Roll Out The Barrel

By | March 31, 2019

by Escape Plan (website)

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E16LA

East London

2-5 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

It’s 1945 and the Air Commodores at RAF Tangmere have secured a barrel of ale of the highest quality, which they shipped in secretly last night under the cover of darkness. Whilst they are planning a jolly good knees-up for the senior officers, you and the rest of the squadron face an austere Victory Day celebration. But the Air Commodores have been called away to Sector Control and there’s a window of opportunity to break in, find the stash and roll out the barrel!
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Rated between 40 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 11 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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abooth experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: 53 Outcome: Successful escape!

Superb game - lots of original puzzles - couple verged on illogical but we got there in the end. Really well paced as well.

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
abunai experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Chesscrafted rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalgreat hostingfamily friendly

Probably the best escape room I've ever played! The host was fantastic, the puzzles were amazingly original and the whole room was completely family-friendly while not being dull. Most of the puzzles are made out of wood which means you probably haven't seen them in any other rooms. Also, the theme of stealing a barrel of ale from your officers is a welcome change from most WW2 escape rooms where you are a spy gathering information or a prisoner trying to escape. I can't say much more without spoiling the room, but I would recommend it to anyone, whether it's your first or fiftieth room!

Kelly Archer experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-drivengreat hosting

I loved this game from Escape Plan. Sam, the host, was super friendly (and he learned all our names in order to give clues to the right person, and give us personalised time cards at the end) and the puzzles were great.

The tech is all in house and suits the theme - lots of wood, great scenery and a sense of humour with some of the design. The barrel-top games (no spoiler, you'll see what I mean straight away, they use this design in both rooms as well) are BEAUTIFUL. A few too many padlocks on this one but it fitted the style of the room.

The ending was charming, too. All round worth the trek eastwards, looking forward to the next room "Battle For Britain".

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
uhtoff rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 14/12/2019 Team size: 6 (2 children) Time taken: 38:33 Outcome: Successful escape!
Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 13/07/2019 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Can't comment on the final version as we beta tested when a couple of parts weren't completed, but had a blast and yet another great offering from Escape Plan.
Gavin B rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
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There are any number of games set in WW2, but I’d hazard none others that share the premise of Roll Out The Barrel: set immediately after the end of the war, you’re trying to break into the officers’ mess to get at their private stash of booze, all the better to celebrate victory. Your goal is a literal barrel, and barrels are used throughout as a motif along with the more obvious wartime decor and 1940s theming.
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We loved Battle for Britain and although this room didn’t quite reach the greatness of that room, it’s a good room which we thoroughly enjoyed. Puzzles were logical, it was fun to be in, the ending was strong and the hosting was spot-on

For a game set during World War II… It’s surprisingly light hearted and funny! But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Roll Out the Barrel isn’t technically set during World War II. It’s set the day after. Your mission? Throw the best party for the troops you possibly can. Everyone knows the best parties involve obscene amounts of booze which is why three intrepid troops and myself just broke into our officer’s top secret bar cabin to steal all their barrels. It’s party time!!

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