One Way Out: Gas Alert

By | June 30, 2019

by One Way Out (website)

ROL House, Long Row, LE156LN


2-8 players

Languages: EN

75 mins
You and your friends have snuck in to the laboratory of world revered scientist, Professor Wotamesser, in the hope of finding the ingredients you need for your practical jokes.
You’re just reaching for the bottle of snake venom when you accidentally knock over a bubbling flask, releasing an evil smelling gas into the air. Oh no!
Will you be able to find the antidote before the fumes finish you off and will you complete the science experiments and escape before the professor returns to discover who has messed up her life’s work?
The clock is ticking…
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based on ratings from 10 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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A Blacksmith expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 56:27 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneystory-drivengreat hostingquite difficult
A taxing room, so much to do and nicely themed. Paniced a little bit at one stage, but we got that back under control. 
Anonymous expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
Lawsome Foursome rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 17 Feb 2020 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlyepic

Thoroughly enjoyable

🤘The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2
story-drivenfamily friendly
Lotsa Locks experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 11 Dec 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 67:41 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyoriginalgreat hosting
otaylor rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 30 Jul 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 68
value for moneyoriginalgreat hostingquite difficult

Good stor with well placed reveals and some lovely original ideas.

Team Tonks experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 24 Jan 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 69.40 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneycleverepicquite difficult

So much to do in one escape room, we definitely needed the 70 minutes. Lots of clever puzzles that linked in really well with the lab theme. With so much to do, it was a challenge as a 2 but for experienced escapers it is must do. We will return soon to do the other rooms. 

Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 56:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyclevergreat hosting
TheMushyPeas rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 23/09/20 Team size: 4 Time taken: 59.14 Outcome: Successful escape!

Gas Alert was our second visit to One Way Out after playing Framed earlier that afternoon. These were our 15th and 16th rooms so while not experts, we have played enough to know these were special. 

As with our first visit, the introduction was great. Character based, entertaining and very different to any intro we’ve had before. Once again we can only commend Tessa for her fantastic work with this room, which was as equally impressive as the last. The setting again was fantastic. The room had loads of space to accomodate a large team and very much felt like the science lab it was supposed to be. Having read from other reviews that the owner used to be a science teacher it really shows in this room. 

Once again there was plenty to do for the four of us, with less searching required than framed but the added element of science-based puzzles. We have not seen these unique, practical elements in any rooms before and doubt we will see them again any time soon. They were great fun and made for an incredibly immersive experience and made us all feel like kids again. We split in to 2 teams of 2 and swapped about if/when we were struggling and this proved a good tactic for this room. 

We escaped in 59.14 (70 minute room) so it was a good amount of things to do for the four members of Waltzing Matilda. I’m fairly confident the Mushy Peas could have attempted this as a two and successfully escaped, but may have still needed a hint or two. 

Clues were once again delivered in a timely manner via voiceover in the room but we didn’t need as many this time. Framed and Gas Alert both have a personalised and intimate feel beyond any we have experienced before. This room is also up there with the most enjoyable rooms any of us had played so far, for slightly different reasons. This one felt slightly more inclusive for the less experienced members of our team and made for a ton of fun! Thank you to One Way Out for a marvellous experience, well worth the trip to Oakham.

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

Reviews by escape room review sites

Newly opened in Oakham, One Way Out’s first game had only been running a couple of weeks when I tried it, earlier than I’d usually visit a new game. While the name Gas Alert might suggest something industrial maybe set in a factory, it is instead set in an academic laboratory with a setting that instantly reminded me of school chemistry lessons.

Many escape room themes have you heroically saving the day, but in this one you’re extricating yourselves from a mess entirely of your own creation - a...

This felt like a game of two halves for us, we loved the first half but struggled in the second. Either way, this is a solid game with a massive space to explore!
Gas Alert shines with authenticity and passion for the subject
A tough but really immersive room that will challenge any team. If you want a real test take it on as a pair or bring a larger group and tackle the game together. Either way, make sure you go along as Gas Alert is well worth the trip to the smallest county in England.


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