Real Escape Game Online: Escape from the Science Lab of Shifting Rules

By | February 4, 2021

by Real Escape Game Online (website)

4-6 players

£129.00 ¥20,000

🎧actor / audio
Winner of a 2021 TERPECA award90 mins

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Rated between 45 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 7 users
combined with 1 pro review

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Sabrina Dietrich expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
originalclevergreat hosting
msilcox experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 12 Jun 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 63 minutes Outcome: Failed 🙁
clevergreat hostingfrustratingquite difficult

This is only the second online room that my friends and I haven't finished in time.  Fortunately the host let us sort through the last puzzle, so we got to see the denouement.  But tbh, without her nudges, I don't think we would ever have gotten there with that puzzle.  We were definitely glad to have 3 people working together on this game, because each of us figured out the needed leap of logic for at least one puzzle that the others wouldn't have gotten alone.  A very nice host, and a set with a few neat features, but I generally prefer more immersive games with puzzles that are more integrated into a narrative and less about engaging in a logical exercise for it's own sake.

🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
originalcleverstory-drivenquite difficult
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 2 Apr 2021 Team size: 6 Outcome: Failed 🙁
originalclevermagicalquite difficult

Most Escape Rooms will tell you that you need to "think outside of the box", but this is game almost embodies that saying.  It's hard to give too much away as it's such an original concept and excuted so well, it's almost like one of my other favourite rooms, Loop, once you realise whats going on (it's not the same as Loop!).  There is no inventory (it's not needed) and video was done via Zoom which was stable throughout.  This room is hard to classify as it's such a unique take and as such may provoke a marmite reaction, I loved it though even though we failed on the very last puzzle.

PuzzleParrot expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 6 Time taken: 55 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
clever

One of my all time favorite escape room experiences, no question.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

Wonderful game!

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

Well damn. This pretty easily ranks as my all-time favorite SCRAP game. None of the usual random mini puzzles, tons of satisfying cleverness and smooth camera magic throughout. If you like Baba Is You, you'll especially love this one.

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I'm amazed by the concept of this game. To create a machine that can change physical states of items and to be able actually show us in a blink of an eye was amazing. You can tell the hard work they've put into the production. I would've loved to be able to have more time in the game to see what else could be done with our crazy suggestions (we were told that we're the only group that asked to do two things that no one else have asked before). Since we had a full house of players, everyone had different thoughts. Some players doubted others by saying: "No way, Really?" And when that idea actually worked, we all uttered "WOW" in unison. Playing this game was like watching a magic show. I would suggest going into the game with an open mind so you can fully embrace this unique experience. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

While it's true the game looks and feels like a Zoom-based, avatar-led Escape Room, its core mechanics are reminiscent of a video game. (...) So yeah, the game was as innovative and fun, just as I expected. I can also see why playing with larger groups is recommended - not only do you share the room's fixed price, you also get more brainpower to come up with all the lateral thinking you can have.

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