GuReview - LAB RAT
by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo
Game Played On: Sunday, 14th October 2018
Recommended Team Size: 3-5 Players
Kid Friendly: Yes
Game Duration: 60 Min.
Booking Method: Online
Start Time: Late
Who is this for: Families , Enthusiasts , Thrill Seekers
Live Actor: No
Public Transportation: N/A
Parking: Street parking – some
Street parking throughout the side streets. Paid meter parking on the main road.
We were on time to our game, but due to teammates needing to use the restroom and debriefing prior to game start, our time was docked 8 minutes! Be on time for this adventure, AND leave yourself some extra time. This was my 2nd game in 300+ that actually docked time from the clock.
Venue / Lobby Info:
Once inside, you will find yourself in a comfortable but dark lobby, with plenty of space to spread out! This will be totally useful when they decide to expand to additional rooms.
Public Restrooms: Yes
Notes for People with Disabilities:
Call ahead prior to booking.
Game Introduction: We were briefed by our GM in the hallway prior to entry of general rules and basics. Once we were inside, we received a briefing of another nature...
Operator Intro: Exciting - takes you into the story
Theme: Science / Laboratory
Main room first glance: Wow!
Did Hatch Escape forget to mention.. that WE are the lab rats?! Without giving too much away, prepare to be blown away by a main room set to different proportions. This is a main room unlike any other I have experienced.
Flow: Excellent flow - flawless and coherent
There's a story line! A real, true, fun story line!!! The flow of the room is based around this story line that you're uncovering. At some points multiple puzzles can be solved at once, but take your time and enjoy this!
Puzzles: Well thought of. Intriguing
So many puzzles... Yet most of them stayed on them! Ranging in difficulty from physical to moderate, there is enough to keep children and adults busy - as well as enthusiasts!
Fun story line - Beautiful set - Unique use of puzzle elements
Several very tight places to squeeze into - not ADA compliant but does not mention this on website
Hints & Clues, Debrief
Quality: Excellent (They have advanced the game, built-in escalation, no answer-disclosing)
Closure & Debrief: Excellent (Catharsis)
Our group of experienced players completed Lab Rat in about 40 minutes. Take your time and enjoy every moment within this game. Leave reality at the door and just have fun in the whimsical world the designers presented to you. A 'Must Play' game when visiting the Los Angeles area.
Did You Escape: Yes