Locked In a Room: Invisibility Gene

We got locked in a laboratory at ExCeL London with just one hour to find out what monstrosities our shady colleague had planned. But was it… ExCeL-ent?

  • Location: ExCeL London (nearest DLR station Custom House)
  • Players: 2 to 6
  • Attempted: May 2017 as a team of 5

Great things about Invisibility Gene

  • After an upbeat and professional introduction from a host in the lobby, we were initiated into the room by an actor in character, adding a bit of drama to proceedings.
  • This facility incorporates numerous copies of the same room, allowing multiple groups to compete to escape the fastest. Even competing against strangers in the neighbouring rooms creates a fun sense of competition.
  • The room decoration was high-quality and in-keeping with the theme.
  • We enjoyed the level of challenge; it was neither too easy nor too difficult (although we had trouble getting started on the very first clue) and there was enough to solve to keep the whole team busy.

On the other hand…

  • This is a room with a lot of padlocks and combination locks, so once we had found a code or a key we spent a lot of time simply trying it in every lock in the room.
  • Invisibility Gene’s room decoration involves rather a lot of scientific paraphernalia and other objects. While these help to set the scene, they also act as red herrings, distracting from real clues.

Who should try this room?

This room would be good for a big group who want to compete concurrently in identical rooms.

Rating – 6/10

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