The Experiment breaks the escape room 4th wall (review)

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Sometimes reviewing escape rooms can be difficult because you want to give enough information to the reader that will make them go and actually check out the room. But at the same time, you don’t want to give too many details that it ends up spoiling the experience. So with this, I will try to tell you how awesome Get the F Out’s The Experiment escape room is without completely ruining it, and it is by far one of the most unique escape rooms I’ve done.

I didn’t know much about the room going in. My friends and I have done Get The F Out’s “The Virus,” but we weren’t given much information prior. Even during the actual introduction, details are very vague about the room and what the story is. All you are allowed to know is that this is an experiment that you and your friends have been chosen for. We have signed a waiver, and that means that Dr. Jay Elias and his associates are not responsible should anything happen inside The Experiment. According to the lab assistant who gave us the introduction, there would be juice, sadly, there was not.

We were ordered to place blindfolds over our eyes and were then brought into an area where we could not see until they instructed us to remove the blindfolds. Now, I can’t really go into detail here, but I absolutely loved the set design of the area given how much room they had to work with. The lighting and even the smell felt really authentic to the setting they were trying to capture. The best way I could describe it is that it’s almost Disney-like.

The puzzles are also very unique. I’ve done a lot of escape rooms and I thought that The Experiment had some of the most innovative and clever ones yet. Without revealing much, some of the special effects used in the puzzles were so simple, yet I’ve never seen them used before in any room. There was one puzzle that our group got a little creative with and solved them without actually using the proper tools. Luckily, it didn’t throw off the progression of the room, but I thought it was just very hilarious and it was something you’d probably only seen in movies.

The Experiment is something that was very unique. Get The F Out set to do something very bold and I think they hit it out of the park. My only concern is that it does suggest six to eight players per session. I’m always of the mind that five is always a good number because it is a more intimate experience. Everyone really gets to do something, and sometimes with more people, it gets a little confusing. With our group, there were only a few times where I felt that I didn’t have a lot to do, so it didn’t really sour my experience of the room.

I can’t recommend The Experiment enough. If you in the LA area, you owe it to yourself to go and check out Get The F Out’s new room. You will not be disappointed.

To book the limited run of The Experiment, visit getthefoutroom.com/project-sawtooth

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