Escape Plan: Roll Out The Barrel

By | March 31, 2019

by Escape Plan (website)

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E16LA

East London

2-5 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

It’s 1945 and the Air Commodores at RAF Tangmere have secured a barrel of ale of the highest quality, which they shipped in secretly last night under the cover of darkness. Whilst they are planning a jolly good knees-up for the senior officers, you and the rest of the squadron face an austere Victory Day celebration. But the Air Commodores have been called away to Sector Control and there’s a window of opportunity to break in, find the stash and roll out the barrel!
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based on ratings from 41 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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Solemn rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 25 Feb 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58:31
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Great room. Lots of fun. Some fantastically original puzzles and props in play. Our hosts were lovely and very accommodating. We had a blast here.
Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
ratsontour expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 7 Aug 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 73.50 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalgreat hostingfamily friendly
adamturna rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 22 Jul 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57:22 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techoriginalimmersive

Amazing game - suprising unexpected steps and enjoyable well thought-thorugh puzzles and impressively working tech. None of the puzzles are uniriginal or basic, most of them we have not seen anywhere else. The music could be a bit louder and more immersive to make it more atmospheric. 

Brandon experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 2 Jul 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 45 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyoriginalgreat hosting
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Joe Brown expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 12 Feb 2022 Team size: 4
A really enjoyable room - the puzzles were all so satisfying and we felt a great flow throughout with good music and a good sense of story
Escape Enthusiast expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 2 Apr 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 62:25 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverquite difficult
abooth expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: 53 Outcome: Successful escape!

Superb game - lots of original puzzles - couple verged on illogical but we got there in the end. Really well paced as well.

abunai expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
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There are any number of games set in WW2, but I’d hazard none others that share the premise of Roll Out The Barrel: set immediately after the end of the war, you’re trying to break into the officers’ mess to get at their private stash of booze, all the better to celebrate victory. Your goal is a literal barrel, and barrels are used throughout as a motif along with the more obvious wartime decor and 1940s theming.

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We loved Battle for Britain and although this room didn’t quite reach the greatness of that room, it’s a good room which we thoroughly enjoyed. Puzzles were logical, it was fun to be in, the ending was strong and the hosting was spot-on

For a game set during World War II… It’s surprisingly light hearted and funny! But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Roll Out the Barrel isn’t technically set during World War II. It’s set the day after. Your mission? Throw the best party for the troops you possibly can. Everyone knows the best parties involve obscene amounts of booze which is why three intrepid troops and myself just broke into our officer’s top secret bar cabin to steal all their barrels. It’s party time!!

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