Lab Rat


Takes place in a laboratory where giant rats are doing experiments on human beings, specifically you! The somewhat unhinged Ratkenstein, a doctoral student in the field of human intelligence (or, in his estimation, the lack thereof), has tasked you with completing a series of tests and puzzles. If you succeed, he can finally write his dissertation. If you fail, he’s going to put you and your friends in the old test-subject chipper (like a wood chipper, but for test subjects!). You’ll have one hour to complete the tests and attempt to get out of the laboratory for good, before Ratkenstein turns you into mulch!

Location: Hatch Escapes

Address1919 3rd Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90018


Parking: Street Parking

Price: Tuesday-Thursday (2-8 Players, $22.50 - $37.50 per person); Friday-Sunday (2-8 Players, $29 - $44 per person)

Date Completed: May 6, 2018

Number of Escape Artists: 3

Hint System: Unlimited via Overhead PA System

Success Rate: N/A

Result: ESCAPED! -  43 minutes 40 seconds

Creativity: 5+

Difficulty: 4

Immersiveness: 5+

Fun Factor: 5+


Note. For OVERALL means, 1 = WTF?; 2 = Take a gander; 3 = You can book it; 4 = You should book it now; 5 = OMG! You should've booked it yesterday!


  • Recommend 3-5 escape artists
  • You are the lab rats
  • Super clever, super silly and super fun
  • Physical and communication puzzles
  • Immersive AF
  • Ridiculous set-up and flow
  • Great story line
  • You may get wet if you're not careful
  • Read the faqs section of the website, it's hilarious

Firstly, our group would like to give recognition to August, our GM for being chill and very friendly. 

From the beginning to the end, the escape experience was beyond my group's expectation. We first began in a cage and the video/sfx started. Our initial thoughts were immediately "this room feels like a 4.5/5 room". It didn't take long until it was a 5+/5 room and I have never given a 5+ rating. 

How grand, genius and silly this escape room was, made the escape room simply amazing. It felt like every inch of this immersive escape room was used one way or another. Every thing in the room had a purpose. I loved theme of the room as it was ingenious. The puzzles were creative and incredibly fun. ALL of the puzzles were fun to solve. There may be a jump scare or two. The food bowl cryptex was SO COOL. 

There were a few bugs in the system, but it did not take away from the amazing the experience. We loved every minute of our escape and can't wait for their next rooms. Do yourself a favor and book this room NOW!

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