The Gamelab

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About The Gamelab

Escape rooms are normally defined as a room in which people are locked to play a game requiring them to solve a series of puzzles within a certain amount of time to accomplish a goal, typically finding the key to unlock the room.

We work a little bit different from the standard concept!

Firstly, we offer mobile escape experiences, virtual puzzle/escape experiences and alternative reality gaming.

Secondly, we never lock people into anything unless it is a specific request!

Thirdly, our games are all about bringing excitement, a little competition and in a rather unique fashion entertainment to your guests for your wedding day or before and after the event.

Mobile escape experiences- Prices starting from £500

The way we work is by offering an up to 15-minute escape room experience for groups of up to 4 adults.

We can have 3 groups an hour due to reset times so can handle 12 adults an hour.

Our standard booking time is 3 hours so can accommodate 36 guests.

Our standard booking is based off a game called "Find the Rings" where the worst thing possible has occurred and the wedding bands have been taken and the guests must save the day by finding them. Included with this is a photo book containing images and messages from all your guests after their game with some of our lovely props. As part of our set up for your event, we can create a custom-designed, handcrafted billboard with information about your event. Perfect for photo opportunities when completing the escape room.

Bespoke theming is also available with some couples opting for beach-themed, superhero, wizard and horror to name a few. However, creating a new story based on the bespoke theme and full room dressing would be an additional cost. Additionally, we can also add a video as part of your package. Sent to you as a file to enable you to pinpoint your moment of glory or you have proof as to which team member was your weakest link!

Virtual escape/puzzle experiences- Prices starting from £500

Our new concept created during the lockdown periods. Currently, we have teamed up with venues such as the National Space Centre to create escape experiences played online using a video of the venue, puzzles, an inventory and helpful hints.

Due to guest number reductions, we are offering this experience to couples looking to include an unlimited number of guests in their wedding entertainment. At the time of your choosing, before your wedding day, and in partnership with your venue (permission from the venue is required), we film and set puzzles. Using this footage we create a private page on our website to be accessed by you and your guests. The standard game would be based around the Find the Rings concept of the mobile escape room so your guests can literally feel like they are going to save your big day!

Bespoke theming is also available as well as the inclusion of the soon to be bride and groom into the video as the players that are guiding their guests around to the puzzles.

Alternative reality gaming- Price available on request

This is the truly bespoke and immersive game that goes beyond the creation of challenges and puzzles to the imagining of whole new worlds. Each one is unique and tailored to very specific requirements of the players allowing us to blend a mixture of technology and physical challenges.

These adventures could include short time frame missions and challenges on the wedding day to continuous stories and campaigns with that build-up to the big day or even a proposal!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much do your services cost?

Mobile escape experiences- Prices starting from £500

Virtual escape/puzzle experiences- Prices starting from £500

Alternative reality gaming- Price available on request

Type of entertainment offered:

We offer a mobile escape experience in a converted horsebox for you and your guests to enjoy throughout your day. It involves puzzle and teamwork and creates even more memories of the big day!

Virtual puzzle/ escape experiences create an online event for as many guests as you would like to join in teams to solve puzzles and see the venue that they might be unable to attend.

Alternative reality gaming creates an immersive world based on the couple's request and could involve more storytelling and acting alongside puzzles and escape experiences.

What is included in your wedding package?

Mobile Escape room packages include use of our fully trained game masters and converted horsebox for 3 hours of game time accommodating for 36 guests. In teams of up to 4 players would solve a series of puzzles in 10/15 minutes to complete the objective of that room! This package also includes a photo-book with photos of your guests taken when they completed the experience and space for them to write messaged to you.

Virtual puzzle/escape experience packages include a series of puzzles to be solved by any number of guests. This package includes filming at the wedding venue or another special location for the couple. The creation of a private page on our website for your guests to access and view the video, answer the puzzles and an inventory of items to help them.

Alternative reality gaming is completely bespoke and so every package is varied.

How far in advance should I contact you?

As we only have 1 converted horsebox if it is booked out for that date for a mobile escape experience then we, unfortunately, are unable to attend another wedding. With this in mind, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

For virtual escape/puzzle experiences, these can be created within 6 weeks timespan depending on the availability of filming at the venue and our availability.

Alternative reality gaming can take a lot of planning so the more ambitious your requests the sooner we recommend getting in contact with us.

Are you able to travel?

We are fully mobile and able to travel anywhere in mainland UK.

Is there a charge for travelling?

There is a fuel surcharge for any location beyond 100 miles of our base in the West Midlands.

How long is your act?

The mobile escape room is a minimum of three hours but you can book more time if needed.

Virtual puzzle/ escape experiences can be played at the pace of the players including taking breaks and picking it back up later.

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

We work as a team and there will be at least two game masters at your event.

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event for the minimum of 3 hours but additional hours are subject to charge.

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Absolutely!

What are the forms of payment?

We use the secure payment system Square or can accept direct balance transfer.

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Beach wedding December 2019
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Steampunk festival, Lincoln.
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Steampunk festival, Lincoln
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Winners at Sci-if weekender.
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Cosplayer in superhero room.
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Beach wedding December 2019
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Beach wedding December 2019
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    "We booked Thegamelab for our Wedding when we saw them at a Steam Punk event because we loved it so much. They themed it around us and the big day, our guests and ourselves loved it. The photos with a guest book are a real special touch which was themed identically to the wedding theme! The staff are so friendly and professional at the same time.
    I can’t recommend them enough and I certainly will be using them again."

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    "I can not recommend Thegamelab enough. We booked them recently for our wedding, they were brilliant. They created a theme based on us to make it personal, and weren't intrusive and blended in so well. Our guest absolutely loved it as well and it is so unique, they created a great photo book to take away. I would highly recommend them, thank you for making a memorable day even more memorable."

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The Gamelab FAQ

  • How far in advance should I contact you?
    As soon as possible as we only take 1 booking per date
  • What other services to you provide?
    Other
  • Is there a charge for traveling?
    Yes, surcharge on travelling outside of 100 miles of Birmingham
  • Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?
    Yes, the venue must be notified and have space for us to set down the side ramp of the horsebox for the mobile experience or allow us to film for the virtual experience
  • How long is the act?
    Minimum of 3 hours
  • How much time do you need to prepare for an act?
    1 hour
  • Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
    With a team
  • Do you do open-air acts?
    Yes
  • Do you charge per hour or per event?
    Per hour
  • If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
    Yes
  • How do you charge extra time?
    £100 per hour (12 additional guest)
  • What are the forms of payment?
    Square a secure online payment service and direct balance transfer