Games in Margate by The Escapement
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Really enjoyable and well-themed room. I'm a sucker for pirate themed rooms, but it does feel like the team at Escapement have gone the extra mile with the decor and real and replica items in the room to make it feel incredibly authentic. In terms of difficulty, we were a team of one experienced three newbie players, and got out in around 45 minutes.
This game was absolutely outstanding, the most I have enjoyed a room for ages. Puzzles completely on theme and varied, great set dressing, hilarious GM (Adam) who played his role to perfection, so many clever touches in place. Intense theatrical ending. One puzzle looked slightly frustrating for a pair but there was an element of choice with what was needed for completion and we ended up bypassing it in the end. Totally deserving of its nomination in the TERPECAs.
Excellent room. Amazing set design, great puzzles with some nice physical elements. We had a new GM under supervision who did a great job giving us the occasional nudge when we had made some search fails. Very immersive with how the puzzles truly fit the experience. Found it a little hard to see some areas although I understand the GM can control the brightness if needed and it is not a dark room in a frustrating sense at all. Absolutely worth a visit.
A solid and fun game although my least favourite of the 3 at The Escapement (mainly because the other two are SO GOOD rather than as a detriment to this game). Theme wise the egyptian tomb is familiar, but the puzzles are well designed in terms of fit and the game does feel immersive despite its small space. We had a slightly over keen GM (absolutely lovely, but we'd asked for no hints and in his over-enthusiasm he kept forgetting and telling us things). Probably would shift a couple of things around to change the end order for the game if I could - was slightly surprised by the end - but we had a good time.
I've been looking forward to doing The Pit since i've begun on my Escape Escapades and i was not disappointed. Exhilarating Adventure that manages to get your Adrenaline rushing by the End. A must do for anyone!
Very fun adventure in a room designed with real parts from a vessel. A joy to play through and would recommend to others. Ask the owners about the Original Polaris!
See alsoBranches in other locations:
- The Escapement Broadstairs (not yet open)