33 Upper North Street, BN1 3FG
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Lots of fun in here - some good hidden gem puzzles. Bit more searchy than the other games at PP.
We were looking forward to try our first room at Pier Pressure Brighton, unlike we first thought, their company is NOT situated on the Pier but instead it's a quick walk up the city center on a very quiet road. Their reception room is great and very welcoming. We were greeted by one of the employees and told to wait for the maid of the pavilion.
This was one of the main point of the reason why I'm putting 5 stars to this room, there is not only a great story behind the room (we are looking for the petition to keep the Royal Pavilion standing despite the Queen trying to demolish it) but Pier Pressure truly play the immersion card with one of the maid showing us our starting room in full character (and not cringy at all like it can be sometimes), engaging with us and making sure that we understood the story and what we are meant to search for. A great great start of a room, we loved it.
The puzzles went along perfectly with the story, each of them bringing a different aspect and engaging a different part of your brain, truly fantastic conception.
We escaped in a team of 2 and even though at times it felt like you could do with more people, it is easily doable with two. We are really excited in coming back next year and trying their other rooms. We were hoping to book their pop up room, The Divide, but even though it was available on the website, they didn't allow us to book by phone when we called for a same day booking: for once that I wasn't organizing something 3 months in advance! If you are over Brighton, definitely go and visit Pier Pressure! 🙂
Day trip to Pier Pressure to hit all 4 permanent games: none of them disappointed. This is their oldest game but still has some great puzzles. Great introduction from the GM (in theme), cute hint system, minimal searching (hooray!) and some great props and handmade puzzles. Team before us had unfortunately broken one game before us which they had struggled to fix - not their fault, but had to come into the room to help us complete. However, did this in theme so avoided breaking immersion. Not too hard and a good warm up game if going on to do their other "larger" games if you play in small groups.
Much harder than i initially thought, had me sweating towards the end. Great game overall.