Escape Kent: Pirates of the Stormy Seas

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Kent (website)

Unit 1, Simmonds Rd, CT1 3RA

Canterbury

2-8 players

60 minutes

The night is almost over and the stormy seas are calming after the battle between you and your rival pirates. You and your crew have have successfully defeated them and now there is just one thing left to do – climb aboard the famous ship known as “The Dark Soul” and find the only piece of treasure every pirate wants, ‘The Black Diamond’. Whoever is in possession of this rare, infamous diamond will have more wealth and power than they could ever imagine! But a problem lies in your way. Throughout the battle the ship became damaged and is sinking fast. You now have just one hour to find the diamond and get back to your ship before the ocean claims you and what will be known as its wealthiest shipwreck. Will you become the most powerful pirate known to man, or will you be spending eternity down in Davy Jones locker?
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Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 14 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
originalfamily friendly

A great example of a pirate game, the puzzles are very well themed and logical, the room is well decorated to look like a pirate ship and there's a nice narrative and mission. A great fun room.

🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 29 Nov 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Gotta love a Pirate room, there are some good ideas on point even if it seemed a bit light on overall puzzling, theming is mostly good but there is definite room for enhancement which help level up this overall game.

Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulcleverimmersive

The themeing and design here are great with so much achieved in a relatively small space. You are immersed in your exploring of a pirate ship with plenty of fun, engaging puzzles covering all types from logic to physical and teamwork. Games that make you work as a team are always enjoyable and this game has accomplished that. Another solid ending to leave satisfied

Nichola Morrison experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivestory-driven

Great set, lots of puzzles really enjoyed it! 

Shane Craig Gausden experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyfamily friendlyunoriginal

After playing a few other pirate themed escape rooms, this on feels a bit boring for someone who's done a few. But great for kids. 

Nick James rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 1.10.17 & 7.3.20 Team size: 4 Time taken: 35mins Outcome: Successful escape!

This game is themed perfectly! As soon as you step inside, you get the sense that you are on a pirate ship in the middle of a storm. They have put so much effort into the decor of this room. 

This game starts very small and we were worried it wouldnt last long, but they have cleverly designed this game to unravel its secrets slowly. The props used for the puzzles work well and are well within theme. Unfortunately, there were a few puzzles that didnt work properly and we had to be given a big clue by the games master. The final element also didnt work on our first go, meaning it sort of just...ended.

Other than that, this room is fantastic and I recommend for both beginners and experienced escapers!

furiouslycurious experienced rated this:
Played: 2018

Good fun, very sterile introduction from hosts. Game was a little worn in parts and damaged which was disappointing. Overall had fun.

Matt C experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 31/08/2019 Team size: 3 Time taken: 59:14 Outcome: Successful escape!

I was playing with a team of 3 (2 of them only done 3 rooms so quite amateur). it has some mixture puzzle such as mental, logical, physical etc. Some puzzle were quite annoying/stressful but solid theming and great experience.

Robin Harris & Michael Bailey experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 05/11/2019 Team size: 3 Time taken: 42 minutes 50 seconds Outcome: Successful escape!
Jo Keen-Roberts / Reptons experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 09/09/17 Team size: 7 Time taken: 54 Outcome: Successful escape!

First ever game played so I see it a bit through rose tinted spectacles possibly.  Now with experience I believe it may be slightly easier for enthusiasts but it was perfect for newbie.  No matter your experience though, the set it still up there as one of the best we’ve seen 😊

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I’d been meaning to return to Escape Kent and play their pirate game for something like four years, during which time it’s gone from their exciting new game to one of the more venerable ones at the venue. There was a certain amount of buzz about it at the time, and I was pleased to find that it was still very much worth a visit.
You are (arrrr?) sneaking onto a ship in search of one Black Diamond, as explained by your pirate captain via video intro. Pirate games are often well decorated, and th...
A game we thoroughly enjoyed. There's a great set, a fun intro, a great variety of puzzles, a couple of nice surprises, a good sense of exploration and an impressive finale. Throughout our time in the room, it rarely put a foot wrong.
One of the biggest escape room cliches is “start small, expand”. You’ll often start a game in a small space before doing something to discover the existence of a second room that opens up the game. It’s a cliche both because it works well in offering new players a sense of discovery, and because most properties are generally divided into rooms for you already, so it’s easier to do. Not so Pirates of the Stormy Seas. On entering you can see and access the entire game area. And while other games have done this before, perhaps even with larger or more densely populated rooms, the way this game does it… well, let’s just say it’s on another level.

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