The Panic Room Gravesend: Enigma

By | March 20, 2019

by The Panic Room Gravesend (website)

23a St Georges Centre, DA11 0TB

Gravesend

2-8 players

60 minutes

A small group of cryptographers have been stationed within Bletchley under orders to uphold National Defence through intercepting and deciphering intelligence. This department became the "Bletchley National Defence Cybersecurity Unit" in 2010.
Just recently, one of the cryptographers uncovered a threat to the Government network and was horrified to realise the traitor was in the team!
Your commander narrowed the suspects down to five people, but has now mysteriously disappeared!
Can you work out who the traitor is and escape in time?
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 11 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

Player reviews

Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
furiouslycurious experienced says:

Good flow. Was an enjoyable experience, was let down by a poor host who wasn’t responsive or engaged in our game.

cipherdelic expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
James Bloodworth expert says:

Uncover the traitor is the goal of this room and you need to eliminate all the suspects.  One of the harder rooms at Panic Room, the theming is perfunctory (an office) and it contains a large number of logic style puzzles with a couple of cool style reveals.  I would take at least 3-4 as you may spend a long time on some of the puzzles before coming to a conclusion.  to my mind this is one of the weaker options at the venue, there are much better rooms than this one.

Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Mike Smedley experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Ben Bailey experienced says:

Fun game that definitely challenged us and contained a few things we haven't seen before. Good game all around!

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Angela Styles rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Tim Cooper experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Barry Hammond experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Jose Adrian experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
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Enigma is a detective game, set in the Bletchley codebreaking centre where you have to identify a traitor from five possible suspects. I was expecting a World War Two setting, but it uses more modern technology so is present day or recent past. The game was in fact originally located in Bletchley and run by a different company, but fortunately found a second home with The Panic Room after the original version shut down. I believe it's been adapted somewhat, but the different genesis shows throug...
While Enigma is lacking the WOW-factor of other rooms at The Panic Room, it is still a solid, and enjoyable room
There were a variety of puzzles, but lots and lots of information to absorb – if you don’t like reading this is not the room for you! Eliminating suspects to find the traitor was the aim of game and an additional time element keeps you on your toes.
A fun game pitched at a good level of difficulty with plenty of puzzles but ultimately a temperamental puzzle, a set that was a bit drab and the unnecessary information overload at the beginning left me feeling that the game could have been so much better.

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