The Escapement: The Pit

By | March 20, 2019

by The Escapement (website)

65 Northdown Road, CT9 2RJ


2-6 players

60 minutes

Sent deep underground you and your team of miners will need to save the planet in this epic journey to the centre of the earth! Please note this room contains crawl areas and small spaces.
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Overall rating

Rated between 45 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 10 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

Player reviews

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Juliette B experienced says:

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. 

Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anouska123 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Ben Bailey experienced says:

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!

Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Mike Smedley experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Matt C experienced says:

This was the first room I've done and now I have been addicted to escape room since

Story - the earth stopped spinning in 2012 and your goal is to go in the mine and make the earth spin again otherwise the world will ran out of oxygen.

Theming - one of the best theming I've ever seen in an escape room. The prop look so realistic, you felt like you're in a mine I was so impressed!

Puzzle - some of the puzzle was very creative and logical which I did enjoyed. A few padlock was in the room which was bonus. There was 2 puzzles that I found quite frustrating but it didn't ruin the experience. 

Clue system - via walkie talkie

Positive - the staff were really nice and very supportive throughout our experience. The theming was amazing, I wore a mining hats to make our experience alot better and some creative puzzles. There was mixture of non linear and linear puzzles. 

Negative - there was 2 stressful puzzle that made me a tiny bit frustrating and the room got quite hot but we did this in August so that might not be their fault. 

Overall experience - I absolutely enjoyed my time in the pit I was smiling throughout my time at escapement I recommend to anyone in Kent to do this room you won't be dissapointed.

Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Robin Harris & Michael Bailey experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Escapetopus experienced says:

Great theming throughout, with everything you need to do feeling like something you’d actually do in a mine, not a puzzle. Very dramatic finale.

Not suitable for claustrophobic people, but highly recommended for everyone else!

Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Sabrina Dietrich expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Zoë Dudeney says:

We got out of this really quickly but by pure fluke- we wiggled some things when we were trying to work them out and somehow got out within 40 minutes. This made it a bit underwhelming for us as we felt that there weren't enough tasks. I'd definitely like to go back and try the other rooms though.

Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

While I guess by normal standards it's pretty weird to go to a seaside town and spend the whole day indoors, the quality of the five games I played across the two escape companies in Margate was so high that I had no qualms about missing the beach. Of those five, The Pit is the newest game from The Escapement and was the one I found most impressive of all, an ambitious subterranean adventure with a Hollywood disaster movie plot where you need to descend into the depths to restart the rotation of...
A truly impressive game that will immerse you in the world they've created. With a visually astounding set and a cool story concept, it was only the puzzles where this room showed its weakness.
Even when you're receiving the briefing for this room you know it is going to be something special. This isn't just a 60 minute experience, this is a game changer.
An outstanding room with great puzzles, atmosphere, theming and game master makes The Pit an unmissable game. I’m delighted to give it a rare five star rating. You should travel to play this game.

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