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 7 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

Player reviews

Matt C experienced says:

What an amazing experience! My first ever room I've done! The theming was phenomenal and great GM, puzzle and story! This room is a MUST!

Rated between 40 and 40 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
Angela Styles rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Barry Hammond experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 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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