The Panic Room Gravesend: Revolución Olé

By | March 20, 2019

by The Panic Room Gravesend (website)

23a St Georges Centre, DA11 0TB


2-8 players

60 minutes

You stormed the President’s palace. El Presidente has fled but will be back with reinforcements – in one hour. There are riots in the streets, demanding immediate reforms. Can you manage to win over the most influential people to your side, before the president returns? If not, you will be kicked out of the palace and arrested faster than you can say “Ay Caramba!”
Now it is up to you to seize power!
A revolutionary game design that allows you to vote on reforms and improve popularity. Are you able to draw all the influence groups on your side before El Presidente comes back with reinforcements? The clock is ticking…
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 10 users
combined with 7 pro reviews

Player reviews

cipherdelic expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
James Bloodworth expert says:

A bold experiment and one of most Marmite Escape Rooms I've yet found.  Sadly missed, I think the reason people didn't warm to it was that it wasn't a traditional escape room, but rather a continuous pressure exercise to find clues and answer questions in order to sway political opponents.  I think it was ahead of its time..

Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Anouska123 rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Mike Smedley experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Matt C experienced says:

I really like this type room of how intense/hard it was. You had to be so quick to find clue as you get a 2 min gap to answer a question base around the president which you only get 5 mins to answer a yes/no question. Which we got all question right (we may not guess a few times ). I will truly miss this one of a kind escape room 

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Robin Harris & Michael Bailey experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Brian experienced says:

not my cup of tea

Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Tim Cooper experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 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

Reviews by escape room review sites

If you’ve heard anything at all about Revolución Olé, you’ll probably be aware that it’s a highly unusual sort of escape room with a unique game style. Exactly how it works was clearly explained to us twice, first by our host - who even switched from his in-character Russian accent to more familiar British tones to make sure we understood properly - and then again in an intro video. Still, I’ve heard players saying that they hadn’t quite got the idea until partway through their game. I’ll outlin...
A round-up of five games I played at the Panic Room with highlights being Wizard of Oz and Revolucion Ole.
It’s tempting when writing about Revolución Olé to focus on how different it is to your average escape room. And we will: this is a game structured in a very different way. But perhaps the most surprising thing about Revolución Olé is that given how differently it presents, it’s very much a traditional escape room at heart.
As the game synopsis says, this game is about voting and influence so is a little unusual in gameplay but does contain traditional puzzles that you would find in a standard escape room.
It was great to find such a unique room that also presented a high degree of difficulty. It really was unlike any other escape experience and for that fact alone I can’t recommend it enough!

A beautiful looking room, which has saved the rating for me, the game itself I did not enjoy, less of an escape room, as the goal is to answer questions that appear in intervals on a screen, needing to get a % right, all whilst trying to solve clues to get the information for the questions, maybe it was just too much for 2 people, it was definitely too much for us. A good room if you want something a little different to your normal escape room, but not one for me. 

The room is well themed and quite simplistic - which in my experience often means that it is doing to be a difficult room to master - and my intuition was correct! 

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