The Panic Room Gravesend: The Happy Institute

By | March 20, 2019

by The Panic Room Gravesend (website)

The Grove, DA12 1DP


2-8 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for detailscurrently unavailable
Welcome to The Happy Institute!
Our clinical trials have been going on quite a while now for a new drug that makes people unnaturally happy, you are the lucky first trial group being tested how our new formula makes test subjects perform under the influence and how it affects cognitive function.
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 5 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Two things to note up front for this review. Firstly, while it’s not a full on horror experience, The Happy Institute is definitely not suitable for nervous players. And secondly, much like the Gilman Hotel game it replaced, some elements of the game work best when you have no idea what to expect. I’m not going to give any spoilers for anything that’s not covered on the website or ahead of the game's start, but if you want maximum impact you might want to stop reading until you’ve played it.

We visit the Happy Institute to test out pills that will make us constantly happy. Do we leave this escape room with a smile on our faces?

The start of the game is particularly strong. Although it’s not something that we haven’t come across before, for some reason it just worked better than the other experiences that we’ve had along that same vein.

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