The Escapement: Egyptian Exodus

By | March 20, 2019

by The Escapement (website)


2-6 players

90 mins
You are archaeologists, excavating the lost tomb of Ramses iii, so far, all of those who have entered the tomb have not returned. The tomb is guarded heavily by Anubis, God of the underworld.
Gravediggers and previous archaeologist have been rampageous in their efforts to discover the lost tomb, the whole crypt is in diss array.
Do everything you can to help Anubis and please the gods. But be careful, we know that Anubis is easily angered.
Your mission is to find and restore the missing canopic jars and allow the pharaoh to pass safely into the afterlife in order to make your escape.
Not your typical escape room โ€“ Egyptian Exodus requires multiple sensory inputs โ€“ including smell, touch, sound, and light.
This room comes with two settings โ€“ hard & extreme.
Our rooms are highly immersive and theatric, we want you to feel as though you are on a movie set!
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 16 users
combined with 7 pro reviews

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Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 22 Sep 2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 46:12 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hosting
Adam Bravery rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 29 Dec 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 41 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverimmersivequite difficult

Immersion and theming is great here, and puzzles all feel like a lot of thought has gone into them to make them less standard. Our host James was great. Only criticisms are that the finale puzzle felt a bit lazy and easy compared to the others and some of the props are a bit worn and difficult to see. Otherwise, a really good game and just wish there was more of it!

๐Ÿ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 30 Nov 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

This was our second game at the venue and after the dark of Pirates, this was a definite step up.  This is set in an egyptian tomb and comes with the requisite amount of sand!  A series of logic and search puzzles will lead you to a series of ingame events.  The only weak link was the finale, the game just seemed to end, in fact, I'm not sure if we didn't get the game over signal seconds before we completed the final puzzle..

๐Ÿฆกcipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!

After playing the dark Polaris this was a breath of fresh air as Egypt is bright! Great theming of the puzzles and the absence of padlocks was refreshing. I personally loved the puzzles in this game as they play to my strengths, but I can imagine that this is an infuriating room for some players.
Great story and great host who kept wonderfully in character throughout. I has a great time. 

Kempshott_fox rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Shane Craig Gausden experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
great hostingfamily friendlymagical
furiouslycurious experienced rated this:
Played: 2018

Middle of the road game. Was hyped up a lot before playing so may have influenced enjoyment. Much better and more challenging games out there.

๐ŸŒตJuliette B expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 05/01/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 43:12 Outcome: Successful escape!

A solid and fun game although my least favourite of the 3 at The Escapement (mainly because the other two are SO GOOD rather than as a detriment to this game).  Theme wise the egyptian tomb is familiar, but the puzzles are well designed in terms of fit and the game does feel immersive despite its small space. We had a slightly over keen GM (absolutely lovely, but we'd asked for no hints and in his over-enthusiasm he kept forgetting and telling us things). Probably would shift a couple of things around to change the end order for the game if I could - was slightly surprised by the end - but we had a good time.  

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If you've played a fair number of escape rooms, you've probably seen the inside of several Egyptian pyramids. While you can be pretty confident they'll be liberally decorated with hieroglyphics, there's plenty of variation in style, light levels and layout. Occasionally you even find one with actual sand for the floor - such as The Escapement's take on the theme. I happily played barefoot in meticulously clean sand that comfortably outclasses what you'll find on Margate's nearby beach.
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An immersive game that also delivers on the puzzle front - maybe not in numbers but in quality and difficulty. A great experience although let down by a slightly flat finish. Still highly recommend, though.
The team have clearly put a lot of thought into this experience, and Exodus is one not to be missed.

Think sand โ€“ real life, authentic sandโ€ฆ(we wonder if itโ€™s from the beach!?), some excellent decor and one of the most exciting doors to an escape room weโ€™ve seen. These things combined throw players straight into Egypt, and into the very real wrath of a God. We have done a few games with this theme, but this one definitely stood out in terms of the quality of the puzzles (which all stay on theme throughout the gameplay!). Players need to rely on one of the lesser used 5 senses in this game, no spoilers, but we had fun with this part!

I guess itโ€™s appropriate for a game in a seaside town like Margate to be covered in sand, to the point of giving you the option to play barefoot if thatโ€™s your thing. The tons of sand is the first thing youโ€™ll notice about Egyptian Exodus, the second is the rest of the set: itโ€™s a stunning set up, more movie set than typical escape room, making it a lovely place to be puzzling for an hour. Youโ€™re attempting to find the missing canopic jars and lift the curse of Anubis, which is both on-theme and provides a handy way of tracking your progress through the game, with each strand of puzzles delivering a jar at the end of it.
Want to get sand between your toes without a day at the beach? Get yourselves down to The Escapement in Margate and... Walk like an Egyptian

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