The Panic Room Gravesend: Wizard of Oz

By | March 20, 2019

by The Panic Room Gravesend (website)

The Grove, DA12 1DP


2-8 players

60 minutes

Are you ready to go on the adventure of a lifetime? It's time to visit the incredible land of OZ.
Follow the yellow brick road and make your way into the beautiful Emerald City, perhaps even meet the wizard himself!
You'll be sure to make some friends along the way too, so you'll need to work together to fix your hot air balloon in time. You'll just need a little Courage, Heart and Brains!
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Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 13 users
combined with 10 pro reviews

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MightyMidds experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 22 Feb 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 38:16 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivefamily friendlyquite easy

Nice room, lovely story. There were a couple of leaps needed that we probably wouldn't have guessed without a clue but overall a good 2nd room for our 5 and 7 year olds 

Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 21 Oct 2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: 50:54 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivefamily friendly
Jo Keen-Roberts / Reptons experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulstory-drivenfamily friendly
Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivefamily friendly

The themeing and set are delightful, and make you feel like you're in Oz. The puzzles require both rummaging and logic yet at times disjointed. We solved a puzzle early but as we weren't supposed to solve it yet the GM didn't activate the next part which I understand, but they didn't tell us we had solved it but we're ahead of the game so we believed the puzzle was a red herring. I try not to let hosting take away from a rating and I'm happy the rating wouldn't be higher even with good hosting. A good family room to challenge both children and adults

Nichola Morrison experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 2019-08-24 00:00:00 Team size: 5 Time taken: 54:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
Fun themed game based on the classic film and series of books, combines tropes of both to create a harder than it looks room but some parts will put a definite smile on your face.
🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 16/02/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 46:20 Outcome: Successful escape!
Anouska123 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
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With so many rooms based on classic stories ranging from Alice In Wonderland to Sherlock and Dracula it’s perhaps surprising that there aren’t more escape rooms themed for The Wizard of Oz; aside from one play at home game, this is the first I’ve seen. The Panic Room’s take on the story tasks you with finding courage, heart and brains through a set of locations familiar from the book or movie.
Suitably for the theme, Oz is pitched for family groups, with the ideal audience being a group with ad...
A round-up of five games I played at the Panic Room with highlights being Wizard of Oz and Revolucion Ole.
Don’t be fooled by the theme, this room will give both families and enthusiasts entertainment, and is challenging enough for both.

Fans of the original book or film will be absolutely delighted by this escape room as both the decor and the story are very true to the original! Or at least, I think they are. It’s been a good 15 years since I’ve watched the film and *gasp* I’ve never read the book.

We are taken down the yellow brick road to lend a hand to The Tinman, The Scarecrow and Lion to help them look after the Emerald City.

A pleasant hot air ballon ride and an even more pleasant crash landing took us to the wonderful kingdom of Oz. We found ourselves dealing with flying monkeys, mice and a rather angry Toto. Lions and Scarecrows and Tin Men, oh my!
The theming of this room was incredible! It really felt like stepping into The Emerald City and even though there were plenty of puzzles to be getting stuck into, we couldn’t help but pause to admire the décor!

A well designed and good looking room, some really good puzzles, some a little different to the norm, a very nice room. 

Another solid game from the guys at The Panic Room. Dont let the family theme fool you, its still a work out for your brain cells.

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