Escape Kent: Pirates of the Stormy Seas

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Kent (website)

Unit 1, Simmonds Rd, CT1 3RA

Canterbury

2-8 players

60 minutes

The night is almost over and the stormy seas are calming after the battle between you and your rival pirates. You and your crew have have successfully defeated them and now there is just one thing left to do – climb aboard the famous ship known as “The Dark Soul” and find the only piece of treasure every pirate wants, ‘The Black Diamond’. Whoever is in possession of this rare, infamous diamond will have more wealth and power than they could ever imagine! But a problem lies in your way. Throughout the battle the ship became damaged and is sinking fast. You now have just one hour to find the diamond and get back to your ship before the ocean claims you and what will be known as its wealthiest shipwreck. Will you become the most powerful pirate known to man, or will you be spending eternity down in Davy Jones locker?
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 7 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

Player reviews

Matt C experienced says:

I was playing with a team of 3 (2 of them only done 3 rooms so quite amateur). it has some mixture puzzle such as mental, logical, physical etc. Some puzzle were quite annoying/stressful but solid theming and great experience.

Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Jo Keen-Roberts / Reptons says:

First ever game played so I see it a bit through rose tinted spectacles possibly.  Now with experience I believe it may be slightly easier for enthusiasts but it was perfect for newbie.  No matter your experience though, the set it still up there as one of the best we’ve seen 😊

Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Sabrina Dietrich expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Zoë Dudeney says:

There were quite a lot of us for this room, but we all really enjoyed it. I love the decor, I think it's the best theme at Escape Kent. 

Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Barry Hammond experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Ben says:

The first escape room we had ever attempted, no idea what to expect and we weren't disappointed. Completed as a large group (who also had never done an escape room before.) We managed to just scrape out before the time limit but most of this was down to the large group size.

Having completed the room again when we have better experience with escape rooms I can say the theming is good and the puzzles are interesting, not just padlocks. Multiple doors to open and areas to explore would definitely recommend.

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

A game we thoroughly enjoyed. There's a great set, a fun intro, a great variety of puzzles, a couple of nice surprises, a good sense of exploration and an impressive finale. Throughout our time in the room, it rarely put a foot wrong.
One of the biggest escape room cliches is “start small, expand”. You’ll often start a game in a small space before doing something to discover the existence of a second room that opens up the game. It’s a cliche both because it works well in offering new players a sense of discovery, and because most properties are generally divided into rooms for you already, so it’s easier to do. Not so Pirates of the Stormy Seas. On entering you can see and access the entire game area. And while other games have done this before, perhaps even with larger or more densely populated rooms, the way this game does it… well, let’s just say it’s on another level.

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