The Panic Room Gravesend: Old Father Time

By | March 20, 2019

by The Panic Room Gravesend (website)

7 Berkley Crescent, DA12 2AH


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Deaf friendly - contact the venue for details๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ‘ถ
It's new year's eve and Old Father Time has gone missing. Without him there the clocks won't reset at midnight and time itself will stop completely. You must work together to find out where he went, restore time and reset the clocks so that time may continue on.
Explore his beautiful tree cabin and discover the secrets inside. An awesome fairy tale escape room where time is more important than ever!
Perfect adults and kids alike, we allow 8 years plus in this room. Don't let the beautiful scenery fool you, tricky challenges and puzzles lie ahead but surely you can save the day!
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Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 15 users
combined with 11 pro reviews

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Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulfamily friendly

The set design here is magical and immerses you in to the story. The puzzles are fitting with the room and story, simple unadulterated fun in a fairytale. It won't blow the competition out of the water with high level puzzles or originality but a highly recommended room and definitely one for families and children! 

Nichola Morrison experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
beautifulfamily friendly
Shane Craig Gausden experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneycleverimmersive
Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Joe Brown experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 27/10/19 Team size: 2
A very unique theme and relaxing setting, some unique puzzles. a great first room but with plenty mistakes we still finished with 15 minutes to spare so could have been a bit longer.
๐Ÿ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 24/8/2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 51:11 Outcome: Successful escape!

First thing is that this is a small space and at times can feel very confined and some puzzles will infuriate you (there is an audio one) but the room is well themed and has a good flow but I would take no more than a team of three as we had four and there were times I couldn't get near anything.

๐ŸŒตJuliette B expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 16/02/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 39:07 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
Matt C experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 28/05/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56:46 Outcome: Successful escape!

This is by far my favourite room of all time! Everything about this room is amazing! The theming was beautiful, the puzzle were fantastic,  the clue system was funny and helpful and I love the story. This is room is a must!

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In Old Father Time, the personification of time itself is in trouble, and it's up to your team to save him. That's one of the more potentially surreal premises for a game I've seen, but in practice there are no Dali-esque melting clocks here - instead, it's a rather charming fantasy woodland setting, the sort where furry animals wear smoking jackets and eyeglasses, and tree trunks may hold a tiny front door.
The operators at The Panic Room normally do the initial briefing inside the game room. ...
A fairytale locked in an escape room. A charming room where you should forget about the time and just soak up the atmosphere.
Of the rooms that we completed at The Panic Room, this was (in my opinion) the most beautifully designed room
Itโ€™s such a cliche to call something โ€œa game of two halvesโ€ but damned if that isnโ€™t exactly what this was. Iโ€™ve never been so beguiled by a game for the first half only to find myself so frustrated by the second. But letโ€™s rewind a little.
The room itself is really beautiful with some stand out pieces including large ornamental locks complementing the theme.
This was a fantastically themed room which we all found really enjoyable. The decoration and story were absolutely brilliant and while it didnโ€™t test us too much, there were definitely some tricky bits and some great puzzles to get stuck in to!
If you are looking for a game for the whole family this is a perfect one to play. There are puzzles for all ages and the family can really enjoy this together. Puzzles are not overly difficult and itโ€™s a very fun and entertaining hour.

A visual stunning room that with fun thoughtful puzzles which makes for a very enjoyable hour! 

Can you save time itself!

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