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 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 17 users
combined with 12 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: 46:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivefamily friendlyquite easy

Great first room for our 5 and 7 year olds - quite padlock heavy but good variety of puzzles. 

Anouska123 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Barry Hammond experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 12/08/2017 Team size: 4 Time taken: 51.41 Outcome: Successful escape!
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 5 Time taken: 37:04 Outcome: Successful escape!
Angela Styles rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: july Team size: 5 Time taken: 25 mins spare Outcome: Successful escape!
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!

Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
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!
Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 18 Aug 2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: 40:35 Outcome: Successful escape!
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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

Ok, as ever, lets kick off with that initial gasp of excitement as you walk through that first door โ€“ it really was one of them moments! The scenery in here is nothing short of phenomenal. Having read a few reviews about this room before, I knew we were in for something pretty special; and we really were!

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.
This really is a pretty room, very fairytale. I loved the level of detail on so many things, particularly the elaborate keys for the giant storybook. 
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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