The Panic Room Gravesend: The Dollhouse

By | March 20, 2019

by The Panic Room Gravesend (website)

The Grove, DA12 1DP


2-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Deaf friendly - contact the venue for details
You and your friends wake up inside a gloomy and grim basement. You have been chosen as the next victims of a deranged killer with an obsession for dolls and mannequins known for stripping the flesh off of his victims and much worse.
A grim and haunting tale with many twists and turns to get your heart racing, blood curdling and adrenaline pumping.
His collection grows day by day and night by night, will be become his latest victims? Can you find a way out where so many have failed before you?
This is an escape room you really will want to get out of!
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Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 32 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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DypanicDuo experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 20 Aug 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 44:15 Outcome: Successful escape!
escapeartist1212 expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: Team size: 5 Time taken: 50:25 Outcome: Successful escape!
Angela Styles rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Ben Bailey experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 18/4/19 Team size: 2 Time taken: 58:23 Outcome: Successful escape!
Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: july Team size: 5 Time taken: can\'t remember Outcome: Successful escape!
Matt C experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 20/03/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: FAILED! Outcome: Failed 🙁

I was so excited with this room but I don't know what happened but we had the worse gamemaster we had ever experience! They were giving us clue which either we have already done or something that we had but making zero sense of information. We wasted so much time on one puzzle because of the GM. But I must say this theming was great and creepy (not scary) some puzzle was good but some were incredibly frustrating.

Robin Harris & Michael Bailey experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 19/11/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52 minutes 49 seconds Outcome: Successful escape!

Loved this room from start to finish. Scary enough but not so scary that it put you off working your way through the room. Really good start, would very much recommend.

Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Anouska123 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
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If I'm ever kidnapped by a murderous psycho, at least I'll have had no shortage of practice at extricating myself from creepy dungeons! Horror games often start with the players a little more restrained than in other styles of game, and this one has one of the more imaginative such opening sequences.

The room's grizzly decor pulls no punches, and players will need to have a strong stomach at times. The Dollhouse is also probably the most search-heavy of the six rooms at The Panic Room, which (p...

A room that managed to blend concepts together. Horror and humour. The beautiful and the macabre. Some interesting puzzles and decent set design added up to a game that I found surprisingly enjoyable.
Although this room is creepy, and it certainly is creepy, I wouldn’t really call it a scary room and it is definitely fun
We came to The Dollhouse with a sense of trepidation. Firstly, because it looked to be the first proper horror game we had played, but more because… well we’re not that great at escape rooms. Obviously we’re pretty good, mainly because at this point we’ve done loads. But I see other bloggers knocking out leaderboard placings, 40-minute finishes and all-time records left, right and centre. Whereas we just tend to do “pretty well”.
This is probably R’s favourite Room to date. She loves a horror themed room and this certainly did not disappoint. The way you start the game is great and not to give too much away but it certainly adds to the overall experience.

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