The Panic Room Gravesend: Defective Detective

By | March 20, 2019

by The Panic Room Gravesend (website)

The Grove, DA12 1DP


2-8 players

60 minutes

Can you solve the case of the Defective Detective?
One of our most popular rooms to date is alive and kicking however the victim isn't.
There has been a murder! However the detective has come to the completely wrong conclusion. You must gather your own team of detective friends and family and try to solve who the real killer was before he hands in his case at Police HQ.
Quite possibly one of the most ridiculous investigations you might find yourself on, expect lots of laughs and surprises along the way! This is one you really won't want to miss!
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Overall rating

Rated between 30 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 12 users
combined with 7 pro reviews

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Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 11 Nov 2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57:16 Outcome: Successful escape!
Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Started off well with some clever ideas with puzzles and slowly deteriorated as the room went on. The VHS tapes seemed fractured and slowed the room down. The ending was a damp squid in my opinion too. The idea is good on paper, but it's poorly executed and disappointing

Adam Bravery experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 20 Jan 2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 42
story-drivenpoor hostingplain
Kinda average. Unattentive host and the puzzles didn't flow well particularly. There were some interesting ideas but felt poorly executed and cheaply designed. Underwhelming conclusion to the story
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Anouska123 rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Robin Harris & Michael Bailey experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 19/11/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 49 minutes 50 seconds Outcome: Successful escape!

Absolutely fantastic room! The theming was top notch and puzzles were very challenging. 

Matt C experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 11/08/2019 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:23 Outcome: Successful escape!

This room is really good. I like the story and the environment of the theming. We did struggle a bit but that didn't stop us from liking this room. The puzzle were unique and clever 

Zoe Bowles 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: 37:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Reviews by escape room review sites

A man is dead and it's up to you to gather the evidence and solve the mystery, in the 60 minutes you have before the cops arrive and make a hash of things.
A murder investigation is a tried and tested escape room theme. Defective Detective mixes it up in two ways, most obviously with its use of technology but also with a tongue-in-cheek edge to the design - it parodies its genre, but mostly in a subtle way that players may not notice, at least at first.
More obvious is the way the game uses t...
A pretty room with solid puzzles but that never really caught my imagination with its humour.
This room didn’t feel up to the same level as the other Panic Room rooms, and although it was fun, we left feeling a bit flat
This is a weird one. Defective Detective is billed as a comedy room, and that’s a tough thing to try as comedy is so subjective. The room itself is packed full of puns which, if I’m honest, did nothing for me at all. But what the room does manage to do is create a degree of situational comedy. What’s weird is that the “situation” you’re in is half investigating a murder and half “being in an escape room”. So yeah, weird.
Although not as visually spectacular as some of their other games, what they’ve done with the space is still impressive.

Can you find out how he died detective 🕵️‍♂️ 

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