The Panic Room Gravesend: Enigma

By | March 20, 2019

by The Panic Room Gravesend (website)

23a St Georges Centre, DA11 0TB

Gravesend

2-8 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for detailsDeaf friendly - contact the venue for detailsπŸΆπŸ‘Ά
A small group of cryptographers have been stationed within Bletchley under orders to uphold National Defence through intercepting and deciphering intelligence. This department became the "Bletchley National Defence Cybersecurity Unit" in 2010.
Just recently, one of the cryptographers uncovered a threat to the Government network and was horrified to realise the traitor was in the team!
Your commander narrowed the suspects down to five people, but has now mysteriously disappeared!
Can you work out who the traitor is and escape in time?
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Rated between 30 and 40 out of 5

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Ronnie Meade experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 8 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-driven

As a team of 8 this room was too small and constricting, if the review was based on the experience as an 8, I would give 2 stars. Rating the room alone, it is challenging with some clever puzzles and the enigma machine is a good touch! I did disagree with some of the logic and we required help to overcome this. 

Nichola Morrison experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 8
Shane Craig Gausden experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivengreat hostingintense
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
furiouslycurious experienced rated this:
Played: 2018

Good flow. Was an enjoyable experience, was let down by a poor host who wasn’t responsive or engaged in our game.

🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 14/7/2018 Team size: 6 Time taken: 45:50 Outcome: Successful escape!

Uncover the traitor is the goal of this room and you need to eliminate all the suspects.  One of the harder rooms at Panic Room, the theming is perfunctory (an office) and it contains a large number of logic style puzzles with a couple of cool style reveals.  I would take at least 3-4 as you may spend a long time on some of the puzzles before coming to a conclusion.  to my mind this is one of the weaker options at the venue, there are much better rooms than this one.

Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Ben Bailey experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 5/11/19 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56:20 Outcome: Successful escape!

Fun game that definitely challenged us and contained a few things we haven't seen before. Good game all around!

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Enigma is a detective game, set in the Bletchley codebreaking centre where you have to identify a traitor from five possible suspects. I was expecting a World War Two setting, but it uses more modern technology so is present day or recent past. The game was in fact originally located in Bletchley and run by a different company, but fortunately found a second home with The Panic Room after the original version shut down. I believe it's been adapted somewhat, but the different genesis shows throug...
While Enigma is lacking the WOW-factor of other rooms at The Panic Room, it is still a solid, and enjoyable room
There were a variety of puzzles, but lots and lots of information to absorb – if you don’t like reading this is not the room for you! Eliminating suspects to find the traitor was the aim of game and an additional time element keeps you on your toes.
A fun game pitched at a good level of difficulty with plenty of puzzles but ultimately a temperamental puzzle, a set that was a bit drab and the unnecessary information overload at the beginning left me feeling that the game could have been so much better.

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