Pier Pressure: The Smuggler’s Secret

By | June 30, 2022

by Pier Pressure (website)

12 Trafalgar Ln, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4EH

Brighton

2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Enter a mysterious world of secrets.  Local miller, John Olliver, is not what he seems.  Where is he getting all that gold?  He’s definitely been up to no good.  His cottage looks rustic and full of interesting nooks and crannies but what is it hiding?  Can you discover what the miller has stashed away?  Is he even a miller?  Could he, in fact, be a smuggler?
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based on ratings from 12 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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A Blacksmith expert rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 28 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 30:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hosting
A really well done room, great hosting and lot's of different puzzles.
🔐SpontaneousIllusion expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
hi-techimmersivegreat hosting
The only downfall I found with this room was there is so many small cabinets there were times when something would unlock and I'd be unsure as to what unlocked and spend a few minutes searching for it. 
🎲A Jones experienced rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5
Played: 23 Oct 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47:03 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersive
Really enjoyed this room. Can tell a lot of effort has gone in and the dressing is fantastic. We felt this flowed quite well too and all the puzzles had the right balance of difficult vs fun. Instantly became our second favourite at this company after lanes.
MightyMidds experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 21 Aug 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 45 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverfamily friendly

Great room with some lovely, unique puzzles. 6 and 9 year olds enjoyed it and were able to join in with lots of the puzzles 🙂 

Jess_keds expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
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AubreyB expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
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jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
🏆Annagramma expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 26 Nov 2022 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
Schteeeve experienced rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5
Played: 15 Nov 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hosting
Adam Bravery expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 2 Nov 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 43:54 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivegreat hosting
Really impressed by the build quality and set. I really enjoyed the puzzles and flow, plus the hosting was excellent as is always the case with Pier Pressure. 
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The latest game from Pier Pressure is the first to be based at their Paradox Parlour shop, which had a highly tempting array of goodies for sale and which also offers their museum of illusions - which we didn’t have a chance to explore this time but which I certainly hope to see in a future visit.

All Pier Pressure’s games are hosted in costume and in character, and we were met by one of the most enthusiastically piratical hosts I’ve yet encountered. Pier Pressure are well known for the high qu...

Smugglers Secret was a total joy to play. While we played the Pro Version and found it to be exactly the right balance of challenging and fun, I feel confident in saying that the Family Version would be a perfect introduction to escape rooms for the little ones, and no matter which version you choose, it’s an fantastic activity if you need a break from the beach.

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