Want to get sand between your toes without a day at the beach? Get yourselves down to The Escapement in Margate and… Walk like an Egyptian
- Location: Margate
- Players: 2 to 6
- Attempted: October 2018 as a team of 2
Great things about Egyptian Exodus
- This was one room where we were blown away by its look and feel as soon as we walked through the door. Egyptian Exodus uses a small space, but provides a multi-sensory wow.
- This room has a few examples of layered, multi-step puzzles which took a little time to solve and gave us a tasty rush of satisfaction when we finally got there.
- Egyptian Exodus doesn’t use incongruous padlocks. When there was a lock with a key, it still fitted the set-up, while most of the unlockable parts of the room were cleverly automated.
- The clues to each puzzle were delivered in a way that made sense with the game’s premise and story, and made us laugh as well.
- We were greeted and looked after by a lovely host who not only enthusiastically introduced the room, but also took time after the game to walk us through how every part worked.
- We found the whole experience at The Escapement really fun – they made us feel like Indiana Jones, complete with wide-brimmed fedora.
On the other hand…
- The mostly linear structure of Egyptian Exodus means that with a bigger team of five or six players, you would have to work on most parts all together. We think you’d still have fun, but it would be a less challenging experience.
- We found the ending slightly weaker than the rest of the game. It wasn’t exactly an anti-climax, but more could be made of this final moment.
Who should try this room?
Whether you’re an aspiring Lara Croft or not, if you’re looking for a high-quality and fun escape experience you’ll enjoy this room.
Rating – 9/10