The Panic Room Gravesend: Old Father Time

We came out of our gameshow experience and went straight into a fairytale, to try and save time itself…

“It’s new year’s eve and Old Father Time has gone missing. Without him there the clocks won’t reset at midnight and time itself will stop completely. You must work together to find out where he went, restore time and reset the clocks so that time may continue on.

Explore his beautiful tree cabin and discover the secrets inside. An awesome fairy tale escape room where time is more important than ever!

Perfect adults and kids alike, we allow 8 years plus in this room. Don’t let the beautiful scenery fool you, tricky challenges and puzzles lie ahead but surely you can save the day!”

Old Father Time at The Panic Room Gravesend

If you’ve heard anyone say anything about this room, it’s likely you’ve heard words such as “beautiful” and “stunning”. It is absolutely not an exaggeration – this is one of the most gorgeous rooms we’ve played in. The game is set in Old Father Time’s cabin, and as expected, it does look like something out of a magical fairytale. It’s a perfectly crafted, twinkly, rustic space, with some fantastic unique props and locks. The story of your game is told in a huge wooden book as you unlock each chapter, while you work towards finding fragments of time and restarting the clocks.

Every puzzle in the room was unique and perfect for the fairytale setting, with a nice mix of skill and thinking tasks. The game had a great flow and was fairly linear, and a lot of fun. You can tell it’s a game that is great for families without being too easy – there’s a couple of tricky moments in the game that definitely require some concentration.

If I had to absolutely find a negative in the game (and it’s difficult to do!), I’d say the ending isn’t quite solid. The final puzzle has a little bit of ambiguity, and when the game ends, the exit door opens. I was in the first part of the game shouting through some instructions and didn’t realise, so just walked out of the entrance!

Overall though, this is a special, magical game, in beautiful surroundings with some excellent, fun puzzles. We can highly recommend this game as one to put on your to-do list. Newbies, take 4 players, more experienced players, bring 2-3.

Host: Our host was Jade who gave us a good brief and always gave us clues at the exact time we needed them.
Clue System: Clues were delivered in two ways – via a screen disguised as a grandfather clock, and by a voice – but we won’t say where it comes from…
Success? Yes, we escaped with a time of 47:08


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