It’s true, Pocahontas is part of Gravesend history – who knew?!
During the recent renovations at the Gravesham Borough Market, scholars stumbled across a dusty old library! It’s rumoured that this archive belonged to a dutiful records keeper and that he held a long lost secret about Pocahontas that he took to his grave!
A smaller room, still packed to the brim with engaging and rewarding puzzles, following the true to life story of Gravesend’s own Princess. This gorgeous and mysterious 2-3 player game is perfect for tourists and locals alike. The information lies within the lost pages, with only 60 minutes to find them. Can you set the truth free?
Our first escape room of the day (after DinoLand the night before) was ‘The Secret of Pocahontas’. To be honest the fact that there is a connection between Pocahontas and Gravesend was a secret to us, but you learn something new everyday! Bit of an odd location this room as it is located in an old market ‘stall’ so instantly you’re already thinking about how good could this really be.
Our GM greeted us in the small area next to the room and then showed us to the door where he gave us a brief history and health and safety talk, then we were in to find out Pocahontas’s secrets! This is a small room with no surprises in it but I must say that despite being small it is perfectly formed.
It’s hard to explain, but this room had a nice feel to it, it just felt cosy. Some of the puzzles felt like someone had spent a fair amount of time crafting them and they really thought about how everything flowed to make a well rounded experience.
This room was perfect for us as a warm-up room and set us up nicely for the day ahead which was filled with escape rooms. We completed the room in 38:48 so we left on a high and hoped this success would last through the day.
This is a traditional style escape room with some padlocks and some other puzzles that you may have seen elsewhere. Generally we felt that the puzzles were on the easier side but there was one puzzle which stumped us for quite a while, and is one of those puzzles that we always struggle on regardless of the room.
The feel of this room was like a Victorian reading room, think large bookcases, wooden desk etc.. so it wasn’t really hard to decorate the room accordingly, but they still did a good job and it felt historically accurate for the most part. There were a couple of things in there which were staging but weren’t set up to be red herrings so that was fine. Even though there were padlocks there were still some other things which were more ‘mechanical’ and were a nice touch.
Clues were delivered via a large clock in the room when you requested them, if the GM could see you were struggling he will drop in a small nudge just to get you back on track. It was a nice way to give the clues as it added to the immersion of the story (yes I know clocks don’t usually give hints, but it was better than just a TV). I think we used one clue for this room and that was on the puzzle that we always struggle on – one day we’ll learn!
Although not the most advanced or impressive room in The Panic Room’s arsenal it is still a solid room and one that is worth doing.
Team: 2 people – escaped in 38:48
Address: Gravesham Borough Market, Unit 9 & 10, High St, Gravesend DA11 0AZ