Mythologic Escape Rooms, 

63 Green Street 

Gillingham, 

Kent, 

Tel; 01634 579222

Email; info@mythologicescaperooms.co.uk

Website; https://mythologicescaperooms.co.uk

Mythologic Escape Rooms  have two locations which are based just off Gillingham High Street, one in an upstairs unit above some retail outlets. With a blacked out front door, with some cool graphic design explaining what to expect inside, and large Mythologic sign, the unassuming building houses two escape rooms which really pack a punch. The other a large double fronted shop with HUGE Mythologic sign, certainly making it difficult to miss! 

Greeted at the door by the owners/designers Michelle and Chris, the welcome could not have been warmer. Both waiting areas are open and airy, with a comfortable reception area,  we are offered a comfortable seat and somewhere to lock away our belongings. Water is readily available and there is well appointed lavatory area (which also has a number of essential personal hygiene products, such as deodorants etc. which is a lovely personal touch) 

A briefing commences within the reception area and the disclaimers are all signed on digital tablets (which makes the hassle of pens and paper disclaimers feel like a distant nightmare)!

It is clearly evident from chatting to the owners that they are passionate about their rooms and obviously their customer service, which was faultless. We were made to feel at home with their personal yet professional touch.  

Currently, Mythologic have five rooms;

1) The Game- A jungle themed game, where you have to complete the board game to win the gem before getting sucked into the game forever

2) Hypnos - A hypnotic serial killer has captured you, and you have to escape before he returns

3) Needlenose, The Copycat Killer Clown - the maniac has been taking people into the sewers and they never return. You decide to take it upon yourself to go in search of him- will you get out alive or be killed in the process?

4) CSI: Times Up - Theres been a murder - can you crack the case?!

5) A Christmas Caper - A festive fun-filled game to save Santa!

We have had the pleasure all five of their current rooms;  

CSI: TIMES UP
 

Its time to release your inner detective! Lets face it, television and movies are packed with awesome CSI murder mysteries, so why not be part of your very own. This is a really strong outing from the Mythologic team which we massively enjoyed!

So, the story ( I will be as vague as what is presented on the Mythologic website so that there are no spoilers!)... The HQ have called and given you and your team the low down on a murder. All you have is a crime scene, a chalk outline of a body, a missing murder weapon and no idea of who committed the crime. Can you crack the case?! Reading this before visiting really got the imagination juices flowing wondering what we were going to be presented with, and safe to say we were not disappointed when the door opened and we went inside. (Again, no spoilers as to what your crime scene actually is!)   

Walking in, apart from the initial great surprise about our setting, the first thing that hit us was the apparent simplicity of what we faced - as many of our reviews have mentioned before - do not be fooled by what appears to be simple! Those that have this initial simplistic approach are often the best games - and that is certainly 100% true of this game! I am pretty sure when you walk through the door you'll say exactly like we did - " Where the hell do we start?!" 

Armed with a clever piece of tech, and a clipboard, your mission is to utilise your detective skills to locate the right pieces of evidence to build your case and present this to HQ in order to solve this murder. What we really liked about this approach is that the game brilliantly combined an old school murder mystery with some classic escape room puzzles. Its not purely a case of locating the evidence at face value - there are strategically thought out puzzles which pace this room really well. The game evolves really well, and the evidence is presented in a way which doesn't allow your team to jump to any conclusions until the final piece is located. 

Again, no spoilers, but all the puzzles stuck brilliantly to the theme in this room. Nothing was out of place  - it was a real highlight of this fantastic room. 

In terms of the puzzles another huge positive is that this game is accessible to all. There is no big, elaborate, over thought-out puzzles in this - everything is punchy and pulls on the old school methods of number locks, letter locks and keys. There are a few tech related puzzles but these really enhance the whole gaming experience.Given this, its certainly a game that families and those newer to the world of escape rooms would love, as there is nothing too advanced. Likewise, enthusiasts will thrive on the excellent combination of escape room and murder mystery with a well established, ever-developing story line.   

Its very easy to be complacent in this room - it doesn't feel hugely pressured in the early stages but that does mean its really easy to let time run away with you. About 20 minutes in we glanced at the clock and was shocked about how little we felt we had achieved. I'd suggest being strategic in this room - communicate with your team and teamwork is certainly the key to success here. Once we had come up with a better game plan as to how to tackle this room, we really got into the flow!  

What we really liked about this game was simply how the game flowed. The right evidence at the right time. The evolving and increasing depth of story is very strong. How you collect evidence is done in a really clever way and you would be forgiven to feeling like a pro detective by the time you've finished! 

The Mythologic team continue to develop a brilliant and diverse set of escape rooms and this is no exception. We all agreed that we would highly recommended this room to all. With a brilliant combination of murder mystery coupled with old school styling, really strong puzzles and a great theme - make sure you add this one to the to-do list. Very different from many other escape room experiences, this is sure to be one you wont forget.  

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Would I recommend this room?

Certainly! A really clever mix of murder mystery and old school escape styling

Who would I recommend it to? 

Newcomers and families will be sure to love this. Likewise those more advanced will certainly appreciate the outstanding creativity that has gone into this.

How many players would I recommend?

4 is a great team number for this game as there is generally plenty of space to play and enough to keep everyone occupied. 

Suitable for Children?

Yeah, completely fine. Understandably there might be some things which are slightly too advanced for younger guests to appreciate, however there is nothing scary or offensive 

Star Ratings; 

Enjoyment; 5

Puzzles; 4.5                 

Difficulty; 4                           

Theme; 4.5

 

Interested in booking this room?

 

Visit - https://mythologicescaperooms.co.uk

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NEEDLENOSE - THE COPYCAT KILLER CLOWN
 
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Who wouldn't love to locked in the sewers with a killer clown on the loose lhell bent on capturing you and taking your life!? No?! Why not?! This hour of tension, horror and excitement is an absolute scream! We loved it!  

This room has taken the team at Mythologic a huge amount of time to create, design and build and walking through the door it is evident to see why! The combination of great theme, strong design build and the addition of a live actor brings, this game to life as you are plunged into the dark world of Needlenose the copycat killer clowns mind!

The room has a fair few observation-based puzzles alongside some physical games which played alongside the theme beautifully. Every puzzle fitted into the room very well and it wasn't always clear what we were meant to be doing, which was a real plus as it gave a greater sense of reality! 

Be prepared to be on edge! Everywhere you look in this game, there is something to keep your nerves rattled. As ever, no spoilers, however , there are a handful of surprises in this room which made us give of a girly scream (both in terror and excitement!)  It does however balance the level of scares very well to still give you the opportunity to complete the numerous puzzles inside.  

All members of the team loved this game and place it in high esteem, and in great company with our absolute favourites. There are some tricky puzzles inside which certainly challenged us (and being the first physical game after lock down, the grey matter really got a run out!) but everything was achievable, even if you need a subtle hint like we did!

Dont be a clown! - Put on your big boy pants and head down to Mythologic to play this game. It is certainly one you wont forget in a hurry!  

Would I recommend this room?

Definitely! The theme and mix of terror and strong puzzles put this up there with our favourites!

Who would I recommend it to? 

Groups of friends and families would love this. More experienced players will still be challenged for sure and likely be in awe of the play area. 

How many players would I recommend?

Around 3-4, taking into consideration the size of the room and number of puzzles inside

Suitable for Children?

Absolutely not! 

Star Ratings; 

Enjoyment; 5

 

Puzzles; 4.5                 

Difficulty; 4                           

Theme; 5

 

Interested in booking this room?

 

Visit - https://mythologicescaperooms.co.uk

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THE GAME
 

Are you ready to play the ultimate board game? Who isnt? Its quite simply. All you have to do is find the pieces of the game, complete the challenges the game gives you to win the gem.  Sounds easy right? Wrong! This room is an absolute team favorite on the Kent escape room scene.  

Creativity is an understatement - this room has been carefully crafted and works well throughout the experience which can be loved by all members of the family young and old. Attention to detail is second to none and as you continue through the room, you will be blown away.  

The room contains a number of puzzles and riddles that many of the team hadn't seen before and this is a real plus. The room houses a great mix of different styles including physical games, riddles, padlocks and electronic games. 

This is certainly a room where paying attention is key - communicate with your team and listen closely to the what you see and hear. Don't be lulled into a false sense of comfort in this room and the time ticks away quicker than you think. This is certainly a room that the team and I will not be forgetting in a hurry - for a great hours worth of entertainment, this is sure to be a real family favourite. 

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Would I recommend this room?

For sure! A great theme and a strong combination of puzzles make this a sure fire hit!

Who would I recommend it to? 

Anyone! Great for beginners through to experienced escapists, it will get the escape room juices flowing

 

How many players would I recommend?

Around 4-5, taking into consideration the size of the room and number of puzzles inside

Suitable for Children?

Yes, perfect for them as it contains a great movie theme, plus games and activities they can get involved in. 

Star Ratings; 

Enjoyment; 4.5

 

Puzzles; 4.5                 

Difficulty; 4                           

Theme; 5

 

Interested in booking this room?

 

Visit - https://mythologicescaperooms.co.uk

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HYPNOS
 
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Captured by a sadistic, hypnotic serial killer, you find yourself locked away and have an hour to escape before he returns! Sounds like a fun way to spend 60 minutes! And believe me, it is!

The one word I would suggest to sum up this room is PRESSURE! The design, theme and effects in this room all add up to build a brilliant sense of tension - it is possibly the only room we have done where we did start to argue with each other about the answers to some games! You certainly feel the sense of urgency in this room. 

The puzzles are clever and varied, with a large variety of electronic, physical and padlock based games and three particularly frustrating games during your final escape! Again, a number of games the team hadn't seen before which certainly kept us on our toes. 

The room is well thought out, with a few slightly creepy features (but nothing too scary!) The start and end of the game are like nothing we have done before.  Every puzzle sticks strictly to the theme and it is evident the designers have focused a lot of effort into perfecting this room. A great all-rounder for us!

Would I recommend this room?

Yes! A slightly trickier room, but great use of technology and traditional escape games make this a must.

Who would I recommend it to? 

Players that have played a few rooms before however aren't hugely experienced

 

How many players would I recommend?

Around 4-5, taking into consideration the size of the room and number of puzzles inside

Suitable for Children?

Yes however probably over 12's. The theme is the thing that makes this slightly scarier and a handful of the puzzles are tricky, however once settled in, all is fine! 

Star Ratings; 

Enjoyment; 4.5

Puzzles; 4.5               

Difficulty; 4.5                            

Theme; 4.5

 

Interested in booking this room?

 

Visit - https://mythologicescaperooms.co.uk

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THE CHRISTMAS CAPER
 
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Its Christmas Eve. Santa and the reindeers were out on a test flight when something happened and the sleigh crash landed! We need you to get into the elves maintenance cabin and turn on the homing beacon. Its the only way you can save Christmas! 

Now come on! What's not to love. If you aren't captured by playing this festive beauty, then you deserve to live with Scrooge or The Grinch!  A little Christmas spirit is exactly what we all need right now, and this really cheered me up. 

Walking through the door into the room, instantly the atmosphere hit. The usual high pressured tension is replaced by a jovial, light hearted soundtrack that had us dancing along instantly. But don't be fooled, the first puzzle also took us a little by surprise. For our first game after lockdown, this certainly got the grey matter working! 

In terms of puzzles, these are in a linear fashion so all the family can join in. As a subtle hint, I would suggest that observation is the key to success to this room. It is packed with Christmas goodies, so expect all the usual suspects with tinsel, lights, elves, baubles etc - but pay close attention; there are a lot of subtle pieces to this game. The vast majority of puzzles are accessible to all, however one or two did take us by surprise and gave our post-lockdown brains working! 

Everyone knows that I love a cool bit of tech in a room, and whilst the majority of the game has a traditional feel to it (to coincide with the theme), there are a few nice bits of tech which provided a cracking little wow factor. 

The game has a very defined route, so we found ourselves doing some initial room searching before being able to join together to work on each puzzle as a team. I really enjoyed this feature, as often I end up being the "searcher" and not actually solving very much! This gave a much greater sense of achievement as we were all involved in solving everything. 

We loved the finale to this room which built to a nice crescendo. One thing of note here - the time slips away rapidly throughout this game; we really thought we were flying until we glanced at the clock to  see just 15 minutes left and panic started to set in; this is likely to be due to the sheer volume of short snappy puzzles found within the room, so don't be lulled into a false sense of security here!  

 

When all was said and done, as a team we all left this one with a smile on our faces and a little bit of Christmas joy in our hearts. There is a brilliant photo opportunity at the end of this game, which all the family will love.

We may well have played this in the height of summer, but this gave us the Christmas cheer we never knew we needed. Do yourself a favour and add this onto your Christmas (Summer!) list! 

Would I recommend this room?

For sure! Its a fun-filled festive adventure. What's not to love?! 

Who would I recommend it to? 

This is a definite family friendly room. The kids would love it and so would the grandparents! 

How many players would I recommend?

Around 3 - 4 would be perfect in this room

Suitable for Children?

It is perfect for the kids to come and play. I felt like a big kid the whole time! 

Star Ratings; 

Enjoyment; 4

Puzzles; 4             

Difficulty; 3.5                            

Theme; 4

 

Interested in booking this room?

 

Visit - https://mythologicescaperooms.co.uk

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