Escape Kent: Prison Island Maidstone | Review
Prison Island Maidstone Review | Gather your friends, form a team and solve exciting logic or physical challenges in themed prison cells. Play amongst yourselves or choose to compete against other teams, the choice is yours – all that matters, is that you can escape the island.
Date Played: August 2019
Time Taken: 1 Hour
Number of Players: 2
So you think you can beat the bars?
Based on Maidstone High Street, Prison Island is a huge experience and is a combination of escape room and the Crystal Maze!
The first thing that hits you as you walk through the door is the sheer attention to detail, with even the welcome desk being designed to look like its in a prison! We were politely greeted and advised about the set up of the game. From there, we were escorted to a briefing room, provided with our room key and then set to work on the epic hour long experience.
This isn’t a traditional escape room – its basically a Crystal Maze style adventure where you have 1 hour to score as many points as you can within the 25 different cells. Understand the strengths and weaknesses of your team is key, as you don’t wan to get bogged down in rooms and waste your time!
Each room is brilliantly themed and the tasks range from physical, mental and technical. WE quickly found out that the mental rooms weren’t our strong suit so we set to work on the more physical challenges.
I would hate to spoil some of the surprises so wont go into detail about what’s inside the rooms, but some real highlights for escape room fans would be Burglar, The Joker and The Prison, so be sure to try those within your allotted time!
An experience that I will never forget and certainly one you could do over and over again – in fact we are putting the team together for another try here very soon! (Update – we returned a few months later and had just as much fun the second time around!)
Would I recommend this room?
Yes, for sure. An adrenaline fuelled, exciting adventure you will never forget.
Who would I recommend it to?
Everyone! Groups of friends, families and work outings!
How many players would I recommend?
3 players is perfect – we did it as a 2 which proved tricky in some rooms. When we returned as a four, this 1 person too many!
Suitable for Children?
Yes. Over 5’s would be fine. Some of the challenges would still be tricky for young members of the team, however you can always leave them rooms if you want!