The Crypt

Seasons Used

2 & 3

Layouts Used


Episodes Seen


Objective Completion

62 (24 - Season 2, 38 - Season 3)

Temple Guard Encounters

17 (9 - Season 2, 8 - Season 3)


The Room of the Royal Gongs

Adjoining Rooms

The Pit of Despair (Layouts X & XI)
The Troubled Bridge (Layout XII)
The Pit (Layout XIII & XIV)
The Pit of the Pendulum (Layout XV)
The Ledges

The Crypt is a room filled with skeletons holding books. The contestant must pull the golden books from the skeletons to go to the Pit or the Ledges. In later Season 2 episodes, Temple Guards would usually hide there.

The skeletons say "Get out of here!" and "Let go!" whenever the door doesn't open. In Season 3, most contestants would start their run here rather than the Ledges.


  • In Season 2, the skeletons still say their lines at the same time when the door opens. In Season 3, they do not.
  • Many contestants often failed to pull all three books, causing them problems. One example is Brian from The Sacred Ring of Sultan Suleiman. He did not pull all the books the first time, causing to go into the Ledges and meet a Temple Guard. The Ledges was a dead end, wasting precious time.