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clueQuest

Things to do Caledonian Road
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clueQuest

Time Out says

There may well be more to being recruited as a spy than an hour of codebreaking, briefcases and teamwork, but if it’s even half as exciting in real life as this escape game then it’s no wonder MI5 is so selective. clueQuest sees a team of 3-5 players get locked in a room that they won’t be able to escape from until they’ve solved enough puzzles to unlock every last lock in the place – and there are loads. Fast-paced, challenging and win-a-minute, even teams who don’t get out in time will have plenty to celebrate. The venue also has multiple versions of each games which allows you to race a second team, though we’d like to warn you that boys versus girls can cause a little post-match friction.

clueQuest launched the third game in their ovine storyline in spring 2016, Revenge of the Sheep, which sees your team search high and low to solve clues and crack codes before an evil sheep dictator turns us all into clones of Dolly. Building on their already solid track record of imaginative challenges and satisfyingly tricky puzzles, clueQuest have gone to plenty of extra trouble to make this game even more interactive, using technology, intricate props and some pretty snazzy flashing lights to make the hour fly by. A fun-filled experience whether you’re escape game lamb or mutton.

clueQuest says
clueQuest King's Cross is an accessible experience to both children and adults. Teams of 3-6 players have 60 minutes to solve a mission by using teamwork and logic to crack the clues. Our immersive storyline follows the adventures of Mr Q and his arch-nemesis, Professor BlackSheep, across three epic missions.

At clueQuest we believe in the power of teamwork... and laser beams. Our aim is to create immersive experiences and fond memories that bring all generations together. Customers can book in large groups of up to 54 players per time slot for company team building, family & friends outings, hen dos & stag dos etc.

Become part of the story. Join the world’s best undercover secret agency run by a mouse. Book your mission today!

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Address: 169-171 Caledonian Road
London
N1 0SL
Transport: Tube: King's Cross
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Tastemaker

Fantastic escape room. Well-versed staff, intresting things to solve. Good fun!

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tastemaker

I went along courtesy of clueQuest to play the game PLAN52 and I really was highly surprised in how much fun it was. There are quite a few different type rooms you can play at the clueQuest location. We chose to play PALN52 as this is the first escape room that is recommended to play at clueQuest as this is the first part of an on-going story that carries on throughout all the other escape rooms in which you can play.


PLAN52 is a top secret room where spies run their covert operation from. However, something terrible had happened: four of the agents who were stationed there have vanished without a trace. We as a team had to prove that this was the work of a double agent. Furthermore, Mr Q suspects that the evil Professor BlackSheep helped the double agent to cover his tracks. It was up to us to solve the identity of the double agent. But the double cross traitor has reset the security device of the facility and within 60 minutes the facility will self destruct. So it’s up to us from the moment we set foot into the room to not just solve who the double agent was but also to deactivate the device before the entire facility explodes. There are in fact 4 Plan52 rooms so you can get four teams all competing against each other to see who is the fastest.

I went along with a group of friends so in all there was two teams each consisting of 5 people each. Onto the room the puzzles were great some challenging and some not so challenging and so many locks to decode and unlock. All the puzzles were superbly thought out and the story of the whole game was great and made it more of a pleasure to play as most escape rooms lack a story. Without giving too much away about the room the cutest part of the whole mission for me was finding the mouse hole and the most entertaining part was the big red box with ropes coming out of it.


I also have played OperationBlackSheep which was again a challenging room with so many codes to crack to unlock locks etc.  This one was more on self destructing a rocket in 60 minutes.  The password is not Bah Ram Ew. A fun yet challenging game.


I also love the waiting area and the book in which you can doodle in and stick your team photo in plus by doing this you are entered into a competition to win another game with them. You can also grab a drink of water whilst waiting and everyone gets to keep a photo after of their team and if you are really fast like team 2 you get a fridge magnet made for each of you to keep.


Fantastic fun highly recommend.

tastemaker

If you’re a seasoned escapee, then ClueQuest is the place for you. If you’re a beginner, you might find it a little bit on the tricky side – but it’s still really, really fun!


I went to ClueQuest to take on the CQ Origenes challenge where we were immersed into a world of secret organisations, science experiments and cyber-attacks. What was especially cool about this game was that there were two identical rooms so we were able to split into two groups and compete not just against the clock to escape the room, but also against each other to see which team could escape fastest.


It’s a pretty tough room to take on, even for experienced escape room players – apparently, only about 15-20% of teams escape within the 60-minute target, and sadly we weren’t one of them running over into just a few minutes of extra time! This was in part due to the fact we took several attempts to solve some of the puzzles – we had them sussed out, we just didn’t quite work fast enough and this resulted in missing a few opportunities to complete tasks on the first attempt.


The room defiantly required fast thinking and instinct – our competing team completed the room, but only with a couple of minutes to spare (there was less than five minutes difference between our finish times) so it really showed that even just a few small slip ups could cost you an escape.


Overall, I’d definitely go back to try more of ClueQuest’s rooms – they were really well set up and a great challenge.

Tastemaker

Came here with a hen do. The very cool thing was we all got to play the same room (broke up into 3 teams and they have 3 of the same room) which was very cool as we could compete not just against the clock but against eachother. Staff were friendly and patient in answering our questions both and before and after the game. You have an hour to escape and boy was it fun! We had a great time and really enjoyed figuring it all out. A great idea for large or small groups!

Tastemaker

Cluequest is most certainly the best themed and most organised escape game I have been to.

With super friendly hosts who are in character as you arrive (and patient when people arrive a little late) and a large, comfy waiting area they are already on to a winner before you even get in the room!

Once we were all settled on sofas we were debriefed as new recruits for Mr Q's crime fighting secret agency and then led in to one of the many rooms containing the amazing custom built props and gadgets.

There are in total 3 different games/missions (2-4 identical rooms of each) which get progressively harder and also follows each other in terms of the story line as well.

We started at the beginning with mission Plan 52. Plan 52 is the location the secret agents covert operations are run from however before arriving 4 agents had gone missing and a double agent working for Professor Blacksheep was to blame! Mr Q needed our help to investigate and identify the double agent who had reset the security causing it to be wiped in 60 minutes - we also needed to fix that before time ran out. Fortunately we made it out with 3 minutes to spare and had a blast in the process.

The puzzles are varied and very clever. The room is decorated brilliantly with plenty of themed props. I won't say much more however there was lots to do in the 60 minutes and unlike other games I've been to there were only a few clues given so we left with a real sense of achievement. At the end the hosts kindly explained any puzzles that had left us... well puzzled, as well as taking a group photo and printing us each a copy.

A massive thank you to Love Pop Ups London & clueQuest for inviting me to experience it. I highly recommend if you're looking for a fun team experience in central london (they're based in Caledonian Road!) but watch out because of the running story you'll be dying to do all 3 - I certainly am!

Tastemaker

I had 5 teams of 4 for my birthday on a Friday at Cluequest. Because there were so many of us, we couldn't all do the same challenge but the difficulty was still the same. It was all very well organised, there was little delay in one group finishing and then another, and they were very accommodating given one of my friends was rather late!

It was soo much fun, all of my friends said they wanted to do the other rooms for their birthday's and some have already done them with work! 


Great for team building, really gets you thinking, and the adrenaline adds to the rush!

Tastemaker

I visited clue quest with work this week - such a fun experience! We had groups of 4 which I feel is enough in the rooms! The hour went so fast as we were all trying to work together to solve all the clues! I'm definitely going to go back and book another experience there!!

Tastemaker

Clue Quest was fun, but in my opinion not quite on a par with HintHunt - especially for a group of four or more. 


The puzzles weren't quite as intensive, and often our group of five was gathered around one task and left with nothing to do. 


It's still a fun day out and a good way to spend an hour in this part of town, but my recommendation would be to try hinthunt first. 

Staff Writer

Some teammates and I went to the ClueQuest in Shoreditch and found it really fun!


You are basically left altogether in a room, and given 60 minutes to escape. You start looking around finding hidden messages in drawers, under a lamp, etc... quickly the group energy goes up and we try to combine our information to unlock some strategically placed locks, until another room gets unveiled... the fun goes on!


This is a great place for a group of friends or as a team building exercise.


Congrats if you can make it under an hour without a single clue!