clueQuest – Plan52

Good for first-timers, groups with limited experience, or groups who don’t know one another. Good mix of technology, ingenuity, and codes, although a few too many padlocks.

Before time began, before I knew about this world of escaping, and before our three teams had been conceived, one weekend I had some friends over and thought one of these games might be fun. That was how it came to be that early one Easter Saturday morning, my wife and I were joined by two friends from Ireland to start our escape game careers.

Without much to go on, we chose clueQuest as our preferred venue and plan52 (the red box one) as our game, and despite leaving the house a bit late and planned engineering works on the train, we arrived in good time.

Our host was far chirpier than us and eased us into the game, with a little padlock tutorial to make sure we knew what we were doing with them. With the (pretty honed and impressive) story out of the way, we were in play.
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Welcome to London Escapists!

Hello and welcome to the London Escapists. This new blog aims to give a fresh view and direction to escape game reviews and our thoughts on them – and we very much hope you’ll feed back through comments on what you want more of or less of.

To come by the end of July:
Reviews of:

  • clueQuest (all three rooms)
  • OmEscape: The Penitentiary
  • Mystery Cube
  • Escape Plan Ltd.: The Beginning
  • The Escape Room Manchester: Slaughter House and Secret Lab

Thoughts on:

  • Padlocks
  • Laser mazes