ClueQuest - cQ ORIGENES - Review

Location: London, England
Date Played: May, 2019
Team Size: 2- 12 players
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: £30

Story

To stop evil professor, Mr. Q, your team must shrink down and infiltrate his base. With only sixty minutes in this shrunken state, it’s your job to spoil Mr. Q’s cyber attack from inside his miniature base of operations. 

Puzzles

This larger than life escape room was jam-packed with an abundance of various puzzles. ClueQuest made each of them a delight to complete. Visual and tactile puzzles excelled in the game space. This game flowed well and took several turns we did not expect. 

Production Value/Immersion

Shrinking ourselves was a fun, thematic way to get immersed in this escape space. Our group felt truly immersed inside this miniature base of operations. Larger than life props were not only used as set pieces, but core gameplay elements as well. There were points within this adventure where we almost suffered from sensory overload. 

Highlights

Playing this escape room was immensely fun. Feeling small and using large props is something that we rarely see and was executed excellently by ClueQuest. They did a masterful job of incorporating handheld objects from daily life and blowing them up into expansive set pieces.  

For our smaller group, it was an absolute thrill to narrowly escape with less than a minute left on the clock.

Shortcomings

A late game puzzle felt more tedious than enjoyable and took away some of our momentum. Also the overall narrative felt secondary as the game moved forward. 

This Room is a Good Match for

This is the only game we’ve played in London to date, so it’s hard to compare it to its competition. However, ClueQuest has created an absolute delight of an escape room. With several similarities to a previous favorite room of ours, CQ Origenes is a must play for anyone visiting London.  

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