After planning a day out to do some London escape games, Revenge of the sheep was top of our list and first to do on the day. And boy did it live up to our high expectations!
Upon entering the spacious venue, you are immediately greeted with images of the infamous Mr Q and what he has been up to. You are led down to the waiting area where you are sitting on blocks of cheese waiting for your mission orders. By far, one of the best reception areas we’ve been welcomed with.
Once we had our mission brief of how Professor Blacksheep was trying to thwart the human race, we were led into the start of the game. I won’t give anything away, because the puzzles were so different to any that we had seen before. It was clear that a lot of innovation, thought, and creativity had gone into the build of the room. We found ourselves stuck on a few occasions, and needed a little bit of a clue. There is great ingenuity in the puzzle props in this escape game, particularly the way they have used sound, tech, and hidden items. It is certainly one that kept us all on our toes. The final puzzle is intense, and exactly the type of finale you hope for.
ClueQuest have quite an unusual set-up. They have multiples of each escape game, so that teams can compete and businesses can do group team-building. It’s an ideal set up for that. The game was challenging enough to keep a wide cross section of people intrigued and entertained. The puzzles couldn’t be completed without good teamwork and good communication.
If you are interested in seeing where the future of escape rooms is going, or at least how to do it properly, I would highly recommend Cluequest. Actually, I’d more than recommend it, I’m telling you to go and do it now!
So far, this escape room is my joint first favourite with The Secret Lab at LockedInEdinburgh.
Keep trying things out, you'll find the way.