ClueQuest: Plan52

By | March 20, 2019

by ClueQuest (website)

Central London

2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

4 copies

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for detailsDeaf friendly - contact the venue for details
PLAN52 is one of our top secret locations from where our spies run their covert operations. However, something terrible has happened: four of our agents who were stationed there have vanished without a trace. We have proof 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 is up to you and your team to investigate this risky matter and learn the identity of the double agent. But be careful, Mr Q has confirmed that the traitor has managed to reset the security device of the facility! From the moment you set foot inside PLAN52 you will have just 60 Minutes to learn who the double agent was and deactivate the device before the entire facility detonates.
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Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 15 users
combined with 8 pro reviews

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Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 12/04/19
Molly Minerva experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 54 mins Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techclever

This room has just had a technical revamp and the tech is absolutely spot-on. There's a lot of searching and finding and there is a lot to do - expect to be busy, especially in a team of two. There were some nice quirky touches in here that really appealed to us and we really enjoyed the challenge level. Overall, a really solid room with reliable, impressive tech and enough to keep us busy.

Mark Jackson experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalclevergreat hostingquite difficult

Nicely made room. Quite tough at times

Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 17 May 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 58.49 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techcleverfamily friendly
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Kobi Rubin experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 3/10/2015 Team size: 3 Time taken: 58 Outcome: Successful escape!

Good fun game for beginners, so much codes.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 01/02/2020 Team size: 4 Time taken: 55 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!

Really enjoyable escape room - we love the characters!

PurpleB experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2016 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!

A great room which I throughly enjoyed when I played it many years ago.  I remember the final puzzle being a little flawed as it was trivial to brute force but it's quite possible it's been improved since I played it.  The newer rooms at ClueQuest are all better in my opinion but I still wouldn't hesitate to recommend this room to the Escape Room beginner or enthusiast.

imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
๐Ÿ˜บLianne experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 23/07/2017 Team size: 5 Time taken: 52 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
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Cluequest is a slick high-capacity operation set up well for the corporate market. But they have a fun tongue-in-cheek style, and they're a good beginner-friendly option.
I enjoyed PLAN52 a great deal. This may be because I played it on a much earlier occasion than Sam, when I'd only done a handful of escape rooms; it's possible it's less impressive to enthusiasts than to beginners. But I like the slightly cartoonish aesthetic and I found all Cluequest's rooms challenging and fun.
Their three ...
I'll always have fond memories of my first ever escape game. Yes, an industrial estate wasn't the most impressive setting, but it's not the outside, it's the inside that matters. Great game, easing beginners gently into the genre before exposing them to a host of different puzzles.

I thoroughly enjoyed this game, and even if youโ€™ve played it before Iโ€™d recommend popping back to see the enhanced version. You wonโ€™t be disappointed! The staff at clueQuest are all incredible and will ensure you are completely immersed in your surroundings as well as providing some laughs along the way.

We head to King's Cross to work out who's the double agent that's been helping Professor BlackSheep.
โ€œIโ€™ve found what looks like a HintHunt rip-off online, shall we try it?โ€ is how I proposed this, our third escape room, to my friends. clueQuest have since relocated twice, are now one of the largest sites in London, if not the country, and widely regarded as one of the best. But when they launched it was with a website that seemed to use the same template as HintHuntโ€™s and we sniggered at the numerous spelling mistakes. We even had to email the owners to get them to let us book a month in advance!

Plan52 has been revamped, so this review (Sept 21) is for the most recent version of the game.

This February, our favourite escape room company clueQuest invited us out to come and experience Plan 52, the first escape room in the current 4 part series of escape rooms.


Good for first-timers, groups with limited experience, or groups who donโ€™t know one another. Good mix of technology, ingenuity, and codes, although a few too many padlocks.

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