ClueQuest: cQ ORIGENES

By | March 20, 2019

by clueQuest - The LIVE Escape Game (website)

169-171 Caledonian Rd, London N1 0SL

+44 7798 772 382

Central London

2-6 players

Team of 2: £30.00pp
Team of 3-6: £25.00pp

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for detailsDeaf friendly - contact the venue for details

Professor BlackSheep seeks to recreate the original genetical experiment that turned him into a sheep. He has launched a cyber attack on our old mainframe in the hope of extracting secret data, along with the genetical research he's missing.

In order to stop the Professor from breaching our firewall, you and your team will have to access Mr Q's old base. The only way in, however, is to shrink down to the size of a mouse with the help of the Shrink'o'Mat.Word of caution, agents: the technology you'll be exposed to is...a bit unstable and still experimental. You'll have only 60 minutes to counteract the cyber attack and secure the mainframe before the Shrink'o'Mat's effect wears off and things get messy.

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magicalbacons expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 65
hi-techoriginalcleverquite difficult
shasha experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Miss Geeky rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Gavin B rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
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🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 09/06/2019 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Very enjoyable with some fun "team" moments as a 4 in terms of working together. Well thought out puzzles. 

laceyd87 experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!

Great solid game, slightly lacking on front of house

Roory experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 25/01/2020 Team size: 5 Time taken: 49.00 Outcome: Successful escape!
Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Joe Brown expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 23/1/20 Team size: 4
Intense puzzles combined with a really unique theme made this one of the most challenging rooms and our favourite yet at ClueQuest. Good for veteran escapists
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A new game from Cluequest is a rare and much-anticipated thing. One of the very first U.K. operators, they took the approach of running many copies of their games in parallel rather than churning out lots of different games, and when they do release something new, each time it’s easy to see that they’ve put a lot of work into making it a clear step up from the last, not just more of the same.
All their games share a secret agent theming with players being recruited for a super spy agency run by...
A game that more than lives up to clueQuest's reputation with great story, decoration and puzzles. If you're in or near London - play this game.
clueQuest is one of the oldest providers in London. They released four escape rooms and apparently upped their game significantly with each following one. The latest one is cQ Origenes, which is apparently the best escape game in London (rated #125 and #87 in TERPECA 2020 and 2019) not being far behind the best TERPECA rated UK game - Loot the Lanes. All of their rooms follow one prevailing theme, where cartoon mice and sheep are the main characters. A rather cryptic name is actually a wordplay connecting words "origins" (as story-wise this game is a prequel to the previous ones) and "genes".
This room has almost everything I look for in an escape room: beautiful set design, clever puzzles, enough narrative to drive the game forward, and just a bit of humour

We absolutely loved the concept of this room, it was so simple but designed incredibly well. We had so much fun exploring all the props and clever, special touches in the space. The props were well designed and pretty much everything really ‘worked’, meaning a great deal of exploring the room pays off, not only for progressing the story, but also for the wow-factor of discovery!

Easily ClueQuest’s best game, and hence the best extant game in London for me at the time of writing, I highly recommend this to anyone in or visiting London.
Another visit to clueQuest, another dastardly plan to foil. We volunteered to be shrunk to the size of our murine hero, Mr Q, to enter his old lab and counteract Professor BlackSheep's heinous cyber-attack…

cQ Origenes has been at the top of our escape room wish list for a while now, after a previous excellent visit to ClueQuest it was time to play...


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