Clue HQ Birmingham: Captain Riddle’s Forgotten Fortune

By | March 20, 2019

by Clue HQ Birmingham (website)

Arches 20 & 21, Lionel Street, B3 1AG

Birmingham

2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Captain Riddle was one notorious pirate. Famous for pillaging from land and sea and holding his bounty within a hidden cove. The story has become legend over the years and no one is sure if the treasure even exists anymore. You and your scallywag crew have commandeered his old ship and are now sailing in search for the gold. Paranoid that others would attempt to follow in his footsteps, he locked everything up, and is said to have not written down the route to the loot. Riddle’s ship is protected, so you won’t have long after you set sail until the company come after you.
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fraggle42 experienced rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 20 Apr 2024 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
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A Blacksmith expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 11 May 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 37:42 Outcome: Successful escape!
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For a 5 year old room, this was stil l a very good room. Lot's to do and some nice surprises. 
Cat.P rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: Aug 17 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Dan Getliffe experienced rated this:Rated between 4.5 and 4.5 out of 5
Played: 1 Aug 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Kerrie Wykes rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 8 Jul 2023
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TheCLAMS expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Team size: 5 Time taken: ~40mins Outcome: Successful escape!
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Getting a bit bored of pirate rooms now but this one was quite immersive and we really enjoyed the puzzles. Would definitely recommend!

roberts0502 experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 1 Jun 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 55:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
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d.green26 expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 21 May 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 47 Outcome: Successful escape!
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StaceyF expert rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 28 Jan 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 37:26 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Whispers on the grapevine (okay, mainly Facebook) suggested that with Captain Riddle, Clue HQ had upped their game and built something quite special, so it was a priority for our visit to Birmingham. Actually, it'd probably have been a priority anyhow - pirate themed games tend to be fun.

First impressions on entering the room were contradictory: the decor was lovely, but I was surprised by what a small space it was. Fortunately that's misleading, with the game turning out to be expansive enoug...

A fun room with lots of clever puzzles and excellent signposting throughout. And even better – we set a record for the room!

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