Clue HQ Brentwood: Bunker 38

By | March 20, 2019

by Clue HQ Brentwood (website)

Kelvedon Hall Ln, Kelvedon Hatch, CM14 5TL

Brentwood

2-6 players

60 minutes

You’ve been living in an underground bunker for years due to a radiation leak. Now you’ve been given the all clear, but you’re locked in and oxygen levels are running low! With only 60 minutes of breathable air left, will you be able to escape in time?
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Rated between 25 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 14 users
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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 14 Nov 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 51 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy

Quite a simple room based around locks and keys. A good room for beginners even if some of the set up seemed a little odd at times. 

kman expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 15 Apr 2017 Team size: 4 Outcome: Failed 🙁
Jose Adrian experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!
Sam Carr experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!

Not for big groups

grogu42 experienced rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
poor hostingunoriginalbadly maintained

The host we had was not great, didn't really give any form of H&S talk at the beginning, barely looked at us or interacted with us the entire time. 

The props in the room were very worn, ripped and just generally falling apart. 

Puzzles boring and generic. Just avoid this.

thehermit experienced rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalpoor hostingdangerous

After playing other ClueHQ games, we took advantage of the groupon offer.  This room is just carnage. I don't think the props have ever been swapped out or cared for. Paper was "hairy" it had been used so many times. Some random out of place puzzles.

Our host was also awful. He clearly didn't want to be there. Or on the planet. 

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 07/12/14
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 13 Dec 2014 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 2016 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!

We had a blast escaping Bunker 38 with our crew of 6 members in February 2016. The Bunker was not particularly atmospheric but had some really fun puzzles from what I can remember. We escaped in 54.50 minutes.

🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 2020-01-11 00:00:00 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Billed as their beginner room, this is a padlock fest (I think I counted 18/19?) and has some interesting puzzles that introduces a lot of basic concepts of escape rooms (even if the story makes no sense in context).
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Outside the room I've been well aware of Clue HQ for a long time, partly because of their reputation of providing hard rooms, and partly because they first opened in Warrington, where I grew up. In fact, were it not for that reputation of providing tough rooms, I'd almost certainly have visited on a previous family
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We visited this Clue HQ franchise at the Secret Nuclear Bunker in Brentwood. What a great place for a Nuclear Bunker themed escape room! The staff were friendly and there was the usual health and safety briefings.

This was the first room we did at Clue HQ Brentwood, and it left me feeling a little flat, was it a bad room? No, but it didn't fill me with joy either. The look of the room was OK, not spectacular, but it fit the bill, there were a couple of puzzles or hiding spots that I did not enjoy, one of which goes against what you are told in every other escape room, and therefore went unnoticed for some time. There were some positives, the theming was pretty good, and there were a few good puzzles, so, not too bad and still worth a visit at the right price, and if you are going to complete multiple rooms. 

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