First Floor, 62-68 Highcross Street, LE1 4NN
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Not for big groups
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Many Hints?!
I took advantage of another Groupon to get this room at a good price.
A radiation leak forced you into this bunker, where you've been living for years. It's safe to return up top, but now you're locked in and oxygen levels are critically low. Escape before the last sixty minutes of breathable air runs out.
Far too samey; almost all of them involved finding combinations of numbers, which doesn't strike as being creative enough given the storyline. There was an incredibly misleading red herring that can only be described as stupid. One puzzle and its solution were far too tenuously linked for you to know what to do. My biggest gripe, though, was the amount of hints that were being thrown left, right and centre at us. Despite our team being engaged in trying to solve puzzles, the giveaway messages came through thick and fast.
It did feel like a bunker, but I suppose giving compact underground shelter vibes isn't too demanding a task. The damp smell was probably the most realistic part. There was a pointless, unwarranted crawling part that didn't contribute anything to the experience.
At least it was cheap.
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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.
- Clue HQ Malvern: Bunker 38 (Malvern)
- Clue HQ Sunderland: Bunker 38 (Sunderland)
- Clue HQ Swindon: Bunker 38 (Swindon)
- Clue HQ Warrington: Bunker 38 (Warrington) (closed)
- Clue HQ Birmingham: Bunker 38 (Birmingham) (closed)
- Clue HQ Brentwood: Bunker 38 (Brentwood)
- Clue HQ Blackpool Promenade: Bunker 38 (Blackpool)
- Clue HQ Kingston-upon-Thames: Bunker 38 (Kingston upon Thames)
- Clue HQ Bury: Bunker 38 (Bury) (closed)
- Clue HQ Bournemouth: Bunker 38 (Bournemouth)
- Clue HQ Bristol: Bunker 38 (Bristol)