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Becoming Sherlock – The Game is Now

Sherlock is out of the country and a rash of break-ins are rippling across London, one thing is clear his brilliance is required, or in this case our’s as Sherlock is absent.

With Sherlock away, Mycroft Holmes put out a call as The Network seeks recruits with sharp eyes, keen wits and a hunger for adventure.

A group of us from the Love Pop Ups London community were invited down on a complimentary basis via Mycroft to become detectives for the evening to help solve the crimes. 

Question is can we make Mycroft and Sherlock proud?

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Firewall attack – clueQuest: cQ ORIGENES

Heading into London and feeling a bit like a sheep standing on the tube I headed to clueQuest to play their newest escape room cQ ORIGENES.

I was invited down courtesy of clueQuest to write up along with some others from Love Pop Ups London community on their latest room.

Throughout my blog I will try not to give too much away but there could be some potential spoilers so be warned before reading any further.

clueQuest

clueQuest has four escape rooms. Each room has a specific theme, storyline and difficulty rating.

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Where is the caterpillar I ask the White Rabbit? – The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar with BuckBuck Games

I attended BuckBuck Games preview of their latest immersive humorous Alice in Wonderland type game The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar in which I got to follow a white rabbit to hunt for Russell the smoking caterpillar on a complimentary basis.

BuckBuck Games

BuckBuck Games have been designing and running unique immersive experiences since 2014.

Their storywriters, actors, puzzle designers, model makers and art directors all work toward one goal and that is FUN.

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A new immersive team game that combines escape rooms, immersive theatre and murder mystery with hilariously bonkers storylines. We bring the hunt to weddings, festivals and events across the UK. Challenge your guests with clues from curious characters and contraptions, that will have them gathering golds, gambling, and bribing their way to victory. Add some adventure to your party. Visit Buckbuckgames.com . . . . . . . . . . #teamgame #somethingdifferent #immersiveadventure #gameswithoutfrontiers #holloway #newteamgame #murdermystery #escaperoom #characterquest #silly #fun #whodunnit #interactivetheatre #improv #quest #crystalmaze #weddinggames #solveclues #teamchallenge #owlhitchhiker #getthatlittlebastard

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Their latest game is The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar.

This brand new immersive game debuts at Owl & Hitchhiker pub in Holloway, combining immersive theatre, escape rooms and murder mystery together. Guests will be competing, cooperating, trading, bribing and blackmailing their way through curious characters, clues and contraptions as they hunt down the smoking caterpillar.

The Hunt for the smoking caterpillar is “Crystal Maze on crystal meth” and this latest trip certainly does promise to plunge teams down into the rabbit hole!

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A purrfect escape room – Omescape Kingdom of Cats

I went along the other night with some others of Love Pop Ups London to play Omescape escape game Kingdom of Cats which which is based in their second base in Aldgate, with many more new escape rooms to follow.

Who are Omescape?

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Fear the dungeon – Komnata Quest Saint Angelo’s castle

If you love escape rooms, horror and history then you’ll love Komnata Quest Saint Angelo’s castle dungeons which can be found under the roads of Drury Lane.

Komnata Quest

Komnata Quest is an international company who provide interesting promenade walking tours as well as escape rooms. They started out in 2014 and since then they have grown with over 111 escape games to play which are dotted over 11 countries and 45 cities all over the world. Continue reading

Ghostly going ons – Mission Breakout The Lost Passenger

Escape rooms are fun but even more so when there is a real history to the place and a true story which Mission Breakout does just that.

Mission Breakout

All Mission Breakout’s escape rooms are based around true events which happened in this old abandoned South Kentish Town tube station. Continue reading

How to con a con artist – The Grift

The Grift is an immersive adventure set inside the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green. Part theatre and part game where you are taught how to con a con artist by learning the tricks of the trade of a con artist. Continue reading

Escape or Die – Breakin Escape Rooms

Myself and other bloggers from Love Pop Ups London community went along to Breakin Escape Rooms the other day to experience one of their many escape rooms. They have various ones from Blackwing’s Cave, Sherlock’s Despair, The Flying Dutchman, War on Horizon Alpha, Butcher’s Lair and Heist Plan. I chose along with others to play Butcher’s Lair for it’s horror factor as we all like horror.

Breakin Escape Rooms Butcher’s Lair

We went along and played Butcher’s Lair which is an escape room based on a fictional serial killer Dr Vladimir Knifesblade. Most certainly an escape room for any horror fan.

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Sheep or no sheep? – clueQuest: Revenge of the Sheep

The other day I went along to yes you guessed it by the photo above yet another Escape Room in London and when I thought I’d had my list of top 5 Escape Rooms in my head clueQuest Revenge of the Sheep has had to make me rethink about my top 5 as this one is most certainly now one of them.

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Let’s save home and country – Escape Plan: The Battle for Britain

Escape Plan is a live escape experience is themed around World War II and I must admit upon entering into the room I felt like I had been transported back to 1945 with all the props and the music/sounds that was playing through the speakers elevating through the whole room. The story is that we are in the depths of August 1940 and the Luftwaffe have launched a resurgent attack on Britain and we are the only survivors in the bombed airbase that we are situated in. Continue reading

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