Looking for a two player game in London? This is the one!
Race the clock in this action packed two player game set underneath London. As you try and solve the puzzles that have been left for you, you also need to try and stop London from being destroyed.
Fun and immersive as you wear wireless headphones to hear the sounds of London from below ground.
Will you be able to solve the puzzles this mad man has set for you? Will you be able to work together to stop a runaway train?
Liz and I have been thinking about doing a two player escape room for a while but we didn’t want to jump in at the deep-end with a room designed for more people and end up screaming at each other. Fortunately Clue Adventures offer (currently) London’s only Two player escape room, in that it is a room specifically designed for two people. This was the perfect introduction for us as a couple away from our regular escape room groups.
Clue Adventures is located in an interesting part of town and is in a railway arch, but there are good transport links so it’s easy enough to get to. When you go in there is a small waiting area with lockers for you to use and your GM will explain the rules etc… then take you in to the room. There are a few things unique to this room such as the order you need to do certain puzzles but it’s explained well and is easy to follow.
What this room lacks in space it makes up for in fun. As soon as you’re in you’re working on puzzles, then you’re on the tube with more puzzles, then you’re off the tube with more puzzles, and just when you think you are done and home free, there’s another puzzles!
We thoroughly enjoyed this room and it was the turning point for us where we realised we didn’t need a team of four or five people to enjoy an escape room, and that we could do it as a twosome (slippery slope). The one thing we didn’t enjoy, and Liz had a little strop about, was the fact that you had to wear headsets with microphones to communicate with each other. At first I thought this was part of the ‘immersion’ but actually I believe it was so that you couldn’t hear the groups in the other room.
If you’re looking for a two person escape room, and if you’ve spent any time on the UK Enthusiasts group on Facebook you will see that many people are looking for two player rooms, then this is a great place to start. Make sure you book far in advance though, being the only two player room in London means it has a very captive market so it is often booked.
A good mixture of puzzle types, some numerical/mathematical, some logic, and some other types which I don’t really know how to classify. Because it is designed for two there are just the right amount of puzzles in there to keep you both going for the hour, and some of them really do challenge your communication skills.
One puzzle we found immensly frustrating but that is because we were once again trying to overly complicate it. It’s one of those puzzles where if you know the method you will see it instantly and blitz it.
It was like being on the underground only quieter, less smelly, and less cramped. They did a really good job with the room design and even they way they make it like you have moved on the train is so simple, but is a really nice touch. Top marks for what they have done here!
The GM was attentive and was obviously keeping a close eye on us as he would give a little nudge if he thought we needed it. Clues were delivered over television screens and were given as and when we asked for them.
The GM was obviously proud of the room they have created here as he was more than happy to take us back into the room and explain the puzzles and also give us a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how they change things around. It shouldn’t need to be said but you don’t need any prior knowledge of London or the Underground in order to do this room.