Clue HQ Harrogate: CSI: The Panic Room

By | June 30, 2019

by Clue HQ Harrogate (website)

1 Prospect Crescent, HG1 1RH

Harrogate

2-6 players

60 minutes

This morning, a wealthy businessman was shot dead while inside his personal Panic Room. Local authorities are stumped and you have been drafted in as a member of the Criminal Liaison Unit (C.L.U) to investigate the scene of the crime. Armed with only your evidence kit, the crime scene and a database of over 500 potential suspects – it’s up to you to solve the case before the murderer gets away. Can you stop their escape in less than 60 minutes?
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Overall rating

Rated between 30 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 3 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

Player reviews

reviewed in Coventry
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
reviewed in Coventry
James Bloodworth experienced says:

The story of Danny Badd continues but this time you are trying to find identity of a murderer.  This is probably the most tech-filled room I've done at ClueHQ, there's a lot to do but there's also a lot of red herrings to sift out.  We ran out of time as there was too much to do in the latter stage, if we'd had one more person I think we'd have won.

Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
reviewed in Manchester
Scotus0 experienced says:

No Need to Panic...

My second visit to Clue HQ as they did a good value '6 play for £60' offer.

Story

Find out who managed to kill a wealthy businessman inside his personal Panic Room.

Puzzles

They were very discernible; it was easy to see what you had to do and when. Although there were one or two difficult physical puzzles, it would have been too easy without them. Most involved a fair bit of working out, but as a team of six, this was no problem, especially as we could split up.

Mise-en-scène

Not great. It was techy-looking and appeared very similar to Detonation, just with different props/equipment in there. Although the victim is described as a businessmen, the 'body' looked like a young chavvy teenager (I'm sure he was wearing trainers).

Final Comments

It wasn't a particularly exciting escape experience. A team of six was too big- take about four people.

Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

CSI is Clue HQ Harrogate’s latest offering and although the format is available in other Clue HQ venues, this space looked like a labour of love 
An impressive looking game that showed Clue HQ are more than just a bunch of padlocks in a room. A few too many rough edges left me feeling disappointed but excited for what they might produce in the future.

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