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Escape rooms are all about checking out from the real world for an hour of puzzle solving team fun. But how can you do that when you have to social distance and be mindful of what you touch. Well, we have figured it out for you so you can just focus on the fun and leave the rest to us.

So your birthday falls in lockdown? We bet you’d rather be celebrating with your friends IRL, but don’t worry - we’ve got the next best thing! So many agents are choosing to invite their friends to a virtual escape game party! Want to do the same? We’ve put together this guide to show you how.

Blogger reviews of Print+Cut+Escape!

By clueQuest

So many escape room and lifestyle bloggers have been kind enough to review our Print+Cut+Escape! games. We thought it would be useful to publish a selection of them here for those curious to learn more about the missions. Thanks so much to everyone who has taken the time to leave their thoughts.

The cinemas may be closed right now, and all your favourite restaurants may only be serving on Deliveroo, but that’s no excuse for forgoing date night! Why not treat your beloved to an escape room in the comfort of your home? Here’s how!

Episode 2 begins where Episode 1 left off: Lisa Hammerschmidt - aka Agent Crimson - has been rescued from her prison in The Cube, and has briefed the agency on Professor BlackSheep’s evil plan.

Keeping teams engaged while working remotely can be tough. And chances are they’re already getting sick of online bingo! Today we’re sharing our tips for how to mix it up by setting up a virtual Escape Game team building, using our new print-at-home escape game Print+Cut+Escape!

Want to win your free ticket to the next episode of our new print-at-home escape game, Print+Cut+Escape!? Following the success of Episode 1, which was released in April, we have recently unveiled a second edition, and will soon be launching a third. All you need to do to win a free copy is post your team selfie while playing Episode 1 or Episode 2.

So Easter is going to be a little weird this year, right? First thing’s first, the most important thing right now is that we all stay safe. In the clueQuest family, we will all be celebrating at home with our families. For now everyone is fit and healthy, and we’re so grateful for that. But still, it’s going to be strange...

No ‘I’ in Team | A cliché for a Reason

By Eszter Lantos & clueQuest

Everyone who has worked as part of a team at least once is guaranteed to have heard the title phrase of this article at least once. Where it once induced a sense of unity, it does little more these days than induce groans. But is its endurance not a signifier that its message is richer than it may appear? We certainly think so, and the following breakdown is my take on the meaning behind the cliché.

 

'Tis The Season For Giving

By Jemina Richards

The countdown to Christmas has begun!

It's that jolly time of year again agents, which means you should be getting your advent calendars ready… Don’t worry if you haven't, Mr Q and the rest of us at clueQuest have got you covered!

The Importance of Cognitive Closure

By Lindsey Depledge & clueQuest
The importance of cognitive closure

The term ‘closure’ is often-used in popular culture - certainly in popular psychology - in reference to a sense of completion. But its meaning and usage seem to have become increasingly less tangible, and its origins vague. What can delving into the main theoretical texts - such as Webster and Kruglanski’s seminal ‘cognitive closure’ papers - tell us about our own behaviours and the effects those can have on our decision making? 

If you’ve been keeping up with our staff interviews, you may know that we’ve been working closely with Lindsey, whose MSc research at The London School of Economics set out to observe the effects of labour division and leadership on group problem solving. As it’s something about which we care so much, it was a no-brainer to bring her on-board and offer up our space and services. But in carrying out her research, it was the effectiveness of escape rooms as a space to capture such data that proved so valuable to her; and thus priceless to us.  

Giveaway | Nuking the Moon and £30 off!

By Louis Cammell

Congratulations dear agent, you are the lucky finder of a wealth of once confidential information. Acoustically engineered kittens; blueprints to nuclear moon missiles; the information could soon be at your very fingertips, courtesy of Vince Houghton and his non-fiction book Nuking the Moon. But that’s not all. clueQuest secrets have since been uncovered too. Follow these simple steps to get the book plus £30 off an escape experience, completely free of charge…

Halloween is here once more! Much to the delight of Professor Blacksheep, who spends every year waiting for it as if it were Christmas. And let’s face it; Mr Q wouldn’t wish for even his worst enemy’s favourite celebrations to be cut short. That’s why you can Trick or Treat at clueQuest right up until Sunday.

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