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The website https://cluequest.co.uk - referred to as "the website" - is owned and operated by clueQuest Ltd. - referred to as "the company", "we", and "us" (registered office at C/O Evla, 30 Worthing Road, Horsham, England, RH12 1SL, registered in England under company number 08520209, VAT number 182 6890 71). The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our website.
In these booking conditions references to 'you' and 'your' include the first named person on the booking and all persons on whose behalf a booking is made or any other person who is added to a booking or to whom a booking is transferred.
We act in the following capacities: as an escape experience game provider (for corporate team buildings, friends and family outings, etc.) and as a game-based assessment provider ('clueQuest Assessment Programme', also known as “C.A.P.”) for recruiters and corporate employers. Our obligations to you may vary depending upon which arrangements you book with us and we have tried to set them out below as clearly as possible.
Our PLAN52 and Operation BlackSheep missions are most suitable for players over the age of 9. Children under 9 years of age can join clueQuest missions only as part of a group of majority older players since our rooms are not designed to be child-safe and contain items, such as cupboard doors and small objects, that could be hazardous to small children whilst accompanying adults are distracted by the game.
The Revenge of the Sheep and cQ ORIGENES missions are recommended for ages 14+, as they contain several longer puzzle sequences (10 minutes spent working on one section) which can see younger players lose interest. Children under 14 are permitted to play these rooms, but from experience they are more likely to enjoy one of the prior two rooms.
We require an adult over the age of 16 to be a paying participant in all games. This is included in the maximum capacity of six people in each room (so the maximum number of young people under 16 is 5 in each room).
For multiple team bookings, you will require one adult per each team of underaged players (e.g. if you plan to book 3 x PLAN52 rooms, you will require 3 supervising adults - one per each team). Any team of entirely players under the age of 16 will be turned away and be offered the change to reschedule to another time.
Please be aware that our former 'adults go free' policy is no longer in place, and therefore all members of a team must pay for admission.
If your visit has been arranged as a school trip (i.e. if your communications prior to arriving on the day were made via the 'Schools' webpage or the email@example.com email address) then our supervision policy differs in the following way: Children aged 9-13 must be accompanied by an adult in the room, and thus the ratio of children to guardians must be 5:1. Children aged 14-16 do not need to be supervised inside the room but one supervising adult must be present on-site for every 10 children. Thus, the ratio of children to guardians must be 10:1.
Student groups who book with us between Mondays and Thursdays benefit from a discount of £5 off per person. Please get in touch with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a booking. Please note that we will require every member of your team/group to present a valid student ID card upon arrival that must contain a photo and the dates of your course of study. Failure to provide these will result in being charged the full admission fee.
clueQuest bookings are live events with a scheduled start time and you are responsible for ensuring that all of your group of players arrive at the time stated on your booking confirmation, which is generally 10 minutes before your game start time. Games will not be delayed for late arrivals, although we will allow late arrivals into the room after your escape game has begun, but not more than 15 minutes into the game.
If your party has not arrived 15 minutes after your booked game start time, this will be treated as a no-show and we may need to refuse entry to your game. No refund or rescheduling is available for no-shows.
It is your responsibility to make your way to our business premises to play your game at the time stated on your booking confirmation. We do not provide parking or other travel arrangements and any travel information provided on our site is only done so as an aid to planning your visit. We cannot be held responsible for any failure of transport arrangements that result in your booking being a no-show.
No video recordings or photos are allowed inside the rooms. You are expected not to use any video/audio recording device during the game (this includes without limitation: mobile phones, microphones and cameras), unless a different arrangement has been made with our venue prior to your booking (i.e. film and production crews, etc.).
If you are a blogger, vlogger, press representative, etc. planning to film or take photos at our venue for review purposes, then please get in touch at email@example.com for permission in advance of your booking day.
We expect you and your group not to disclose any details of the game directly or indirectly to any third party members. Our games are our intellectual property and you are not permitted to use this in any way without our written consent. You accept that any such disclosure or use may constitute an infringement of our intellectual property rights.
While you are on our premises, you must ensure to conform to our codes and regulations, adopt proper standards of behaviour, and cooperate with our employees. People suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be turned away or removed from our premises by our employees and their booking cancelled or ceased early with no refund.
We do not tolerate any kind of bullying or harassment towards our employees and we reserve the right to remove from our premises any person who is violent, abusive, threatening or disruptive or whose behaviour is causing distress to other customers or employees, with no refund for booked or partially played missions.
For health and safety concerns, we can not accept teams larger than 6 players in one escape room. This includes adults accompanying participants under the age of 16.
Food and drinks are not allowed inside the escape rooms and alcohol consumption is strictly forbidden within our premises, unless you have obtained the management's written consent prior to your booking.
We are entitled to charge our customers for any damage which is intentional and/or caused by misuse of company property within the briefing area(s) and the escape room(s).
You will receive instructions before the mission in the form of a briefing given by a game host. After learning the rules and objectives of the mission and receiving the information provided at the briefing, you and your group will participate in the event at your own risk. We are not liable for any damage caused to persons, possessions or materials by your failure to follow the instructions given before the event.
CCTV will be used to monitor you and your team during the course of your mission. This includes audio and video monitoring as it is an essential part of running your game. For regular customers, recordings of your game are stored for 48h with the sole purpose of documenting evidence of illegal behaviour, such as committing willful damage to company property or harassing members of staff. For C.A.P. (clueQuest Assessment Programme) customers, recordings may be stored indefinitely for feedback, training and data purposes.
Photographs of you and your team will be taken after the mission, stored on our computer systems and uploaded to a secret link which only you and anyone you choose to share it with, will be able to access. By accepting these Terms and Conditions and permitting our employees to take photographs, you grant unconditional permission for those photographs to be used by us for marketing and promotional purposes. If you do not want your team photograph to be held by us and used in this way, please advise our employee at the time your photo is taken.
All game dates are released approximately 4 months in advance and can be booked via the Booking section of our website.
We neither represent nor warrant that all missions will be available at all times and cannot necessarily confirm availability until confirming your booking. Availability indications are provided on our website, however, such indications may not take into account bookings that have been placed by other customers during your visit to our website.
We make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all prices shown on our website are correct at the time of going online.
We reserve the right to change prices and to add, alter, or remove special offers from time to time and as necessary. Changes in price will not affect any booking that you have already placed.
All prices shown on our website include VAT unless otherwise stated.
Where a customer is booking tickets on behalf of themselves and other members of a group, that person must be authorised to make the booking on the basis of acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by all persons involved in the booking and by a parent or guardian for anyone under 18 years of age when the booking is made.
Payment for the escape game(s) will be due in full at the time of booking. Price and payment details will be confirmed during the booking process prior to payment and on your booking confirmation. Your chosen payment method will be charged as indicated during the booking and payment process.
Payment can only be made online or in person at our business premises, unless otherwise agreed in writing by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are entirely responsible for entering your details correctly on our online booking system.
We accept the following methods of payment on our website, through our secure booking service supplier PayPal, who will process your payment card data without it beinghaving to be held by us:
Booking confirmations shall be sent to you automatically via email and contain our contact details and the following information:
Your booking confirmation is also your ticket to your mission and valid for up to the number of people shown on the booking confirmation. We are able to take payment on site for additional players joining your group, up to the maximum of 6 people per room.
Your booking confirmation email is also proof of payment and will gain you entrance to our premises. You may need to present your booking confirmation email either as a print out, or on a mobile device to gain entry.
Without the booking confirmation email you may be denied entry if you have no other proof of identity.
When requested in writing, we also accept payments via bank transfer. In this situation we shall forward you an invoice along with your booking confirmation (which is also your payment link).
Please note that this option is available exclusively to registered businesses booking for team building. If you are not booking on behalf of a business, payment must be finalised before your scheduled game(s) using one of the methods mentioned under point 3.4.
The invoiced price of our missions, merchandise or services must be paid in full before the date of your experience otherwise access to the venue may not be granted or your booking might be cancelled.
We reserve the right to claim statutory interest at 8% above the Bank of England reference rate in force on the date the debt becomes overdue and at any subsequent rate where the reference rate changes and the debt remains unpaid in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 as amended and supplemented by the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2002.
Along with statutory interest, we also reserve the right to charge you a fixed penalty depending on the amount owed, in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013.
Discounts, promotional codes and vouchers must be applied at the time of booking and once a booking has been confirmed, no retrospective reduction in price or refund can be given.
Vouchers purchased via our website are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and can only be redeemed online, upon booking. Vouchers issued by our customer service team (i.e during the rescheduling process) may have other expiration dates.
If you wish to extend the validity of a voucher you can request this by emailing email@example.com and quoting your voucher code.
Vouchers are not refundable in cash or replaceable if lost.
Vouchers are only good for a single transaction; any remaining amount is not exchangeable with cash or another voucher and will be automatically forfeited.
A voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other clueQuest voucher, discount or promotional code.
Any additional cost exceeding the value of the voucher will be paid by you upon redeeming the voucher online.
We reserve the right to change or withdraw the availability of any discount or promotion at any time.
The company hosts live experiences and once a booking is confirmed, we can not accept any cancellations and/or rescheduling requests or offer refunds.
However, we understand that sometimes schedules change and that unexpected and unavoidable things happen. Below are our policies regarding cancellations and rescheduling bookings and other events hosted by the company.
Issuing of vouchers and rescheduling will depend on the number of rooms booked and the amount of lead time given between the initial request to cancel/reschedule a booking and the date of the booking.
As a consumer, you have certain legal rights with respect to the purchase of services. For full details of your legal rights and guidance on exercising them, it is recommended that you contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.
Nothing in these booking terms and conditions is intended to affect your statutory rights.
These Terms and Conditions, and the relationship between you and us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law.
If you are a consumer, any disputes concerning these Terms and Conditions, the relationship between you and us, or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland, as determined by your residency.
If you are a business, any disputes concerning these Terms and Conditions, the relationship between you and us, or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
We accept no liability for consequential losses incurred as the result of the cancellation or premature cessation of a booking under any circumstances. The absolute limit of direct liability relating to any one booking shall be the full amount paid by the customer for that booking.
Whilst your escape experience is insured both by the venue and public liability held by clueQuest Ltd, you undertake to act carefully whilst within the experience and will not take unnecessary risks such as climbing on unsafe surfaces that are not designed for that purpose. The game does not require such activities and customers are made aware of that by staff during the briefing. You are responsible for your own safety during the experience.
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions seeks to exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence (including that of our employees, agents or subcontractors) or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
We will not be liable for any failure or delay in performing our obligations where that failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond our reasonable control.
Such causes include, but are not limited to: acts and omissions of landlords, power failure, internet service provider failure, industrial action by third parties, civil unrest, fire, explosion, flood, storms, earthquakes, subsidence, acts of terrorism, acts of war, governmental action, epidemic or other natural disaster, or any other event that is beyond our reasonable control.
In the event of an unforeseeable 'Act of God' (e.g. fire, bomb scare, terrorist threat, attack, earthquake, flood, etc.), the company and its staff and managers are not liable for an impeded exit due to being voluntarily locked in a room. You acknowledge that this might delay your exit from the building in the event of such a situation, but that there is an efficient emergency exit strategy and an exit button.
We welcome feedback from you. You agree that any feedback you give to us about the Service belongs to us. We may use feedback without restriction.
You permit us, for marketing purposes, to advertise the fact that you use the Service. We may use your name, logo and trademarks in our publicity or marketing materials and you grant us all rights necessary to do this. You may withdraw this permission at any time by emailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
These Terms of Service are governed by and construed in accordance with English law and each party submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
If an English Court deems a provision of these Terms of Service to be unenforceable the remaining provisions shall remain in force.
A person who is not party to this Agreement shall not have any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this Agreement.
At our complete discretion, we may either: bring this Agreement to an end; temporarily or permanently withdraw any rights you have to use the Service; issue a notice; or take legal action if you:
You may bring this Agreement to an end at any time if we are insolvent (in which case you will not be refunded any amount paid to us).
From time to time our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok) accounts may run promotional campaigns offering free merchandise, money off vouchers or other perks. Participants in such campaigns agree to be contactable via direct message to notify the winners.
Your personal data may be collected and processed by us in these circumstances in order to administer the prizes.
Your personal data will be collected and processed by us when agreeing to these Terms & Conditions on site.
We will also use players' personal data for marketing purposes where consent has been provided.
These terms and conditions, represent the entire agreement between you and us in relation to any Promotion and the prizes. The invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability of the whole or any part of the terms and conditions or any specific rules does not affect the remainder of these terms and conditions or any specific rules, which will remain in full force and effect. The terms and conditions and the specific rules of any campaign do not create any right or benefit enforceable by any third party.
Promotions, and these terms and conditions are governed by English law, and any disputes arising in connection with them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
These terms and conditions ("Terms") apply to the participation in the promotional activities conducted by clueQuest ("Company") for the purpose of raffling gift cards and other promotional merchandise ("Promotion"). By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Terms.
1.1 The Promotion is open to residents of the United Kingdom who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry.
1.2 Employees, agents, and immediate family members of the Company, as well as any affiliated companies or agencies, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.
2.1 The Promotion will take place over a period of 12 months, starting from the date of the first gift card announcement.
2.2 The specific start and end dates for each gift card promotion will be announced on the Company's website: cluequest.co.uk/ten-year-anniversary.
3.1 The Company will raffle ten (10) gift cards with a value of £1,000 each throughout the Promotion period.
3.2 The gift cards are valid for a period of 2 years from the date of issuance.
3.3 The gift cards cannot be exchanged for cash or any other form of monetary value.
3.4 The gift cards are non-transferable unless the winner and the Company agree in writing.
3.5 If the method to enter the raffle requires making a booking with the Company, the winner will be the person who made the booking and has their details listed on that booking.
3.6 The gift cards can be redeemed for clueQuest products, including live escape rooms, play-at-home games, venue hire and space hire, outdoor experiences, merchandise, and any upcoming experiences released by clueQuest during the validity period of the gift card.
3.7 A maximum of £200 from the gift card value can be used towards catering at the Company's premises located at 169-171 Caledonian Road, London, N1 0SL, but only if the gift card was used, in part or in full, for venue hire or space hire.
3.8 The gift cards work as credit and do not need to be used all at once.
4.1 In addition to the gift cards, the Company may also offer other promotional merchandise as prizes throughout the Promotion period.
4.2 Other prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or any other form of monetary value.
4.3 If there is only one prize per team, only the person who made the booking will receive a prize.
5.1 Participants must comply with all entry requirements and instructions provided by the Company for each gift card promotion.
5.2 Only one entry per person is allowed per gift card promotion. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
5.3 Any entries that are incomplete, illegible, or received after the specified deadline will be deemed invalid.
5.4 Each raffle round must have at least 50 entries. In case a raffle round has less than 50 entries then the prizes might be subsidised with other prizes.
6.1 Winners will be selected randomly from all eligible entries received during each gift card promotion.
6.2 The company will hold a raffle for each gift card, during this raffle all the prizes for that promotion will be raffled away to randomly selected winners. One entry can only win once in the same raffle.
6.3 The Company will make reasonable efforts to notify the winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry.
6.4 If a winner cannot be contacted within a reasonable period of time or fails to respond within a specified timeframe, the Company reserves the right to disqualify that winner and select an alternative winner.
6.5 Physical prizes will only be shipped to UK addresses.
7.1 By participating in the Promotion, winners agree to the use of their names, photographs, videos and relevant details for publicity purposes, without any further compensation or consent.
7.2 The Company will handle participants' personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Personal data will only be used for the purpose of the Promotion and will not be shared with third parties, except as necessary for prize fulfillment.
8.1 The Company shall not be responsible for any technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, lost or delayed entries, network connections, or any other circumstances beyond its control that may affect the participation or outcome of the Promotion.
8.2 The Company does not guarantee the availability, quality, or suitability of any products, services, or experiences acquired with the gift cards or other prizes. Any issues or disputes related to the products, services, or experiences should be directed to the respective suppliers or service providers.
9.1 These Terms and the Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
9.2 Any disputes arising out of or in connection with the Promotion shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.