PART ONE of the #Nuffnangis007 birthday series.
I grew up reading Tintin comics and The Hardy Boys books; watching shows like Miami Vice and Alias, films like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Dick Tracy and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; and pretending errands were secret missions so I can play Sydney Bristow or James Bond (while most of my friends dreamt of being the Bond girl). Being a secret agent was a serious fantasy so when Nuffnang invited a few bloggers to experience a live escape game at clueQuest (Tripadvisor’s #1 attraction in Londontown), I was ecstatic.
Ladies and gents, I am officially a dick (that’s detective, naughties) and I even have a card to prove it!
Can you spot a secret agent from this unsuspecting lot? Everyone seems innocent and charming, no?
We walked into the HQ and it was confirmed that the boss himself, Mr Q, handpicked us to save the human race. Awesomesauce. After a short debrief, we were grouped in two teams of five and were sent to our separate missions.
We were contained in a room where we had to find clues, dodge red herrings, open a LOT of locks and work as a team. Like all great spies we had to extremely exercise our common sense and make sure the pieces of the grand puzzle fit to complete our mission and, well, to escape.
Our team completed the mission (YAY US!). Apparently there’s a 40% success rate so we were quite proud of ourselves because it wasn’t an easy one. I came expecting something similar to Crystal Maze but this was heaps, miles, galaxies better – kudos to the genius minds behind it. It was a really great challenge and I want to do more! clueQuest has clearly surpassed my expectations and I seriously get why it’s currently the top attraction in the city.