Day Trip: Escape Room at Clue HQ Birmingham in association with Elevator Pitch

Posted March 19, 2020 by Charlotte in Day Trips / 3 Comments

Clue HQ

At the end of February, I was lucky enough to win a set of tickets to go to an Escape Room at Clue HQ in Birmingham from HQ Publishers as part of their marketing campaign for the amazing thriller Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay.

More particularly, the room in association was the Helevator Escape Room. Perhaps the most difficult room on offer…

The Journey:

The day started by getting a very early train… we were booked in for 10.45 and as the train takes about an hour we got the train at about 9am.

But we managed to pass the time with tea, croissants and photo taking.

We also tried to plan for the room, deciding the role each of us should play and who would take charge. However, this was all forgotten when we actually got into the room.

Clue HQ  was then about a fifteen minute walk from New Street Station. Once we walked there, however, we found that it was only on minute from Snow Hill Station.

Once we were through the door to Clue HQ, the room then got very real..

The Room:

The Helevator room had been modified to reflect the book Elevator Pitch. And as such some of the puzzles in the game were slightly different to normal.

Matt, our room leader / supervisor / person in charge and must be obeyed took us through the game rules, showed us some of the locks that were involved and once we had been talked through the health and safety lead us into the room.

I’m not going to spoil any of the puzzles in the game, but trust me when I say that you need to use your eyes and look at everything!

Throughout the game Matt was really helpful and was obviously paying attention to what we were saying / doing and reacting to it.

In the end, we didn’t complete the game. We only managed 50%. And all of us maintain that if it was not for Matt making us laugh we would have won!

After the game had ended Matt went through the rest of the puzzles of the game. This was a great way of assessing whether we would have finished. And obviously we would have 🙂

PS. The book – Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay is also really good and will have you on the edge of your seats with all the twists and turns.


Have any of you done an Escape Room at Clue HQ? If yes which one and did you escape??

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3 responses to “Day Trip: Escape Room at Clue HQ Birmingham in association with Elevator Pitch

  1. Lukeslater262

    It wasa very good day and a very hard escape room, I completely struggled. All in all it was good fun and enjoyable ?

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