• Cici Cao

Clue Chase - "The Lost Spy"

Updated: 15 hours ago

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** UPDATE - We regret to inform you that this "Clue Chase" location has closed its doors. Please check their website for their new location.

Difficulty Level: 8/10

Public/Private: Public

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This is our third time visiting Clue Chase. We love that this escape room’s concept is built behind a larger storyline. As we are travel through time to visit the 4-themed escape rooms, we can discover a final secret which will be revealed at the end. Feel free to read our reviews on “The Egyptian Tomb" and "The Ultimate Heist” rooms to get more details on Clue Chase.

Today we came to try “The Lost Spy” which is set in the year 1963. As always, our game master is very welcoming and in character as he came to greet us at the door. Our mission today as a CIA agent is to find out why one of the agents is missing. As the story unveiled and clues pointed to a vast amount of conspiracies, we discovered that we needed to disarm a ticking time bomb that’s about to detonate and destroy our country!

The décor of the room felt very office-like as they are trying to recreate the feeling of the CIA headquarter in VA. The room is quite spacious and the clues were clearly coordinated to the puzzles that needed to be solved. There’s a lot to do in there but this room is not linear (we notice that in their other games as well). This is great for team building if you have a large group as you can divide and conquer. There is some reading involved that would need to be analyzed in this room so if you are not a reader, bring someone that is! Nothing would require any outside knowledge, but you would be at a slight advantage if you know how to play this particular board game. One of the pieces did feel a little worn in the coloring which wasn’t a big issue since we used process of elimination but it would've been great if they can provide some upkeep on the puzzle pieces to avoid any confusion. Between the two of us, we couldn’t complete the room in time mainly because we're not too familiar with failing to escape a room based on trying a code too many times. Normally, you’ll probably just get locked out as a penalty or something. We had about 10 minutes left when we made a final attempt, but the game actually stopped when the code was entered incorrectly. So, I would leave a good amount of time, patience, and precision for the ending. The storyline was great as it made sense as it developed and why the agent went missing which then also lead to the ending aspect.

Clue Chase has always been one of our favorite locations in the city. If you had to pick a game to play, I would say “The Ultimate Heist” is a MUST try there. We can’t wait to complete the “Alien Encounter” room so that we can be sent on the secret mission and infiltrate the Fox’s secret organization! Remember that each room gives you a secret puzzle piece when you complete them so keep them somewhere safe as you’ll need to bring them back to the location for this last exciting adventure! 

* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!

ETR Overall rating: 8/10

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** We don't want to go into detail and ruin any surprises for you, but you want more info like if the room is a multi-room or what other additional tips we can provide to you, feel free to email us.

Disclosure: We thank Clue Chase for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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“ESCAPETHEROOMers” was created in late 2018 by Cici Cao & Brandon Chow.  They are a couple who loves to travel around the world to find new adventures!  Since their first escape room in 2018, the addiction never stopped. “ESCAPETHEROOMers” was born with the idea of providing reviews for escape room enthusiasts but also as a portal for game creators to have an outlet to showcase their talents and products. They are currently the ONLY review
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