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clueQuest - "Operation E.G.G."

Updated: Apr 24


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Company: clueQuest

Game: Operation E.G.G.

Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Language: English

Type of Game: Print-N-Cut 🖨️✂

Genre: Espionage

Date Played: April 25, 2021

Difficulty (based on 6 players): 6/10

Size of Team: Unlimited (Age 8+)

Time: Unlimited (Suggested 90 Minutes)

Price: £15 | Print @ Home, £25 | Print & Post, £28


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Professor Blacksheep is up to no good again. This time he's trying to steal our Elastic Gateway Generator. The clueQuest HQ is ready to hire new agents to demise his plan. But first, they will have to pass the training courses...

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Since this is not our first clueQuest print-n-cut game, we were EGGS-TREMELY prepared. We had pre-cut everything in advance and met and joined our teammates over Zoom. For this game, we had a perfect "half a dozen" recruits. Everyone was very EGG-CITED and I can not keep going with the EGG puns in this review any longer. I think the game used up every single EGG pun I can think off. It was a great idea to incorporate that into the narrative as we loved the laughter that resonated with the team throughout the game play.


The game also provided us with a lot of hand drawn characters and images that were animated into videos. The quality of the characters and videos improves in every single one of clueQuests games. In this game, you'll meet a very familiar face, robot MM7. I've grown to become big fans of these characters. I hope one day they make them into plushies.


We share the game code with our team and everyone was able to login using the same code. Once a player enters a password correctly, the game will alert the other player with the message "your team has moved on" so the other players will know to click the "next" button. It's nice that only one player needs to enter the code but the game also gives the other player the option of not moving forward with the rest of the team if they need a bit more time with the current puzzle.


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The puzzles were really WELL DONE (ok just this one last pun) in this game. We love the various ways we had to use the puzzle pieces. There were times we had to fold, rotate, piece together and shift them throughout the game. You won't be able to visualize the solution until it's positioned correctly. It was like magic! The attention to detail in the drawings has always been something clueQuest was able to employ correctly into their games. In this game it was less "search and find" but more subtle hints on sequence and order. We appreciated the change in puzzle style and for the first time we did not need to use a hint to complete the game (well, we also had an amazing team of hard-boiled puzzlers).


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This game was a lot of fun. It's probably our favorite one so far out of the clueQuest games we've played. The puzzles were straightforward and easy to follow yet very creative at the same time. The narrative was interesting and funny. It was simply EGGS-TRODINARY!


P.S. Although we didn't get to use this function, this game can also be customized with your own puns and jokes for that special someone.


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Karen C.


This was an eggs-traordinay adventure that far eggs-ceded eggs-pectations, filled with fun puzzles and an eggs-ess of egg puns (okay, I’ll stop now). But don’t let the puns fool you, there are some very clever puzzles in this family friendly game.


Pros:

-Production values on the videos were high, graphics were really well done.

-the game worked seamlessly. Instructions were clear

- Puzzles were of medium difficulty and well designed.

- good aha moments

-while producing some fun puzzles, the cutting was not complicated


Cons:

-it’s a print and cut, and some of the puzzles were definitely dependent on being printed. This could be a challenge for printerless people.

 

Helen B.


I had heard of ClueQuest a long time ago when they opened a physical room in London but hadn't managed to get there yet, so given the opportunity to play one of their virtual escapes was an offer I couldn't miss! I also really like print n cut games as you have something "offline" to interact with, and everyone is working together but at their own pace.


This was a bulky print! Apart from the cover and the instruction pages it is definitely worth printing every page. The graphics are very high quality and fun in style, very on-brand! You play along on the site which includes some absolutely EGGscrutiatingly bad puns, and enter the answers there. From the very first puzzle it was clear there was very clever use of the printed parts to form puzzles. The necessary manipulations and interactions with the paper are not too complicated but very cleverly done. There is a real variety of puzzle types too including some that were very original. Mazes, images, mazes, pattern and sequencing as well as paper manipulation. After pretty much every puzzle we remarked on how clever it had been.


There is at least one audio puzzle that relies on listening for the answer, so headphones are recommended. Great humor, a fun storyline and great puzzles made this a most enjoyable experience which made me even more excited to go and visit their physical room one day!

 

Check out our interview with the creators to understand more on the development side of these game:

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(If you do decide to try this experience, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)


Disclosure: We thank clueQuest for providing us with a sample of the game. Although complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.



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