clueQuest – Print + Cut + Escape: Operation E.G.G. [Hivemind Review]

Print + Cut + Escape: Operation E.G.G. is a print-and-play escape game created by clueQuest in London, England.

Incredibly adorable puppy with a paper puzzle piece in her mouth.
Ginger The Goblin Pup is all in on chewable puzzles

Format

Style of Play:

  • Online native experience (can NOT be played IRL)
  • Play on demand
  • Print-and-play

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection, printer, scissors, pen, and paper

Recommended Team Size: 2-4

Play Time: ~90 minutes

Price: £15

Booking: purchase and play at your leisure

Description

First you download and print a PDF. Then you play along with a step-by-step web-based interface. The online interface accompanies the printed and cut pieces, and both work in tandem to advance the story.

Assorted printed puzzle components.

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cluequest – Print + Cut + Escape: Mechanics of the Heart [Hivemind Review]

Print + Cut + Escape: Mechanics of the Heart is a print-and-play escape game created by cluequest in London, England.

Video of a robot.

Format

Style of Play:

  • Online native experience (can NOT be played IRL)
  • Play on demand
  • Print-and-play

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection, printer, pen and paper, scissors

Make sure to follow the instructions regarding printing.

Recommended Team Size: 2-3

Play Time: about 90 minutes (less for highly experienced teams)

Price: £15 for the print-and-play version

Booking: purchase and play at your leisure

Description

The newest member in our team against evil in the world is robot “MM7”. In order to fully function he needs to understand how emotions work. It is up to us to help MM7 decipher the complex and puzzling ways of love.

The bulk of the game is a 19-page pdf to print out and cut up before the game clock begins. Once ready, access the web client to start the timer and story. Puzzles are solved using the papers, and answers are inputted into the website.

There’s also a feature that lets you hide little personal messages throughout the game.

Printed game materials, scissors, and a pen sitting on a laptop.

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clueQuest – Print + Cut + Escape: Prison of Memories Part I [Hivemind Review]

Prison of Memories Part I is a print-and-play escape game created by clueQuest in London, England.

An assortment of printed components, a scissor, and a laptop.

Format

Style of Play: print-and-play escape game

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection, printer, pen and paper, scissors, and tape would also be helpful

Recommended Team Size: 1-3

Play Time: varies enormously from 90 minutes to over 3 hours

Price: £15

Booking: purchase and play at your leisure

Description

Like other Print + Cut + Escape games, this game includes a 24-page PDF full of puzzle pieces to print and cut out, an online app, and a unique access code for registering your team in the app. The app guides you through the story one “chapter” at a time and indicates which printed pieces to use with each puzzle. The app also validates your answers and provides a sufficient hint system.

Digital interface with a video labeled, "Prison of memories part 1"

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clueQuest – Print + Cut + Escape Episode 3: Humanity 2.0 [Hivemind Review]

Humanity 2.0 is a print-and-play escape game created by clueQuest in London, England.

A colored in character with an exposed brain beside an assortment of colored pencils.

Format

Style of Play: print-and-play escape game

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection, printer, pen and paper, and scissors

Recommended Team Size: 1-3

Play Time: 1-2 hours

Price: £12

Booking: purchase and play at your leisure

Description

The game includes a 20-page PDF full of puzzle pieces to print and cut out, an online app, and a unique access code for registering your team in the app. The app guides you through the story one “chapter” at a time, serving up videos, audio, and simple gadgets for entering solutions. You refer to the printed puzzle pieces that correspond to the chapter.

Black & white illustration of Mrs Q, labeled "Sniper"

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clueQuest – Print + Cut + Escape Episode 2: Alpha Brain System [Hivemind Review]

Alpha Brain System is a print-and-play escape game created by clueQuest in London, England.

Colored pencils atop a colored in printed page.

Format

Style of Play: print-and-play escape game

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection, printer, pen and paper, and scissors

You definitely need to print. Be precise with cutting on the Prologue.

Make sure to test print a couple of pages first to make sure the images are printing with the correct margins and alignment.

Recommended Team Size: 1-3

Play Time: 1-2 hours

Price: £12

Booking: purchase and play at your leisure

Description

The game includes a 26-page PDF full of puzzle pieces to print and cut out, an online app, and a unique access code for registering your team in the app. The app guides you through the story one “chapter” at a time, serving up videos, audio, and simple gadgets for entering solutions. You refer to the printed puzzle pieces that correspond to the chapter.

Cut up pages and a scissor.

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