I was part of a larger group (~20 people) who 'did' Athens Clue.
The experience itself is certainly an overall enjoyable one. I think the place is over-rated by people on here on reflection.
There are several issues I had overall, however:
- The staff member leading our 'room' had poor English, which made some of his comments to us difficult to understand.
- Because of the set-up of the rooms, involving camera equipment etc., it is not always obvious what is meant to be part of the experience and what is there to help staff. This meant we were prompted several times to 'leave cameras' and 'don't try to pull down the light', but this is not always obvious.
- The costs are the same regardless of the number of people involved in a room. This would be better if costs were adjusted based on number of people, since this undoubtedly has an impact on the overall experience.
- There is too much emphasis on mental challenges, yet in reality it would be possible to escape from the room using a more physical basis. Indeed, we managed to get the key for one of the padlocked containers by using a spoon and prying open a container. This behaviour is not explicitly banned at the beginning of the experience, yet this was actually surprisingly easy to do.
- The fact that staff are involved with the experience means that they provide you with clues to basically help you to solve it in the allotted time; it would actually be more interesting if there were no staff input in a lot of ways, since it feels like it's 'fixed' to allow you to complete (or nearly complete) it.
On balance, I think I would have done it, but don't necessarily listen to all of the reviews on here as they are quite deceptive about the enjoyment. Best aimed at groups involving some younger members. It is certainly a unique tourist experience, not something I've seen done before, however the cost is high and there could certainly be improvements.
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