With wands in hands, potions poised and spells spoken; find ways to crack codes and decipher puzzles and within 60 minutes and pass the final test of the school year.
Will you be a graduate of the World of Wizardry?
Team – Ster, Ni, Simon, Stu
Played – 7/7/18
(Reviewed by Ster)
We played this room immediately after Escape the Seven Seas and the hosts were great! I think we were out of the first room and into this room in less than five minutes even though it wasn’t yet our allocated start time. And within those five minutes we managed to take pictures with props and also grab a drink!
As with Escape the Seven Seas, the theming of this room was fantastic! I think it looked the most impressive out of all of the wizardry school themed games that I’ve played and it was definitely the most enjoyable.
There was a lot to do in this room and also a bit of going back on ourselves for some solutions, which I think could trip up some inexperienced players but which we really enjoyed. I think it’s one of the very few rooms that I’ve played where, whenever we got stuck on a puzzle, someone always had an idea of where to look for an alternative solution – even if it wasn’t right!
It was more brightly lit than the other room that we played at Escape London, but we still needed to do a bit of lantern passing to ensure that we could see everything that we needed clearly! The puzzles were varied and I really enjoyed the range of little tricks and puzzles that the solutions were hidden in, it really made us think outside the box as we were playing.
There was plenty for everyone to do in this room, particularly in the first section, and the variety of puzzles and solutions made it a really enjoyable experience.
Stu – Before going into this room I was sceptical as I am not the biggest ‘Wizard’ fan so my magical knowledge isn’t that great. This didn’t factor in to taking part in this game or the enjoyment from this game. Challenging puzzles and good theming allowed us to really enjoy this game and we completely become immersed in what we were doing.
Ni – Great theming in this room, and not too wrapped around the world’s most famous wizarding school, so it felt as though anyone could get immersed without needing outside wizarding knowledge. I enjoyed that our first solutions were rarely the right ones, which kept us on our toes looking for different ways to solve thing. Very enjoyable.
Simon – I have to admit to being a bit sceptical at ‘Witchcraft and Wizardry’ themed rooms, because they have to be very careful with some of the language they use. The puzzles in this game were interesting, and generally we were kept busy in here. An interesting room with something for everyone.
Escape time – 30:00
We got out of this room fairly quickly, beating the previous record by about 8 minutes but it never felt easy or simple. There was a lot to do and I felt busy for most of the time that we were in there. I’d definitely say that this is the best school of wizardry themed game that I’ve played, there was plenty to keep an escape room enthusiast occupied as well as including a lot for fans of the wizard school genre.