Escape Hull: Witchcraft and Wizardry

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hull (website)

10 Parliament St, Hull HU1 2AP

Kingston upon Hull

2-5 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Enrolment is just 60 minutes away and some prankster has played a terrible trick on you and hidden your wand. Explore the depths of the castle and find your wand before the school bell rings.
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based on ratings from 74 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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TheSinger expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
clever

Clever use of the space with a little gem of a puzzle within the walls (without giving to much away). Iโ€™ve played the Witchcraft and Wizardry turtle rooms at a number of Escape Locations so it was nice to see that this one differed in design and puzzles. 

๐Ÿค˜The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
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The Monkey expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!

Loved elements of this room just wish there was a bit more to it! 

Dan Taylor experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Lee Taylor rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 5 Nov 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57:22 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenmagicalunoriginal
Jen Wells (Get Wells Soon) expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 22 Jul 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 30.34 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulfamily friendlymagical

A really beautiful setting in this game with some lovely puzzles and a real sense of magic. Not a particularly challenging game but enjoyable nonetheless.

Escape_2023 expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
story-drivenfamily friendlymagical

Enjoyed this game

Farmergeddon Outta Here experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 15 Jul 2018 Team size: 5 Time taken: 37:53 Outcome: Successful escape!
Maddie Lawton rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!
spbc expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 30 Nov 2018 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
fun
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Reviews by escape room review sites

Witchcraft & Wizardry is certainly a pretty room, with plenty of fan service to those who like the Harry Potter franchise. It's also a noticeably small room, which means this is a game I'd recommend playing with a small team.

To my cynical eye it was rather heavily based on unlocking one padlocked drawer after another, with a few more red herring items than I can approve of. The rule that everything is used exactly once was broken in the other direction too, with an item being unexpectedly need...

A pretty room with a reasonable and nicely structured set of puzzles. Although it could most definitely be improved, we enjoyed our time in the game and, as London games go, it would sneak into my top half.
If things were running smoothly this is probably an ok room, particularly for children or new players. But if youโ€™re an enthusiast I think youโ€™ll find this room rather lacking and one to avoid.

In the almost-year since Iโ€™ve visited, but it definitely stands out as one of my favourites of 2020. Iโ€™d recommend this for a beginner team, a team of magic fans, or anyone wanting a satisfying escape room experience.

We needed a family-friendly room, and this fits the bill beautifully - minimal jeopardy in a fantastical yet cosily familiar world. 

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