Escape Lincoln: The Magic Emporium

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Lincoln (website)

Sessions House, Lincoln College, Monks Road, LN2 5HQ

Lincoln

2-6 players

60 minutes

Three days ago a well renowned supplies shop for all budding wizards closed for the day. However inexplicably the shop never opened again. Sensing that forces of evil are at work you have decided that you are going to investigate the mystery behind Ms Garbo's disappearance. Don't get caught…
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Rated between 3 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 15 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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A Blacksmith expert rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
liam and rosie experienced rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 15 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52 Outcome: Successful escape!
magical
browngate experienced rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Speedy Sloth expert rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
beautifulgreat hostingfamily friendly
The Monkey expert rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!

I nearly didn't review this room. As I didn't know if I'd done it. That's the issue with one franchise having so many similar rooms. This was a more basic wizardry room but not the most basic so has to be down the middle in terms of a rating 

TheSinger expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
broken tech

Nice to see another variation of quite a repeated theme within the Escape franchise. I almost didn’t play it as I didn’t want to be a replica of a game I’d already played. Magical settings perfect for any fans of the original IP. Some tech within the room which on my occasion failed to connect and was told afterward that the GM did a manual override. Can’t help it sometimes but it broke the “magic”. 

Has a really infuriated smell puzzle… I go nose blind after a few whiffs and then the puzzle become impossible to work out. I think I recall I ended up just swapping the order around enough times until I landed on the right one. 

funsupport rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 8 Jan 2022 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed 🙁
magical

Excellent theming and the rooms look fantastic. A really fun game with some interesting and fun puzzles. Host very helpful. 

🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 08/08/2020 Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed 🙁
Theming is very good, you think yourself in a certain magical world.  Some clever puzzles, a lot of searching/observational, minor criticism would be we'd solved one puzzle that triggered something in a different area, there was an audio clue but it blended in with the music and other fx so we missed it, we spend so long on that puzzle it probably cost us the win as we failed on literally the last puzzle but theres a lot to recommend here.
LolainHollywood experienced rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Failed 🙁
story-drivenfamily friendlyillogical

Good game, some fun puzzles, although a little confusing at one stage as very loud music is triggered and everything goes dark apart from flashing lights which just added mayhem and the only way to stop the music/darkness/flashing isn't something logical.. but the volume means there is no way to get a clue.. ended up with the games master coming into the room and confusing us further. 

Stevie Davies expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: August 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 43m 53s Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlymagical
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As the number of venues and games in the now-huge Escape franchise increases, they now sometimes have more than one game design using a similar theme, so for clarification The Magic Emporium is an entirely different game to the Witchcraft and Wizardry one available at other branches, even though they both involve wands and potions. This one avoids overt Harry Potter references while using a setting that is obviously inspired by it; your aim is to find a certain Alder Wand, having first to find a...

A fun little room that suited our newbie group very well. We weren’t overly challenged, but we did have a lot of fun and appreciated the environment and setting a lot. The Magic Emporium would be an excellent room for kids and families alike, as there’s a fun mix of traditional locks and more ‘magical’ activations of hidden puzzles. It might not satisfy the enthusiast’s itch, but still worth a visit if you’re in the area.

A beautifully designed room really giving you the feel of being inside a magic shop, a good variety of puzzles, observation skills need to be on point, a truly magical experience! 

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