Escape Peterborough: Witchcraft and Wizardry

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Peterborough (website)

23 Church Walk, PE1 1SB

Peterborough

2-4 players

60 minutes

Welcome to the school of witchcraft and wizardry where there has been some funny goings on. In a classroom full of tricks, puzzles, challenges and spells, you must solve them all to escape the grasps of the evil professor and graduate with a distinction!
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Rated between 20 and 30 out of 5

based on ratings from 25 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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Richard Horton rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

this room is way too small

Tim Cooper expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 58:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
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πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 19/9/20 Team size: 2 Time taken: 53:53 Outcome: Successful escape!

Whilst attending a certain magical college, you find the final exam could be a little taxing...  Like Overthronw borrowing heavily on Game of Thrones imagery, you don't need to have read/seen the Harry Potter books to enjoy this room but you will appreciate some things you find.  This is a fairly small room but there is a variety of puzzles with some clever reveals.

Steph Jefford rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
windy 77 rated this:
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

My first room I did loved it so much did another one straight after.

Claire Stephens rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: Time taken:
Jose Adrian experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!
Maddie Lawton rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 4 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!
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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...
If things were running smoothly this is probably an ok room, particularly for children or new players. But if you’re an enthusiast I think you’ll find this room rather lacking and one to avoid.
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.

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

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