Escape Sheffield: Witchcraft and Wizardry

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Sheffield (website)

Sheffield

2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

2 copies
Welcome to the school of witchcraft and wizardry where there has been some funny goings on. In a room full of tricks, puzzles, challenges and spells, you must solve them all to escape. However in order to escape with distinction you must retrieve as many pieces of uniform as you can.
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Rated between 3 and 3.5 out of 5

based on ratings from 74 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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SmithΒ² expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Lorraine Downing experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed πŸ™
magical

Some nice elements to this room. One for the HP fans. 

Jordan Brown experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 30 Jan 2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 36:18 Outcome: Successful escape!
SiSitAndWait rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 22 Jan 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 49:55 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivefamily friendly

A Harry Potter room without saying Harry Potter ha!

Some very original moments in this game with some clever surprised made this a fun game for our team. One of the closing puzzles we had never seen anything like and it was really well executed. 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 4 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulclevermagical

Thoroughly enjoyed this room, we did it as a race in two teams. One puzzle we both struggled with and needed clued on, but apparently it's quite common. The puzzles were thrilling. The only issue I have is that GMs are running multiple games, so can't give attention to both teams.
We didn't need it so much, but some teams do, and I can't imagine how difficult it is running two games at once!  I think running rooms should require a GM's full attention.

But again, that's just my opinion, and it didn't impact our games too much.

Lovely hosts, lovely game, thanks Escape Sheffield!

🀘The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Amy Lowson rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2 Apr 2018 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
bradyo rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 10 Oct 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 40:54 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenfamily friendlymagical

Fun room for fans of Harry Potter. We thought there were a couple of really unique puzzles/sections of the room which we really enjoyed, it really added to the 'magical' element of the room. There wasn't anything particularly difficult, the room was one of the more easy ones we've played generally, but there was a couple of times where I think one would struggle to work out a clue without hints. Either way, this was a great room to play. I would recommend for first timers and families with younger children, but this doesn't mean adults/experienced players wouldn't enjoy it either!

🎲A Jones experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2 Apr 2018 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

First ever escape room for me and so possibly slightly rose-tinted as a memory. Loved some of the revealing aspects.

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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...

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 you’re an enthusiast I think you’ll find this room rather lacking and one to avoid.

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.

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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