Escape Stoke: Witchcraft and Wizardry

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Stoke (website)

1 Piccadilly, ST1 1DB

Stoke-on-Trent

2-8 players

60 minutes

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?
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Rated between 30 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 29 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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Katherine Gordon rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 05/12/2017 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: 52.30 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. 

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!
Barry Hammond experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 13/10/2018 Team size: 4 Time taken: 37 Outcome: Successful escape!
Martin Ellis rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Steph Jefford rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
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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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