First Floor, 4 Osmaston Road ('The Spot'), DE1 2HR
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Spellbound has earned a bit of a reputation and its easy to see why, it's one of the better themed rooms I've seen, I'm not offering any spoilers by saying it's a split start but to get back with your teammates is a puzzle I've never before seen implemented. When you do start on the room proper, it can be intimidating as there is a lot to look at, deduce and then try and solve. This is a non-linear room that can be tackled in any order but you need to complete all of it in order to achieve the win condition. Heed the warnings about taking a decent sized team in there, I would estimate we were about 50% through the puzzles when the timer went, I think 10 is too many people, I would say the best number is hovering around 4-6 depending on experience. This is a fantastic room though with lots of great ideas and one I would consider having another crack at.
I say escaped in time, but I think they gave us a couple of minutes more. This is a serious handful for a group of 4, and you must split up in this four. There's so much to do, and the first 10 minutes may be the best opener to a game we have played!
As we were a group of 2 enthusiasts, the very nice owners let us play Spellbound even though it normally has a minimum of 4 players. I can see why it would be a great game for a large group as there are lots of highly paralisable puzzles. Even though we didn't do it with an ideal number of players it was still a really enjoyable game.