DarkPark Zoetermeer: Witchery Spell

By | May 29, 2020

by DarkParkGames (website)

1-4 players

ยฃ40.00 $54.40

๐Ÿ“ฆplay at home
150-180 mins
While playing Witchery Spell you will meet 5 young witches. One of them recently turned 23 and mysteriously disappeared from the face of the earth. What happened to her and does the same horrific fate await the others? As young girls, they performed a ritual from an ancient book they found. Now it turns out that this seemingly innocent childโ€™s play may be their downfall. The problem: only someone who is not a witch himself can lift the spell, but what are the consequences? Are you brave enough to unleash the powerful ancient magic once again?
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Rated between 45 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 16 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

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Sabrina Dietrich expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
value for moneyimmersive๐Ÿ˜จcreepy
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 8 May 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 1:54 Outcome: Successful escape!
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PuzzleParrot expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
San rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 2 hours

Amazingly immersive for an at-home game. It almost felt like being inside a movie for the evening. Definitely worth getting some refill packs and sharing the cost with friends, especially if shipping internationally.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 7/17/2020 Team size: 3

Highly immersive story expertly woven throughout beautiful props, diagetic aha-filled puzzling, and well integrated digital components. One of the best tabletop puzzle games I've played!

Jan Chong rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

This is the only boxed escape game that I have played, but it was really lovely.  High production value, well-done puzzles and some fun physical spellcraft.  We did it as a group of 5, with one member on zoom with a second box and it worked pretty well.  Really brings a bit of the escape room magic back home.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
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This is probably one of the most immersive play at home games we have played so far. It carries a premium price, but I doubt you will find anything else like it out there. We felt like it promised a bit more magic than it actually delivered, but it was still a delight to play.
Witchery Spell stood out from the crowd of play-at-home escape games by combining story, puzzles, and design into a polished, cohesive experience. DarkPark Games didnโ€™t just assemble a box full of themed puzzles that could be found in a magazine. They conjured a self-contained experience that felt magical from start to finish.

What makes Witchery Spell such a special game is the sheer high quality of itโ€™s components. However Iโ€™ll caveat that by saying it does come in a very ordinary, and very degradable cardboard box. The box was pretty scuffed up when it arrived in the post *shakes fist at the postal system*, but thankfully the material inside was in tact, packed up tightly with straw.

Witchery Spell is one of the most immersive puzzle games Iโ€™ve played. The narrative is solid and grips you from the moment you open up the box.

The puzzles are solid, but itโ€™s the storyline and the sense that youโ€™re an active participant in the narrative that will stay with you.

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