Escape Edinburgh: Witchcraft and Wizardry

By | May 30, 2021

by Escape Edinburgh (website)

Edinburgh

2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

2 copies

Welcome to the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! In a classroom full of tricks, puzzles, challenges and spells, does your team have the magic skills to escape?
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Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 35 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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Molly Minerva experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverstory-driven

Some really lovely details in this room and some instinctive, logical puzzles. A couple of really excellent elements to this game that we particularly enjoyed - a fun room.

Martin Ellis rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Katherine Gordon rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 05/12/2017 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 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

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

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

Steph Jefford rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
kman expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 02 Mar 2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 45m 00s
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 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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