Escape Edinburgh: Witchcraft and Wizardry

By | May 30, 2021

by Escape Edinburgh (website)

Edinburgh

2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

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 3.5 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 68 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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meggshe rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
Jen Wells (Get Wells Soon) expert 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.

escapeartist1212 expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 19/09/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 53:53 Outcome: Successful escape!
Whilst attending a certain magical college, you find the final exam could be a little taxing...  Like Overthronw borrowing heavily on Game of Thrones imagery, you don't need to have read/seen the Harry Potter books to enjoy this room but you will appreciate some things you find.  This is a fairly small room but there is a variety of puzzles with some clever reveals.
escapermanic rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyfamily friendlymagical
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. 

Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 28 Oct 2018 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:20 Outcome: Successful escape!
Brandon experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendly
nanocatsammy experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlyquite easy
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!

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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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