Escape Quest: Henry Fortune’s House of Illusion

By | July 30, 2021

by Escape Quest (website)

Chapelgates, 84b Mill Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6NR

Macclesfield

3-10 players

Team of 4: Β£80.00
Team of 6: Β£120.00

Languages: EN

60 minutes

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As a child Henry toured the world with his family's famous magic show, House Of Illusion.

Henry would wait patiently backstage during the performances just wishing for the day he would be allowed to take his place in the limelight.  Unfortunately, Henry's parents didn't think he was good enough to be included in the show.

Henry grew up bitter and disillusioned with the world, the anger and resentment he felt towards his family intensified and then...... they disappeared!

Henry's Mother, Father, Girlfriend, his Aunt and Uncle and several of the show's performers and staff just vanished! Henry claims they've all gone abroad to continue the show without him, but Henry's Grandfather suspects something terrible has happened to them.

That's where you come in!  Henry's Grandfather has hired your team of Time Detectives to try and find out what happened to his missing family.  He recently found a riddle left by Henry and he believes there may be more, he needs you to go undercover and have a good look around.

He's sent Henry a case of his favourite whiskey, that should keep him distracted whilst you have a look around for clues.

You'll usually find Henry in his private box in the theatre or at The Black Cat Magic Shop at the end of Chapel Street.

See what evidence you can find, but don't let Henry catch you.

Henry is short tempered and impatient!  Don't blow your cover whatever you do!

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I don't get many chances to visit the north west, and when I finally got an opportunity to do so a return visit to Escape Quest was top of the agenda. As with their Curious Encounters game, this meant playing with a team of two despite the official minimum team size. We also faced an unexpected choice in the briefing between three different levels of difficulty: according to the level chosen by the players, the game is set up slightly differently, with some content only included on the toughest ...
A game that is as fun as it is different, delivering both theatre and humour without either taking over from the experience. A beautiful set with many solid puzzles with the result that it will stick long in my memory.

This game was very different in style from its predecessor. Emphasis was put on the storyline, as we started the game with general directives rather than a clear agenda, and then had to deal with Mr. Fortune himself, who's quite a grand character, if I may say so. There's no real actor in the game, but he'll feel quite present (if not omnipresent), don't worry.

Wow! This is the most immersive game we’ve played. It’s a visually stunning game with a great storyline. Truly a must play game.Β 

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