Virginia House, 5-7 Great Ancoats Street, M4 5AD
based on ratings from 6 users
combined with 5 pro reviews
A great set and some interesting well-themed puzzles. The game was let down a bit by the last puzzle though, which was lacking proper constraints and required you to make assumptions which didn't fit with the story.
Sorcery on a Sunday!
I came here for my final (at least for now) Lucardo challenge with a few friends.
Secure your place at the University of Magic by finding a wand and mixing a potion.
There were some truly unique, ‘magical’ tasks closely related to the theme/story. We required two or three hints, but none of them were overly complicated. The previous group had written the answer to the penultimate puzzle down, and this wasn’t rubbed off prior to us going in. While we still effectively solved it, the information we shouldn’t have had made it obvious we were doing it correctly. Since the answer didn’t become accessible until right near the end, it wasn’t too big a deal.
A quirky, close-packed room that utilised every inch of available space for brooms, wands, quills, creatures and potions. I identified a fair few of Poundland’s Halloween wares as props, but if you don’t know, some of them do look authentic. There was one item that struck me as impressively Harry Potter-esque, but not quite as interactive as it perhaps should have been. As a whole, the room did feel part of an immersive, wizarding world.
An impersonal brief was saved by another bouncy Game Operator who welcomed us into the room in-character. I wouldn’t take more than 4 people, or else you’ll be struggling for puzzles to solve.
Great room, our favourite of the 3 we played there. Very well themed and some great puzzles. Recommended if in the area.