Escape Quest: Henry Fortune’s House of Illusion (2021)

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Quest (website)

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

01625 437437


3-7 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Henry Fortune is a magician, possibly the world’s worst magician!

For 30 years his parents toured the world with their famous House of illusion magic show.
Henry would wait patiently backstage during the shows, wishing for the day he'd be allowed to take his place in the limelight, and maybe one day he might even be the star of the show. Unfortunately Henry's parents didn't think he was good enough to be included in the act.
Henry grew up bitter and disillusioned with the world, the anger he felt at his parents slowly turned to hatred, and then.....they suddenly disappeared never to be seen again! Henry's girlfriend and his Aunt and Uncle have also disappeared. Henry claims they have all gone abroad to continue the show without him, but Henry's Grandfather suspects something terrible has happened to the missing family members.
Henry has built his own private theatre. The shows he put on have not gone well, and ticket sales have dried up entirely, so Henry's decided to hold auditions for some new performers. He'll show the world that Henry Fortune has what it takes to put on a show just as good as his parents. Maybe even better!
Henry's Grandfather has hired a firm of private investigators, and this is the ideal opportunity to send them in as undercover performers to try to find out if Henry knows more than he's letting on. That's where you come in!
Will your performance be good enough to fool Henry whilst you secretly gather evidence and If not, will Henry let you leave if your cover is blown? Henry is short tempered and impatient, an hour of his time is all you'll get so make sure you work fast. As the final minutes tick by and the stage lights go out, it really could be the end of the show for you all......
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Chris Metcalfe experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivemagicalquite difficult
Anonymous expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hostingquite difficult
Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 28/10/18

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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. 

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