Escape Sheffield: Witchcraft and Wizardry

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Sheffield (website)

Sheffield

2-5 players

60 minutes

2 copies

Welcome to the school of witchcraft and wizardry where there has been some funny goings on. In a room full of tricks, puzzles, challenges and spells, you must solve them all to escape. However in order to escape with distinction you must retrieve as many pieces of uniform as you can.
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Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 26 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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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!

Amy Lowson rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2 Apr 2018 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 4 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!
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.

Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
Claire Stephens rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: Time taken:
Jose Adrian experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!
Maddie Lawton rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: Outcome: Successful escape!
Barry Hammond experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 13/10/2018 Team size: 4 Time taken: 37 Outcome: Successful escape!
Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: Team size: 2 Time taken: 52.30 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Reviews by escape room review sites

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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