Grand Escape: The Magic Spell

By | November 30, 2019

by Grand Escape (website)

96 Broad Street, B15 1AU


2-6 players

60 minutes

The peace of the Wizarding World as you know is at the mercy of He Who Must Not Be Named.
As the Dark Lord closes in on his impending immortality, you discover his intentions of eternal life and even worse: his scheme to rid the Wizarding World of All Muggle heritage.
To protect fellow wizards, witches and professors, you embark on your mission to destroy the Dark Lord and defeat his conquest to overrule the world.
You will delve into the depths of the old School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, avoiding Dark Magic, potent incantations and solving riddles along the way.
For the lucky wizards who make it this far, you will face your fate in a midnight duel, and a battle between the Dark Lord and Light Wizards will determine the future of the Wizarding World forever.
Who will be victorious?
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Rated between 2 and 2.5 out of 5

based on ratings from 3 users

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abooth expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 1 Mar 2022 Team size: 1 Time taken: 52 Outcome: Successful escape!

Weird. not much to do. Easy to bypass a lot of it. Hosting was rubbish.

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Played: 22 May 2021 Team size: 4 Time taken: 40ish minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalbroken tech

Gosh this was bad. In the first space there is very little to interact with. So you can imagine our surprise when we interacted and nothing happened. Turns out the relevant opening didn't pop. Rinse. Repeat. Ad nauseum. 

Later there was one really nice puzzle, got to give a shout out to that. But before the end, it was undermined again by a completely awful puzzle, which gave you multiple tools to interact with a thing, which we used to fumble our way through, only to find out we were intended to use our fingers.

Arjay Henshall expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 14/08/2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 34:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

This one is difficult to rate without spoilers so if you'd prefer to know NOTHING about this room please skip. If you are happy to know if it is a multi room or a single room then please feel free to continue

So this is a game of three parts in so many different aspects

The first part of this room was incredible and would be rated a solid 4/4.5 out of 5. The theming was great, teamwork required, and lots of "magic" involved. a few signposting issues brought the rationing down slightly, but overall a great nod to the Harry potter Franchise (even if t times it did get very close to breaching copyright)

Part 2 of the game was a massive let down. The theming was somewhat absent and puzzles were placed in the part for the sake of puzzles, all of which were nonsensical. We also encountered several bad tech flaws enabling us to solve several puzzles without actually solving them. this part of the game i would rate it a 2 out of 5

The final part of the game was magical. Extremely beautiful in its design but we were saddened to see this part of the room only utilised for a VERY small length of time. There is so much they could have done with this area and could really have heightened the experience

All in all, it was a fun room

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