Escape London (Shadwell): Witchcraft and Wizardry

By | May 30, 2021

by Escape London (Shadwell) (website)

412 Commercial Rd, London E1 0LB

East London

2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Having graduated from the school of witchcraft and wizardry, you've suddenly been brought back. Only this time, you sense something sinister at work.

The professor has gone mad. Mad with power. You've been sealed inside the room and within an hour he will extract all magic from you. Stripped of your wand and powers, you must use your wits to retrieve your wand and escape before you lose all magic forever.

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Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 35 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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kman expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 02 Mar 2019 Team size: 4 Time taken: 45m 00s
Steph Jefford rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Katherine Gordon rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 05/12/2017 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

this room is way too small

Brian experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!
windy 77 rated this:
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

My first room I did loved it so much did another one straight after.

Martin Ellis rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
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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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