Breakout Chester – Dark Magic

Breakout Chester – Dark Magic
Location: Chester
Game Date: 18/10/2018
Team: Amy & Ian


“You and your fellow wizarding students are wandering the out-of-bounds corridors on the third floor when you discover a secret passage into a long forgotten room. You edge inside and instantly sense the spine chilling presence of Dark Magic! Your wizardry skills will be put to the test if you choose to relinquish the evil that lies within…”

Dark Magic looked great, with an impressive first impression that wowed us. It’s certainly a step up in Breakout’s usual standard of theming, it’s great that they’re creating fully realised environments.
A really well-finished room, that captured the feel of a wizard’s study, with just the right amount of “stuff” to look at and yet nothing out of place or that could be misconstrued as a red herring.
The room was well lit, with ambient lighting  giving a good sense of atmosphere and immersion (torches are provided too)
The space was large enough for the maximum of 5 players.

Game Play:
A multi- linear room that consisted of logic, observation, searching, physical puzzles, all perfectly in theme and interactive with the room.
The puzzles all had great ah-ha moments and were clear and sound in their logic. There was one stand out puzzle that was a unique take on a typical puzzle and that required team work, skill and dexterity, which made it a fun puzzle to complete.
The flow was wonderful, and we were kept moving through the room with some lovely sign-posting, a clear end goal and good story throughout
A very enjoyable game that will please enthusiasts for the attention to detail in the set and finish, and logical puzzles. Newbies will enjoy the atmosphere and puzzles.
I would keep enthusiast groups small, you will get maximum enjoyment if you can participate in every puzzle presented in the room!

Clue System:
Clues were delivered via a screen

Game Host:
Micheala was our game host, and she was wonderful. Full of energy, friendly and enthusiastic about escaping! She delivered nudges with precision timing but still left us to our own devices. Excellent hosting.

Did we escape?
Yes, in 47 Minutes

Off Peak
2 Players £34
3 Players £42
4 Players £52
5 Players £60

2 Players £36
3 Players £51
4 Players £64
5 Players £75

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