Review of The Wizard’s Apprentice
at Escape in Caledonia in Caledonia
Wizard Elphaba’s is searching for an apprentice! The competition to be her FIRST apprentice is fierce! You will need your whit to prove you are the best of the best! Do you have what it takes to pass Wizard Elphaba’s test?3.3Overall Score
- Puzzle Quality3.5
- Story Integration3.5
- Staff Involvement3.0
- Overall Immersion3.0
- Overall Fun3.5
We were very hopeful about this location in our hometown. They survived the pandemic (hurray!) and offer a ton of board games and even run Dungeons and Dragons nights at their location. The owner was friendly and high-energy and was generally good at giving us appropriate direction when asked.
The introduction is done very conversationally. The host was enthusiastic and did a good job setting the scene. Hints were delivered either through the walky-talky or through the wall which sort of breaks the experience. I’d suggest adding some level of ambient audio in the room.
There are some unique puzzles in the room which I really enjoyed though some could be executed a little bit more smoothly (the exposed temperature sensor needs to be better built into the props). They don’t follow the “one and done” rule here which means you don’t know how many times you need to go back to tools, clues, hints, resources, etc in order to complete puzzles. This can leave you spinning your wheels a bit. The second room was a bit sparse and the puzzle was a bit too simple. I encourage them to add a bit more in that space to make the last step more challenging.
The room is not very large. It was great with two people but 4 would be quite crowded. It was a medium difficulty room and the better of the two that we’ve done so far.
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