FAQs

Prophecies Quest:
The Dark Lord is at large once again... you will need to recollect all of the hidden Prophecies that he and his minions have placed throughout the Department! You will use a combination of magical puzzles, brainteasers and riddles along with your own common sense, teamwork and brain power to defeat the Dark Lord and save the wizarding world!

Dark Lord Resurrection:
There have been more than whispers that the Dark Lord's followers have discovered a way to revive him once and for all. Will you join their ranks and brew the Potion of Life? Using a combination of magical puzzles, brain teasers and riddles along with your own common sense, teamwork and brain power you will decide if you want to restore the Dark Lord to his former glory...or take the power for yourselves.

You will have 50 minutes of game time, but you should arrive 15 minutes before to relax and settle in at the Magic Potions Tavern and grab tankard of something special..
All teams meet at the Magic Potions Tavern. You can get there by broomstick, of course, but if you prefer muggle transport then we are just off the Royal Mile and about a 5-minute walk from Waverley train station in Edinburgh.
If you are running late, please phone as soon as possible at 0131 357 0377 and we can try to fit you in. However, due to the nature of the game, if you arrive too late we may be unable to accommodate your booking. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.
The Magic Potions Tavern is located down one flight of stairs; however, the Dark Lord Resurrection is accessible, as you do not need to actually enter the Tavern to access this game and the game is located is on ground level. Please note in your booking that you will require that your Games Master meet you outside the Tavern and escort you to the escape game. Or, call us up and see what we can do to accommodate you!
Department of Magic is designed to be played by groups of between 2 and 5 people. However, if you're part of a bigger group, we regularly book both our games so your teams can compete against each other! Whilst we design the game to be as accessible as we can, the nature of the experience means that children under the age of 10 may find some of the puzzles difficult.
Absolutely, come and soak up the magical atmosphere. We have bubbling, colour-changing, interactive Potions Cocktails (kids ones too!) to meet your wizarding fancy, and board games to entertain you.