Room review: Captivate: Kellar’s Magic Emporium

Their description: You have been short-listed for the role of Magician’s Assistant. Arriving at Kellar’s Magic Emporium, you are tasked with solving a series of puzzles and riddles in order to prove your skills. You’ll need to pay close attention to pass this test, as things may not always be what they seem…

Captivate’s tendency to over-clue their puzzles is especially strong in Kellar’s Magic Emporium, making this a very forgiving room. Experienced teams might be disappointed at the ease of the puzzles.

But there’s still enough to make the experience fun, even if it’s brief. The magic emporium hides various little secrets and surprises, which liven up the rather straightforward puzzle-solving process. And although the puzzles are straightforward, they’re original and rigorous.

A brief review for a brief room. RECOMMENDED for beginners. WORTH A TRY for experienced teams if you don’t mind finishing it in twenty minutes.

Puzzle difficulty: 2/5
Puzzle logic: 5/5
Multimedia aspect of puzzles: 1/5

Atmosphere and setting: 3/5
Exciting flourishes, use of technology or physical aspects: 3.5/5
Storyline integration: 2/5

Their suggested number of players: 2 to 8
My suggested number of players: 2 to 3


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