Escape rooms are rapidly escalating in popularity in many cities around the country. The concept is simple, though the execution most certainly is not: A small group of people are trapped inside a room and, through a series of clues and puzzle-solving, have one hour to complete the necessary steps to, well, escape! It’s a heap of fun – especially for the strategically-inclined – and every room has its own theme.
Well, thanks to Novi Escape Rooms in Michigan, a brand-new Harry Potter-themed escape room is coming late this summer! Called “The School of Magic,” guests will find themselves trapped inside Hogwarts itself with the library being an integral part of the experience. But this particular escape room will introduce something that none of the other escape rooms have yet utilized: magic, of course! So make sure to bring your wand from Ollivander’s.
Muggles of all ages will be invited to participate in these magical challenges, but just make sure that you’re practiced up on your Alohomora and Accio spells. If you’re a bit dismayed that this escape room isn’t in your home state, I wouldn’t fret too much about it. After all, if the movies and ultra merchandising are any indication, this will become an ever-growing trend that will surely soon be available in every U.S. state.