Get ready to put your magic — and math skills — to the test! ✨
There’s a digital escape room floating around the internet and it’s absolutely free to play! Since a trip to Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter is out of the question right now, satisfy your Potter fascination with a virtual treat instead.
The Hogwarts Digitial Escape Room throws players into their first year at the magical academy, assigning participants to one of the four houses — Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, or Slytherin. Various movie clips and photos will appear, prompting players to correctly answer questions and engage in activities like spell casting and figuring out magical exchange rates. (Hopefully you’ve brushed up on sickle to galleon conversions.)
Enjoy the fun on your own or rally a group of witches and wizards to join you! The escape room is accessible from any device that has access to the internet, but be sure to play as soon as you can since it won’t be around for long! The website states that Warner Brother’s has requested that it remain available only until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.
The creator behind this enchanting virtual treat is staff member Sydney Krawiec of the Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA. She’s even made an informative video explaining how to make a virtual escape room for those wanting to have a go at it!
Enter the virtual Harry Potter escape room, here!
Also published on Medium.