Magic School was the second room we played in this venue (The other one, Frankenstein’s girlfriend, was reviewed by Heiner quite a while ago). The transition from the classical reception to the room introduction is done in the same manner, which already guarantees some laughter even before you start the game.
As in Frankenstein’s girlfriend this room is a room that does not have any locks. Generally, I find this kind of rooms harder. Contrary to locked based rooms, where you already know what input you are looking for and therefore the type of output of the riddles is known, in this kind of rooms you need to find what you need to do and I tend to get stuck more than in traditional rooms. Another aspect connected to that is that sometimes mechanisms fail or if you do not do something very precisely (like placing an object somehow) the mechanisms is not triggered.
The difficulty consists in finding out what you have to do and how you have to do it. I like a lot the approach they took in this company and this room Is also very enjoyable. At the same time, it is well structured and that helps into finding out what you need to do.Also, this room has cool mechanisms, and the tasks are fun. One particular element is the highlight, and it will be the delight of all the Harry Potter fans out there. If you are in the area do not hesitate to check both rooms, which made into the nominated list for the TERPECA this year.