Before magic wands were invented, wizards had to settle for performing feats such as making a child's tunic last more than two seasons or filing their taxes without using an abacus. Revel in less mundane magic with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a one-hour adventure (a $12.95 value), a wand (up to a $24.95 value), and a guide pass (for nonplaying adults, at least one of whom must accompany players under age 12; a $2.95 value) at MagiQuest in Lombard (up to a $44.63 value including tax). With today's deal, players also receive a complimentary 15-minute time card (a $3.98 value) to be used on a return visit.
MagiQuest ensconces imaginers in a fantastic world for a live-action, role-playing puzzle adventure filled with costumed actors and dazzling environments. Embark on a quest by first choosing one of three wands, which you'll then use on each subsequent visit. Bonded to their wielders, magic wands help players (or magi) to navigate the game, remembering their characters, unlocking puzzles, and keeping track of the tasks they've completed and the gold they've acquired, like a handheld life coach. Though this Groupon is for one visit only, repeated game play allows magi to gain the skills they'll need to unlock deeper mysteries and penetrate farther into the enchanted forests and stone fortresses of MagiQuest. Questers can sit among regal golden goblets or wander through dense woodland, interacting with costumed knights and battling fearsome dragons just as the pilgrims did decades ago.