Our family recently took a “staycation” together at Great Wolf Lodge, and the highlight of the trip was playing their Magi Quest game! In previous trips to Great Wolf Lodge, our daughter seemed a little young for a game of clues. So we activated her wand, and just let her walk around the lodge activating the magical pictures and statues for fun! But this year when we visited, we brought her wand back – and we really did Magi Quest with her!
It was a lot of fun, and we picked up some hints we think may help other families! We played Magi Quest at the Grapevine TX location, but most tips will be universally true no matter where you play!
Magi Quest Basics:
- Magi Quest is an optional game of clues and it sends you on a scavenger hunt all over the lodge. Although some packages include a game of Magi Quest during your stay as well as a wand – not all do. So check ahead if you need to purchase it separately.
- You don’t need to buy multiple wands or game activation for a large family or party. Its very easy and economical to just buy one wand (and activation) and share it amongst the group!
- There are multiple games that you can play, so every time you visit the lodge, or go to a new lodge your original wand will tell you what you have already conquered.
- The basic Quest has you collecting Runes for different character traits such as bravery, cooperation etc…. It’s not scary in general but it does have some objects talk to you in half “spooky voices.”
- In order to start your quest you must find the trees with the screen in them, and wave your wand. After you find each group of objects return to the tree to get your new assignment, and verify you completed the last task.
- Be aware that when you pick a “topper” for your wand that they possess certain properties that can help you on later quests, like healing. So ask if you dont know what your topper does!
Magi Quest Tips:
- The thing that most often messes new players up is the wand. It helps to wave your wand pretty close to the object you want to activate. And as my husband kept saying “it’s all in the wrist!” If you are still having trouble look for a quest symbol on the object, that’s usually where your wand needs to point!
- If you are having trouble call for help! There are literally Magi Quest phones around the lodge where you can pick up the receiver and be connected to an expert. Thy will be happy to tell you where a clue is if you give up! You can also go down to the desk where you got your wand, and they can look at the history on it and tell you if you missed a ruin!
- Sometimes clues are not just on walls, and objects. Sometimes they are above you! Look at the ceiling!
- Sometimes objects will need to be gotten in a certain order.
- It’s usually easiest to find the clues in the order they are given in your Magi Quest handbook. If you skip around – you may find yourself needlessly lost.
- It helps if you are mentally noting objects you see as you go on your Quest. That way in a future clue – you may already know where a magic painting or statue is!
- Use the stairs as much as possible, instead of the elevator. Two reasons. 1) There are clues IN the stairwell you wont see if you never use it. 2) Rumor has it that using the elevator deducts points from your score! To get around that, be sure to cover the tip of your wand while in elevators!
- Take your time. I think the quest is most fun when you do a little each day – your wand works for your whole stay, not for just 24hours. So pace yourself!
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