How It Works
Great Room Escape is a fully interactive and immersive experience unlike anything you have ever done before.
Up to 12 participants will enter a room, and they have one hour to escape. Clues and riddles hidden throughout the room provide the tools necessary to meet this objective. As the clock ticks down and the pressure mounts, can you stay calm, can you escape?
Great Room Escape will bring your family together in a way you would have never thought possible, and it’s certainly more entertaining than sitting around on the couch.
After one of our room escapes, your group will be able to work together and communicate better than ever.
Do you love trying to solve puzzles and riddles? Well Great Room Escape is a new kind of interactive puzzle you have never experienced.
The point of traveling is to experience things that you couldn’t in your hometown. Great Room Escape is certainly that. Try something different on vacation!
Houdini, the world’s greatest escape artist and famous magician, made a pact with his wife Bess to try and make contact from beyond the grave upon his death. They also set a deadline by which they would give up and Bess was to move on with her life. As the hour approaches for the deadline, you and your friends are their last hope. You have one hour to discover the final item so that Bess may make one last attempt to contact her beloved husband.
TRAPPED WITH NO WAY OUT, CHAIN LINK BY CHAIN LINK A BRAIN-CRAZED AND BLOODTHIRSTY ZOMBIE INVADES THE ROOM. YOU AND 11 OTHERS MUST SOLVE THE ROOM BEFORE THE TIME RUNS OUT AND THE ZOMBIE IS UNLEASHED. WITH ONLY SIXTY MINUTES AND YOUR BRAINS, YOU MUST UNCOVER CLUES, DECIPHER RIDDLES, AND DISCOVER THE KEYS TO UNLOCK YOUR FREEDOM. (MAXIMUM 12 PARTICIPANTS)
The Tomb – Virtual Reality
The Tomb is a 10-20 minute virtual reality escape game. Discover the clues and appease the spirits, or you may not make it through the night. Up to three people can participate, and it is one of CHICAGO’S ONLY VIRTUAL REALITY ESCAPE EXPERIENCES!
Best Room Escape in Chicago
While the list of activities to do in Chicago are seemingly endless, there’s nothing that’s quite as exciting and unique as a room escape. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly weekend activity, or you’re a corporate team building activity, room escape games are a great choice to consider. All you need is a focused mind, and inner detective, and a determination to work with others in order to succeed.
What is in Chicago?
An escape room is part adventure, part problem-solving, and all about team building. Families, friends, and coworkers can all benefit from their time on one of these adventures, which is both affordable and unforgettable. The rules of an escape the room game are simple. A group of players must interact with the room’s clues to solve puzzles within a time limit. Solving the puzzles in the time limit means you’ve successfully escaped. Most of the rooms also have unique storylines to explain why you’re trapped inside, weaving together a fully immersive experience. These themes continue to influence the clues involved and the nature of how you must escape.
The idea for escape rooms was inspired by video games that require players to find new, inventive ways to leave whatever rooms they’re trapped in. Soon the idea took fruit in the real world, and so now these physical, permanent installations can be found the world over. From mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, America, and even as far south as Brazil, people all over the world can’t resist the lure of figuring out a puzzle, piecing together clues, and securing their way to freedom. Even Great Room Escape has many locations in the continental United States, but this branch offers some of the most unique thrills available.
At the permanent installment in Chicago, there are four different escape room scenarios to play in, each one with their own set of strange puzzles just waiting for you to solve.
The Zombie room traps you and eleven others inside while flesh-hungry undead slowly make their way in. You and the rest of your group must work together to solve each riddle, as escaping is the only way to survive. Other escape game scenarios include mysteries of their own that must be solved.
In the Houdini room, styled after the greatest escape artist magician of our time, you must help the magician’s widow make contact with her late husband for his one last, great illusion.
In the Terminal room, you and other train-crash survivors find yourselves stuck in an abandoned station and must unravel the conspiracy hidden within.
Finally, the last room, called the Tomb, is a virtual reality escape room adventure, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Up to three people can play this hair-raising adventure involving puzzles and angry spirits. The Tomb is one of the only VR escape games to play in Chicago, making it an absolute must see experience even for escape game enthusiasts.
Every room and the adventures inside mix together the macabre and the mysterious. Both natives to Chicago and incoming tourists can take advantage of this exciting activity that’s now taking the world by storm. Liven up any vacation with an experience you can’t get in your hometown. But escape rooms aren’t just for locals and visitors looking for things to do in Chicago. Anyone looking for a fully immersive and imaginative game that lets you interact with the world and work together with others will love the challenge these rooms provide.
The puzzles will bring your friends and family together in new, exciting ways, thanks to on-the-spot critical thinking that encourages problem-solving skills. If you’re a fan of puzzles, horror, and mystery, room escapes bring all those thrills to life and put you in control of the adventure. Already gone through a room and you want to try it again with a new group of friends? One free observer is allowed in to watch the experience, but they are not allowed to participate. Half the fun is figuring out how to escape, after all.
Reservations can easily be made, and gift certificates are also available for purchase. When buying your tickets, you can join with others already signed up for the adventure, or you can simply buy all the tickets so only you and your group can experience the room. Use the full potential of your imagination and all your teamwork capabilities to create an unforgettable puzzle-solving adventure.