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The Great Escape Room Chicago
Ranked #10 of 110 Fun & Games in Chicago
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Great Escape Room is a real-life room escape game. Escape games are the newest craze sweeping the nation – a fun, team-building, brain-busting experience! The door is locked behind you and 60 minutes are on the clock! You must work together in order to find clues and solve puzzles that will lead you to your escape. Only about 20% of groups are able to meet the challenge and escape in time!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended this event with a group of six, my wife and I, three adult children, and a friend. We were fortunate to be grouped with a family of four that included two young children. The room was set up so that you needed everyone to participate. Even the young girl from the the other family was instrumental in getting through the clues and puzzles. I can honestly say their was contributions made by all ten people that proved our success. Do not know how a small group can get through all of the puzzles in an hour. We completed in 45 minutes running full speed.

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The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback and rating us so highly! We are very glad that your family had a great time and that you succeeded with the help of some new friends! That's what it's all about! Please don't hesitate to come back and try another room!
Cheers!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time doing an escape room and I did it with my team at work. We had the room all to ourselves, which was nice for a personalized touch. It was a fun experience and the clues and puzzles were cleverly organized, but I wish that this room had followed a theme and had been better explained. We did "Sherlock Holmes Library" and it felt more like a haphazard collection of books and antiques in a room rather than following a specific theme. The other issue is that the facilitator was not clear in explaining how the room worked, which was an issue because half of us had never done an escape room before. It was not clear that certain areas were/were not off limits, that we were first supposed to collect the artifacts, then group them together, then begin working on the puzzles and locks. I think the lack of understanding caused us to lose time. I'm glad that we did this escape room, but I would probably try a different one in the future.

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The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alyssa,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry that your time with us was less than satisfactory. Our room monitors are trained to be as helpful as is necessary, and it is very unfortunate that you felt yours was inadequate. If you have further issues you would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to reach out. We try to use all of our reviews to continue to improve our service, and we hope that you will give us another chance in the future with a different room.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Escape rooms are very clever. I love the mystery on where the clues are. Even if you don't escape on time , it is fun experience.

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The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We are so glad that you had a fun experience with us! We think that the mystery is what makes it so fun! Please don't hesitate to come back and try another room!

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great time bonding and working together with a little bit of help from Marquis. Having never done this before we were curious before and excited after. We can’t wait to come back and do another room!!!

Thank Beth F
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The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Hi Beth,

Thank you for taking a moment to post your review! We are so excited that you loved it enough to want to come back! We aim to please, and hope that all our customers leave feeling the same way you do. We will be ready for your return!

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We decided to do this at the last minute. The staff was so wonderful and so accommodating. The actual rooms that were used were so well planned and Well thought out. We had such a wonderful time. I can’t wait to do this again when we come back to Chicago. Definitely worth doing!

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The Great Escap... R, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your review! We are so glad that we could provide you with a great experience! We strive to provide excellent service with every customer, and it's great to hear feedback on those successes. Please don't hesitate to try another room when you find yourself back in Chicago!

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