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The Great Escape Room Chicago

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Sherlock Holmes’ Library is fantastic!

We had an absolutely fantastic time at The Great Eescape Room in Chicago! Our family planned a... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2019
dmfinch3
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Arlington, Virginia
via mobile
The Library

Several different colour-coded areas within the room, each with a specific number of clues to find... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2019
Kim G
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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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...more
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160 E Grand Ave, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611-3800
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic time at The Great Eescape Room in Chicago! Our family planned a weekend in Chicago to celebrate our daughter’s birthday, and she insists on doing this escape room. We completed “Sherlock Holmes’ Library” with just minutes to spare. The room...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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howards597, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2019

Thanks for all the kind words. Indeed, we are smack in the midst of the buzzing Chicago River area (Streeterville)! We are delighted to hear that we had added a memorable experience to your daughter's birthday. Tyler is an awesome Watson, and I'm happy you...More

Reviewed January 21, 2019

Several different colour-coded areas within the room, each with a specific number of clues to find before being able to solve the puzzles. Six of us worked both independently and together. Some puzzles were much harder to figure out than others. We were given several...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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howards597, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

Thanks for the detailed and positive response, Kim! The Library is a non-linear styled escape room thus "divide and conquer" is essential if you want to conserve time. Glad you enjoyed your in-room game master. We try to personalize our escapes based on player experience...More

Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

A fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Well set up with different rooms and helpful staff. Decent Italian bar above it also!More

Date of experience: January 2019
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howards597, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

Thanks for the 5-Stars, Steve! As a manager, I'm always delighted to hear my staff is making sure everyone feels welcomed and taken care from start to finish. Thanks for joining us. Hope you consider us again the next time you need to "spice" up...More

Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

It was a great escape room, I and 2 of my friends had a wonderful and challenging experience at this gameroom! I will definitely recommend it to others!!More

Date of experience: January 2019
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howards597, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Thanks for the 5-stars, Zahra! Glad you found Prof. Moriarty's Gameroom to be a memorable time. It's personally my favorite escape on-site (for now). We are building some new incredible rooms right now. You must come back and see sometime. Till then! All the best,...More

Reviewed December 31, 2018

We escaped the President's Bunker. This was a challenging game and we did require a couple of clues from Dalton who was a great host. This escape room is all in a single room and is very puzzle oriented. There are a few locks but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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howards597, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2018

Thanks for the all the great review, Steven! The President's Bunker is a favorite among my staff. Glad to see your Secret Service Agent, Dalton, left a great impression on you. Saving the world can be stressful so well-done! We are expanding soon so hope...More

Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

This was the first escape room where I've stayed in one room the entire time. Also, first time where the assistant stayed in the room as well. Regardless, Daeshaun (sp) was able to professionally handle my family with no problems. Plus, she was a great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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howards597, Room Monitor at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2018

Congrats on your escape! Deshana is also one of our favorites! All of our room monitors are simply there to help and never hinder your escape adventure. Thanks for the feedback and hope to see you in another room soon! -Cat

Reviewed December 24, 2018

We had family in town and wanted something we could all enjoy. There was 8 of us with ages ranged from 13-73. What a blast we had! It was challenging and fun for all. We worked as a team to solve the mystery and there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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howards597, Room Monitor at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2018

Thanks for the shout out Julie and the 5-stars! All of us here on the TGER team do our darndest to make sure everyone has a great time no matter the age! Very happy to host you all and so great to hear that you...More

Reviewed December 17, 2018

The Great Escape Room in Chicago was a great family experience. The ages of the 10 people in our family ranged from 10 to 70 and everyone had a great time working together to solve the puzzles we could escape in the one hour time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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howards597, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Thanks for all the great feedback, Frank! Cat is a famed Game Master in these parts. It's superb to hear such a large group of all ages connected in order to find success. Sherlock's Library is one of our classic rooms. Now that you're seasoned...More

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

My work team went (9 people) and we really enjoyed the Game Room. It was my first time in an escape room so I didn’t know what to expect but I had a good time and felt pretty good about myself for figuring out a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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howards597, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thanks for the great review! Fun team-building is what it's all about here at The Great Escape Room. The Gameroom is a personal favorite so I'm glad to hear you had such success with it. You must try our President's Bunker next! Till next time....More

Reviewed December 9, 2018

great place for a group of 10 it was fun for all to participate and help solve the mystery which we didMore

Date of experience: December 2018
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howards597, Manager at The Great Escape Room Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thanks for the 5-stars! Our rooms are quite large and it's always a treat to see how so many minds collaborate to find success with our challenging puzzles. We appreciate you checking us out and can't wait for you to have another great escape at...More

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