Fox In A Box Chicago
Fox In A Box Chicago
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10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Experience the ultimate reality escape at Fox in a Box - Chicago! Our exceptional escape room adventures are ideal for families, corporate team-building groups and friends just looking for a fun and engaging brain-twisting challenge. Themed missions are designed for teams of 2-6 people and have a 60-minute time limit.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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  • Harrison • 4 min walk
  • LaSalle • 7 min walk
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  • shefalisharmax
    Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bank robbery
    Had so much fun trying to rob the bank! Our game master Alanna was great. They were really nice and helpful without giving too much away and nudged us in the correct direction. Will be recommended fox in a box to my friends :-)
    Thanks for visiting our Bank room and leaving a great review! We are happy to hear you had an awesome time with our Game Master Alahna. We hope you'll visit us again in the future! :)
    Written August 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 4, 2023
  • rexpen3
    Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing! Alahna was the best.
    Fox in a Box was amazing! Alahna, the game master, was the best. She really leveled up the experience by making our room feel immersive, was enthusiastic and kind and even made us personalized drawings. The puzzles were creative and our group had a great time.
    Thanks for visiting us and leaving such a wonderful shoutout for our Game Master Alahna! We hope your group will visit us again in the future :)
    Written August 9, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written August 7, 2023
  • jd0nnell0n
    Dayton, Maryland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Joanna is the best!
    My friend and our two sons completed the Bunker room while on a short visit to Chicago and had an absolutely wonderful time. Joanna (my apologies if I'm spelling that wrong, I didn't have my glasses with me) was an amazing host! We chose the interactive style and they helped us out sparingly but always at the perfect moment! At the end we were presented with cards that they had obviously taken the time to personalize with our "agent" names and fabulous artwork! It was by far the best escape room experience I've had both because the room's challenges were unique and fun but mostly thanks to Joanna's friendly, personal service. I highly recommend this location and suggest you ask for Joanna!
    Thank you for your review and for the shoutout for our gamemaster Joanna!
    Written August 14, 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • aubreyw472023
    Nashville, Tennessee1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable indoor activity in Chicago
    I completed The Bank with a work group for team building while in Chicago. The staff were so kind and helpful throughout the game, and we really enjoyed ourselves! I definitely recommend this as a rainy day or team building activity.
    Thank you for the great review! Is there anything we could do differently to ensure a 5 star experience for your next visit?
    Written August 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • michaelw
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience
    Fox in a Box was awesome! My wife and I have done a number of escape rooms and this one is definitely at the top. We did the "Bank" and had so much fun. Our game-master, Anna, was such a great host and made the experience so enjoyable. The added wrinkle of the "security guard" was fun and something we hadn't experienced before. We've done a lot of escape rooms (with friends or with strangers), but this is the first one where we were able to do the room as a couple and with no one else. It was a different experience, but something we always wanted to try. If you have a small group or want to try doing an escape room without people you don't know, go to Fox in a Box. We beat the room with about 2 minutes to go and all the clues were tough but reasonable. We can't wait to go back!
    Thank you for your review and for the shoutout to our gamemaster Anna!
    Written August 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Emma T
    Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scaredy cats take on the Zodiac Room
    My friends and I did the Zodiac Room as a birthday gift, and it was a great experience from start to finish! Our game master, Joanna, was terrific! She was very thoughtful about preparing us for the room and great at setting the scene for the scenario. I appreciated that everything felt real (at times, it was spooky!), but I never felt unsafe, which can be a fine line with a serial killer/kidnapping situation. The puzzles were an excellent difficulty level for our group of escape room novices. They weren't so challenging that they were frustrating, but not too easy that we didn't need any hints. Now we're all hooked and want to try all of the Fox in a Box rooms!
    Thanks for visiting our Zodiac room and leaving such a rave review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the room itself and the assistance of our awesome Game Master Joanna. We look forward to hosting you all again in the future! :)
    Written August 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 15, 2023
  • tw202308
    Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Team Builder
    I recently went to Fox in a Box for a team builder activity. This was my second time attending for this reason and both times were challenging, yet fun. Zach was very friendly, and helpful when we needed a hint. I definitely recommend.
    Thanks for visiting us and leaving a great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your second time with us and the assistance of our incredible Game Master Zach. :)
    Written August 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Tourist45085428235
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    My dad and I went to Chicago for a concert, and decided to try out an escape room just the 2 of us. He had never done a room with only 2, while I had. We did the Zodiac room and got out with 14 minutes to spare! Our game master was Alahna and she was awesome! We got a cute picture and drawings on post cards when we finished too! In the 40 rooms I have done, Zodiac is definitely one of my favorites!
    Thanks for visiting us and leaving a great review as well as a shoutout to our gamemaster Alahna!
    Written August 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Ryan M
    Irvine, California8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Escaping The Prison
    Did the Prison during our visit to Chicago. The 4 of us had a great time escaping and Jo was an excellent GM. Very enthusiastic and welcoming. Puzzles were fun and intuitive. Really have to communicate well to get out of this one. But that made it even more exciting. A good hint system where you can choose to use it or not but also for well with the theme. I would recommend this place if you’re looking for something to do with friends or family while in the city.
    Thank you for checking out our Prison room and for shouting out our game master Jo!
    Written August 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Mary B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zodiac Escape
    We did the Zodiac room and it was awesome! Our game master Adam was a lot of fun and understood how geeky our group was! The room itself had some really cool puzzles in it and I loved the overall aesthetic! Would highly recommend!
    Thanks for visiting our Zodiac room and leaving a great review! We are happy to hear that our amazing Game Master Adam made your experience so awesome. We hope you'll be back to visit us again in the future! :)
    Written August 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 30, 2023
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Kate S
Chicago, IL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I picked Fox in a Box based off of other reviews I had read, and it did not disappoint. We were in Chicago for my sister's bachelorette party, both she and I are really into escape rooms and have done probably 20-30 in the couple of years. I decided to give Fox in a Box a shot and I'm so glad we did. It is in the lower level of the Dearborn Station (could use a couple more signs, we relied on an awesome sanitation worker to direct us through the building) and we were greeted immediately. We only did the Bank Heist room, I wish we had stuck around for another. The Bank Heist was clever and used puzzles I have never seen before. Everything made sense and flowed, and at one point it was very interactive as we had 'bank guards' do a sweep. Our game master Stephanie was awesome and even drew us post cards after we escaped. Really, really looking forward to making another trip to Chicago to see them again, I think we'll book two rooms this time. Definitely don't miss Fox in a Box, their escape room is top notch.
Written January 21, 2020
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Thank you for leaving us a great review! I'm happy to hear you and your sister had a great time! Stephanie really is an awesome game master. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!
Written February 13, 2020
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Jessica H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We did the Zodiac room and it was one of the most immersive rooms I've done in a long time. The theming and immersion was super spooky and Libby was the best host, not only from Fox in a Box but maybe from any room I've run. She was the perfect amount of helpful, very funny, and incredibly thoughtful, passing out personalized business cards at the ends with sketches of our entire team in costume. Would highly recommend this experience for anyone looking for a challenging, innovative, quality escape room in the Chicago area!
Written May 5, 2020
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Thank you so much for the awesome review and the shout out to Libby. She's such a great game master!
Written September 16, 2020
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dalemoyer2
Chicago, IL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
We had a lot of fun. This is an event that works well for a broad span of ages. Our six family members included my parents in their mid-70s to my nephew who is 13. Everyone had an active role - the younger family members nimbly figured out mechanical lock opening challenges while the eldest members with their years of wisdom ultimately figured out the final codes to the breakout. It's fun to see the hidden talents that rise to the occasion. It was exciting. And, we had a lot of laughs afterwards retelling the various foibles and a-ha moments that led up to our victorious adventure.
Written February 13, 2022
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Escape rooms have a great way of bringing out the best in everyone! We're so happy your family had such a great time! Thanks for such a wonderful review!
Written February 15, 2022
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Bryce L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I went with a close friend of mine and we had a pretty good time! Our host, Robert I believe, was kind and helpful throughout the whole process. We did the bank heist and the puzzles were fun and made us really think outside the box, but the atmosphere and other little details made the experience so much better. We came up with fake names and at one point had to avoid getting caught which made it feel more realistic. The hour-long time limit was a perfect challenge, but maybe I'm saying that because we were able to solve it within seconds of running out of time! 10/10 recommend, we'll probably come back after saving up a little more money.
Written January 5, 2022
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Thanks so much for visiting our Bank room and leaving such a rave review! We are happy to hear that Robert made your experience so fun and we can't wait to have you back with us in the future! :)
Written January 5, 2022
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Jay
Champaign-Urbana, IL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Party of 3. We did the Prison room and had a great time! This was our first time doing an escape room together and Ben was super accommodating and helpful. He gave us options for how we wanted to proceed and had a good attitude the entire time. Super fun guy. He even drew each of us some personalized pictures based on our codenames :D Highly recommend. Give Ben a raise.
Written June 15, 2022
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Thanks for visiting our Prison room and leaving such a rave review! We are ecstatic to hear that Ben made your experience so fun and we hope you'll be back to do another room with us in the future :)
Written June 16, 2022
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briannarvalentine
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Y'all I went with a friend to the prison room and let me tell you what. I have never in my life felt so immersed in an experience before. The set dressing is gorgeous, the puzzles are just right and so unbelievably creative, and our GM Louis gave us the perfect immersive experience with great opening RP and such fun clues that we were able to pick up on immediately. It was so collaborative, and the special touch of what we were given after our escape was a cherry on top. I was thinking about it for three straight days after, and my friend and I were basically speechless the rest of the day. Thanks for the best time FIAB :)
Written September 11, 2021
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Thanks so much for visiting our Prison room and leaving a rave review! We are so happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience and that our fantastic Game Master Louis helped to make it even more special for you. We hope you'll visit us again in the future :)
Written September 11, 2021
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jablak7871
Chicago, IL2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
I’ve done about 15+ escape rooms in the city and I’m sorry to say Fox in a Box is my least favorite. I’ve tried two different rooms at this facility (based on the high praise and glowing reviews), but it’s just not good. The puzzles are the only items that you see in the room. The staff was friendly enough, but there were 2 times where I pressed the HINT button and was met with silence, or the staff member would offer me encouragement...:but not a clue. If you’re looking for a top-tier, fun and creative experience, I would visit one of the other many escape rooms in the city
Written October 18, 2020
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Hi Jablack7871, I'm the owner of Fox in a Box - Chicago, can you please email me directly at my personal email vcr@foxinaboxchicago.com? I want to understand what happened with your games as clearly things went really wrong. Thank you. Vince
Written October 20, 2020
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Sara L
Morehead2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
My friend and I completed the Zodiac Killer, and we had a ball. Our host, Blake, was awesome, giving us hints when necessary and bravely detaining the Zodiac Killer for a few seconds near the end so we could complete the final part of our final clue. A great experience and I would love to do more of these rooms!
Written May 21, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! We're so happy that Blake could help you escape, we'll make sure to thank him for holding off the killer :)
Written May 24, 2022
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Sergio
Houston, TX3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Our family is no stranger to escape rooms, but we have never experienced one as immersive as this! We enjoyed The Prison which requires a combination of teamwork and problem-solving skills that will challenge even experienced participants. Libby, our Game Master, greatly enhanced our experience by taking on a persona from the time we were greeted to providing a thoughtful, personalized gift at the end of our experience. She provided just the right amount of help to keep us moving when we needed it, but never gave away any solutions directly. If you’re an escape room enthusiast, you do not want to miss your chance to experience this one!
Written July 9, 2021
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Thanks for visiting our Prison room and leaving such a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear Libby made your experience so fun!
Written July 10, 2021
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blrobinson93
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
We came to Chicago to celebrate a bachelorette party. We participated in one of the escape rooms at Fox in a Box and we had so much fun. I would highly recommend visiting this establishment to anyone that finds themselves in Chicago with a group of friends.
Written January 14, 2020
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Thank you for choosing Fox in a Box - Chicago as a part of your bachelorette party! We hope to see you again soon!
Written February 13, 2020
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