Escapeocity
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Come with family and friends and immerse yourself in an interactive, mind-twisting experience! You will be shut in an escape room and have one hour to use your brainpower and collective knowledge to find hidden clues, solve challenging puzzles, and overcome obstacles to be the hero and escape the room before the clock runs out. Perfect for friend groups, families, date night, and corporate teams!
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robin491
3 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
The escape rooms at Escape City were fun, with some interesting puzzles hidden throughout. They are not the most immersive escape rooms I have been to, but for a group having fun together, they do well.
Written May 6, 2018
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Rick K
Palatine, IL60 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
We did the Time Machine and were able to complete the puzzle with several minutes to spare. It was a fun evening, but because there were several of us working on different tasks at the same time, I did not feel like I had a sense of what was comprehensively going on. If you know that going in, I think you will enjoy the evening.
Written March 3, 2018
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Dr_Xaos
Palatine, IL1,036 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
My wife and I had enjoyed the "Time Machine" room around the end of last year. We had enjoyed the experience so much that we went back to try our hand at besting the "Defuse" room. Was well worth the time and money!

Both rooms have a series of puzzles that you need to solve before an hour is up. Puzzles and clues are hidden within the room, and you and your team need to figure out the details to eventually be able to escape. It was just the two of us for each room, which we were able to successfully complete both rooms with 10-15 minutes to spare. Highly recommend having multiple people, since some puzzles/activities require that have at least two people to complete. Larger groups can help you succeed, but too large of a group could be cumbersome/difficult. Would suggest 4-6 as an ideal.

Staff are friendly and helpful. They offer help when asked or when appropriate, and are a lot of fun to interact with before and after going through the room. Rooms themselves are clean and set-up well. Puzzles are challenging but not so hard that you cannot complete the room within the hour. Currently two different rooms available, and they are striving to update one of the rooms every ~6 months, so that you could experience a new room about twice a year. Highly recommend the experience to others!

Only critique that I really have of the location/set-up is that the two rooms share a wall, so if there's another group on the other side, it can get a little noisy. Not bad per se, but it was a little distracting at times when group in next room were shouting things out. But, hey! If only criticism is that other people are having a good time, then this place must be doing something right!
Written July 24, 2017
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cinegrad
Belvidere, Illinois37 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
My husband and I did the Time Machine room and had a decent time. The effort they put into the decor of the room was completely evident, and they did an excellent job. I'm not a big fan of walkie-talkies in escape rooms, but our gamemaster was attentive and helpful, so that helped. Nice experience overall.
Written January 29, 2017
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AmyAndCraig
Barrington, IL65 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
Really enjoyed the experience. Very challenging and fun. We were very close to escaping. Well done. Can't wait to try new room.
Written January 6, 2017
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Alan G
Palatine, IL4 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
My son found this place and we signed up to do it the next day. I had never heard of escape rooms before but thought I'd give it a try. We had a great time. You get to use your mind and in addition, it requires team work, and it makes you not dismiss anything that could be helpful. I would highly recommend this for family fun, birthdays, work outings, etc.
Written October 30, 2016
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Hi Alan, Thank you so much for taking to time to review us! We are so glad you enjoyed your "Time" ;). Regards, Mark and Heather Owners, Escapeology
Written November 1, 2016
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Curious638648
3 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
We did antidote and escaped alive with 7 minutes to spare. Had a great time. Thank you Becca and Alissa.
Written October 20, 2016
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Ilisa B
Lake Zurich, IL2 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
My parents were in town, and we were looking for something fun to do as a family. Escapeology was the perfect choice! We participated as a party of 7 with my parents and 3 teenage children. The escape room was so engaging and kept everyone on their toes as we searched for and matched up clues and puzzles that we found. I loved seeing the whole family (3 generations) working together to escape. We didn't escape, but we had such a fun time! I highly recommend Escapeology for social events, a night out with friends, birthday parties, and corporate events. I'm actually trying to see if I can get a team outing at work together to do this. It's an awesome team building event.
Written September 21, 2016
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Thank for your review, and we're so glad you had fun with your family and see the value in us for team-building events!
Written September 23, 2016
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nataliak1232018
5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
It was a great experience! Out first escape room. We didn’t solve all the tasks, the time was up…. But we had so much fun doing it!!!
Will do another room soon!
Written August 9, 2021
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Sarah Z
2 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Loved this escape room! Best one I’ve done by far. Very nice people running it too! Highly recommend checking this place out.
Written March 20, 2021
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