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  • ss101529
    Chicago, IL1 contribution
    We did the Heist Escape Room and had so much fun. There were so many unique puzzles that we were all able to contribute. This is a great team building experience and would highly recommend.
    Written October 28, 2021
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  • MystyM
    1 contribution
    We had a blast excaping from the zodiac killer! Loads of fun, Blake our guide did an awesome job preparing us for the experience and providing us with some necessary clues in a fun way!
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Mitchell W
    Chicago, IL2 contributions
    My family and I were drawn to Escape Artistry by the creative, Chicago-themed game rooms. We were also pleased to find an affordable, private escape room. We signed up for the Railcar. The journey through the Wicker Park building was very exciting. There was an old elevator and neat paintings. The room itself was very cool and made from recycled materials.

    Though I've done a few rooms around Chicago, some of my family were brand new to escape games. This room had puzzle that ranged in difficulty, so everyone had something they could contribute. More advanced gamers might find themselves a little frustrated with some misleading puzzles. Additionally, clues were readily provided, so if you don't want them you may have to say that up front. But for the gamer who is just out to have fun, Escape Artistry is the one for you!
    Written March 18, 2022
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  • Aliandkan
    Nashville, TN1 contribution
    It was our first time, we made it out with a bit of help. Definitely will return. Staff was very friendly.
    Written November 13, 2020
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  • aclark6nd
    Chicago, IL1 contribution
    This is the third escape room company I've been to. We went with a group of friends, some mildly experienced, some brand new. We all had a great time.

    The game master was incredibly helpful explaining the rules, types of locks, and getting us ready for the room.
    The room itself was high quality. The props and setting really made it feel like the oval office. The puzzles were varied and fun to solve, bringing together everyone's input to get through them all.

    I would definitely return to another room of theirs and would recommend to others.
    Written March 16, 2020
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  • Bsanti27
    1 contribution
    Staff lady was great and super energetic! She really loved her job! The escape room was challenging and not at all expected!
    Written February 19, 2020
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  • rgtools
    Marysville, KS4 contributions
    We had a great time at this escape room. Definitely was challenging but yet achievable. We had 2 people doing their 1st escape room
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • Victoria E
    Chicago, IL1 contribution
    Had a great experience escaping the President's Bunker with Matt. There were only 3 of us which we were a little worried about but we managed to save the world in time. Matt was a great "tour guide" friendly and helpful with our earned clues. It was our second escape room adventure with The Great Escape Room. Looking forward to doing another room soon.
    Written February 8, 2020
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  • Sarah Horn
    Chicago, IL15 contributions
    Lots of fun! Went for my sister's Bachelorette Party. (There were 8 of us.) The "agent" walked us through what our "mission" was. After that is was up to us to find the clues to escape the room! If we were having trouble there would be hints on the tv screen that would help lead us in the right direction. Also we had 2 code cards that don't give the exact answer but are more of a direct answer if you couldn't figure it out, which we definitely needed to figure out one of the combos. We did the Dollhouse which was really creepy and fit our Spooky Celebration. No phones/ technology were allowed while in the escape room which is probably a good idea. Granted it would have been nice to get photos of us in the process of figuring how to escape but would have been a distraction nonetheless. The provide a locker with a key to hold you belongings. Overall great experience!
    Written October 19, 2021
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  • SandraD123456
    1 contribution
    A while ago me and a friend went to brain drain. With this being my 2nd experience at a escape room I was excited to see what brain drain Chicago had to offer. During the experience we meet Ashley she was very upbeat and nice. she made the experience very enjoyable and was very helpful. I will definitely come back solely because of the quality service we received from Ashley. The box puzzle had me stopped for a while however Due to brain drains hint policy we were able to escape the room. Unlike previous escape rooms I have done, Portal was way more challenging but still fun. I definitely will be back and I look forward to do they other rooms offered.
    Written November 26, 2018
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  • Melissa H
    Jacksonville, FL12 contributions
    The puzzles in both Casino Heist and Kingdom of Night rooms were very tactile and made logical sense. It was easy to become immersed in the theme of each room. I love that they don’t place you with other people and the room is still a good price. My husband and I like to do escape rooms without any other people and most companies make you buy all (usually 8) spots to do this, but not this one! I loved that both rooms were back to the basics of escape rooms where it was all about solving the puzzles and moving to the next step without any unnecessary technology. I also truly appreciated that the Game Masters only gave hints when we requested them. Kingdom of Night was a bit more difficult, but we were still able to escape with just the two of us. I have escaped from just over 30 rooms and both of these are in my top 5 favorites. I highly recommend either room.
    Written July 12, 2021
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  • Jordan J
    1 contribution
    If you’re looking for a cool escape room this is definitely the place! Bathrooms and lockers are in the main level with all the rooms downstairs. Our game master Perry was very helpful in giving us hints which in turn helped us escape the room with time to spare! Definitely would recommend 10/10 and will be coming back for sure.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • Melissa D
    1 contribution
    We had a blast at The Quandary Escape Rooms! Loved the room theme, it was sufficiently challenging, and our host Katie was fantastic!
    Written April 5, 2022
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  • sarah b
    Chicago, IL39 contributions
    We took my family here for my aunt’s 75th birthday. We weren’t sure what to expect, but let me tell you WOW!!!! It was so much fun and very challenging. My kids were with us so the ages ranged from 12-75 and everyone was working together. The girl who was working was so sweet and helpful! I would recommend this place over any other escape room and plus it’s cheeper!!! Great family experience!
    Written April 21, 2019
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  • jmconwa
    Chicago, IL1 contribution
    I loved this experience. The staff is very friendly and explained all my questions very easily. My friend and I had the best time. We definitely plan to go aain!
    Written October 25, 2018
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