The Escape Game Chicago in Chicago, IL

42 E Ontario St.Chicago, IL 60611
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You’re trapped in a room with your closest friends and family. There’s 60 minutes on the clock and a world of puzzles to solve before you can escape. Do you think your group can band together to beat the clock? At Escape Game Chicago, you can choose from different themed rooms including a heist scenario and a jailbreak. Use your teamwork and communication skills to beat the challenges and escape!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Rated #1 Escape Room in the United States by TripAdvisor
  • Choose between different escape scenarios including a jail break, a heist, and more.
  • Room capacity varies per game.
  • Call the number on your eTicket to schedule your game after purchase.
  • Arrive no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled game time.


from The Escape Game Chicago
The Escape Game is a live 60-minute adventure. Teams work together to find clues, overcome challenges and complete a mission. Playing The Escape Game is like stepping into the middle of an epic action movie. You might be taking part in a heist, breaking of prison or hunting for gold. It's immersive, social, challenging and fun.

Great for families, friends, couples, team building and really anyone looking for something new and different!

The Escape Game Chicago is located in River North, less than two blocks of the Magnificent Mile, surrounded by great restaurants, hotels, and attractions.

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Los Angeles, California
"Mission: Mars"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2020
A friend and I were visiting Chicago and found The Escape Game. It was my second escape room and her first and WE HAD A BLAST! Our guide, Dallas, was amazing and definitely made our experience so much better. Everyone was so kind and attentive: from booking over the phone, to the check-in process, and the escape room itself. The room was so well designed to the theme that I actually felt like I was in a spaceship (the high tech was a plus). If we weren't on such a time crunch, we would've tried one of the other escape themes. Overall loved it and give it 5/5!
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"Review for group of 8"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020
Our game guide Raynice was excellent. She was professional but also light-hearted, friendly, and positive. This made our experience all the better. As for the game itself... wow. A fantastic experience. There were minor issues with the game but that in now way took us out of it.
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Salem, Illinois
"So much fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020
This was the first time I played this type of game and I loved it! We didn’t succeed in escaping but had so much fun trying. I will definitely be back.
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Barrington, Illinois
"Special Ops: Mysterious Market ...unbelievable experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020
We don't want to give anything away...but this experience was amazing and incredibly immersive. We loves it so much we took advantage of their return offer. This was easily one of the best room we have done so far (5 and counting)
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Northbrook, Illinois
"Escape Room Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2020
We enjoyed our visit to the Escape Game Chicago very much. We were in The Heist Room and had Ryan as our guide. The experience was fun and collaborative. All 8 of us were able to contribute to the event.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Escape Game Chicago

Will I be playing with other participants?

Unless you book the entire room, you may be paired with other players.

What is the maximum capacity for each room?

Room capacity varies per game:

  • The Heist: 8 players
  • Gold Rush: 8 players
  • Prison Break: 8 players
  • Mission: Mars: 8 players
  • Special Ops: Mysterious Market: 8 players

How do I book a room and time?

Once you have purchased your admission, please call the phone number listed in the Notes section of your eTicket to schedule a room and time.

Am I really going to be locked in a room?

Yes and no. You will be in a room with a locked door, but every door is equipped with an exit button. Should you feel the need to leave the room, you are welcome to do so at any time.

When should I arrive for my game?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to be debriefed about your game scenario. Games begin exactly at the scheduled time. Being late to your scheduled time may cause you to have less than 60 minutes to escape.

Is parking available?

We do not have our own parking lot, but paid garages are located nearby. We recommend grabbing a taxi, using a ride-share service, or walking when possible.

What is the age limit for the Escape Rooms?

Games are recommended for ages 12 and up. Younger children are allowed, but the game content may prove too complex. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Are the rooms wheelchair accessible?

Specific rooms are accessible. Please call the number listed on your eTicket to select an accessible game room and time.

Can we bring food and drink into the game?

No. All food and beverages must be finished and thrown out prior to beginning your game.