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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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 22, 2020 NEW
Absolute blast! Rooms are very well done and the staff at this place go out of their way to ensure you have the best time possible!
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"Great time with the family"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 10, 2020 NEW
My wife & i took our 19 year-old son, and we were lucky to be paired with a doctor, and a lead-mechanic for a Porsche racing team. I didn't contribute a heckuva lot to the effort, but it was a blast seeing the other 4 plow through the challenges. The employees were super nice, & their facility was clean & visually appealing. We had a great time
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"Great Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 10, 2020 NEW
I can't say I recommend to anyone it's great experience mind challenging question your knowing knowledge and understanding tests your patience and besides I think it would be great full couples date as well sort of like a break or bus
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Vail, Colorado
"Gold Rush was family friendly and a great time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 04, 2020 NEW
We took on the Gold Rush with 4 adults and 5 kids ranging in age from 6-11. Every participant was able to contribute at one point or another. It was engaging and exciting. The clues were helpful. We managed to escape with a few minutes to spare.
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Tena R
"Fun Fun Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2020 NEW
Had a wonderful time. Staff were helpful, friendly, and professional. Game was challenging and fun! Will definitely go again when in Chicago.
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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.