Escape Rooms in Chicago

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Escape Rooms in Chicago

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  • Heather Decker
    Marshalltown, IA6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Professional, friendly, and we had a blast! Would recommend for any couple/family group that wants to team build and entertain for an hour.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • Richard P
    Chicago's North Shore, IL17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I did “These Heist” on our Sunday date night! Sara was very helpful and fun! Highly recommended for any couple!
    Written January 28, 2024
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  • Aliandkan
    Nashville, TN1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Heather C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my family's second visit to Paniq and my first time. We've been to other escape rooms and this one has ambience and flair! Jim was particularly kind as our guide. We're excited to return again! We're going to try all the rooms. It's that good.
    Written March 29, 2024
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  • Russell Greenblatt
    Chicago, IL12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    3 of us did the "Infirmary: Surgical Crisis" escape room @ 160 E Grand Ave in Chicago and it was the best escape room (out of many we have done) ever. Pretty much all we talked about afterwards at dinner was how much fun it was, the interaction among us, the creativity of the challenges, etc. We highly recommend it.
    Written March 12, 2024
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  • Molly S
    Chicago, IL21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the G.R.A.N.I.E. escape room and it really was fun! We were a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids ages 10 and 12). This had a variety of puzzles and and rooms. We did need some hints but overall it didn't feel impossible or too easy. We finished with just about 1 min and a half left. This is the second room we have done with this company and that was also a positive experience (The Railcar). I hope to come back here in the future. The puzzles are fun, creative but not ridiculously frustrating. Our family had a memorable and enjoyable time, thank you!
    Written May 1, 2024
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  • John C
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very friendly, and high quality fun. Would definetly recommend. We did the casino room with 5 people. it was a good mix of difficult but fun.
    Written December 20, 2023
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  • Austin M
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time in both the onyx room and wizard trials. I would say the wizard trials was a touch too short for the two experienced escape room players my wife and I are, having done about 70 rooms each, but probably would be a great beginner room. Both had high tech and overall pretty good puzzles. The service was also great by Alister, and would definitely recommend. Only complaint would be too many intentional trial and error puzzles as those aren’t very fun or challenging. My wife and I gave the rooms 6.5/10 but that is on a very strict scale with only the best in the world getting 9s or 10s.
    Written November 4, 2023
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  • TGiF01
    South Bend, IN35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My daughter and I did a NYC escape room nine years ago for my birthday -that was fun, but this was better! The clues for Chicago’s Fulton Market Escapely were challenging, but not too challenging. And if you get stuck, there are good hints. The clues give you a chance to explore the neighborhood. It is a very cool neighborhood. What a great way to spend a fall afternoon- exercising both mind and body with my daughter! Couldn’t ask for a better birthday present!
    Written October 23, 2023
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  • Kimberly Bench-Dunlap
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    They were so great, especially our game master, Katie. We have played rooms (30+) all over the country but this was one of our favorites! Some unique touches and Katie gave us just enough hints (only when we asked which we prefer and requested). We escaped as the clock timed out! Would 100% recommend!
    Written February 6, 2023
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  • jmconwa
    Chicago, IL1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Linda N
    Chicago, IL22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My volunteer organization had an event here. I’m 72 so I had no idea what this was and didn’t expect to participate. Was I wrong! The staff was very helpful in explaining everything and helping beginners get started. They have many types of games and experiences for all ages and levels. Our group included all ages from 8 up and everyone had a great time. I played twice and loved attacking the zombies with my sword!
    They serve soft and alcoholic drinks and simple snacks. Street parking was easy. I’d definitely go back, but you’d need at least two people for maximum fun.
    Written March 5, 2020
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