1342 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 ()
At the same location
In looking for an escape room as a first-timer I was attracted to Escape Artistry for its location but chose it because it is the only locally owned, operated, and designed escape room in Chicago, owned by women, the reviews were stellar, and the gimmick wasn't zombies. Our group of 9 virgin escape room-ers walked in skeptical and walked out hooting and hollering and full of glee. Reviews like "that was actually awesome!" and "I would totally do that again!" and "That was the most suspended fun I have had since going to great America before I had kids" could be heard and translated into our purchasing tickets to come back another time. I cannot mention our most favorite and unexpected aspect of this particular room because I do not want to spoil anything but suffice it to say we were delighted like children throughout. I can't say enough about what a unique and well-curated experience this is. We did the Duck and Cover Classroom escape room for my husband's 45th birthday and the immersive set and variety of puzzles immediately got us into the mindset of solving the mystery--using our brains in this specific and not "everyday" (for us) way. To illustrate, after we left the Time Gallery we all found ourselves "looking for clues" while walking to dinner. I definitely suggest doing this before a meal so that afterward you can all talk about how much fun you had. Moreover, it really solidifies the group and sets the tone for any activities immediately following. So often when a large group goes to dinner you end up talking in small groups, to the people next and across from you. Instead, at dinner after this experience, we engaged as a group--when someone was talking we all listened. It warms everyone up to engaging with one another. We're total converts. Stop considering and go to Escape Artistry!A B.
Book now with the promo code woescapes and get a 15% discount!One unfortunate agent needs your help recovering radioactive materials misplaced by the Manhattan Project before all of Chicago must duck and cover. Do you have what it takes to accomplish this mission?
Details:This mission is part of the Time Gallery, which features five adventures through Chicago history:
Roaring Dan's Pirate Dungeon, escape the den of turn-of-the-century pirates in 1908,
Dillinger vs. Detective, catch the infamous John Dillinger in 1934,
Duck & Cover Classroom, avert a radioactive disaster in 1952,
The Dollhouse, solve a series of glittery B-movie murders in 1982,
Operation G.R.A.N.I.E., uncover the secrets of contemporary spycraft in 2017.