47 W Polk Street, Ste L5 Chicago, IL 60605 ()
Fox in a Box - Chicago is located in the basement of Dearborn Galleria. Look for the Byline Bank sign in front of Dearborn Station. Enter in the doors near the sign, and look for the stairs with the sign above it. Go down the stairs, turn left and go down the long hallway.
Great experience! We did "The Bunker" as a family, and it was pretty tricky but (with a few hints) we diffused the bomb with 45 seconds to spare. Marcus, the host, was super-friendly and when our 6-year-old son (who's done these before and usually loves them) got a little freaked out about "the bomb," Marcus invited him to watch us finish from the control room and deliver clues, which was super-kind of him (and maybe against company policy, hope I don't get him in trouble!). I think our son actually kind of enjoyed that even more!Bryan B.
There were a couple minor procedural glitches, (one clue was missing and a latch was stuck), in both cases the host noticed right away and helped us out.
Can't wait to go back and try out their other rooms! Like others have said, it's not cheap, but it really is worth the price for an intense hour of fun.
If you've never done an 'escape room' before, watch the television show "Race to Escape" to see how it works. That show's a little slicker than the rooms we've tried (TV budget!) but it gives you an idea what sorts of themes and clues and puzzles you'll find, and how important it is to think calmly and work as a team.