My family and signed up for the doll house room not knowing it was pretty gory. My 9 year old freaked out. Scooter took him to the control room and let him give us clues so he was still part of the game. Great room and great service!Connector
We did the Operation: G.R.A.N.I.E. escape room. I've been to a few escape rooms before, and we had a group of four. Staff stayed in character and were a little punchy, which might not always be for everyone but we enjoyed. Kids in particular would probably get a kick out of it. Puzzles were solid, though one of them didn't quite work correctly, but the staff came out and fixed it as quickly as they could. Overall it was lovely and I plan on going back with some friends who really love escape rooms!Tim
Our escape room experience at duck & cover was so cool! We loved all the hidden clues and having a party of 8 people was very beneficial. All the clues were connected to some extent and they were not hard for your typical high schooler. The communication between us and Scooter was great. He provided sufficient and vague enough clues to spur our investigation. He was also very invested into his role and is easy to communicate with. Would love to attend another escape room with him, so funny and communicable! Would love to do railcar or operation grannie nextWuwufu
Our family had a great time in the “Duck & Cover” room! Bjorn, our guide, was very entertaining! This room involved some math and science skills, but we puzzled it out and made it out just in time. A fun family activity.Heather
From the orientation (Bandit was the absolute best) all the way through the puzzles were tricky, inventive, clever and authentic. I cannot say enough good things about this experience. For my first escape room I feel like the bar was set incredibly high, and look forward to more outings to Escape Artistry.Cruiser
We are a family of four with two teens and we've been to over 100 escape rooms, definitely escape room enthusiasts. We did two of escape rooms today - the Railcar and Detective vs. Dillinger. Both rooms use traditional locks and have both challenging puzzles and unique ones. The Railcar is set in a Chicago "L" train car, and for all of the escape rooms you "travel in time". We can't say much more without ruining the experience. In the Detective vs. Dillinger you play detectives. The puzzles were more of a challenge than other rooms, which one of my teens loves. We escaped railcar just in time with lots of nudges and clues. Detective vs. Dillinger we finished with about 10 min left. One unique thing about this set of escape rooms in the game masters are much more "in character" and add to the overall experience. Call up from the street if you can't get into the buildings or find the place once you are at the right address. One is on the 3rd floor and the other the 2nd floor.EscapeRoomJunky
If you are new to escape rooms, it's like a 3D puzzle, with many different types of puzzles. Definitely tell your gamemaster that it is your first game. That will help them tailor the clues. The game master will also sometimes offer nudges if you don't know what to do next or are going in the wrong direction. So if you like mysteries, cross-word puzzles, Sudoku, riddles, word games, etc.. these are for you. The first part of any escape room is usually a seek-n-find. Communication while you are in the room is very, very, very important. Sometimes letting your team members know that you found a place for a key just to find out they found a key (for example). Make sure to look at the escape rates of the rooms and look for one with a higher escape rate to begin. Again, the game masters will usually accommodate if you let them know ahead of time. Happy gaming!! A great activity for families with teens.