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Sweet Home Chicago!

Feb 13, 2017

The Escape Game Chicago is now open! Here are 5 reasons we’re excited to call The Windy City home.

1. The Escape Game + Deep Dish Pizza = All Dreams Come True

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The Escape Game Announces Mall of America® Store Coming Summer 2017

Feb 8, 2017

Minneapolis is about to get a little more adventurous as America’s #1 Escape Room opens in the iconic Mall of America®!

As Tripadvisor’s #1 Escape Room in the nation, The Escape Game features rooms including Gold Rush, Prison Break, and Mission: Mars that immerse the players in a story where they can be the hero. Minneapolis will be joining Nashville, Chicago, Orlando, Pigeon Forge, and Austin as a city that features this amazing, interactive experience.

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The Six Secrets to Escape Room Success

Feb 6, 2017

Whether you see it displayed on the bumper of the car sitting in front of you in traffic, or spot it on someone’s laptop case across the coffee shop, or even see it scrolling through Instagram… every time you see that black and red sticker showing off the words “I ESCAPED” in big bold letters the burning question pops into your head, how did they do it??  You can do it too if you know the Six Secrets to Escape Room Success.

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Best Halloween Costumes to Wear to The Escape Game

Oct 31, 2016

Do you want a chance to win 20lbs of candy and a free escape experience? All you have to do is come to The Escape Game on Halloween in costume! But what’s the best costume to wear this year to the escape game? Try one of these on for size!

 

Eleven

Stranger Things, a show all about solving mysteries, has a ton of different characters who would be perfect for an escape game! Like Joyce Byers who uses Christmas lights to contact her son, or Nancy who ventures into the upside-down to try and help Barb escape. But ultimately the best character to dress up like is Eleven, the unpredictable and resilient child who escapes her father, the laws of science, and death! She’d be the perfect competitor for an escape game.

The Winchester Brothers

Supernatural is about two brothers uncovering a mystery about their family and stopping evil all throughout their journey. Sam and Dean are great character costumes for an escape room, because they always manage to *just* escape serious trouble!

Sheldon Cooper

Sheldon Cooper is a classic hilarious genius. Although he was not a part of the Big Bang Theory group who played an escape game on the show (and escaped in 6 minutes!), he could still make it out all on his own skill and intellect. Sheldon can get himself out of any puzzling scenario, and an escape game would be a cakewalk for him!

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift may not be an obvious choice, but think about it: she’s a songwriter than can use words to change the entire life of an ex-boyfriend. She knows the power of words leading to action, which is just the riddle-solving mentality that is required.

An Alien

Sometimes you need to get rid of everything you know to be true in order to conquer an escape room, and an alien is perfect for that! Rid yourself of all those earthly constructs like how walls can’t be doors, maps can’t be riddles, or a simple number can’t be the code to freedom. Aliens don’t think like us earthlings, so they will be able to get around what we’ve become so accustomed to.

These costumes are sure to inspire your inner escape artist! Not only do you get to dress up, but you enter to win a free escape experience and 20lbs of candy! To make this Halloween one to remember, book here!

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How Playing The Escape Game Can Make You Healthier, Happier and Smarter

Feb 10, 2016

Have you ever tried to double tap on text in a book? Is your phone the first thing you reach for when you open your eyes in the morning?

If you can relate to either of these moments, you might be an addict – a technology addict, that is. Don’t get us wrong: we love technology as much as the next person, but it’s easy to overdose on the benefits of today’s digital age. If you’re ready to give your eyes a break and interact with friends technology-free, The Escape Game Dallas is the attraction for you! Here’s a couple ways our games will change your life:

The Escape Game Dallas will make you healthier.

Well, for starters, you won’t be sitting at a desk, behind a computer screen, or in front of a television. You’ll actually be moving and actively engaging with the world around you. Don’t worry – we won’t ask you to run a marathon (you’re locked in a room, after all), but you’ll definitely get your adrenaline pumping and see your heart rate rise. 

The Escape Game Dallas will make you happier.

Imagine the relief and excitement you feel when you remember where you misplaced your keys. Now multiply that by 100. That’s how rewarding it feels when you break out of the room and complete your escape. Seriously. Most of our players report feeling pumped for the rest of the day (or even week) after they play The Escape Game Dallas. It’s not uncommon for players to return quickly with family and friends because they’re so eager to take take on their next experience.

The Escape Game Dallas will make you an escape genius.

Logic skills. Ingenuity. Common sense. Problem solving. Our wide variety of puzzles offer ways to test every type of intelligence, and these are the skills that really matter. Work out your brain in new ways and discover the hidden genius inside of you. Now, don’t get us wrong – we don’t recommend using The Escape Game as a study method for the SAT, GRE, or LSAT. But it’s definitely an opportunity to take a well-deserved break from the rigors of everyday life to test your smarts in a way that’s so fun, you’ll forget you’re even using your brain. 

It’s time to step back from the many stresses of day-to-day life. The Escape Game Dallas is your opportunity for a memorable, real-life interaction that you’ll be talking about for days. Book online to meet your new (healthy) addiction!

 

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Stuck? How to Rethink Your Escape

Nov 17, 2015

We’re all insane—at least, according to Albert Einstein, that is. Everyone is guilty of doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. Don’t deny it! Remember the time your smartphone froze and you kept tapping the screen? Or that time you kept poking the remote control for your television, only to realize moments later that the battery was dead? Yeah, we’ve been there too.

At The Escape Game, trying to enter the same (i.e. wrong) combination code or trying to force the same (i.e. unfitting) puzzle pieces over and over again only wastes your time. Yet, when teams are stuck and don’t know how to move forward, we’ve noticed they tend to focus on the same problem as the clock ticks away.

Insane? Well, we weren’t the ones who said so!

Tips to Break Out of The Escape Game Dallas

 

To win The Escape Game Dallas, it’s important to keep the momentum going. After all, you’re racing against the clock! Here are a few tips in case you get stuck in the middle of a room—and by “stuck,” we mean in addition to the fact that you’re trapped inside.

Search for Uneven Features

Does a patch of carpet look unusual? Does a painting look like it contains a subliminal message? Does that tiny hole in the wall not belong? Look for unusual features in the room to guide your progress forward! And don’t forget—sometimes the most important clues are right below your nose and feet!

Retrace Your Steps

There’s a reason Scooby Doo, Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes and other famous investigators retraced their steps in their stories—because it works. If you get stuck, try retracing your steps to make sure your team didn’t overlook anything. Then come back and approach the solution from another angle. You’ll be surprised at the various ways clues can go together!

Give Someone Else a Try

At this point in the game, you may find that your team has split into smaller groups to complete the mission. A few people might gather by a board to solve a math challenge while others figure out how to assemble pieces of a contraption. Before using one of your free hints, make sure everyone in the room has had the opportunity to solve the challenge. You never know how someone’s unique perspective could be the missing piece you needed!

Ready to put these tips to the test? Book The Escape Game today. Reserve your room online.

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