Located in River North
42 East Ontario Street
The Escape Game is the perfect team building exercise for groups who want to learn and grow together. From real life adventures to virtual online team building solutions, our games provide experiential opportunities to connect and engage team members! Increase employee engagement, company culture, communication skills, and overall job satisfaction by completing a 60-minute adventure together!
Prices Starting At $34.99 Per Person + Tax
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(312) 453-7753 | Chicago@TheEscapeGame.com
The Escape Game’s team-building activity was SO much fun! Being virtual we still managed to enjoy ourselves and were very engaged with the challenge. My favorite part was the game guide in the room’s ability to listen to commands and to make it fun. Would recommend it and definitely do it again.
Last week my boss surprised all of us with a virtual prison break escape room and it was exactly what we all needed to reconnect on a beyond-work level to get our minds off the daily grind. I highly recommend it.
My team and I participated in The Escape Game’s virtual Gold Rush as a team building activity. The game’s virtual aspect was extremely well done, and the facilitators did a great job of making us feel as if we were in the room(s). We laughed a lot along the way. Highly recommend!
10/10 SAID TEAM MORALE IMPROVED
after team building at The Escape Game
9/10 SAID COMMUNICATION IMPROVED
after team building at The Escape Game
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HOW TO BOOK: SELECT A DATE AND THEN GAME AND TIME. AFTER CHECKOUT, YOU’LL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITHIN A FEW MINUTES.
You will complete the checkout process for each game. After completing the first purchase, start the checkout process for your second game. You may also contact our Events Team by filling out this form or by calling (312) 453-7753.
Escape the monotony of meetings!
Let’s face it — everyone is “Zoomed out.” From virtual happy hours to ice breakers in team meetings, many workers are ready for a new way to interact together.
The Escape Game is a fun activity that people love where they can work together, solve puzzles, and be the hero of their own adventures! They might almost forget this is for work. Inside the escape room your mission is clear – work together with colleagues to escape and have a lot of fun doing it!
If your team has spent any time in Chicago before, they’ve likely already seen Wrigleyville and Soldier Field. They’re probably already hit up the popular happy hour spots in River North. For team building, it’s time to innovate and try something different! The Escape Game offers a unique opportunity to amplify innovation, bolster team motivation, and encourage creativity.
Companies all over Chicago have chosen The Escape Game as their go to place for team fun and adventure. From talent recruitment to corporate outings, our interactive adventures provide unique opportunities to promote teamwork and keep team morale flying high. Organizations including technology, legal services, banking and finance, recruiting, and more are looking to escape rooms for events that are as effective as they are fun.
Why do escape rooms make such effective team building and team bonding environments? Escape rooms provide a high intensity, rich communication scenario where people are able to actively engage with coworkers and spend time together while problem solving and working towards a common goal.
Escape rooms and the inherent urgency they create are especially effective at breaking down barriers. Barriers of all types exist in the workplace and often it can take years for teams to fully learn how to openly and honestly communicate with each other.
Your team will definitely leave more connected after an hour together playing an escape room. Team building doesn’t have to be boring. At The Escape Game we create a world where work meets play.
Escape rooms aren’t only great for breaking down communication barriers, but are also an incredibly valuable way to assess your team’s strengths and weaknesses. Whether you have a large group or a small group, everyone’s natural skills and personalities will shine during the game.
In the heat of the game who remains patient? Who communicates effectively despite the chaos? Who naturally steps into the team leader position? What does the rest of the group do while one person solves a puzzle?
These questions can all be answered in the situation a well crafted escape room provides. The best part about all these work benefits is that they don’t feel like working. An escape room truly provides an environment where work feels like play and play means your team draws closer together.
For more benefits of team building at The Escape Game, check out this article. Playing The Escape Room boosts team morale whether you play in person or virtually!
Psychology Today says that teams with creative problem solving experience generate 3.5x more ideas in brainstorming sessions than teams without similar experience. The Escape Game is a perfect place to get your team’s creative problem solving wheels turning. Our experience will turn up the heat and allow your team to work together and creatively solve problems. Otherwise you risk getting stranded on Mars, or locked in prison for a crime you didn’t commit.
If you’re looking for a virtual option because your team is working remotely, we’ve got you covered. All you need is an internet connection and The Escape Game will handle the rest.
Your team will join a zoom call and play a hosted and guided adventure all from the comfort of your work from home space. The games include a live host and a game guide who will be your team’s hands and feet inside of the escape room. Click here to learn more about all of our virtual team building options! Here’s what virtual players have to say about their experience together:
“My work team was ‘totally juiced’ by the end of the game. It demonstrated that by working together they could work through problems that weren’t well known or defined.“
“We booked you for a corporate team building event and everyone LOVED it! Thank you for ensuring we had a great time!”
“It was wonderful! My team will definitely do the remote adventures again!”
The Escape Game brings teams together and encourages collaboration. But you don’t have to take our word for it! Check out what some other teams have had to say:
“I learned more in 1 hour about my team than I have all year.”
“Within five minutes our team was communicating more comfortably with each other than ever before.”
“The escape rooms setting made everyone relaxed and forced the team to work through communication challenges in order to succeed.”
“It’s amazing to see professionals in suites suddenly crawling on the floor desperately searching for clues, the Escape room really provided an environment for people to drop all pretenses and work as a team on a mission.”
If you come play in person, make sure to check out some of our favorite neighborhood restaurants before or after your game!
Uno Pizzeria – Across the street
Looking for authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza? Uno Pizzeria is the place to go! While the restaurant has grown to include 100 restaurants nationwide, the original pizzeria still stands in Chicago’s River North!
Portillo’s – Around the block
From humble beginnings as “The Dog House” hot dog stand, Portillo’s now has over 50 locations in the midwest. But your team can visit the first Portillo’s Chicago location at the intersection of Clark and Ontario streets for their fill of hot dogs, sandwiches, and more! The store also serves as a sort of Chicago time capsule, since many of the decor items were purchased from the original Chicago Stadium, including the original Chicago Blackhawks 1938 Stanley Cup banner!
Au Cheval – A few blocks away
A diner-style bar and restaurant, Au Cheval’s signature cheeseburger has been touted as one of the top burgers in the world! Your team can choose between delicious egg-centered dishes and signature, speakeasy-style drinks!
Check out an expansive list of eateries around the city here!