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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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Fill out the form below and a member of our Events Team will be in touch shortly to help you plan the perfect event.

(312) 453-7753 | Chicago@TheEscapeGame.com

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The Escape Game Chicago is an effective and fun team building experience that boosts morale and develops communication.

10/10 SAID TEAM MORALE IMPROVED
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9/10 SAID COMMUNICATION IMPROVED
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Small Groups

(24 OR LESS)

You can book yourself here with our online booking platform! If you’d like assistance, call us at (312) 453-7753 or fill out the contact form below.

Large Groups

(25 OR MORE)

Fill out our contact form below or call our team to plan your event! You can also book games yourself on our platform here, but you’ll have to book a separate game for every 8 players.

Looking for a virtual team building activity for large and remote teams?

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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.

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42 East Ontario Street
Chicago,
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60611
USA
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An Epic Team Building Experience

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!


Why an escape room?

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.


Effective Team Building

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!


Creative Problem Solving

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.


Virtual Team Building Options

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!”


Team Experiences

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.”


Amazing Chicago Eats Nearby

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!

 

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