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  • Karen S
    1 contribution
    Had a great time escaping with jewels from the Bank. Almost didn’t make it. Thanks to game master Chris for a great time.
    Written 25 November 2022
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  • Selina S
    Chicago, IL2 contributions
    We did the Heist Escape Room and had so much fun. There were so many unique puzzles that we were all able to contribute. This is a great team building experience and would highly recommend.
    Written 28 October 2021
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  • Natalie K
    Willowbrook, IL32 contributions
    This was my first escape room in person. In the past, I have done a home made escape room and a virtual escape room. We went with a group of campers who really enjoyed the experience. Our room was the dollhouse room and I absolutely loved it. I loved the nostalgic 80s vibes and it was a little creepy with all the dolls without being too scary. We unfortunately did not finish it in time but we were very close! Would highly recommend it. The staff were very friendly!
    Written 20 August 2022
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  • Julio M
    1 contribution
    Level of difficulty was just right. Challenges were fun and engaging. Had a great time. Staff was friendly.
    Written 24 October 2022
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  • aclark6nd
    Chicago, IL1 contribution
    This is the third escape room company I've been to. We went with a group of friends, some mildly experienced, some brand new. We all had a great time.

    The game master was incredibly helpful explaining the rules, types of locks, and getting us ready for the room.
    The room itself was high quality. The props and setting really made it feel like the oval office. The puzzles were varied and fun to solve, bringing together everyone's input to get through them all.

    I would definitely return to another room of theirs and would recommend to others.
    Written 16 March 2020
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  • Aliandkan
    Nashville, TN1 contribution
    It was our first time, we made it out with a bit of help. Definitely will return. Staff was very friendly.
    Written 13 November 2020
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  • Kari S
    Milwaukee, WI187 contributions
    We did 2 of the rooms (they give you a discount to book a second one) which was really fun. The staff was amazing and helpful. If you are not going to 'beat the clock', but to have fun and get out in time, they are attuned to that and it will be fun!
    Written 29 August 2022
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  • Bsanti27
    1 contribution
    Staff lady was great and super energetic! She really loved her job! The escape room was challenging and not at all expected!
    Written 19 February 2020
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  • Steve R
    1 contribution
    We had a great time with Operation Granie. Four adults and 2 kids age 9 and 11. The puzzles were well designed and there were some exciting dramatic reveals.
    Written 7 July 2022
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  • Lester P
    Chicago3 contributions
    Us 40 year old parents toook our 21 yo college daughter, her bf (23) and our teenage high-schooler and her friend (both 15) for a night out and our first escape room since pre-covid. I mention their age/school just cause its always hard to find fun stuff to do with this mix age group.

    We experienced a few games in the past and this one, Red Wire gave us a great tempo, story, and clues were creative. Was a great time. One of the teenagers in our group had their first crack at an escape room and she loved it. Paniq's easy scheduling system made booking easy as well as their electronic waivers. Staff ( Vanessa and another guy) were super welcoming, patient and helpful! Kudos to them :) We'll definitely be back to try one of their other escape room!
    Written 21 August 2022
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  • Melissa D
    1 contribution
    We had a blast at The Quandary Escape Rooms! Loved the room theme, it was sufficiently challenging, and our host Katie was fantastic!
    Written 5 April 2022
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  • SandraD123456
    1 contribution
    A while ago me and a friend went to brain drain. With this being my 2nd experience at a escape room I was excited to see what brain drain Chicago had to offer. During the experience we meet Ashley she was very upbeat and nice. she made the experience very enjoyable and was very helpful. I will definitely come back solely because of the quality service we received from Ashley. The box puzzle had me stopped for a while however Due to brain drains hint policy we were able to escape the room. Unlike previous escape rooms I have done, Portal was way more challenging but still fun. I definitely will be back and I look forward to do they other rooms offered.
    Written 26 November 2018
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  • Melissa H
    Jacksonville, FL12 contributions
    The puzzles in both Casino Heist and Kingdom of Night rooms were very tactile and made logical sense. It was easy to become immersed in the theme of each room. I love that they don’t place you with other people and the room is still a good price. My husband and I like to do escape rooms without any other people and most companies make you buy all (usually 8) spots to do this, but not this one! I loved that both rooms were back to the basics of escape rooms where it was all about solving the puzzles and moving to the next step without any unnecessary technology. I also truly appreciated that the Game Masters only gave hints when we requested them. Kingdom of Night was a bit more difficult, but we were still able to escape with just the two of us. I have escaped from just over 30 rooms and both of these are in my top 5 favorites. I highly recommend either room.
    Written 12 July 2021
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  • sarah b
    Chicago, IL39 contributions
    We took my family here for my aunt’s 75th birthday. We weren’t sure what to expect, but let me tell you WOW!!!! It was so much fun and very challenging. My kids were with us so the ages ranged from 12-75 and everyone was working together. The girl who was working was so sweet and helpful! I would recommend this place over any other escape room and plus it’s cheeper!!! Great family experience!
    Written 21 April 2019
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  • jmconwa
    Chicago, IL1 contribution
    I loved this experience. The staff is very friendly and explained all my questions very easily. My friend and I had the best time. We definitely plan to go aain!
    Written 25 October 2018
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