Frequently Asked Questions

Escape Rooms Chicago, IL

  • Chevron down Am I really locked inside the room?
  • Legally, we can’t actually lock you in. In the world of the game, you are locked in, and you must complete your objective to win.

  • Chevron down How much does it cost to play a room?
  • Tickets costs $25 per person.

    Tickets for the Genie’s Lamp kids’ escape room are $20 per child ages 5-9.

  • Chevron down How do I book a room?
  • Rooms are reserved by online appointment. Click “book now” on the room you want to reserve to book your exciting adventure.

  • Chevron down When should I arrive?
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled reservation time to check in and to get an introductory briefing to the game. Because we run on scheduled reservations, we cannot guarantee rooms for late arrivals. Late arrivals cannot be refunded.

  • Chevron down What should I bring?
  • When you book a room online, we email your confirmation and keep your reservation on file. There’s no need to print anything out.

  • Chevron down I'm not really a gamer. Are escape rooms for me?
  • All the clues and puzzle solutions can be found in the room. Existing knowledge of gaming, trivia, or detective work is not required. Just use your best sleuthing skills and be ready to have fun!

  • Chevron down How long does a game last?
  • Game time depends on your skill level. The maximum time for each game is 60 minutes, but the minimum is up to you, and it’s always exciting when a team beats the time record for a room! Remember to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled game, and plan to stay a few minutes after you’re done for a souvenir photo op.

  • Chevron down Are the rooms scary?
  • No. Our rooms are designed to be fun and challenging, but not frightening.

  • Chevron down How many people can play a single room?
  • While you may sign up as a single player, the minimum number of players per room is two. The maximum number of players depends on the room.

  • Chevron down Is there an age limit?
  • The minimum age for the Genie’ s Lamp Escape is 5 years old.

    For all other rooms, the minimum age is 10, and we request that anyone under 16 be accompanied by an adult.

  • Chevron down Will other people be playing the room with us?
  • No other people will be in the room during your escape.  All rooms are private so it will only be your group in the room.

  • Chevron down Can you accommodate large parties or corporate events?
  • Yes! To rent the whole facility or for assistance booking a large group, please send us a message via our Corporate Events page to receive a quote.