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4906 West Irving Park Road, Chicago

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Escape Chambers - Chicago (Up to 46% Off)

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Guests work together to solve puzzles and race against the clock in a themed escape room

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ChristineTOP REVIEWER
16 ratings13 reviews
February 14, 2018
Try to get a big enough group together that would fit in the room If you have a smaller group, you may be joining another group to solve the puzzle One group may have a stronger "take charge" attitude that may not allow the other group to fully participate in the experience
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Patrick
3 ratings2 reviews
August 10, 2016
The hostess was very cordial and nice enough to provide subtle guidance when needed to keep a level of sanity in the room. All in all a good time.
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GregTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
40 ratings29 reviews
August 10, 2016
have fun...it is
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Roxanne
3 ratings1 reviews
February 20, 2018
Very fun!!! Definitely will do this activity again!!
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LasheriaTOP REVIEWER
10 ratings6 reviews
August 10, 2016
Make sure you show up at least 15 min prior Use the restroom first, and the more the merrier!
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Vida
5 ratings1 reviews
February 19, 2018
So much fun! Makes you think outside the box
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DreaTOP REVIEWER
14 ratings6 reviews
August 10, 2016
Lots of fun, bring a group and you will have fun solving the puzzles
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LisaTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
44 ratings38 reviews
August 10, 2016
Very awesome experience. Really had fun trying to find clues and get out of the room. Would definitely recommend it.
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About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $32 for Admission for Two ($60 value)
  • $64 for Admission for Four ($120 value)
  • $96 for Admission for Six ($180 value)

The Science of Synergy: How to Solve Problems as a Team

Whether moving a football downfield or solving puzzles to escape a room, great teammates are also great collaborators. Read on to learn what tips research can give us on how to produce effective teamwork.

Communicate mindfully. The single most important factor in a team’s success is communication. However, as researchers at MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory found, how teams communicate matters much more than what they say to each other. By attaching wearable sensors to study participants, the MIT team found that among other good habits, effective teams communicate face-to-face, directly between team members (rather than using a team leader as a proxy or go-between), with each member of the team talking and listening equally. Allowing for regular, informal side conversations among members is also productive.

Don’t rely too heavily on a central authority. Using the success of NBA playoff teams as its data, a group at Arizona State University found that teams with less centralized interactions were more likely to succeed. The more people know their specific roles—and help others carry out their own—the more successful the squad.

Develop trust by being supportive. In the strongest teams, members consistently monitor (but don’t judge) each other’s performances and step in to provide support if a teammate needs help. The key is to maintain trust in one another; according to Dr. Eduardo Salas at the University of Central Florida, the more confidence team members have in the team’s ability to complete the task, the better they perform.

Build a balanced team. Just as Goldilocks refused to eat any porridge without exactly 12 tsps. coriander, a good team needs just the right proportion of its key ingredients, according to the MIT researchers. Putting strangers together on a team leads to more varied, creative approaches, but seeing too many unfamiliar faces keeps team members from collaborating openly. Likewise, experts with specialized skills and knowledge—such as the sports buff on a trivia team—generate huge value in finding specific solutions, but having too many specialists increases the likelihood of nonproductive conflicts.

Don’t panic. If teams are given a deadline, they tend to kick into gear at the midpoint of the timeline, according to Salas. So if a team only has an hour to escape a room, they can expect to make the most progress around the half-hour mark. A sluggish start is no reason to fall apart.

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