Hidden Key Escape Rooms are interactive scenario based games, where small groups of players use puzzles and elements of the room to escape within the 60-minute time limit. Escaping from our themed rooms requires keen problem-solving skills as well as a 2-8 members of your family, friends, teammates or colleagues, depending on the room design. Players must communicate efficiently while working together to find new clues and solve puzzles. Uncovering clues moves you one step closer to achieving the ultimate goal of unlocking the door to freedom!
CAN YOU ESCAPE IN 60 MINUTES?
Are you smart enough to find a way out?
BOOK ONE OF OUR GAMES ONLINE
No waiting in lines! Choose an available time on the calendar and book your slot. We suggest arriving 5 minutes before your scheduled game. As we allow a maximum number of players per time slot, there won’t be any long lines or crowded rooms to deal with.
GET LOCKED IN FOR 60 MINUTES
Once you are locked in our custom designed escape room, the only way out is solving the clues…or if time runs out. Our escape rooms feature complete surveillance and you are not physically locked in the room at any time.
FIND CLUES & SOLVE OUR PUZZLES
Utilizing clues and features immersed in the game, you will work with other players in the room to solve various types of puzzles on your way to exiting the room. Remember, you only have 60 minutes, 8 brains are better than 1…work with your team!
WHO CAN PLAY?
Anybody! Below is a sample of clients that enjoy the games.
Friends & Families
Grab your friends, your brother, sister, parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle…you get the point! Hidden Key Escape Rooms make for a great experience with your friends and family.
Visiting the Chicagoland area? We’d love for you to visit our facility. Add a memorable and fun experience during your visit to our area, visit Hidden Key Escape Rooms!
Gamers have experienced the escape concept for years, now you can experience it live and in-person! Put your gaming skills to the test and see if you can solve all the puzzles and escape within 60 minutes.
Hidden Key Escape Rooms make for a great corporate retreat and/or team building exercises. As our games require everybody immersed in the game to work together in order to succeed, you are able to relate the experience to your company’s daily activities. Additionally, we can provide personality assessments and recorded audio and video of the game play.
Answers to common questions below...
Who can play this game?
You can play this game together with your family members or colleagues from work or play it as a corporate game and have fun with them for one hour.
How many people are required?
We require a minimum of 3 people per game. If you only have one or two players, you can still play, but just must book the three person minimum.
Anything special with COVID-19?
We have made some changes to our operations in consideration of COVID-19. Our games are now completely private experiences, so you’ll only be playing the game with people that you know. We have expanded the time between games to allow for complete disinfecting of the games between groups. Masks are recommended but not required fully vaccinated guests. We provide hand sanitizer throughout our facility. Your booking confirmation will contain a link to complete the waiver online and we ask that you have all guests do so prior to arriving.
Why should I join in this game?
We offer you an experience different from other classic activities done as a group; you can find the opportunity to test your concentration, observation, problem solving and decision making competencies in practice and you will have great fun.
Are there films or games similar to this activity?
There are many computer games in which you proceed finding hidden things or solving puzzles. Silent Hill could be given as an example. In addition to TV shows such as The Crystal Maze and The Cube, films such as The Cube, Saw and The Room of Fermat also cover the same concept.
How difficult is the game?
Our venue currently consists of four different games. Each game is designed to be completed in 60 minutes by concentration and solving the puzzles. You do not need any special talent other than using your brain and acting fast. This, however, does not necessarily mean that everybody can finish the game!
Do we have to wear special costumes to play the game?
No, but costumes always make things more fun! However, we recommend that you bring the least amount of belongings and accessories possible with you in order to move comfortably and fast during the game.
Will it be safe during the game?
Yes. Although games can be based on the concept of Fear, you will not come across with creatures such as those you would see in a fear tunnel. In addition, there will be real time monitoring of all games and a panic button in case of emergency. You can finish the game whenever you want and leave the facility.
Do we need to bring anything to play?
Bring a good attitude and your thinking cap and be prepared for a good time!
How early should we arrive?
It is suggested that you arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled game time. That allows you sufficient time for check-in and preparation for the game. Please arrive on time, or the game may begin without you. There are no refunds for customers that miss their game.
I only want to play with my friends, can I have them room to myself?
Due to COVID-19, we have changed our bookings to private. This means that you will only be playing with your group, regardless of size.
Can we have more than the maximum number of players?
We have set the maximum size for each room so that each player feels like they are significantly contributing to their team’s success while not crowding each other. If you would like to come in with more than the maximum, give us a call to discuss and see if we can accommodate. However, be prepared to be a little cramped if you are over our suggest sizes. If your party is two or more people above the maximum amount suggested, consider signing up for multiple games (they are all awesome, we promise!). If your group can be separated into a couple small groups, then we can absolutely set it up so that everyone starts at the same time. For larger parties please contact us directly for help reserving space.
Can kids play the game?
We love kids! But MindGames recommends a minimum age of 8 years old because of the difficulty of the puzzles you are solving. Adult supervision is required for children below the age of 15.
Are there refunds?
Nope. All sales are final. Don’t chicken out!
Can we play a game outside your normal hours?
Yes! Hidden Key is perfect for a team building and problem solving event. We welcome all groups outside our normal business hours. We do, however, require that you book a minimum of 10 participants. If you would like to book a time outside our normal hours, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include: Your name, company/team/group, number of players and a few desired dates/times for flexibility. Please email us at least 3 days prior to desired date to ensure adequate arrangements can be to accommodate your request.