Do You Have What It Takes to Survive the Titanic?

On Tuesday, October 25th, from 5:30-7:30 pm, D.O.A. Room Escape invites you to join them at the Shapiro Ballroom (1612 W Chicago Ave, Chicago) for D.O.A. UNLOCKED, a mobile escape room experience that goes to on-site events such as business functions and social gatherings. Ideal for corporate team building and entertainment-based events.

Full details HERE. RSVPs are requested by October 19th.

Escape the Titanic


Recent Chicago Tribune Article on Escape Rooms

Behind the door of a room in Wicker Park’s historic Flat Iron building are five friends who are trapped, desperate for means of escape. They jiggle combination locks, testing one permutation after another. They mutter riddles under their breaths. They study complex diagrams. They trace their fingers across the walls, feeling around for hidden clues.

“It’s a math problem!” shouts Nina D’Angier, after cracking a clue. “Hey, Math Guy, come here.” She tosses a marker to her husband, Aaron, the group’s math expert, who begins scribbling numbers on a white board.

They have one hour to escape the room, and the clock’s ticking fast…

Read the full article by Marwa Eltagouri at

Chicago Escape Rooms

Full Slate of Programming and Events Now Available for Chicago’s Room Escape Show!

Chicago’s Room Escape Conference has now posted their full schedule of seminars and events, and opened registration for both. Besides an amazing educational lineup taught by a who’s-who of the room escape industry, attendees will also get to mix & mingle at several networking parties, go behind the scenes at Chicago’s Great Room Escape location and get a sneak peek at Chicago’s newest haunted attraction HellsGate.

Chicago’s Room Escape Conference is August 12-14, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. Book your hotel room and get your tickets now!

Chicago's Room Escape Conference

Signup Glitch Fixed!

Thank you to Champaign-Urbana Adventures in Time & Space for bringing to our attention that our listing signup link was broken! That has now been fixed; if you have previously attempted to add your Escape Room listing and weren’t able to, you can do so by clicking HERE (make sure you’re logged in first, though)!

Chicago’s Room Escape Conference, August 12-14, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

This summer, TransWorld is unveiling the nation’s largest, concentrated escape room conference and trade show, smack dab in the heart of the USA, just north of Chicago.

The 3 day conference will feature an amazing interactive trade show floor, brilliant puzzle makers, experimental game writers, visionary businesspeople and top-of-the-line set designers, all gathering to compare notes and learn about one of the entertainment industry’s newest and fastest growing Industries …ESCAPE ROOMS! The trade show floor will feature NEW and innovative products you will not see anywhere else. This is a must attend event!

“Escape games, and their owners, are totally fascinating,” says Jen Braverman, President of TransWorld Trade Shows. “We’re working directly with the escape room industry to build a conference that will give you ideas on what to incorporate into your escape games. This conference will give attraction owners, prospective owners, vendors and enthusiasts various opportunities, events and even places on the trade show floor to hangout, mix, mingle and network with peers.”

CREC will also offer a series of over 40 subject-targeted seminars covering a broad range of topics in the escape room industry, from advertising and tech props to introductory courses to advanced workshops.

Besides the networking opportunities and education track, attendees will also get to see interactive product demonstrations, attend panel discussions featuring experts in the topics under discussion and enjoy after-hours parties.

Chicago’s Room Escape Conference will take place on a 60,000 square foot trade show floor at Chicago’s Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. Advance show admission is $25 ($30 on site) and tickets are available NOW at Seminar registration will be added to the site soon, as well as a VIP all-inclusive pass (including admission to all seminars and mixers).Chicago's Room Escape Conference

What Is an Escape Room?

According to Wikipedia: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are "locked" in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues and escape the room within a set time limit.

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