Escape Factor Chicago Opens as Oak Park’s First Escape Room
Oak Park’s newest business concept, Escape Factor Chicago, encourages community members and visitors to check out its new escape room located at 711 South Boulevard in the Village’s Hemingway District.
Escape Factor Chicago provides a unique 60-minute experience that allows a group of up to 10 participants explore a room filled with puzzles, riddles, and cryptic messages. The goal is to have participants work together in order to solve all of the puzzles before time runs out.
As popularity in escape rooms continues to grow across the U.S., co-owners Jonathan Biag and Dexter Cura knew it was the perfect time to introduce the concept to Oak Park. In May, Escape Factor opened its doors to provide the community with a new way to spend quality time with friends, family, or coworkers.
“When is the last time you’ve spent 60 minutes with your friends without the distraction of your electronic device?” said Jonathan Biag. “We are excited to provide such a fun family-friendly, one-of-a-kind experience in this community.”
At $32 dollars a person, Escape Room Chicago currently offers customers the opportunity to think outside the box and explore its “Timekeeper’s Trap” room, which has a 20 percent success rate.
“The puzzles in the room are intended to be hard in order to encourage people to rely on logic and teamwork to get through them,” said Dexter Cura. “It’s quite interesting to see how our customers navigate the room when they are working against time and traditional reasoning.”
Cura and Biag are working toward opening a second room by fall 2016 to provide an alternative option for those who wish to come back and enjoy a different set of puzzles, riddles and brain teasers.
Escape Factor Chicago is open from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, by appointment only. The escape room is perfect for corporate events, birthday parties, or with a group of family and friends.
To learn more about Escape Factor Chicago or to schedule your next group event, visit EscapeFactorChicago.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 708-94-ESCAPE.