Outdoor Escape Game in Chicago
What to expect
The world’s most popular outdoor escape games are now coming to Chicago for Thanksgiving weekend after entertaining people all around the world.
The games are a great addition to the usual Thanksgiving activities. You get to walk off that turkey, explore the city and play together with your dear ones. Exercise, play and learn new things at the same time.
This new concept combining elements of escape rooms, treasure hunts and exploration tours is a joy for people of all ages. Bring your grandmas, bring your kids, you’ll all enjoy it just the same. Oh, and it’s free to participate for kids under 12!
WHAT YOU’LL DO
This is an interactive activity where you are guided by a mobile app. With it, you follow directions and solve very fun puzzles, riddles and cryptic codes.
During the game you will also visit popular and hidden places in the city while reading fun (and we mean it) bits of history about them. This is a storytelling experience just as much.
4.8 out of 5 people absolutely love our games. Join the playground too this Thanksgiving weekend!
WHAT YOU CAN WIN
You can win an all expenses paid trip to DisneyWorld Orlando.
Or a 50$ Amazon gift card.
You can check the official contest rules here.
Learn more about the event from our FAQ section.
If you have any questions or encounter any issues before or during the event, chat with us live here.
The Art Institute of Chicago
8:00 AM CST
This game does NOT end in the same place where it started. The ending address can be found in the app. And you can play at anytime, no need to schedule.
Players from previous events
What previous attendees had to say
Very Nice game! I found out things I never knew before in this city. Can't wait to play it again :D
Stephanie R., Dublin
We enjoyed exploring the city's highlights this way - it was interesting and fun, and the kids loved it!
Carin C, Salzburg
The stories were fantastic, we loved the route and all the places we never knew about even if we were born here. Good stuff
Sara V, Sydney
very informative and got to see some very interesting hidden gems! highly recommend to all who love to discover more than meets the eye!!!
Theodora O, Lyon
my friends and i had such an amazing time doing the scavenger hunt. got to see some cool sites! highly recommend!!
How the event works
This is an interactive activity where you explore the city and solve puzzles/riddles. You will be guided by an award-winning app from start to end.
Step 1: Book your spot here
Step 2: Download the app for free
Step 3: Arrive at the set starting location
Step 4: Follow the simple instructions in the app which will help you play the game
Date and time: 25-28 November, you can play at any hour of the day, whenever it’s convenient for you
Duration: the game usually takes about an hour and a half, but you can go at your own pace too.
Distance walked: around 4km
Starting location: The Art Institute of Chicago
Safety: this event takes place outdoors and it doesn’t involve contact with people, but please follow your local COVID-19 guidelines.
Children: kids under 12 can attend for free, but it’s advised that the parents/guardians hold the phone and walk them through the game.
Find more information in your booking confirmation email.
And consult our FAQ section if you have more questions.
More than 150,000 people have played our games before. Are you ready to join this playground?