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What is an Escape Room?

A room escape, or live-action puzzle room, is a room that is essentially one big puzzle. Instead of playing a game at your computer or on a television, you're playing it in real-life, with your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, and most importantly, your brain.

A lot of puzzle rooms revolve around the theme of escaping a locked room within the one hour time frame. That is why they are commonly called "Escape Rooms". However, not all puzzle rooms involve escaping. In some puzzle rooms you may need to diffuse a bomb, find an antidote or solve a mystery, allowing for different experiences and narratives in each escape room you attempt.

Escape rooms are great for team building activites of any kind. They require good communication and teamwork while testing your critical thinking and logic skills. If you're looking for a unique activity to do this weekend, or a team building event for your employees, then look no further than Hidden Key Escapes. Book now to reserve your room!

Room Escapes, Naperville, Aurora, Elmhurst, Lisle, Chicago

Rent Our Party Room

Rent our large party room to host your next event at Hidden Key Escapes. Space for up to 35 people. Cater in food and drinks.
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Escape Games at Home

Let us bring the escape game to you! Forget about traveling and try one of our portable escape games at your home or office.
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Corporate Team Building

We've partnered with LMI, a leading team development firm to bring your company high value team building events.
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Check out our blog for escape rooms tips & tricks, events, funny stories and other great escape room-related content.
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Our Escape Rooms

The Hidewaway Room Escape at Hidden Key Escapes

The Hideaway

  • Players: 2-6 (Recommended 4-6)
  • Difficulty: 6 out of 10
  • Escape Rate: 37%
  • Generation: 1 What's this?
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Hackers, A Hacking Themed Escape Escape at Hidden Key Escapes


  • Players: 2-6 (Strongly Recommended 4-6)
  • Difficulty: 8 out of 10
  • Escape Rate: 23%
  • Generation: 2 What's this?
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The Storage Room, Room Escape at Hidden Key Escapes

The Storage Room

  • Players: 4-8 (Strongly Recommended 6-8)
  • Difficulty: 6 out of 10
  • Escape Rate: 33%
  • Generation: 1.5 What's this?
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The Victorian Room, Escape Room at Hidden Key Escapes

The Victorian Room

  • Players: 2-6 (Strongly Recommended 4-6)
  • Difficulty: 7 of 10
  • Escape Rate: 21%
  • Generation: 1 What's this?
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Customer Reviews

Here is just a taste of what our customers say about us:

"Interesting mechanics of puzzles that we have not seen before in any other room that we have tried." (Yelp)

"We had a group of four, and we did The Hideaway. We had a great time! It was challenging enough to keep us scrambling, but it was also very doable--we were able to solve the clues and puzzles without asking for hints." (Google)

"Did our 2nd Hidden Key room this weekend - it was fantastic! The rooms are challenging and fun and the staff is great!" (Facebook)

"Our gamemaster was involved and kept us on task with a few steering comments. Hidden Key did a nice job of creating a fun and interactive storyline!" (Google)

"This was our first escape room and we were thoroughly impressed! So much fun. Truly cannot wait to do another one." (Yelp)

"The staff was great, and very accommodating to our schedules - especially with bad weather! We had a great time and can't wait to go back and try another room!" (Facebook)

"It was challenging and nerve wracking when the clock was about to run out! Most of all it was fun and there is a lot to do." (Google)

"Hidden Key was aso much fun...We would definitely go back to try another room." (Google)