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The Inspiration Behind Our Escape Room Themes

The Inspiration Behind Our Escape Room Themes

For those of you who have been to Hidden Key Escapes and ever wondered about the inspiration behind our room designs, this article is for you. It may also help any aspiring escape game designers find inspiration for their next project. Inspiration for a puzzle or theme can hit you at any time in many […]


Top Ten Escape Room Quotes from 2019

Top Ten Escape Room Quotes from 2019

2019 was another great year here at Hidden Key Escapes. As always, we heard some strange and funny things from our players. Here is our collection of the top ten quotes we heard throughout the year. We hope you enjoy! “Why do I have to work with mom, she’s terrible.” “Are we about to summon […]


Psychology in Escape Rooms

Psychology in Escape Rooms

There is a fun TV show called Race to Escape where two teams compete to finish identical escape rooms in under an hour. The teams know when the opposing team solves a puzzle, which really adds to the tension in the room. What I really enjoy about the show is the extra tidbits of information […]


Corporate Team Building Events with Partner LMI Chicago

Corporate Team Building Events with Partner LMI Chicago

If you’re not sure if you need team building workshops for your employees, cout our other article Escape Rooms and Team Building Events – Why You Should Care for more information on why you need team building and why escape rooms are becoming a popular solution for team building events. However, we simply wanted to […]


Escape Rooms and Team Building Events – Why You Should Care

Escape Rooms and Team Building Events – Why You Should Care

Do I Even Need Team Building? Any good manager will tell you that when your team works well together, things get done faster and more efficiently than when you have a broken team. Team building exercises should be an annual activity for most businesses. If you have anywhere from 4 to 100 employees, getting your […]


Understanding Escape Room Flow

Understanding Escape Room Flow

Whether you’re a first-time player, a seasoned pro, or an escape room designer, understanding the different types of escape room flows can benefit you. When we say “flow,” we’re referring to the way the players move through an escape room and how puzzles connect and lead to one another. Knowing this information when navigating through […]


H@CK3R$ Escape Room Now Open!

H@CK3R$ Escape Room Now Open!

Hidden Key Escapes is proud to announce the launch of our newest escape room, H@CK3R$, coming May 4th, 2019. This room is a Generation 2 room as far as technology goes and is seeming to work best for the escaper with a bit of experience, however, we are still in beta testing and are trying […]


Top 10 Room Escape Quotes from 2018

Top 10 Room Escape Quotes from 2018

We had another great year at Hidden Key Escapes, with a lot of fun groups coming through and giving our escape rooms a try. Below are the top ten quotes we heard in 2018. If you come try a room, you may make this list next year! “What if you’re locked in a room like […]


5 Ways To Know If An Escape Room Was Good

5 Ways To Know If An Escape Room Was Good

This may not be the case everywhere, but it seems as though the Chicago-area escape room industry has begun to enter a season of market oversaturation. This means there are more escape room businesses in the area than the market can sustain. Escape room consumers have so many more choices on rooms to try today […]


Gotta Love Family Dynamics

From our Game Master, Rachel: Hidden Key Escapes is a great family outing…and as a Game Master, it’s fun to see the family dynamics change as the room progresses. More often than not a family will come into the lobby playful and pleasant with each other, only to have their personalities transform once they enter […]



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