Escape Artistry - The Railcar

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Escape Artistry - The Railcar

Escape Artistry - The Railcar
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Escape Games • Game & Entertainment Centres
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10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Chicago's Original Escape Games are built by local artists and tell Chicago stories for all to enjoy. The Railcar is Escape Artistry's Flagship escape room game, built in 2015, it has garnered attention from across the world of escape game enthusiasts. Tucked into the maze of art that is the Flat Iron Arts Building, The Railcar itself is an art installation with a twist. Modeled after the EL cars you can see from the studio's windows, The Railcar is built out of recycled materials and is approximately 3/4 the size of a proper CTA train car. This puzzling adventure is a hit for corporate teams, families, bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthdays, and rainy days. Can your team escape in time?
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Mitchell W
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Mar 2022
My family and I were drawn to Escape Artistry by the creative, Chicago-themed game rooms. We were also pleased to find an affordable, private escape room. We signed up for the Railcar. The journey through the Wicker Park building was very exciting. There was an old elevator and neat paintings. The room itself was very cool and made from recycled materials.

Though I've done a few rooms around Chicago, some of my family were brand new to escape games. This room had puzzle that ranged in difficulty, so everyone had something they could contribute. More advanced gamers might find themselves a little frustrated with some misleading puzzles. Additionally, clues were readily provided, so if you don't want them you may have to say that up front. But for the gamer who is just out to have fun, Escape Artistry is the one for you!
Written 18 March 2022
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Joe S
4 contributions
Dec 2021
Our group of 7 had a great time. Our guide, "Tiny," provided all the info we needed in an engaging, fun way at the start. The video prompts during the hour were also fun, and the experience itself - figuring out all the various riddles - was great. Everyone was involved, everyone contributed. We highly recommend this, and plan to participate in another escape adventure.
Written 29 December 2021
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Celina
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
Getting the girls all excited to finish the clues was amazing! All teenagers were having fun and helping each other get to the next clue. They were so excited to decipher what was coming next, the birthday girl had a blast and that's what we wanted. Definitely going back!
Written 11 November 2021
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Adriene W
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Indigo was a wonderful guide. He made it fun before we even got started!! I absolutely loved it. Highly recommended. The Doll House Room is next on my list
Written 11 July 2021
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Thank you, Agent, for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad to hear you and your team enjoyed your mission with Agent Indigo, and look forward to welcoming you back for The Dollhouse! Chicago's past, present, and future aren't going to save themselves...
Written 16 July 2021
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magnolia04
Tri-City area, MI26 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Absolute blast! Great puzzles. Indigo was a fantastic game master! 10/10 would recommend! Will be back to do the rest of their rooms on our next trip (or this one? 😝). These were our 36th and 37th escape rooms around the world and Indigo was one of the best game masters in our experience. Plenty to challenge for experienced gamers.
Written 4 July 2021
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Thank you, Agent, for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad to hear you and your team enjoyed your mission with Agent Indigo, and will be sure to pass your kind words along! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip for another voyage: Chicago's past, present, and future aren't going to save themselves...
Written 16 July 2021
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Cucumber Man
Okatie, SC4 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Our grown family went together and are experienced Escape Room alumni. The Railcar was well done, challenging and carefully thought out. We thought the staff was very engaging and added to our positive experience. Highly recommend!!
Written 1 April 2021
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Thank you, Agent, for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad to hear you and your team enjoyed The Railcar mission, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another voyage (if you have any left to conquer, that is!) Chicago's past, present, and future aren't going to save themselves...
Written 16 July 2021
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Jill S
2 contributions
Feb 2021
So much fun and totally COVID-safe. Four of us, varying ages, had a fantastic time. Will definitely go back again.
Written 15 February 2021
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Thank you, Agent, for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad to hear you and your team enjoyed your mission with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another voyage! Chicago's past, present, and future aren't going to save themselves...
Written 16 July 2021
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YouMeandGoodFood
Monterey, CA30 contributions
Dec 2020
Our group of 7 adults had a great time doing the virtual Detective vs Dillinger escape room with onsite help from Rosie and JR. It was the first escape room for each of us and we look forward to doing one in person when things open back up. In the meantime, we'll schedule another virtual one. Thanks!
Written 26 December 2020
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Thank you, Agent, for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad to hear you and your team enjoyed your virtual mission with Rosie and JR. We look forward to welcoming you back for another voyage! Chicago's past, present, and future aren't going to save themselves...
Written 16 July 2021
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BigBuzzIdeaGroup
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Dec 2020
Great job by E.A., Rosie and the gang for a complex puzzle and a history lesson into Chicago's shady underground. Our group beat the clock and had a great time. Can't wait for the next one!
Written 21 December 2020
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Thank you, Agent, for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad to hear you and your team enjoyed your mission with us! We look forward to welcoming you back for another voyage: Chicago's past, present, and future aren't going to save themselves...
Written 16 July 2021
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T. Walker
Evanston, IL6 contributions
Dec 2020
So, you may not be able to actually visit Chicago during this pandemic, but you can “visit” on Zoom! As a change up from a regular family Zoom session, we decided to try an escape room with Escape Artistry. We did The Dollhouse escape. It was great fun and we escaped in time! This was an actor actually in the escape room and the group directed her to find and solve the clues so we could solve them. For us, it was challenging but not impossible. Our ages are 68, 43, 41, 38, 14 and 12. Each one of us had something to add and helped figure out the clues. The experience was great for a family group but would work for any type of group. This was our first escape room as a family. We plan to do another one and will definitely visit them in person once the pandemic is under control.
Written 12 December 2020
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Thank you, Agent, for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad to hear you and your team enjoyed your virtual mission with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for another voyage. (Perhaps even an in-person one!) Chicago's past, present, and future aren't going to save themselves...
Written 16 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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  • Fri - Sat 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM


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