The Quandary Escape Rooms - Chicago

The Quandary Escape Rooms Chicago - Jump into the Story, then Escape.

Chicago's Best Escape Room in your Neighborhood

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Covid 19 Update

The Quandary is open! All rooms have been made private. All rooms will be sanitized thoroughly between games. Masks are recommended. Vaccines are not required under the Chicago vaccine mandate, but they are STRONGLY encouraged.

Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy

Our Escape Rooms

Book by choosing an experiece below

All of our experiences are in-person

About Us & FAQ

Have you ever wanted to jump into the boots of Indiana Jones? Or how about dawn the deduction cap of Sherlock Holmes? Maybe you've always wanted to sit in Captain Picard's chair. The Quandary Escape Rooms in Chicago will give you the experiences you've always wanted.

The Quandary is an independent, immersive escape room. With stories that will make you feel like you're in a movie. Open now at the Clark/Belmont intersection in Chicago.

An Escape room is a team-building adventure game. You are placed in a themed room and have to use the clues and hints peppered throughout the space to solve the main objective, whether that be actually escaping the room or something else. Book now to start your adventure!


Can I bring my child?

Yes, our rooms are kid friendly with our most family-friendly room being Left At Home, but our recommended age for players is 10 and up (with adult participation).

Can I just drop off my kids to do the room?

No, we require adult supervision for children under the age of 18. We ain't yo' baby sitter!

How long is the experience

Our games have a time limit of 60 minutes. ...or longer if you get stuck in there and can't find your way out, but we've only had a few groups to be lost for all eternity.

Why does a time say Call to Book?

That could mean a couple different things:

1. At times, our staff is "on-call." So in order to have happy and not super-stressed employees, many of our bookings close 1.5 hrs before start time. There is a chance that a happy staff member may be present at the facility, so you can call and see if a slot is available.

2. The booking is completely full and you'll need to book for another time.

Do you accept walk-ins?

Most of the time, no. But sometimes if a staff member is around and no booking is going on, we may be able to squeeze you in.

What about parking?

We don't have dedicated parking, but the pay-to-park street parking out front on Clark is almost always available.

Will I be placed with other people?

No. All of our rooms are private! You will always just be with your buddies and pals.

Can I add or subtract players after I book?

Yes! You can subtract players for a refund up to 24 hrs before your booking. You can always add players at up to the time of your booking.

Can I add more players than the max as displayed on the website?

Yes, we do allow up to 2 extra players upon request to make a total of 10 players in Left at Home and Escape the 90s, and 8 in Lab of the Lost. However, be aware that the quality of the rooms may be altered due to playing with more than the recommended players. You may book the max amount of players, and then add the extra players at the time of your booking.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us with questions or comments

Bookings available M-Th: 12p-10:30p, F: 12p-10:30p, S: 10a-11p, Closed Sunday.