Duck and Cover Classroom

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Duck and Cover Classroom

  • Played March 2018
  • Chicago

  • 60 minutes
  • 2-10 players (12 if private party)
  • $30.27 per person

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Escape Artistry is located in the city of Chicago, with plenty of nearby shopping, food, and ice cream.  It was easy to find, but could use an additional sign outside just to catch the attention of passers-by.  Upon entering Escape Artistry, we were greeted by multiple employees who were all in-character, enthusiastic, and made us so excited to be there!  The waiting area was large, there were multiple bathrooms, games to play, and water available.  In addition, they had chargers for several types of phones so that you could charge them while you were in the room (we love that!).  Our briefing was one of the best, and most interactive, we’ve seen—we felt like we were part of the theme before even stepping into the room. The video we watched told us the backstory, gave us our mission, and this is where we were given some supplies for our adventure.

Upon entering our room, the first thing we noticed was the smell. How they made this room smell like the 1950s, we have no idea, but we were definitely impressed! Between the old books, the 1950s style posters, desks, and lockers, we truly did feel like we had entered a 1950s classroom. In addition, the soundtrack and sound effects for this room helped us to feel immersed into the theme. Our group agreed that we felt immersed throughout the entire experience; Escape Artistry does not disappoint!

One thing we loved about this room was that the locks gave a small hint as to which puzzle they belong to, which stopped us from having to put a combination into each lock wondering where it goes. In addition, the puzzles in this room were of a great variety in terms of difficulty and type. With a group like ours—some are good at physical puzzles, some logical and numbers based, and others word-based—it is refreshing for us to have a room that allows for each of us to have a role and use our unique skillsets.

Overall, Duck and Cover did not let us down! We had a great time going back into a 1950s classroom and appreciated the details that went into the set design. We were blown away by how accurate the set was, down the smell! In addition, the puzzles allowed each member of our team to contribute and enjoy the intricacies of the room. Our game master, Scooter, told us that it’s all in the details—and he wasn’t lying! We would recommend this room to any groups of players, as we can see beginners and experts alike enjoying Duck and Cover.

Final Verdict:

8.5/10

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