- Played October 2018
- Hinckley, IL
- 60 minutes
- 2-8 players
- $30 per person
- What People Say
EXIT Room is located in the small Illinois town of Hinckley. As we drove up to the room, we already knew it was going to be different from what we’ve seen before—this escape room company bought an 1800s home, gutted it, and redesigned it to be EXIT Room. The owner was incredibly sweet, told us the story behind the company, and went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. As we went through the home, we could see how they used the original pieces of the home and repurposed them into something unique and beautiful. The lobby of the house had trendy décor, was warm and welcoming, and had plenty of seating. Additionally, there were several beverages for purchase, and a “fish tank” to relax by. Each room began with a video of the rules, and a video to tell get the players feeling immersed in the story of the room.
The first room we did was the Inventor’s Workshop, during which we had to find the shutoff switch to save the population from the all-too-captivating SkyPhone. We loved the quality of the room, all of the props were authentic and, for the most part, kept to the theme of the room. There were several times we actually stopped what we were doing and marveled at the fact that the owner had props from many generations ago, giving a unique and authentic feel to the room. The quality of the room and the in-theme décor helped us to feel immersed throughout the room. We had a clear objective of what to do, and the setting allowed us to feel like we were part of the story. We also loved the interactivity of the room.
For a smaller room, Inventor’s Workshop still packed a punch when it came to puzzle design. We really enjoyed the variety of puzzles, the interactivity, and the tricks throughout the room. A few of the puzzles could be tricky, but they worked well and we eventually figured them out! We liked that all of us were able to use our strengths (logical, physical, word-based, etc.).
Overall, we were pleasantly surprised! When we walked into the room, we weren’t sure what to expect—it’s a smaller room, the décor is subtle…however, we ended up really liking this room! We would definitely recommend this room to newer players who will enjoy the creative use of “technology” throughout, as well as to veteran players looking for a very unique escape room (did we mention it’s in an 1800s home?!).