- 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 next room our team did was Jail Break, during which, as you might have guessed, we attempted to break out of the jail. This was a more western-type jail break, which was really fun, and the room had décor to help make you feel like you were in a small rural jail. From shooting (not real guns), to hidden compartments, to wanted criminals, this room had an authentic feel to its props. The immersion for this room felt high due to the interactivity of the room, the authentic design, and the number of puzzles that kept the momentum going.
The puzzles were very interactive, unique, and ultimately—fun! We would have liked to see fewer of the number/letter-type puzzles (newer players probably won’t mind this), but we loved the ones that required us to manipulate and problem-solve physically. Additionally, we were happy to see that there were enough puzzles to, potentially, last the full hour in the room. One thing we want to note is that the puzzles in this room were a bit more obvious. By that we mean that we did not necessarily have to figure out what to do, instead we just started solving.
This was a very fun room where we were able to bring out the kids in ourselves and have a great time! The décor allowed us to feel immersed in the story, and the interactive puzzles kept our momentum going from the minute we started, to the time we escaped. We would recommend this room to those who want a more interactive room, those with kids, and newer players. It’s definitely worth checking out the Jail Break room at EXIT Room if you’re in the area!