708-94ESCAPE [708-943-7227] • ESCAPE FACTOR (7228 Madison St, Forest Park, IL) • Voted TOP 5 FAVORITE Escape Room Venue in the USA!

Frequently Asked


Are we actually locked in the room?

No. While the room may have locks on some doors, the door you use to enter the room  will always be an unlocked exit at all times. Should you leave the room for any reason, however, you might not be permitted to re-enter. 

In today's environment, how are you ensuring our safety?

We have a number of new guidelines and procedures that we have instituted.  Please visit our Play it Safe page to read more.

I'm running late. Can I still join my group? What is your cancellation policy?

We run on a very tight schedule, and cannot admit anyone once the experience has started.  As each time slot is a private room, restricting others from joining you, any last minute cancellations are detrimental to our schedule.  As a result, all ticket sales are final and no refunds will be granted to late-comers or cancellations*.

* What if I'm sick?

We want to keep you and your guests safe, as well as our employees.  If you are feeling sick, please do not attend.  We can offer you a credit for a future booking, but we will still run the show for the rest of your party.  We do reserve the right to restrict entry to any customers displaying any symptoms.

Is there an age limit to participate?

Our rooms are open to all ages 6 years and above.  However, because of the difficulty and complexity of the puzzles, we recommend ages 10+.

CHILD POLICY: Children aged 6-12 MUST be accompanied by 1 PAID ADULT (for every 3 children). Unattended children aged 6-12 will NOT be permitted to play, and refunds will NOT be given. Due to safety restrictions, children under age 6 cannot enter the rooms unless they are carried by an adult or in a stroller during the ENTIRE event. Proof of age may be required for borderline-aged children.

All guests must arrive with a completed waiver.  Minors must have their waiver signed by their parent or guardian before being allowed in the room.

Are your escape room performances dangerous?

There is nothing dangerous about our room escapes, as long as you use some common sense and follow directions.

How many people can participate in a room?

Each of our rooms has varying capacities, with the largest room having a maximum capacity of 12 participants.

For larger groups, you may divide into multiple teams and have all shows run at the same time. Please Contact Us and we can arrange for your rooms to be scheduled simultaneously.

If you have fewer than the minimum participants required for a room and wish to experience one of our 60-minute rooms, please give us a call at 708-943-7227 and we will do our best to accommodate you. Depending on your experience level, we may be able to waive room minimums on a case-by-case basis.

What time should I arrive? How long does the whole experience take?

Please arrive promptly for your scheduled time slot. The door will be locked when you arrive, and you will be allowed in once everyone has arrived or you are ready to begin your game.  (You can use this time to sign your waivers on your personal phone.)  Once you enter the building, you will immediately be briefed on rules and regulations before you enter your escape room. At 15 minutes past your scheduled time, your timer will begin with or without all your guests.

For one hour rooms, participants will be given a maximum time limit of sixty minutes to complete the experience. After the one hour has elapsed, there may be a brief overview of the experience. In all, your time with us may take about 75-90 minutes.

Can we extend our time if we haven't completed our objective?

Unfortunately you cannot extend beyond sixty minutes for our one hour rooms because we may have other groups scheduled after yours. We need to ensure that we have time to clean and reset the room so we can be prepared for the next scheduled group.

Do you require masks or gloves to be worn?

You must be wearing a mask the whole time you are in the building.  Gloves are optional.  Both may be available onsite for a nominal fee.

Can I book my own private room?

Yes! All our rooms are PRIVATE. You will NOT be joined by any strangers in your room, unless you bring them yourselves.

What is your policy for food and beverages?

All food and drinks are prohibited from being brought into the actual room. If possible, discard any of these items before entering the building.  Please note, we have the right to refuse anyone who appears to be intoxicated and absolutely no refunds will be issued.

Where can I park my car?

There is metered street parking on Madison St and nearby side streets. The cost is $1/hr (free on Sundays) with no maximum time limit.

Are cell phones and electronics allowed in the room?

All electronic devices must be powered off. Taking photos, videos, or any other electronic recordings are strictly prohibited as we’d like to prevent any spoilers for our future guests. We reserve the right to confiscate any electronic devices should they be used within the room.  These devices will be returned at the end of your session. Failure to comply will result in immediate termination and ejection from the performance and no refunds will be given.

What should I wear?

Since a room can fit many people, the room might get a bit warm. We recommend wearing light comfortable clothing. Also, you may want to consider wearing sensible shoes, as you may be standing for the duration of the event.

Can you accommodate walk-ins?

Advance reservations are highly recommended. The front door to the building will be locked upon entry, and our employees will open that door within a few minutes of your scheduled time. The best way to ensure availability is to book online ahead of time.

Other questions?

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to Contact Us

About Us

We're a small, local, minority-owned business dedicated to bringing high-end interactive experiences in a mind-boggling environment.

Contact Us

Call us at 708-94ESCAPE [708-943-7227], or send us a message!


Set Design: J. Biag & D. Cura
Puzzle Design: J. Biag & D. Cura
Sound Design: J. Biag & D. Cura
Directors: J. Biag & D. Cura
Producers: J. Biag & D. Cura


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Set Design: J. Biag & D. Cura
Puzzle Design: J. Biag & D. Cura
Sound Design: J. Biag & D. Cura
Directors: J. Biag & D. Cura
Producers: J. Biag & D. Cura