LOOKING FOR THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY PARTY?

DEC 2017
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LOOKING FOR THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY PARTY?

Escape the ordinary holiday party this season!


It is (probably) scientifically provable that office parties can suck. The expected gatherings we are used to this time of year can be stressful and awkward events. Looming over all else is the expectation that everything will be quaint, quiet, and perfect. This is nonsense. The breakroom was never meant to make memories, and after hours chatting and forcing conversation with the same people in the same place, but this time in different awful holiday sweaters; everyone will be imagining excuses to take their leave from the sea of cheery grins.


Naturally we have come to expect the holiday get together, the break room party, the carefree karaoke night, or .. bowling maybe. Save yourself from the cracking facade of the predictable social occasion and give yourselves something to actually experience rather than simply endure. Breaking the ice with an escape room game to make everything else that comes afterwards easy. You can still get drunk later if you would like, but now it will be better because there will be a story to tell that doesn’t involve Karen’s niece.


Luckily we have an alternative to the office holiday party. Escape room games are the new social mixing destination booming in cities across the US. If the party stays in, or goes out somewhere with appetizers and drinks, the fact is they haven’t really left their world. These games bring a new space and story for a second chance at group dynamics. Whether it is between co-workers, plus-ones, or significant others the patterns between people can be shuffled once the game clock starts counting down. Ice broken, problem solved -- and the best part?; No alcohol required.


The Escape Room is the 21st century challenge that never fails to excite. Most activities with broad appeal to adults fail to challenge, and while there are plenty of venues that offer something to see or a space to use for a night; an escape game presents a challenge that satisfies a sense of accomplishment. An escape room is an adventure, and while the players are in no real danger, the excitement is real and leaves players feeling empowered. Unlike outdoors exploration, or sports, or going to a bar however, an escape room is appropriate for anyone young or old, no matter ability or previous knowledge.


Once the clock starts, for the next hour with phones locked away the game demands the players total attention. Together they will have to search for hints, puzzles, clues, tools, and hidden leads that when used will direct the players through locks and doors between the team and its objective. That sense of accomplishment is more than a nice feeling; having that shared memory creates evidence for teamwork in the minds of its players that lasts past the game and into future challenges in and out of the workplace.


New players might wonder what they could bring to a game of logic, speed, and intuition. Believe it or not a good escape room team can be made up of anyone. All kinds are useful to a successful puzzle solving team from the slow and steady calculating types to the fast and imaginative persons who bounce from one idea to the next, and even the calm and patient types whose awareness can find the obscured bits. It is impossible without getting insider information to know what will be coming to challenge the players once the game starts, so everyone is on an even playing field.


The rave reviewed Fox in a Box - Chicago has over two years experience running and the highest quality in the city’s growing escape game scene as well as the high spots on review sites like Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Google. Fox in a Box has an atmosphere of hospitality. When you book a game you will come up with aliases, work with our gamemasters, and take home some personalized mementos all while your phones are safely charging, according to Vincent Rubino, Fox in a Box - Chicago’s owner.  - “Our games are challenging and designed to be so. Obviously not every group makes it out in time, but we don't keep track of times or success rates. The only true objective is to enjoy the experience and it is our mission to make that happen.”


“Our games and gamemasters are the perfect risk-free crucible to put your collaborative and problem solving abilities as a group to the test.”  Rooms at Fox in a Box are typically reserved for one party, but for larger groups more than one game can be booked at the same time slot. All players for all games at that time will be oriented to the rules at the same time so you should meet up in the lobby afterward. If not sure about which rooms should have which players you can make up your minds when you visit, or be sorted randomly.  But at Fox in a Box you will never be added into groups with strangers like many other escape rooms.


Please email info@foxinaboxchicago.com or call +1 312 878 7899 for more information on how to book your next team building adventure with Fox in a Box - Chicago. Visit our website (http://www.foxinaboxchicago.com) for more information about our pricing and our rooms.



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LOOKING FOR THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY PARTY?

Escape the ordinary holiday party this season!


It is (probably) scientifically provable that office parties can suck. The expected gatherings we are used to this time of year can be stressful and awkward events. Looming over all else is the expectation that everything will be quaint, quiet, and perfect. This is nonsense. The breakroom was never meant to make memories, and after hours chatting and forcing conversation with the same people in the same place, but this time in different awful holiday sweaters; everyone will be imagining excuses to take their leave from the sea of cheery grins.


Naturally we have come to expect the holiday get together, the break room party, the carefree karaoke night, or .. bowling maybe. Save yourself from the cracking facade of the predictable social occasion and give yourselves something to actually experience rather than simply endure. Breaking the ice with an escape room game to make everything else that comes afterwards easy. You can still get drunk later if you would like, but now it will be better because there will be a story to tell that doesn’t involve Karen’s niece.


Luckily we have an alternative to the office holiday party. Escape room games are the new social mixing destination booming in cities across the US. If the party stays in, or goes out somewhere with appetizers and drinks, the fact is they haven’t really left their world. These games bring a new space and story for a second chance at group dynamics. Whether it is between co-workers, plus-ones, or significant others the patterns between people can be shuffled once the game clock starts counting down. Ice broken, problem solved -- and the best part?; No alcohol required.


The Escape Room is the 21st century challenge that never fails to excite. Most activities with broad appeal to adults fail to challenge, and while there are plenty of venues that offer something to see or a space to use for a night; an escape game presents a challenge that satisfies a sense of accomplishment. An escape room is an adventure, and while the players are in no real danger, the excitement is real and leaves players feeling empowered. Unlike outdoors exploration, or sports, or going to a bar however, an escape room is appropriate for anyone young or old, no matter ability or previous knowledge.


Once the clock starts, for the next hour with phones locked away the game demands the players total attention. Together they will have to search for hints, puzzles, clues, tools, and hidden leads that when used will direct the players through locks and doors between the team and its objective. That sense of accomplishment is more than a nice feeling; having that shared memory creates evidence for teamwork in the minds of its players that lasts past the game and into future challenges in and out of the workplace.


New players might wonder what they could bring to a game of logic, speed, and intuition. Believe it or not a good escape room team can be made up of anyone. All kinds are useful to a successful puzzle solving team from the slow and steady calculating types to the fast and imaginative persons who bounce from one idea to the next, and even the calm and patient types whose awareness can find the obscured bits. It is impossible without getting insider information to know what will be coming to challenge the players once the game starts, so everyone is on an even playing field.


The rave reviewed Fox in a Box - Chicago has over two years experience running and the highest quality in the city’s growing escape game scene as well as the high spots on review sites like Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Google. Fox in a Box has an atmosphere of hospitality. When you book a game you will come up with aliases, work with our gamemasters, and take home some personalized mementos all while your phones are safely charging, according to Vincent Rubino, Fox in a Box - Chicago’s owner.  - “Our games are challenging and designed to be so. Obviously not every group makes it out in time, but we don't keep track of times or success rates. The only true objective is to enjoy the experience and it is our mission to make that happen.”


“Our games and gamemasters are the perfect risk-free crucible to put your collaborative and problem solving abilities as a group to the test.”  Rooms at Fox in a Box are typically reserved for one party, but for larger groups more than one game can be booked at the same time slot. All players for all games at that time will be oriented to the rules at the same time so you should meet up in the lobby afterward. If not sure about which rooms should have which players you can make up your minds when you visit, or be sorted randomly.  But at Fox in a Box you will never be added into groups with strangers like many other escape rooms.


Please email info@foxinaboxchicago.com or call +1 312 878 7899 for more information on how to book your next team building adventure with Fox in a Box - Chicago. Visit our website (http://www.foxinaboxchicago.com) for more information about our pricing and our rooms.



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