For Immediate Release
June 11, 2019
Media Contact:
Jonathan Biag

Forest Park, IL – Escape Factor, Forest Park’s exciting team building and puzzle room adventure, was honored to be included into the country's Top 10 Favorite Venues by Escape Authority. Culled from thousands of escape room locations in the United States, Escape Authority's Reader's Key Tournament invited 47 entrants, all of which received a 5 key/star rating in 2018. Through 3 rounds, companies were eliminated based on player votes, culminating in a Top 10 Finals round, in which Escape Factor was named the sixth favorite venue in the country.

"After 3 years of delivering high quality escape rooms, we're thrilled to have been recognized by our industry," beamed co-owner Jonathan Biag. "We take pride in the quality of our puzzles and our sets. Customers have often picked our small location as one of the best rooms in the Chicago-land area, so we're proud to be ranked nationally as well, especially when compared to million dollar multi-city companies."

Since opening in mid 2016, Escape Factor has expanded from a one experience facility to their current inventory consisting of three 60-minute escape rooms and one 30-minute introductory room. "Our creative process is fairly intense," explained co-owner Dexter Cura. "Everything at Escape Factor is developed solely by the two of us. Not only do we ensure that our room themes are unique, but our puzzles are unique as well. We want to provide a thought-provoking experience that challenges and excites our guests of all ages."

Escape Factor is currently developing a new 5th room, planned to be released before October, to pay homage to Forest Park's storied legacy regarding cemeteries. In response to figures that estimate Forest Park's population as 30 deceased for each live resident, the owners plan a new "spookier" theme. "'Ghost in the Graveyard' will appeal to our customers who have looked for a slightly darker experience, but the puzzles we develop will cater to our customers who have come to enjoy the mysteries we've created," said Biag.

Escape Factor, located at 7228 Madison Street, is open daily throughout the summer months. Admissions for each time slot book quickly, so advance reservations are highly encouraged at or via phone at 708-943-7227.