Should you add us to your event portfolio?
Are you an event planner looking for the perfect team building and corporate experiences for companies in Chicago?
Look no further than Fox in a Box Escape Room!
As a 5-star rated escape room in Chicagoland, we have hosted over a hundred events and are trusted by top companies, including Fortune 500 corporations like J.P. Morgan and Pepsi.
In this blog post, we’ll go over the team building packages we currently offer, and what we can bring to the table for meeting planners who partner with us.
Why go for escape room-based team building and events?
Note: This section looks at how escape rooms, in general, can improve team dynamics and workplace productivity. If you’d prefer to get straight to our event packages, skip this section and head for the next one, with the heading “Fox in a Box's team building and corporate event packages”.
As a meeting planner and event manager, you’ve no doubt organized dozens of events featuring all kinds of popular group activities.
However, as we shall see, escape rooms offer unique benefits in terms of sharpening skills and boosting team dynamics that are crucial in the workplace.
Building bonds among team members
An escape room places players in a specially designed room and pits them against a thrilling challenge like stealing a giant diamond or stopping a nuclear weapon.
And the experience is designed to encourage participants to work with one another to make their way through the challenge.
The storyline, the room design and the special effects all pull everyone in the group to actively take part and collaborate to escape - thus pushing interactions and bonding.
Sharpening skills like time management, productivity, and creative thinking
Escape room challenges are time-limited - for example, in our adventure The Prison, the team must work together to escape a maximum-security cell within 60 minutes.
And to achieve the goal, players have to uncover clues that could be hidden behind secret panels or embedded in tricky puzzles.
This means that players have to scramble from the get-go to make the best possible use of their time…pushing them to challenge their own limits (boosting productivity), go for out-of-the-box ways to figure out clues (creative thinking), and so on.
Bringing out leadership skills
Faced by challenges and with a dramatic incentive to win (for example, if you can’t stop the nuclear weapon from launching, a world war will break out),...
Certain team members will step up to the plate and take charge, delegating tasks and leading the group.
This is a great opportunity to sift out potential leaders in the group and strengthen leadership qualities.
That’s the gist, but there are many more reasons why escape rooms are great for team building.
Fox in a Box's team building and corporate event packages
As a top team event organizer in Chicago, Fox in a Box has worked with numerous businesses - from massive corporations to small businesses - to host corporate outings and group events that are immersive, interactive and unforgettable.
As different companies have different requirements, we offer three packages ranging from only escape rooms to a full company retreat.
Our corporate event packages
Just Rooms - The basic (and go-to package) giving teams access to our escape rooms, which can handle up to 35 people per session.
Food, Drinks And Rooms - Businesses and teams looking for a side of hors d'oeuvres and beverages opt for this one, which includes appetizers and drinks (soft & hard) from local restaurants in addition to the escape rooms.
Retreats - We partner with a noted organizational psychologist who will lead your group through discussions and exercises, including multiple escape rooms.
Working with companies to create custom events
We’ve also worked with companies to set up customized events.
We've noticed that while our group events ARE meant to provide participants with a respite from the workplace,...
Incorporating certain work elements with which they're passionately attached can inspire certain teams better than our regular storylines.
So, we tailor the escape adventures to include messages or puzzles unique to the company / workgroup. Or we showcase a competitor as the enemy.
Such changes make the experience even more thrilling and enjoyable for these groups. It's similar to the reason why I got into this business, where the focus is on creating authentic shared experiences.
More on our retreats
Here's the deal: our team building retreats don't stop at just escape rooms & refreshments. They go the whole nine yards, with multiple exercises to sharpen team and work skills.
As we mentioned before, a Fox in a Box retreat includes consultations with an organizational psychologist.
The psychologist will meet with team organizers to create a program responding to the team's specific needs.
The program will include group discussions and exercises, including our escape games.
A nearby offsite location is reserved for the meetings with the psychologist.
And, of course, food and drinks will be available to cater to the group's needs.
A Fox in a Box corporate retreat is Chicago's premier option to build better-performing workplace teams.
Catering to our events and meeting planners
We are committed to nurturing our partnerships with meeting planners and event managers.
From seamless logistics to an unforgettable adventure - we will handle all the aspects to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience for the client.
How do we fit into your service as a team building event
Your aim is to create experiences that participants will find thrilling and memorable, and that can rev up team spirit, boost productivity and offer useful insight into team dynamics.
As we’ve discussed above, those are precisely the benefits that we offer to our players and clients - an event that’s not only thrilling and memorable but also a useful asset to improve the team’s performance.
By building close relationships with meeting planners, we'll be able to offer the best event options for their clients.
And these events should prove a valuable asset for teams, especially those looking for a SWOT analysis ( strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats).
Our commitment to offering the best options for your clients
We understand that every company is unique, and we will tailor our offering - whether by tweaking our existing packages or by working with them to set up a custom event.
And we complement that with flexible scheduling, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience.
Why partner with Fox in a Box for corporate events - key takeaways
As a 5-star rated escape room in Chicago, we’ve hosted over a hundred events for businesses and are trusted by top companies, including Fortune 500 corporations like J.P. Morgan and Pepsi.
Our escape rooms offer a thrilling and unforgettable experience for participants and have unique benefits for office teams, ranging from giving a boost to productivity to nudging probable leaders to step up.
We offer three exciting event packages. We are also willing to work with companies to set up custom events.
From seamless logistics like booking to a premier experience - there are multiple reasons we’d make a great addition to your portfolio of events.
Contact us for more information or to discuss a partnership.