Search for a Superhero | Chicago

2 hour in-person event

Event short description

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Hosted by The Mystery League

Search for a Superhero is a tabletop escape game that can be played at your office or at a restaurant or conference space. Players break up into teams of 6 or so, and compete to determine which of a selection of candidates will be Earth's next superhero. It's thrilling, challenging, creative, and ultimately, very fulfilling.


$80 / person

In-person event

The host will travel to your location for this event.
See Location details below for more information.

Group size

This event supports 10 - 1000 participants.

Event duration

2 hours

Full details

How it works

Teams work together to solve puzzles and complete the story. The game is presented in stages, which allows teammates to focus on the same step at the same time. It plays like an escape room, but instead of focusing outward, teammates focus inward and work together. Your host will introduce and run the game, and spend the entire time giving hints, confirming answers, and making sure players are having a good time. Every team will play the same game, and if you'd like to offer a prize for the first team to get to the finish line, you may.

The game cultivates:

  • Teamwork. Teammates will need to learn to lean on each other’s skillsets, and give everyone a chance to share ideas.
  • Communication. Only by talking through problems and piecing ideas together will teams find success.
  • Pattern recognition. Puzzles are all about finding the hidden patterns that permeate seemingly insignificant material.

Every team will play the same game, and every team will finish. After the game, the host is available to facilitate a discussion on how the event went, and point out places where teams communicated well — and not so well.

*The client who purchases the event is responsible for supplying an office or venue.

Things you'll need

Each guest will need to supply the items below to participate fully in this event.

  • The client must provide the venue and parking details for the host
  • Paper and pencils for each of the teams

Location details

The host will travel to your location for this event. Your host will be in contact with you after booking the event to coordinate details.

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Your host The Mystery League

The Mystery League is a company of creative puzzlemakers. We stage live and remote team-building experiences. We weave story, puzzles and theater in unusual and amazing ways.