New Live Gaming Experience Opens in Oak Brook

Players can test their physical and mental agility with games that combine fitness with high-tech entertainment.

Activate Games, a high-tech experience that combines fitness with interactive gaming, opened its first Chicagoland location in Oak Brook this month. 

Players can choose from hundreds of combinations of games and difficulty levels that test their physical and mental agility. There’s no need to designate a scorekeeper, as electronic wristbands keep track of each player’s score and progress throughout the gaming experience. Each game lasts 1-3 minutes, which means your crew will have ample time to explore the Activate Games catalog.

From arcade-style games that require you to jump, climb and dodge lasers to complex mind puzzles that light up the walls, Activate Games is completely customizable to your family’s preferred style of game play. Work together as a team for a family bonding night, or engage in friendly parents versus kids competition. 

Ready to get your game on? Here’s how to make the most out of your family’s interactive experience at Activate Games. 

Quick details about Activate Games

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  • Cost: $24.99/person for 75-minute play time
  • Parking: Free parking available on-site

Tips for playing at Activate Games

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  • Activate Games isn’t just another video game; it’s an active experience! Make sure you wear sturdy gym shoes and clothes that will allow your body to move, jump and crawl. 
  • An online waiver must be completed for every participant. 
  • Due to the challenging nature of the games, this experience is recommended for players ages 10 and up. 
  • Games are played with groups of 2-5 people, so if you plan on bringing a large group, expect to be split up into smaller teams. 
  • Looking for a birthday party idea? Activate Games is an exciting, challenging way to play together, and private rooms are available for post-game food, drinks and birthday cake. Plus, players get to game for free on their birthday

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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Chicago Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for Chicagoland families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.

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