River City Escape Room
River City Escape Room
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12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
12:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:45 PM
Sunday
12:15 PM - 7:45 PM
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Located in Richmond, VA, River City Escape Room is Richmond’s ultimate interactive escape experience. A team of 2-10 players will use their intellect and wit to decipher clues and puzzles in order to escape the room within sixty minutes. Do YOU have the skills to escape? Book a room for your next party, night out with family and friends, or your next company team building event.
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  • SueVanB2015
    Hampton, Virginia130 contributions
    Family Reunion Fun!
    What a fun way for a family to spend an afternoon! Rachel was quick to return all my calls during the planning process and she was more than accommodating for our large family reunion group of 19, as she opened all 3 rooms for us at the same time, and adjusted our levels so we were competing against each other. In addition, she quickly and efficiently let us all pay individually. Everyone had positive comments about the room they chose to do. Our participants varied in age from 12 to 85 and all had a great time. Highly recommend for fun family reunion bonding.
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2021
  • Valerie C
    1 contribution
    Thoughtful and Fun!
    We had a lovely team building experience at River City Escape Rooms! The staff was welcoming and funny, and so kind to us throughout our time there. We had a great time playing their Alice and Manhattan games. Both sets were well-built and thematic, and the puzzles were thoughtfully crafted and very thought-provoking. My favorite part was playing the role of the Queen of Hearts, a lifelong dream for me!
    Written May 27, 2021
  • Beaker18
    Virginia Beach, Virginia183 contributions
    Manhattan
    I’ll open with they’ve done a great job adapting to the COVID world. Everything was clean, and events were deconflicted so we never saw other families. Manhattan was a great room. A+ in theming, immersion, and game flow. One important note: it involves some crawling and stairs, not difficult by any stretch and adds to the experience for the able-bodied but may pose issues for others. I highly recommend this room. We had a blast!
    Traveled with family
    Written August 28, 2020
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Michael J
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I love my escape rooms and have been to this location three separate times. The rooms I took part in were Innocent, Alice in Wonderland and Manhattan.

The stories seem to be loosely thought out and have varying levels of difficulty. Overall, they were on par with the other independent escape rooms I’ve visited.

I would recommend this place with caveats. Alice and Manhattan have crawling and uncomfortable spaces. They jammed things into a tight space which is ok but if you can’t crawl around - those rooms aren’t for you. Manhattan has prop issues (can’t say more without giving things away) and areas that are unnecessarily poorly lit.

Innocent was my favorite experience. It’s their most difficult. Overall it was the most complete room of the three.

Game masters vary. We had three different game masters and they weren’t really consistent. We experienced great, good and ok.

I HIGHLY recommend avoiding a busy night. My friends and I had two good experiences during weekend days and one rough one on a Friday night. The game master didn’t fully prepare the room because he was rushed (he needed to walk in mid game to bring in a prop) and we could easily hear teams in the room next to us yelling and getting clues for a separate game. It was distracting.

Overall it’s a nice place to play but could be more polished and game masters lack consistency. The stories are solid and the puzzle variety is great. Ask for clues if you need them - not all game masters are forthcoming, even if you’re doing everything right and it’s something on their end.
Written February 14, 2020
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Jenavieve H
1 contribution
May 2021 • Business
The lobby is immediately a comforting experience, we were lucky to come on a day where there was a dog present to greet us. Thorough explanations given on what to expect in the room. The rooms themselves have fun areas to crawl through and there are lots of different clues and puzzles to solve. You can tell how much work went into their escape rooms!
Written May 27, 2021
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Muke Muke
8 contributions
Jan 2020
All of the Staff that I spoke to over the phone and met in-person we sooooo sweet and hospitable. They made this experience that much more enjoyable. Thank you guys for your great spirits and please keep it up! The decor of the entire place is very clean and lovely.This was our first Escape Room and it was so much fun! We did Wonderland, Medium. We will be back River City :-)
Written January 4, 2020
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Denise L
Richmond, VA70 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I took a 13 year old young woman I mentor and we had a fantastic time. Staff was helpful and encouraging the entire time. He gave us clues whenever we needed it to ensure we had a good experience. We could also pick how hard we wanted it to be which was nice since we had never done an escape room before. I plan to be back!
Written January 18, 2020
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Susanne B
Richmond, VA5 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
Great time at River City Escape! Not as easy as we thought it was going to be :) Really had to think "out of the box" on the clues. Staff was great - friendly, fun, helpful and patient!!! For a great evening of fun and entertainment I would suggest River City Escape. And yes.....we will be back!
Written March 4, 2018
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LizFromHenrico
Henrico, VA1 contribution
Aug 2017 • Couples
The Speakeasy was our first attempt at an escape room. We were put together with 10 others, so had a full room. Only 2 of the group had tried one of these before, and I am so glad they were there! Though we did need some hints from the wonderful staff, we did escape and I have the armband to prove it! I highly recommend the experience.
Written August 13, 2017
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Misterfiggins
19 contributions
Sep 2016 • Business
This was my first ever 'escape room' experience and I may not ever be the same again! I did the Speak Easy room with two other guys and we made it to the last part but couldn't get it in time -- but an hour well spent! The decor is well thought out and executed, the puzzles were challenging and engaging, the story was awesome and each time you get closer you find out there's more to do!
I had the pleasure of meeting the engineer behind the scenes -- this is a family owned business and they really, really care about the customer experience and trying things you probably haven't seen before. I guarantee you'll have an awesome time so if you're reading reviews for it, stop now, and just go. Then go out for some drinks afterwards and tell me I'm wrong.
Thanks Sam!!
Written September 23, 2016
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Steven Z
Richmond, VA24 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
We played Speakeasy and Alice and had a great time. Our host Rachel is possibly the most excited, enthusiastic escape room operator I've ever encountered (and afterwards she gave us recommendations for places to eat around town!). The puzzles in the room were challenging but solvable; it was very satisfying to finish the rooms, and it left us with a definite sense of achievement.
Written November 6, 2019
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vthokie9293
Richmond, VA82 contributions
Aug 2019
First time for family of six (ages 10-40+); greeted immediately by personable staff and waiting area was very accommodating - small things like complimentary water and snacks make a difference. Instructions given before brief video on the experience - then to the Alice room (medium level); took us a while to get going but finally got into a rhythm - definitely need to work together as more brainpower, the better; staff very good about hints and were patient several times while we couldn't seem to grasp the exact clue - we escaped slightly beyond the 60 minute mark with a sense of accomplishment; everyone enjoyed their time here, definitely would recommend to others. Plan to return in the future.
Written August 11, 2019
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Toad Gamer
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Family
First escape room experience and it was fantastic! Went with family and did the Alice room. Will be back, thanks!
Written July 28, 2019
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River City Escape Room (Henrico) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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River City Escape Room is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:15 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Mon - Thu 12:30 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Fri - Fri 12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:30 AM - 9:45 PM