The Escape Room USA - Columbus

The Escape Room USA - Columbus

The Escape Room USA - Columbus
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10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 9:30 PM
About
The Escape Room USA – Columbus offers a NEW, fun, and interactive adventure game designed for everyone. The concept: You and your team are locked in a themed room where you have 60 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles, and discover keys and combinations to escape the room before your time is up! The Escape Room USA is fun with your family, friends, and co-workers!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Caley S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Date Night Must!
    Gus was an amazing guide! We had so much fun navigating our way through Morgan’s Raid! Last time we did jail break with Charlie (who was also so fun!!) to dip our toes and loved it! We almost did another one tonight after completing Morgan’s raid!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Katie D
    Birmingham, Alabama2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time
    This was my first time at an escape room, and the experience was excellent. 6 of us did the DaVinci Room, and the puzzles were just the right amount of challenging, and there was plenty of work for all of us. I was worried about being trapped somewhere, but the space was good sized and we had nice, big windows. Gus was a great host who made sure we understood the process and stayed available if we needed anything. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an entertaining group activity.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Jacob C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun for groups on a Sunday afternoon!
    What a great experience! Loved every minute of it and Gus was a great guide. They were very thorough with the instructions as well as provided a lot of great information that really sold the story and kept us immersed in the experience. They were available with information whenever we got a little stuck without giving too much away so we still felt like we did the work. We did the Titanic one and are looking forward to trying more! Gus also gave us a great explanation of which ones to progress to next without taking on too much too soon. Also, I highly recommend that if you’ve never done an escape room before to start with one of the beginner ones even if you think it will be too easy. It will definitely help build your confidence!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 29, 2023
  • GoPlaces09597731670
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome date night
    Our adventure guide Camber made sure we had an awesome experience!! Loved having the multiple room experience- and definitely the best one we’ve done so far! (We ended up staying and doing a second room the same night!)
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 8, 2023
  • Jeff S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy to park, easy to find, fun time.
    We were immediately greeted, our reservation quickly found, offered a drink in the waiting area. Had some friendly conversations. At the time of our reservation, we were promptly led to our Escape Room. We were given the correct amount of instruction- not too much, not too little. We then had an amazingly fun time figuring out all the clues. We were able to escape with 4:00 left before the “Titanic went under water!”
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Brian F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience for a group of friends!
    “Night at the Castle” had both the right amount of challenge and interesting puzzles. We were challenged but not frustrated and the solutions to the puzzles made sense. Kami was a great host and we would request her by name if (when) we come back! If we had more time we would probably grab a drink beforehand. The themed drinks looked fun!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Lorenzo M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kelsey Is Quite Neat
    Once upon a time I was a young, wee lad. I often yearned to become the man I was born to be. I lacked the confidence, drive, and courage to move forward. Then I met Kelsey, did this escape room and am finally ready. Im ready to start my journey towards success, and its all because of the confidence I gained today
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written October 10, 2023
  • Mike B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jessica’s Titanic Escape Room
    This escape room business is extremely fun! Our guide, Jessica, gave us a few hints here and there but not too many! We escaped with only a minute and 13 seconds left, it was both suspenseful and exhilarating! I would highly recommend, one of the more entertaining things to do in Columbus. And Jessica was great!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 19, 2023
  • Andre S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family Game Night
    Such an amazing time with the fiancé and our daughter, the way it motivated us to work together just felt like family therapy mixed with game night. We will definitely be going back! Warden Kami (host) definitely put the Excitement in Escape! Sorry we broke out of jail but hopefully this review helps, gotta go now!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 21, 2023
  • Ryan C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s was an amazing fun experience. And great way to bond with friends and coworkers!
    The Escape Room USA - Columbus is fine and unique experience!! My co-workers and I booked the DA Vinci Heist and it was a great bonding experience!! Maddy #Maddog did a great job hosting and being interactive with our team. Don’t be afraid to dance for a clue if you need help! Thank you for a great time Maddy!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written December 11, 2023
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Julie C
Marion, OH8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My husband and I (41 and 37 years) went here for our birthday celebration. Our first experience with an escape room. The location was a bit tricky to find as it is upstairs and the blue door on the front of the building is difficult to see and the sign is hanging on the corner of the building, not above the door. The area was vandalized by rioting recently and a lot of shops have boarded windows which was distracting too. We found parking on the street out front. Door is by pizza shop.
There were a lot of people there on Sunday 4:40pm. Several games to choose from at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. We tried the intermediate and only used 2 of our 3 clues and was barely able to get out with only 2:55 min remaining. Stephanie, our room assistant did an excellent job about informing us how to play and giving us some helpful tips along the way- friendly and professional. (We were uncertain if tipping her was customary and since there was only 2 of us the private room charge was higher than usual- thanks covid.) Well worth the money. Totally fun and will go again! They have 6 games to choose from.
Written August 11, 2020
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Janese B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We had so much fun. The intro one wasn’t as hard as some I’ve been to. Edgar was an amazing help! Even though we didn’t get out he was so nice and even practiced social distancing making us feel so safe during this time!
Written October 22, 2020
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Daniel D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We investigated the death of Ludvig II, the Mad King of Bavaria, in "A Night at the Castle". It blew away my escape room expectations with the creativity of it's puzzles and the awesomely involved layout of the space. Nichole's service was also amazing, with her pre-investigation rules review and corrections regarding things that were not parts of puzzles. We are already making plans to attempt one of the harder rooms for later this year.
Written February 15, 2020
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Concerned
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Our room host was passive aggressive and degrading towards women. The room was in shambles as well, and we were left to struggle with locks and equipment that was malfunctioning. Really poor experience, and we tend to enjoy escape rooms.
Written August 14, 2021
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Melinda Alexander
Columbus, OH2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
We escaped from the sinking Titanic! It was so much fun and we had a great time. Kai was our guide and she was amazing as well. She gave us clues when we asked and provided us with guidance when we needed it. It was perfect for us as beginners. We will be back for sure to try other rooms!
Written November 28, 2020
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Renée B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was my fourth or fifth time trying an escape room, first time at this location. It's definitely one of the better escape rooms I've done! My group did Contagion. Really well organized, appropriately challenging and fun clues! Amanda was a great guide and our group (six adults, coworkers) had a great time, even thought we didn't manage to escape in time. I also really love that the lounge is available to hang out before or after. We didn't have time to take advantage of it but I think that's a great feature.
Written February 10, 2020
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Ryn B
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
Our party of three went twice. The first time we had such a good time despite not escaping we decided to go again. The first time our guide, Amanda was wonderful, giving enough hints to help and generally being welcoming and fun.

The second time however, our guide Gabby was very inattentive. On multiple occasions we asked for help and waited several minutes for any response. When the guide finally responded she gave hints for concepts we had already figured out (out-loud where she should’ve heard us). Worse, we spent over a third of our time in the pipe room unable to get the pieces to match. We asked repeatedly for guidance for this puzzle and no help was given except when a different guide cut in, at the last minute, and even then it didn’t work.

Overall, I think that your experience here is heavily dependent on the guide you get. For the introductory puzzles you both need a lot of people as the skills required are varied and oddly specific (brush up on your grade school math for Jail Break) and yet even with only three people the tiny rooms were crowded. This was heightened by the fact in both the escape rooms we did, only one puzzle could be solved at a time meaning the teammates not trying to solve the puzzle were often left with nothing to do and bored.

I think the frustrations mentioned could be resolved by simply having hints hidden around the rooms: a dinky dollar store calculator hidden somewhere, a schematic of the types of pipes or even just less random pipe pieces to choose from. These things were very limiting and if your party spends the entire time hung up over these factors it takes you out of the moment. While I imagine the guide and three free clues are supposed to replace hidden hints, if the guide doesn’t do their job it is impossible for the players to overcome gaps in their knowledge and succeed (because the one after the other nature of the clues). It lead to everyone in our party feeling defeated and moderately upset which ruined the tone of our day.
Written April 12, 2021
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Allison W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
My girlfriends and I went to the TERC and this was the first time any of us had done an escape room and I am SO glad we decided to come! We did the Castle adventure and it was so fun!! We had to climb up and down ladders, open false walls, solve riddles. What a blast!! Nicole (I’m 99% sure that was her name. Blonde with dark rimmed glasses) was our adventure hostess and was super chill. She was great to interact with and took the time to answer all our questions and was extremely patient with us ! 100% will do again! Can’t wait!
Written March 1, 2020
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Sebastian
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
We had all of our family together for this escape room. Very challenging, but tons of fun. The room was much bigger than expected too, which made it even more tough and entertaining. Taylor was a great guide and we definitely plan on coming back.
Written October 23, 2021
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Mindy
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Extremely overpriced. The room felt very cheaply decorated and the puzzles didn’t seem like they had much thought to them. Nothing felt planned out or leading up to the next clue. The staff member working our room was friendly but just overall not fun.
Written October 26, 2021
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