Riddles Escape Rooms
Riddles Escape Rooms
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Escape GamesGame & Entertainment Centers
11:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:45 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:45 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:45 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
11:45 AM - 9:30 PM
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April 2023: Tavos7 Spaceship Escape (high-tech, fully immersive, walk-around escape - not a VR game) 3 to 6 players May 2023: InterActionGAME LAB game is now open! Fast-paced family game, perfect for ALL ages 6 and up. Moms, Dad, Grandparents and Great-grandparents. Yes, we've had 4 generations playing this game together! Groups with 3 to 14 players. (not a VR game) Ages 5 and under are no-charge. Small lounge area for non-players to join the fun at no charge. Few Details: 60-minutes with 7 games of choice. Play them repeatedly or move to the next game during your session. Find your favorite! Groups of 2, 3, or more may play all games with the exception of The Heist or Monkey Genius. Requires 4 players minimum: The Heist (an escape game approx. 40 minutes in duration) or Monkey Genius (15 to 20 minutes in duration) 6 to 8 players at once as other players rotate in and out depending upon the game chosen.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Kayla C
    3 contributions
    I’m hooked!
    This was my second visit in a week because I loved it so much the first time I had to come back! First visit was with three friends for our combined birthday outing and we did the marooned on an island room on the difficult level. It was challenging enough that the employee (I believe their name was Jay) had to give us quite a few nudges in the right direction. Tonight’s visit was just my husband and I. We did the mystery mansion on the moderate level and it felt even more challenging! My only negative is now I’m addicted and my bank account can’t handle it😂 I love that this is the only escape room I have found in this area that is private groups. Definitely check them out!
    YAY! You are welcome .....for your new addiction. We felt the same way the first time we did an escape room 7 years ago Mystery Mansion is a more difficult game, by the way. Grande Strand Hotel is equally as difficult. We are retiring Myrtletown Wagon Trail in a month or so to make room for another new game.....that game is a hoot. Come play it if you have time before we close it! Thanks so much, Penny
    Written February 27, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 26, 2023
  • Staci
    2 contributions
    We've come again and again.
    We've now done all of the rooms at Riddles. We even test ran the new space room today. There is a great range of puzzles in each from easy to difficult, which makes it easy for all ages to help out. We can't wait for the new experiences that are to come.
    Thank you for being so supportive of our Family Business. Derek, our son-in-law was excited to host the new Lunar Orbit Escape for you. Isn't that game something? We have a new game coming ....InterAction..and it's not an escape game. It's stepping into a video game with body actions to move about the board. Very fun! Hope to see you soon! Penny
    Written March 5, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 3, 2023
  • Constance J
    2 contributions
    Well worth it!!!
    My husband and I are locals and decided we wanted to try something new this date night… Riddles escape room did not disappoint! This was our first time doing an escape room and we could not have asked for a better guide than Jay. She was excellent. We had so much fun we are already planning our next visit with family!!
    YAY! We love date nights and we love locals! Our Family is so thankful you took the time to come visit Riddles. We'll leave the light on for ya! Much appreciation, Penny
    Written March 5, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 4, 2023
  • Rachel W
    2 contributions
    Fantastic Fun for the Whole Family, 10/10 Will Return
    My friends and I have been to Riddles twice now, and both times have been an immersive and fantastic experience from start to finish. The staff are very friendly and balance being helpful and maintaining immersion very well. The puzzles are challenging and the production value + attention to detail never fail to impress. My “team” was myself and 3 of my friends, and we’re all seniors in college, and we still got stumped on the puzzles from time to time, so teens/young adults, if you’re looking for some genuine fun w/o having to drink or if it’s a rainy day and you’rd looking for something indoors, I highly suggest Riddles. We’ve done Mystery Mansion as well as the Escape from the Grande Strand Hotel, and I do have to say I enjoyed the Mystery Mansion more than the Hotel, but both were still fun and more challenging than other escape rooms I’ve done in other places in the past. (Grain of salt, we’ve done two of the most difficult escape rooms at the place, not counting their new Lunar Colony Escape room) Seriously y’all, if you want to spend an afternoon of your Myrtle Beach trip doing some lighthearted bonding with your loved ones, whoever they may be, Riddles is the place to go. It’s absolutely fun for all ages and more affordable than other Escape Rooms around Myrtle, plus they always do private rooms, and don’t upcharge based on party size! Even if you don’t consider yourself an Escape Room person, still give Riddles a try, they’re absolutely worth it! Plus it’s run by a family + locals and everyone’s passion for what they do really shines through.
    YAY! We loved reading this review and can't thank you enough. You get us! And we couldn't be more blessed. Thank you for the support and kind words. Penny
    Written March 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 11, 2023
  • JessicaR
    1 contribution
    Family fun!
    Played the Island room and we had such a great time. We were a group of my mom who has never experienced an escape room and my two teenage kids and 2 friends. Fun had by all we really enjoyed it! Escaped with 10 minutes to go!
    Wow! That's a great time for that game! Thank you so very much for the support. Hope you can join us again soon for another game. Penny
    Written March 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 16, 2023
  • Susan J
    1 contribution
    Highly recommend
    The staff accommodated our last minute request and they went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. The puzzles were really challenging and the clues were helpful. We had so much fun and were able to escape with seconds to spare. This was my second event here and was even better than the first. I highly recommend Riddles Escape Room!
    Many thanks for the high marks and kind words. We love that you came back for another game. We are indeed blessed to have the best Riddles Team ever. See you soon! Penny
    Written March 26, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 24, 2023
  • Alexis M
    Clayton, North Carolina1 contribution
    Riddles Rocks
    This was our very first escape room. I booked the wrong day but the staff and owner was kind enough to squeeze us in as this place was very busy. We are so grateful for their kindness. This was a great team building activity with an adrenaline rush that the whole family can help with.We had a 6,12,15,30 and 49 year old. We all enjoyed Mystery Mansion. The rooms are very well thought out on "moderate" and the staff work to help keep you going. We loved it so much but couldn't wait until their next available time . We chose another one somewhere else and this place blew them out of the water they are very creative and thoughtfull !!! We will definitely go back every time we visit Myrtle.
    Heeey! We are so happy we could get this game hosted for your family. We are a local family and understand how exciting it can be to plan an activity and look forward to it. Please travel safely and we'll look for you next time you are at the beach. We appreciate the support. Penny
    Written April 15, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 14, 2023
  • FSUgirlGreenville
    460 contributions
    Great staff & very creative rooms
    We had such a positive experience last year on our vacation when we escaped The Grand Strand hotel, so we wanted to try another room. This time we escaped the Mystery Mansion room and it was such a fun and challenging experience, thanks in part to James! He was great at giving us nudges when we needed them. One of the things we love about this place is that you can select your level of difficulty. The owners and staff are a great group of people & we look forward to doing another escape room here in the future.
    Thank you for coming back! We do appreciate the support and kind words. We are blessed to have the best talent on the beach working with our Family to create the Riddles experiences. Thanks again, Penny
    Written April 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Megan D
    1 contribution
    Very well done escape rooms!
    Very well done rooms. We played the hotel game and came back the next day for the mansion game. Both were very well done with a variety of different puzzles and features. I preferred the hotel game. We will be back.
    Thank you so very much for your support. Hoping you can come back for another game very soon! Penny
    Written May 27, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 27, 2023
  • EL LOBO
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina3 contributions
    Take your gang to Riddles!
    Riddles was our first escape room experience and our group 100% loved it. It was so much fun and challenging! Unfortunately we came 1 clue short of escaping. But the owner came in to show us the missing clue and said he designs all the rooms himself. He definitely tests your skills and told us we did well for our first time. We plan to make Riddles a regular event for more of their rooms. The best part is booking their family package so we had the room to ourselves plus younger kids get in free. Our 4 & 5 year old kids had fun too and actually found a clue or two for us. We tried the Marooned Island Escape and everyone enjoyed the local back story and how the room was setup. The owner was very nice, thanked us for choosing Riddles and took some group pictures for us. Thanks for creating a great experience for our group.
    YAY! So glad you had fun. As a local Family, we felt it was important to design our own games. So...no canned escape games for us. That was Derek, our son-in-law, and the mastermind behind all the fun electronic surprises you experienced. If we can think it up, Derek and Scot (my husband) can build it. We appreciate the support and hope to see you again for another game soon! Penny
    Written June 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 29, 2023
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Kristina C
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Our family enjoys escape rooms often and pride ourselves on escaping each time. Not here! The SteamPunk room was quite challenging and we enjoyed every second of it! So many secrets to uncover. Game Master was incredibly helpful when we needed him to be. But alas - we did NOT escape. That actually made it fun for us. The panic and thrill was REAL. Room was very attractive and clean which may seem unimportant to some but not to us. From the moment you get there until you leave you feel like you don't know what will happen next which adds to the fun and excitement! Scot and Penny were very gracious with communication. A great family owned business and effort! Kudos to you on such a job well done ❤️
Written March 8, 2020
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OMGoodness! Kristina, we loved reading and rereading this review. Sorry you didn't escape! We created this game around real people in our lives; it holds such a special meaning for us. Thank you for allowing us to host your game and hope you'll join us again when you are at the beach. Scot and Penny Jones
Written March 8, 2020
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Jamie J
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
We did the Mansion escape room on a sisters trip. None of us had done it before and my sister gets claustrophobic. Espqire Dan was able to talk her through everything and make her feel comfortable. He was great and we had a lot of fun!!
Written November 26, 2021
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YAY! We loved reading this. I was claustrophobic too....but now, after designing escape rooms with my Family, I'm able to handle! Tell Sister I understand! Thank you for the support and yes, Dan is amazing. Thanks again, Penny
Written November 26, 2021
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Rachel W
2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
My friends and I have been to Riddles twice now, and both times have been an immersive and fantastic experience from start to finish. The staff are very friendly and balance being helpful and maintaining immersion very well. The puzzles are challenging and the production value + attention to detail never fail to impress.

My “team” was myself and 3 of my friends, and we’re all seniors in college, and we still got stumped on the puzzles from time to time, so teens/young adults, if you’re looking for some genuine fun w/o having to drink or if it’s a rainy day and you’rd looking for something indoors, I highly suggest Riddles.

We’ve done Mystery Mansion as well as the Escape from the Grande Strand Hotel, and I do have to say I enjoyed the Mystery Mansion more than the Hotel, but both were still fun and more challenging than other escape rooms I’ve done in other places in the past. (Grain of salt, we’ve done two of the most difficult escape rooms at the place, not counting their new Lunar Colony Escape room)

Seriously y’all, if you want to spend an afternoon of your Myrtle Beach trip doing some lighthearted bonding with your loved ones, whoever they may be, Riddles is the place to go. It’s absolutely fun for all ages and more affordable than other Escape Rooms around Myrtle, plus they always do private rooms, and don’t upcharge based on party size!

Even if you don’t consider yourself an Escape Room person, still give Riddles a try, they’re absolutely worth it! Plus it’s run by a family + locals and everyone’s passion for what they do really shines through.
Written March 11, 2023
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YAY! We loved reading this review and can't thank you enough. You get us! And we couldn't be more blessed. Thank you for the support and kind words. Penny
Written March 12, 2023
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Dan’Vy Le
Charleston, SC35 contributions
Apr 2020
I went with a few of my friends, it was a total of 4 of us and we booked the whole room as a private group. We underestimated how far the escape room was from our location, so we arrived about 20 minutes late but they got us right in the room, quickly explained the rules and we began the game! My team finished the room and we all enjoyed ourselves!
The staff was really friendly and helpful. After we finished they allowed us to take pictures.
The process of booking was really simple because we booked online.
The escape room was really well decorated and detailed.
I highly recommend Riddles Escape for anyone looking for a fun yet challenging game.

As always, its been a Privilege to share my experience with you.

- L
Written October 31, 2020
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This is an amazing review! Yes, we are excited you had kind things to say about us, BUT, you get it! It is a Privilege to share your thoughts and comments with the public. It is a service that we can provide to others. When I have a great experience, I share with every outlet I can in support as well. If the experience needed improvement, I share with the owners or management of the establishment to help them! So glad you had fun and we do look forward to hosting another game for you when you are at the beach. THANK YOU! Penny - The Wife, Mom, and Mother-in-law of our Family Business.
Written November 5, 2020
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EL LOBO
Myrtle Beach, SC3 contributions
May 2023
Riddles was our first escape room experience and our group 100% loved it. It was so much fun and challenging! Unfortunately we came 1 clue short of escaping. But the owner came in to show us the missing clue and said he designs all the rooms himself. He definitely tests your skills and told us we did well for our first time. We plan to make Riddles a regular event for more of their rooms. The best part is booking their family package so we had the room to ourselves plus younger kids get in free. Our 4 & 5 year old kids had fun too and actually found a clue or two for us. We tried the Marooned Island Escape and everyone enjoyed the local back story and how the room was setup. The owner was very nice, thanked us for choosing Riddles and took some group pictures for us. Thanks for creating a great experience for our group.
Written May 29, 2023
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YAY! So glad you had fun. As a local Family, we felt it was important to design our own games. So...no canned escape games for us. That was Derek, our son-in-law, and the mastermind behind all the fun electronic surprises you experienced. If we can think it up, Derek and Scot (my husband) can build it. We appreciate the support and hope to see you again for another game soon! Penny
Written June 9, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brian B
1 contribution
Apr 2022
I took my family to this escape room (Escape from the Grande Strand Hotel) based on the reviews. We had a great time overall, and Hotel Manager Dan was a wonderful host. However, the room needs to be updated. We had to ask to ask for more clues than normal (this was probably our sixth or seventh escape room, so we generally do pretty well), so we were feeling a little frustrated. After everything was done (we did make it out), we realized that that were multiple clues in the room that were useless. Upon asking Dan about this, he mentioned that the room has been in use several years and that when changes were needed during that time, the owners decided to leave the old clues around. It was disappointing to know we wasted time on these items. There was also a malfunction on one of the secret doors. I think this room could be wonderful again with a little effort and some updates.
Written April 19, 2022
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Red herrings! Oh my goodness! This game is one of our most popular and requested games as one can tell by the reviews and does not need an update in any form. In fact, it just reopened a few weeks ago after being down 3 months to install higher-tech props, new twists, decor items, and puzzles that we've built during the year worth thousands of dollars. It was tested by groups of all experience levels for a few weeks before implementation. A game theme can run years and years (or forever) without any changes if an owner so chooses and has the demographics to draw new players, such as our tourist location. A game is not replayed by the same players. They move to another theme for their next game. We love switching things up and are constantly designing new puzzles, games, and technical props. Every season, each game is shut down and overhauled with newly added props, clues, decor, and theming modifications. As professional game designers, we create intricate and complex games that may/may not include red herrings and will continue that practice. EVERY clue is well -thought out, purposely planned and tested with the beta groups *(from newbies to gamers that have played over 100 games) before finalization. During the year, we modify and add if we have a "brilliant" (ha!) idea that we believe players will enjoy. Given the technical aspects of escape games and the annual advancements in our industry, there may be a technical hiccup from time to time. Thankfully, this is not the norm. Our games are not canned, off-the-shelf purchases with a simple linear approach. They are complicated one-of-a-kind experiences; players will need clues or they will not escape. We'll help but we won't give it away! (smile) Our mission is to have FUN! All ages are welcome as players may choose their game difficulty level and modify it during the game which has been well received and complimented. The comment that we have left old clues lying around is simply untrue and we will ensure our game masters convey the concepts properly with more training. Certainly, we are disappointed that your experience wasn't mirrored positively as the other hundreds of reviews for this game and would have preferred to have heard personally from you to permit us to correct the misconceptions. As a local family, this is not a game to us! Please be well, Penny
Written April 22, 2022
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J Beck
Fort Collins, CO, United States3 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
We did the Grande Strand Hotel escape room and loved it so much we came back the next day to do the House of CARS Steampunk escape room. Both are designed very well, not too obvious, yet still continuous. Our game masters were both engaging and attentive, knowing exactly where we were in the process before offering a hint. This family business is clearly a labor of love and they take pride in building an innovative experience for their customers.
Written March 18, 2021
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We LOVED hosting your games. What a fun group. I'm sure you have fun everywhere you go but thank you for making time to have fun with us. We are so appreciative of the support for our family. Stay safe and we hope to see you again when you are in the area. Penny
Written March 19, 2021
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Rachel B
3 contributions
May 2022 • Family
What a great experience! This family owned Escape Room was a blast for us. I’ve done other chain Escape rooms in other cities in the past and this was definitely my favorite! We did three different rooms at Riddles Escape Room over the course of two days and they were all so fun and unique with lots of great features and unexpected twists and turns. They did a great job facilitating with our large family group, which included a younger kid. They were very personable and professional and we had so much fun the first day we had to go back again. Great experience and activity for any family wanting to do something memorable. Would highly recommend for those rainy days or any day! Thanks Riddles for a great time.
Written May 13, 2022
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We had to read this three times! YAY! Thank you for the support. We enjoyed meeting all of you, by the way. You probably have fun everywhere you go together. Much appreciation, Penny
Written May 13, 2022
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AmyT
Kill Devil Hills, NC43 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
During our week of vacation, my group of friends (4 total, experienced escape team), played 5 games here. Our favorites were Marooned Island and Myrtletown Wagon Trail, but we also enjoyed Grande Strand Hotel and House of CARS. We were able to experience our first VR room, Space Escape. We enjoyed it, but we each had reasons that it wasn't something we wanted to do all the time. Marooned Island was the team favorite because there were many things to do and solve (non linear), keeping us all engaged the entire time. In all rooms, the theming is some of the best we've ever seen. All the rooms are immersive and very well done. If you are looking for an escape experience for any occasion or reason, you should come to Riddles and don't bother going anywhere else at Myrtle Beach.
Written January 11, 2020
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YAY! Amy, we had a blast adopting the 4 of you this past week. Everyone has a game fav and we are so appreciative that you took time to support our family both by visiting and penning a review. We'll need to get the new Pavilion Midway open soon to stay ahead of you on new games! Travel safely and thank you again, Penny
Written January 13, 2020
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Kristen A
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
The Wagon Wheel was the second room we did at Riddles and Carver made it a great experience. We loved the story and the puzzles, and she played an excellent character and made the game even more enjoyable.
They were also super accommodating when we accidentally booked a room we had already done. Upon calling, they switched us to the Wagon adventure, with no issues.
I am sure we will be back to do the other rooms soon!
Written July 21, 2022
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So glad you had fun! Isn't this game a hoot? Carver is an excellent fake Sherrif. We wanted to ensure you were able to play a game that wasn't a repeat! Thanks for the support, Penny
Written July 21, 2022
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