My husband and I have always wanted to try an escape room type experience, so when we heard that one was opening in Riverside, we were excited to try it out. We enlisted our good friends to come with us and make a night of it. You really must choose your friends wisely when you are going to be locked in a room for an hour with them.
When we arrived, Jonathan, the owner, was there to greet us. He was so kind and personable. His enthusiasm made us even more pumped for the experience. As far as customer service goes, he was a breath of fresh air. After a quick briefing on our scenario and a few tips, we were “locked” in the pirate captains quarters.
As a group we were tasked with finding clues, solving puzzles and locating the key to escape the room, all of which were pirate themed. The challenges were fun and kept you thinking. I haven’t felt that dumb and smart in an hours time since college. If you get stuck, Jonathan is in a room nearby to give you a hint or two, heading you in the direction you need to go.
Every one of us felt very accomplished when we were able to find the key and make it out of the room with no time to spare. It was an experience we will laugh about for years to come and I definitely recommend everyone try it.
Escape Games Riverside will soon be expanding to have two options for rooms. You will be able to choose from the pirate captain or the toy maker. I personally cannot wait till the next room opens so that my friends and I can return to try our skills, or lack thereof, on another escape room.
If you would like to try out the Escape Games Riverside, head to the website https://www.escapegamesriverside.com/ and use code shiningthoughtsblog for a discount when booking. Good luck and have fun!
About The Owner
Jonathan was born and raised in a little town outside of Santa Cruz California. He moved to Riverside California to finish up his education at CBU and then CSUSB. (Go Coyote’s) After receiving his degree and meeting his now wife, they decided to stay in Riverside. With access to mountains, beaches, deserts, all within an hour, they knew they would thrive here.
Both Jonathan and his wife love to visit Escape rooms wherever they go. This inspired him to open up his very own here in Riverside. With Riverside’s ever growing small business community, he knew this was going to be the perfect place to start their business.
It is people like Jonathan that help keep our city alive and we are so lucky to have him and his wife apart of our community!