Riddle Room

The Original Minneapolis Escape Room

Sadly, Riddle Room has closed permanently.

Thank you for your support!

Emblem of 2017 Room Escape Artist Golden Lock-In AwardRoom Escape Artist
2017 Golden Lock In Winner
Utopia was a deeply satisfying escape room.”


“We have been to a lot of escape rooms in Minneapolis and this is one of the best.”

Kaitlin U.  

“We absolutely LOVED it. I’ve been back twice more and loved every single time. Go to the Riddle Room!”

Sheriff Roy icon; a bandolier and sheriff's badge within a solid circle next to the words "Riddle Room" and the game title

That darn sheriff has sent his deputies to arrest you! Problem is, they won’t tell you what you’ve done. All you know is that you’re pretty sure the proof of your innocence is somewhere in Sheriff Roy’s office. If only you can find it before his deputies return…

Utopia circle icon; a futuristic tower within a solid circle next to the words "Riddle Room" and the game title

Your presence is requested by the Ministry of Public Harmony for a gentle calibration scan and adjustment. The procedure is quick and harmless, and we’ll return you to your scheduled tasks in just one hour. 

Pretender circle icon; a scepter within a solid circle next to the words "Riddle Room" and the game title

The Prince’s evil brother has captured the throne through deceit! You and your ragtag team of medieval mercenaries have been hired to sneak into the castle and recover the proof that the Prince is the rightful heir to the kingdom.

Bunker circle icon; a mushroom cloud within a solid circle

You and your team find yourselves the last people standing between the world and nuclear annihilation. You must solve the codes and stop the launch before all of humanity is reduced to nothing more than smoking ruins and radioactive goo.

An escape room for everyone.

Spend an hour discovering clues, deciphering hints, and solving puzzles with your friends in Minneapolis. Our escape rooms range from beginner to advanced with plenty in between. Check each game’s page for a quick rundown of what you can expect, or give us a call at 612-787-2462 and we can help you decide. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Our escape rooms are designed with adults in mind, but the content of the games is family friendly. We recommend a minimum age of 10. All children ages 15 and younger are required to be joined in the game by adults they know. All children under 18 require the signature of a parent or guardian.

You can read more about age guidelines on our tips page.

There are two parking ramps within walking distance along University Avenue. There is also limited street parking in our neighborhood.

Yes! Metro Transit’s 10 and 17 stop directly in front of our facility. The 2, 4, 6, 61, and 825 also come within a few easily walked blocks.

Yes! There are bike posts on our block.

We ask that everyone in your group arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of your game. If you arrive after the scheduled start time, you may not be given the full 60 minutes to complete the game. If you arrive 15 minutes or more after the scheduled start time of your game, you will be turned away without a refund. We have lots of fun activities in our lobby for your group to keep themselves entertained if there is a wait between when they arrive and when the game starts.

There are nearly 30 restaurants within a short walk of our facility. Please call us at (612) 787-2462 for a recommendation.

Yes, and they vary from room to room. Rooms are usually best with between four and six players to be playable, and usually max out at eight. Find minimum and maximum capacity for each room on each game’s ticketing page.

Yes! All players are on one team. Does this sound like a good team building exercise for your workplace team? It probably is! Email [email protected] for more information.

We ask all participants to sign a waiver before they play the game. Unfortunately, we can’t make any exception to this rule, so if you are unwilling to sign the waiver you won’t be allowed to play. A version of our waiver for minors is available as well. You can find our waiver online here.

Games with fewer than the minimum number of participants required for the game may be cancelled with the opportunity to reschedule. If you have insufficient players in your group, we strongly encourage you to recruit more players or to pick a time slot that already has the minimum number of players.  

Yes! We sell individual tickets, so you are free to buy just one. Or two. Or seven! However many you want, up to the maximum capacity for that game. However, if you only buy some of the tickets for a game, it is possible that others will buy tickets for the same timeslot.

If you’d like to reserve the whole room exclusively for your group, you will need to buy all the tickets for the timeslot.

The only danger is a bruised ego.

Not at all. We are not a haunted house; we are more interested in challenging your mind, not your sense of safety.

The bathroom is accessible during the entire game. You won’t be penalized for needing to do what you need to do, but we won’t stop the clock.

While we do recommend you prepare for being in the room for the full hour before you sign up (that’s the whole point of the game), if you decide you must leave for any reason you can exit the game by simply walking out. None of our challenges lock you in. You will not be guaranteed readmission and you will not be given a refund.

We offer a full refund for cancellations made 48 hours before the booking time.

Operating Hours

Open seven days a week. See ticketing calendar for specific times. Custom times available by appointment.

Contact Us

Riddle Room
509 Central Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Get Directions

(612) 787-2462

[email protected]