About Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms are a fun, interactive entertainment concept located in the heart of the Coachella Valley.  While it looks like an ordinary room, it’s actually a real life adventure game designed for small groups of friends, families and co-workers.  Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom and “Escape the Room.”  You have 60 minutes, so be quick! Book today to see if you have what it takes to escape!


Our rooms are filled with a series of challenges you must solve within sixty minutes. The best advice? Move quickly before time runs out! You will experience a variety of challenges during the game for all players. Work together and utilize strengths to find the clues, solve the puzzles and escape before time runs out!

Team Building

Our games are designed for intense cooperation and teamwork. So if you're looking for a way to create unity within the organization, we are the place! Employee parties, staff meetings and corporate events. Click here for Gift Certificates!

Special Events

If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate a special occasion or birthday, Escape Games at The River is the perfect place! If you're tired of the same old parties everyone throws, stand out from the crowd and give them something to remember! We are located at The River shopping center in the heart of Rancho Mirage. The River is know throughout the valley for its seven wonderful restaurants. The Cheesecake Factory, Yardhouse, Flemings, Babe’s BBQ, P.F. Changs, Aqua California Bistro, and Dringk Restaurants. The River also has Forever 21, Century Theaters, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and numerous other shops to wander through before or after your escape! Book your party now and create an unforgettable experience! Please call for special pricing.

Fun For All

Escape Games are for people of all ages and skill sets. You do not need to have any special knowledge to solve the puzzles. Just be creative, curious and have a good time! We provide a unique live entertainment experience. Book Now to enjoy the escape game phenomenon sweeping the nation!




You have been hired by the Benetti family to find out who was responsible for the nightclub murders inside the VIP Lounge. Corrupt officers on the force have helped place key evidence back at the scene and have distracted the investigators. This gives you a one hour window to identify the killers and get out before the police return.

Difficulty: 6/10 Players 2-6

Game Type: Family Friendly Crime Scene. Players look over police reports, eyewitness accounts, search computer files, and other evidence as you eliminate suspects!


You are relatives of Walter Ballard, a prominent oil tycoon who has recently passed away. You all have come for what you believe is rightfully yours. A $20 million dollar inheritance. However, a contest has been devised, in order for you to receive the inheritance you will need to solve a series of puzzles set by Mr. Ballard. If you fail to find the inheritance within the hour, he has instructed his attorney to change the terms of the will and you will receive nothing!

Difficulty: 7/10              Players: 2-6

Game Type: A perfect game for first time players or smaller groups.


Players assume the role of a band of medieval thieves who have entered the cursed tower of Dragon's Spire in order to find a legendary mystical artifact that holds the key to the salvation of the realm. The guards have been drugged but will only be unconscious for an hour, so the players must move quickly, or all hope is lost!

Difficulty: 8/10     Players: 2-8

Game Type: An Exciting Logic Based Adventure Game with Incredible WOW factor! Communication skills are a must


The recent discovery of a pyramid, has set the world’s imagination afire. Rumors of a mysterious Pharaoh and an ancient curse have been circulating in the media. You have assembled a team of leading archaeologists to join you on your mission to reach the inner tomb and discover the identity of this forgotten Egyptian king.  
You must discover the inner tomb, identify the Pharaoh, and escape within 60 minutes, or else you too may fall victim to the Pharaoh’s curse!

Difficulty: 8.5/10          Players: 2-8

Game Type: Adventure for all ages and abilities


Baker Street Mystery challenges players to solve a murder mystery while attempting to dismantle the notorious Baker Street Five, a high-profile gang that has been terrorizing Victorian London. Can you carefully observe your surroundings, pick up on the subtlest of clues, and correctly piece together the information to identify the members of the Baker Street Five before the trail grows cold?

Difficulty: 9/10 Players: 2-8

Game Type: Logic and Reasoning. A Thinkers Game.



In the 1800's, “Safety Coffins" were invented equipped with a cord attached to a bell for communication to the outside world, should the interred be revived after burial.  A housing unit around the bell above ground would prevent it from ringing accidentally. If the bell rang, the grave digger would pump air into the coffin to allow the occupant to survive until the casket could be dug up.

You have now found yourself buried alive! You have 15 minutes to repair the cord and ring the bell, notifying the grave digger you're still alive.

Who lives?....Who Dies?

Difficulty: 7/10 Players: 1-2

Game Type: 15 Minute Game. One Person per coffin. Small Spaces. Coffin dimensions: 72x34x29

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  1. Team Wendy 25:10

  2. Gr8tful 29:12

  3. McSpiers 29:59


  5. Dream Team 32:26


1. Victors 32:40

2. Girl Gang 34:07

3. Diandra’s Dream Team 36:13

4. Team Flounce  37:30

5. Team Bluefish + CaST 37:50

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  1. Hidden Dragon’s 23:38

2. Half in the Bag 26:57

3. K6 32:44

4. Phat & Sassy  33:40

5. Blue Team 33:49 

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The Forgotten Pharaoh

  1. The Ha(h)ns 35:03

  2. Team Zetahs 35:56

    2. lmaokingtons 38:26

3. Marines of PD 38:42

4. The Milkmen 39:00 

Baker Street Mystery

1. Bees? 25:44

2. MIA&CLEA 30:20

3. Doood 31:49

4. Flounce 32:50

5. Team Nanny 33:38

All of our games are private games, which means you will not be paired up with any other players.


What is an Escape Game?

Escape games are the newest craze sweeping the nation – a fun, team-building, brain-busting experience! After entering a room, the door is closed behind you.  You will have only 60 minutes to escape! You must work together in order to find clues and solve puzzles that will lead you to your escape. Can you do it?

Are you really going to lock us in?

No! Your safety is our top priority, so we don't really lock you in. Any player can leave the room at any time if necessary. However, if you do so it will not count as a successful escape and you  will not be allowed back in. We would love to see you hang in there and finish the game!

Do I need to bring anything with me to escape?

Just your friends, family, or co-workers and a winning spirit! You will only need the clues within the rooms to escape.

What skills do we need?

Escape games are a mental workout, but teamwork is what will determine your success. Your team needs to cooperate and work together in finding logical and creative solutions.

Our rooms have different difficulty levels: They are designed for first time players to the most proficient players. There is no huge jump in terms of puzzles' difficulties except that the harder escape game requires more critical thinking and quicker puzzle solving skills.

What time should my group arrive?

We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your booking. We will spend that time signing waivers, going over rules and game briefing. We do have to keep a strict schedule, so if you arrive late you may not receive the full 60 minutes in the room. Plan on the entire experience lasting 1.5 hours. 15 Minutes prior to the start of the game and 15 minutes after for a game debriefing.

Will I play with strangers?

No. All of our games are private. This means you and your group will NOT be paired up with another group

Can we Just Show Up?

Yes! But PLEASE BE AWARE  drop-ins are welcome but reservations will be honored first. We highly recommend that you book through our booking page to see our available game times. You can also make reservations by calling us at 760-668-9041

What if I have less than 4 players?

Games are designed for 4-6 players for the optimal experience. If you want to take the challenge with less than 4 players, you may still reserve the room.

Is there an age limit?

Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. All players under 18 will need a parent/guardian’s signature on the safety waiver in order to play. Please click here to download waiver.

What happens if we don't solve anything?

We designed our games in such a way that the puzzles are coherent with the story lines and there are no random puzzles. Try to correlate information you have and think outside the box. Each room will have a game master that will give you clues if you are stuck. After all, the most important thing is to have fun! Remember, it's not only about trying to escape, it's about the full escaping experience!

Is there a limit to the number Of players?

There is a minimum of  2 players but a maximum of 6-8 players (depending on the game room). 

Are the tickets refundable?

Sorry, but all sales are final.

Can I take pictures or videos in the room?

Sorry, no selfies in the escape rooms. We will take group pictures for you and your party in our lobby for you to share.

Safety Regulations

Players who are pregnant, elderly or have any underlying heart and breathing problems are suggested to join with extra precaution.

Players are recommended not to wear any form of clothing, shoes or accessories that will hinder movement and result in accidental injury.


We reserve the right to refuse admittance to people appearing visibly intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. In this scenario, you will receive no refund or rescheduling. We take the safety of our staff and other guests very seriously.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

Pricing & Hours:

In addition to our online booking system, we can take reservations over the phone as well.

Please contact us if you have special request about the time or game.


C.S.I. Mob Hit - $32 per person

The Inheritance - $32 per person

The Secret of Dragon's Spire - $35 person

The Forgotten Pharaoh - $32 per person

Baker Street Mystery - $32 per person

Games are designed for 2-8 players with the exception of The Inheritance & C.S.I. Mob Hit which are 2-6 players. If you have more than 8 please contact us at 760-668-9041



Monday - 1:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Tuesday  - 1:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M

Wednesday - 1:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

 Thursday - 1:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Friday - 1:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.

   Saturday - 12:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.

Sunday - 12:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

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Contact Us

We are located on the 2nd floor of the River in Rancho Mirage. Take the elevator on the northeast corner (near DRINGK restaurant). We are located directly above the Verizon store.

71800 Hwy 111, Suite A-210
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270