Palace Games
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Palace Games is a unique San Francisco based company offering escape room experiences inside the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts. Our exciting games pay homage to the fascinating history of the Palace of Fine Arts. These escape rooms are ONLY available in San Francisco! Come experience The Great Houdini Escape Room, The Roosevelt Escape Room, The Edison Escape Room, and our newest addition, The Attraction. These escape rooms are only available as private reservations and can accommodate groups of 4-8 players per room, or up to 32 per time slot.
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Neighborhood: Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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  • Valerie W
    1 contribution
    Can't wait to escape again!!!
    Highly recommended! If you're looking for an easy way out, this ain't it! The puzzles are so much fun, and are challenging so you have to work together! If you're stuck, hints are provided to you! The space is great for large groups, our group was split into 3 and we each did one of the escape rooms. There was Houdini, Edison, and Roosevelt. The story you're told explains why you're in this room, and has piqued my interest in learning more about the events surrounding the great war.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled on business
    Written October 11, 2022
  • L W
    South San Francisco, California4 contributions
    Loads of fun!
    The Houdini Room at Palace Games was loads of fun and kept my group entertained with puzzles, challenges and a few surprises. Our group ranged from 13 to 50 years old and there was something for everyone. Loved how a few things forced us to work as a team. The room and puzzles were high-quality and well-thought through. Our group has done a few escape rooms, so had some experience. It might be more complicated and confusing to someone who has never done an escape room, but you can quickly pick it up. The cost is on the pricey side, but well worth it. Our room master (not sure that's what you would call her) was attentive and friendly. Would definitely go back for the other rooms. Highly recommend!
    Visited December 2021
    Written December 30, 2021
  • karyn
    San Francisco, California1 contribution
    Great fun!
    We had such a great time doing the Houdini room!! The puzzles were intense and quite unique compared to other rooms we’ve done elsewhere & the whole layout was engaging and interactive! It really was difficult, and a bit overwhelming at first especially for anyone new to escape rooms. We had a small group of four which made it more challenging. I definitely recommend having at least 6 people (8 if you can), but even our little group had a blast and solved a decent amount of the room on our own. Amy our game host was wonderful, and provided excellent clues and help when needed. She was so patient and even stayed a little later to let us finish…she said the Houdini room is by far the most difficult and the Edison room is a bit more beginner friendly so we will definitely be back to try out the other rooms!!!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 5, 2023
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Vahan Bournazian
Yerevan, Armenia4 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Two hours plus of concentration and fun. The Attraction was beyond amazing and beautiful in the design of the puzzles and the overarching narrative and the design and execution of each room. A unique experience. Choose wisely who you go with.
Written 29 May 2023
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Fiona R
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Y’all- so well done, such clean, precision and amazing production, quality… And just such a unique fun room 10 out of 10 would recommend
Written 11 April 2023
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karyn
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Family
We had such a great time doing the Houdini room!! The puzzles were intense and quite unique compared to other rooms we’ve done elsewhere & the whole layout was engaging and interactive! It really was difficult, and a bit overwhelming at first especially for anyone new to escape rooms. We had a small group of four which made it more challenging. I definitely recommend having at least 6 people (8 if you can), but even our little group had a blast and solved a decent amount of the room on our own. Amy our game host was wonderful, and provided excellent clues and help when needed. She was so patient and even stayed a little later to let us finish…she said the Houdini room is by far the most difficult and the Edison room is a bit more beginner friendly so we will definitely be back to try out the other rooms!!!
Written 5 March 2023
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boymomdfw
Dallas, TX1,777 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
We had a fun time doing The Attraction. There was a lot of puzzles to complete! Lots of fun! We've done all the rooms here. I'd say the best is Edison!!
Written 12 February 2023
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arkinus
San Francisco, CA11 contributions
Oct 2022
Best escape room I've played after playing 10+ across 5+ cities. I think the Palace Escapes have the most advanced technology and mechanisms. I had a behind-the-scenes look after, and it's shocking how much of the room moves and how many Arduinos and Raspberry Pis are needed to run some of the newer rooms. Truly a passion project.
Written 19 October 2022
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Valerie W
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Business
Highly recommended! If you're looking for an easy way out, this ain't it! The puzzles are so much fun, and are challenging so you have to work together! If you're stuck, hints are provided to you! The space is great for large groups, our group was split into 3 and we each did one of the escape rooms. There was Houdini, Edison, and Roosevelt. The story you're told explains why you're in this room, and has piqued my interest in learning more about the events surrounding the great war.
Written 11 October 2022
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Kelsey P
San Rafael, CA66 contributions
Sep 2022
I've done two of the escape rooms, Houdini and Edison. Both of them are very fun and very different from each other. There are the typical solving combinations to locks but also word puzzles, physical clues around the room, games, and physical activities. The staff are very helpful and friendly and gave us a few extra minutes when we were close to finishing the room. Cannot recommend enough!
Written 19 September 2022
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marciabelvin
Albany, CA10 contributions
Jun 2022
We've done over a dozen escape rooms, and Edison at Palace Games is the best one we've been to. It was amazing, clever, incredibly inventive and well done technically. Really well-organized and constructed so you can spend your time solving puzzles rather than trying to figure out what's going on. Really, really fun! And challenging! 100 minutes goes by very fast...
Written 11 June 2022
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CO113
San Mateo, CA24 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Exceptional experience in iconic location! This was not an easy escape room but it had a lot of interactivity and allowed for the whole family to participate in some way! Really well curated and just very intellectually stimulating!
Written 15 January 2022
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Mike B
12 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
GOAT escape room status Palace Games does it again with The Attraction The phase shift from hardware to software is category-redefining for this "Escape Journey." No one can walk into that experience and not leave with their jaw on the floor.

I loved the Edison Room, Roosevelt Room, and Houdini Room (in that order), but The Attraction stands out as the most entertaining experience yet.

Palace Games clearly put their brains to work during the pandemic and has raised the bar to the #1 best room out of over 80 I have done internationally Hats off to the creators and I give my highest recommendation to any groups of 4-8 people immersing themselves in this choose-your-pace adventure.
Written 3 January 2022
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PALACE GAMES: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Palace Games

Palace Games is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM