Palace Games

Palace Games, San Francisco: Hours, Address, Palace Games Reviews: 5/5

10:00 AM - 10:00 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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marciabelvin
Albany, CA9 contributions
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, CA21 contributions
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
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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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L W
South San Francisco, CA4 contributions
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!
Written 31 December 2021
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EllenCatL
Rohnert Park, CA39 contributions
Family
We did the Edison Escape Room with our adult children and their spouse/partner. What a blast. We had done 2 of their online games and several in our group had some other in person games. We escaped, but barely. Lots of puzzles to figure out and the room would change as you correctly figured out each piece. If you like escape rooms, you will truly enjoy these. We had booked a private group so only our family in the room. We had 7 with a max of 8 for this room.
Written 18 November 2021
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Alb L
Atlanta, GA172 contributions
It was a dark and stormy day, but nothing could have prepared me for the truly pleasant reality-shifting experience that was awaiting me at Palace Games!

First of all, you're at one of the most beautiful and mystical places in San Francisco, right at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The entrance makes you feel like you're entering a live movie of a mystery or action film.

Second of all, you begin to suspect everything. It is with delight and a sense of wonder that you begin to experience the world. I will not go into spoilers, but the extent of technology and construction exceeds even the imagineers of Disney World in terms of an immersive experience.

Finally, you're not quite sure when it ends. Even after you leave, you start thinking of the world in a completely different way. I can't recommend this experience enough for a great live experience coupled with a lasting sense of awesome.
Written 2 November 2021
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Ashleigh O
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My company did an escape room here and it was an excellent experience! We all enjoyed it! These games have an wonderful mix of team work, strategy and fun! They are well made and just the right level of difficulty! I can't wait to do another room!
Written 29 October 2021
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Meghan M
2 contributions
The Founder and his team are brilliant minds! They are experts in math, science, history and beyond! This is a great opportunity for your team, your friends and students! Palace Games combines the best of all content areas to created a FUN experience for all. Every time we thought we made it out, there was another surprise around the corner. You will not be disappointed!
Written 29 October 2021
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Kirk S
1 contribution
Our staff played the Edison room and it was the absolute best and most fun bonding experience. This was the most fun and innovative escape room that I have ever done. The staff became like family to us...helping our group and being incredibly witty and supportive. I would advise any family, business or birthday to try one of the palace games escape rooms!
Written 28 October 2021
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Jennifer F
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Friends
Great escape room! The Edison Room is the best I've ever been to! The production quality is insane and the types of different puzzles was really impressive.
Written 13 September 2021
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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