Escape Rooms in San Francisco

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Escape Rooms in San Francisco

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  • Eileen A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide, James-Katherine was great. Helpful, (but not too much) and seemed to truly be invested in our having a good time!

    The clues are not obvious and definitely require investment of thought but the pressure as the time ticks down can make you not very thoughtful or a so servant as you want to be. There were 6 in our group and that was a lot for a small space, but very fun and would do it again for sure.
    Written May 13, 2023
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  • Heidi K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First off, this venue is in the Palace of Fine Arts, which is an incredible site and tourist destination SF. It's just gorgeous. Palace Games is in the back, a little bit hard to find, but incredible location.

    We booked the Edison Room and private game room for my daughter's birthday party. The whole experience was outstanding. The escape room itself was super interesting and challenging. While the kids were in the escape room, the parents were in the game room watching them work via CCTV. It was super entertaining and fun for us to watch them work out the clues and work together. It was an awesome bonding experience for them, and super fun. A few of my daughter's friends told me that this was the best escape room that they've done.

    The staff was truly exceptional. They were so accommodating, easy to work with and nice. AND the game room! Fantastic room: nice decorations, a sink, microwave and ice machine, plenty of table space and seating. It was very comfortable.

    The party was a smash success. We will be back to try their other rooms, and a few other parents/ families also want to come back. Thank you Palace Games for an awesome, memorable experience!
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Josh P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the King Arthur escape room and it was amazing! Our game master Nana was very helpful, and she enthusiasticly guided us through the solutions we had the most trouble with after our game was done. It's nice to beat an escape room, but it's so much more fun when someone takes the extra time to explain things. We found the puzzle to be challenging in all the right ways and managed to finish successfully. This was our third and best escape room. Can't wait to return.
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • mel260
    Murrieta, CA45 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My friends and I visited 2 escape rooms here- Wizard & Medieval. We had a great time as Wizards and enjoyed all the activities in this room. The room has a little wear and tear so some items give themselves away pretty easily but we had a great time! The Medieval room was another story. They do say it is scary and I found that to be very true. But it was more macabre (dead severed heads, creepy sound effects, and torture devices). If that's your thing- enjoy. That room was hard though- so hustle!
    Written March 10, 2020
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  • RangerR-Blue
    USA12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super fun activity. Challenging but not impossible. Unique experience with cool technologies. Really friendly staff. Went with a group from work, and would be just as (if not more) fun with group of friends. Highly recommend it.
    Written October 2, 2019
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  • Tamara M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Challenging, puzzle solving, head scratching, get closer to your city, and share fun experiences with close people. AND get your steps in for the day in an enjoyable way. We'll be talking about this for a long time. Can't wait to get some as gifts.
    Written September 2, 2023
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  • Michael T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a fun time doing our Murder Mansion escape room. The puzzles were clever and the difficulty was as promised Hard. We didn’t get to complete the room but still had fun. The esthetics of the room and the Escapology location was very nice and immersive. Gia M. was our Game Master and they were very kind and passionate. Best GM I’ve interacted with and I’ve done a bunch of escape rooms.
    Written July 31, 2023
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  • jane_nbmn
    New Brighton, MN51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My 14yo son and I had a great time escaping one of their Alcatraz rooms! We were nervous because difficulty was 9/10 but hints were great and we made I out in time!
    Written March 11, 2024
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  • LaurenWillis
    Gravesend, UK8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went in with very few expectations just looking to kill some time.
    The staff were really friendly and welcoming.
    The story was OK, the ride would work fine without it but I didn't mind watching for a couple of minutes. I assume it probably kills time when the ride is busier.
    The ride itself was really fun, a little blurry but nothing major! We both really enjoyed it and were really pleased we made the decision to go.
    Written November 15, 2019
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  • Myles N
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From the moment we walked in, this experience was breathtaking! Me and my wife (40ish) and our 2 kids (ages 6 and 12) had a fabulous afternoon and we were so glad we went. The level of artistry and design in each component really stood out: just taking in all the decorations and set pieces was astonishing. And then the games were creative, novel, exciting new spins on mini-golf (in a couple instances, traditional putt putt challenges). So engaging! We loved CANDE and all the ways the tech smoothly interacted with our game. We were really impressed and we're so glad we went. Highly recommend for families, friend outing, or date night. Don't miss Lollyland!
    Written May 8, 2024
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  • jmsmas
    Illinois314 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This game room was fun! It was a fun twist to start with our team split up. The game controller was very nice and very helpful. It was pretty hard to see the end puzzle due to the red light.
    Written November 12, 2018
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  • Lharper82
    Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to visit SF and discovered this content playground similar to ice cream museum but all about music. Also they used local artists and great merchandise in their gift shop
    Written June 1, 2021
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  • Amanda S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a great time! And loved the competitive nature. Our family laughed a lot and our teens loved being the winners. We did the Carnival version and Enjoyed the graphics. Only wish it would have lasted longer!
    Written March 31, 2024
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