Palace Games develops unique games and immersive experiences designed for team building, special occasions, or fun with friends. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Palace of Fine Arts, we have created a special "escape room" on site called the Great Houdini Escape Room. Palace Games opened the Roosevelt Escape Room, the sequel to the Houdini Room, in the Spring of 2016.

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The Palace of Fine Arts is one of the most beautiful and iconic settings in San Francisco -- and the world. Built 100 years ago as part of the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition, it hosted some of the world's most esteemed people in 1915, including: Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Luther Burbank, Buffalo Bill Cody, John Philip Sousa, Hellen Keller, Charlie Chaplin, and Harry Houdini. Our games pay tribute to these great innovators.

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Palace Escape Rooms

Escape rooms are very popular game experiences in which a group of friends or colleagues have a limited time to figure out how to "escape" a room. It's like being inside a giant puzzle. Can you and your friends solve the mysteries in time?

Tickets are now on sale for the Great Houdini Escape Room and the Roosevelt Escape Room.

A Century of Innovation

We've created a special exhibit that tells some of the stories from the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. But unlike most exhibits, you will be able to PLAY this one. Visit the iHangar space in the Palace of Fine Arts and tour the "Innovators" posters for a fun puzzle hunt.

Scavenger Hunts

We've developed a number of scavenger hunts in the area using ClueKeeper, new mobile app for iOS and Android. No paper required! These are great for family and group fun as you tour the stunning Palace of Fine Arts and the nearby area.

New Puzzle Hunt Game for Large Groups!

We are excited to announce our new game, Escape the Palace – a puzzle hunt for groups of 50 or more! Click here to find out more!
Our games are fantastic for team building and special events.
Treat your team to an experience they will never forget.

A game that lasts about an hour can build bonds that last a lifetime.

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Book the Great Houdini Escape Room and the Roosevelt Escape Room.

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