The Great Houdini Escape Room is the world’s first “escape room” – built 100 years ago by the escape master himself, Harry Houdini. It was designed as a challenge to 8 brilliant innovators, to see if they could escape his contraption filled room within 80 minutes.* These innovators — Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Charlie Chaplin, John Philip Sousa, William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Helen Keller, and Luther Burbank — all participated in San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. The room is now open to the general public and available by reservation only.
The Great Houdini Escape Room incorporates the history of the building – The Palace of Fine Arts – and many of Houdini’s ideas and contraptions. It also ties in unique games and puzzles associated with each of the 8 innovators mentioned above.
The Houdini Room challenges the smartest of players. Consequently, most groups that play The Great Houdini Escape Room will not escape in time. Those that do escape will get to boast of their escape time and be forever memorialized on the Palace Games leaderboard!
Great for: company team building, parties, or just a great time with friends.
The Great Houdini Escape Room
Group Size: Maximum 10 players (we recommend 8)
Duration: 80 minutes to win. Block out 2 hours for whole experience.
Experience Required: None.
Minimum Group Age: 14 (adult supervision required for players under 18)
Physical Activity: Very mild (Special accommodations can be made as needed.)
Questions or concerns about whether this experience is right for you?
Please give us a call at 415-997-8522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need a space for food, meetings, or a small celebration after your game? Check out our new event space: The Game Room.
* This first couple of lines may not be exactly true — but let’s pretend it is! The rest IS true.
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