Palace Games escape rooms and puzzle hunts are fun and unique team building experiences located inside San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. All of our games are designed with teamwork in mind. In order to be successful, your team must be engaged and work together – the challenges cannot be completed alone! You’ll have to be positive, trust each other, and, perhaps most importantly, LISTEN!
When playing The Great Houdini Escape Room, The Roosevelt Escape Room, or The Edison Escape Room a group of colleagues must work together in order to solve the mysteries of the room and discover the secret way out. It’s challenging – but a lot of fun.
Through these experiences, your team will discover where they performing well and where they have opportunities to improve together. Your team will be challenged in the areas of: communication, delegation, creative thinking, focus, problem solving, collaboration, attention to detail, resilience and much more.
This was an excellent outing for our team. It helped us bond together much more as well as showed us flaws in our communication. On top of it, it was FUN; A LOT OF FUN… – Azzouni on TripAdvisor
I had the opportunity to bring my staff for a holiday get away and we had a fantastic time! There were quiet a few skeptics before we started and once we were done, everyone loved it!! I highly recommend it for a smaller or large group! It was a blast!! – Ron M on Yelp
ESCAPE THE PALACE
Escape the Palace is puzzle hunt game designed for large groups of 30 or more players available inside the Palace of Fine Arts.
Your group will be split into smaller teams of 5 to 7 players that will solve various puzzles to try to escape first. This is a great team building activity that comes with a healthy dose of competition. You will feel challenged, but have a lot of fun working through the game!
Escape the Palace can be set up as a stand alone game or as part of a larger event at the Palace of Fine Arts. This game is subject to the availability of the venue and is booked by request. For more information click here.
Complete your offsite by booking the brand new Game Room at Palace Games! The Game Room is a unique event space filled with board games that can accommodate up to 20 guests seated and up to 25 guests standing. You can book a single time slot after your game for a team debrief or lunch. Additional time slots can be booked for a day of meetings, workshops, meals, etc.
Visit the Game Room page to learn more!
The Great Houdini Escape Room and The Roosevelt Escape Room both have a maximum capacity of 10 players. The Edison Escape Room has a maximum capacity of 8 players. If your team is larger than the room capacity, your group will need to be split up into 2 or more teams and play separate games.
All 3 of our escape rooms can be booked for the same time slot so that 2 or 3 teams can play concurrently*, accommodating up to a total of 30 players simultaneously.** For groups larger than 30, an additional room or rooms will need to be reserved during a different time slot to accommodate your whole party. If you have questions about booking for more than 30 players, please email us to discuss your options or check out Escape the Palace!
You can reserve escape rooms by clicking any of the booking buttons on the website. For questions or scheduling assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate your needs!
*Please note that starting Summer 2018, escape room start times will be staggered on Saturdays and Sundays.
**If you book all three escape rooms during the same time slot, we will allow up 30 players between the three rooms (instead of a max of 28 players) at no additional cost.
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There are plenty of additional entertainment options in and around the Palace of Fine Arts for groups looking to extend their visit, or to entertain members of waiting participants while others are playing the room.
ClueKeeper Palace Hunt
The Palace Hunt takes groups around the beautiful lagoon at the Palace of Fine Arts and will take about an hour to play. It is played using the free ClueKeeper app available for iPhone and Android. The hunt itself costs $10 per team.
The Palace grounds are lovely for a stroll and the beach and Crissy Field are a close walk away (across the street). The House of Air (trampolines) and Planet Granite (indoor rock climbing) are in the Crissy Field area. The Palace is also adjacent to the Presidio — home to the Disney Family Museum and the Letterman lagoon and lawn. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes in the surrounding area — in the Presidio and on Chestnut Street especially — that are great for groups.
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