New Escape Rooms in the San Francisco Bay Area (2017)

We’re San Francisco-based escape room enthusiasts that run a regularly-updated list of our pick of the “best” escape rooms at 12 Best Escape Rooms in the San Francisco Bay Area and The 5 Best Escape Rooms in San Jose. We’re starting this regularly-curated list as a complement to our usual “best” lists.

If you know of a new game that we haven’t put on this list, give us a shout at contact us. We also recommend checking out https://escaperoomdirectory.com to look up any rooms in your area. Thanks for the folks at Bay Area Escape Room Enthusiasts and the Escape Room Slack channel for sharing new rooms.

Last Updated July 13, 2017

Opens Soon

Party in Vegas, The Asylum – ClockWise Escape Room (San Francisco)

  • Opens: August 2017
  • Theme: Post-Party, Asylum
  • Designer: Party in Vegas potentially from escaperoomfranchise.com
  • Team Size: 2-8 people
  • Strangers: Strangers MAY be added to your game
  • Cost: $32 per person
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Make a (Pre-)Booking: http://clockwiseescape.com/ (Use promo code WELCOME for 15% off any pre-bookings until August 18, 2017)

The Skeleton Key – Game the Room (Rohnert Park, Sonoma County)

  • Opens: August? 2017
  • Theme: Pirates and Victorian Time Travel
  • Team Size: 2-8 people
  • Strangers: Strangers will NOT be added to your game
  • Cost: $24 per person
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Make a Booking (when it opens): http://gametheroom.com/the-rooms/

Opened June 2017

ESC Key – Game the Room (Rohnert Park, Sonoma County)

  • Opened: June 2017
  • Theme: Psychology Test
  • Team Size: 2-10 people
  • Strangers: Strangers will NOT be added to your game
  • Cost: $24 per person
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Make a Booking: http://gametheroom.com/

The Babysitter – Reed Between the Lines (Rohnert Park, Sonoma County)

  • Opened: June 2017
  • Theme: Babysitter
  • Team Size: 4-6 people
  • Strangers: Strangers MAY be added to your game
  • Cost: $25 per person
  • Duration: ?
  • Make a Booking: https://reedbetweenthelines.com/

Opened May 2017

Sorcerer’s Sanctum – Omescape (San Jose)

Omescape’s San Jose location will open their 5th and final game.

  • Opened: May 20th, 2017
  • Theme: Magic
  • Team Size: 6-10 people
  • Strangers: Strangers will NOT be added to your game
  • Cost: $30 per person
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Make a Booking: https://omescape.us/sanjose/book/

The Puppeteer’s Workshop – Head Games (San Francisco)

This is a new San Francisco-based company opening up their first game.

  • Opened: May 17th, 2017
  • Theme: Puppeteer’s Workshop
  • Team Size: 2-6 people
  • Strangers: Strangers will NOT be added to your game.
  • Cost: $25-$35 per person depending on weekday / weekend and team size
  • Duration: 70 minutes
  • Make a Booking: https://www.headgamessf.com/

The Vault – Paradox Escape (San Jose)

Paradox Escape has opened their second game.

  • Opened: May 2017
  • Theme: Bank Heist
  • Team Size: Up to 6
  • Strangers: Strangers MAY be added to your game
  • Cost: $29 per person
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Make a Booking: http://www.paradoxescape.com/

Opened April 2017

Space Bus – EscapeSF (San Francisco)

This is the fourth escape room available from EscapeSF, although this one does NOT have a permanent location. Instead, you can book it for an event (likely a company team-building session) and have it travel to you.

More details available at http://questroomsf.com/rooms/space-bus

Opened March 2017

Remote Chance – Quadra (San Jose)

Quadra is run by the same people that administer SCRAP’s San Jose location. They are now simultaneously running their own escape room company. This is the first game by this spinoff company.

Opened February 2017

Sherlock Holmes, Pirate Adventure, Bank Heist – Limitless Escape Games (Livermore)

Limitless escape games opened three rooms at once in this new East Bay location. You can read our short writeup of their pirate game at 12 Best Escape Rooms in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Best Escape Rooms in the Bay Area

Check out our “top” lists at 12 Best Escape Rooms in the San Francisco Bay Area and The 5 Best Escape Rooms in San Jose.

2 thoughts on “New Escape Rooms in the San Francisco Bay Area (2017)

  1. Thanks for mentioning Game the Room! 😀 We’re also opening a second room, “Skeleton Key,” in the next few weeks, and it will blend Victorian time travel and pirates!

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