The hardest puzzles, the lowest success rates. Are you ready to take on some of the most challenging escape rooms in San Francisco?
I did Escape Oakland's newest room, The Spy Game, today and it was very challenging but also quite fun. It's their toughest room, with an 8-10% escape rate. (There seems to have been some misinformation on here stemming from another reviewer's description of the room difficulties based on their subjective opinion, but the website posts the % escape rates for each room.)Jennifer L.
I'd recommend The Spy Game for groups of experienced escape roomers. If your team has first-timers, you might want to consider one of their easier rooms instead. I think first-timers might feel a little frustrated by this one. It's not the flashiest room, but there are a ton of puzzles to chew on and lot of variety in types of puzzles. I think this is a great room to try if you're someone who is really in it for the puzzles and a good challenge. I'm not as into rooms that have Hollywood-movie-set-esque decorations but easy puzzles, so I'm glad I chose this one.
I was on the fence about giving them a 4 or a 5, but settled on 5 because they were patient with my team after we didn't escape the room in time. In addition to giving us like 10 minutes extra, they were nice about one of the guys who kept trying to continue to solve stuff when they were explaining the clues to us, etc.
My general feeling is that even though they are relatively new and don't have the super fancy bells and whistles of some of the larger and more established escape room companies, they seem dedicated to trying to make solid puzzles/rooms. I think they'll continue to improve their rooms and the experience overall.
I went there for my friend's birthday party. It was so fun. We played the Wrinkle of Wormhole. and get out of there in the last minutes. I played a few escape rooms in the bay area. So far this is the most challenging one. The room was dark and we have to interact in several different rooms at the same time. I love the story that a prodigy created the time machine and the last part was awesome. Unfortunately we cannot take a photo in there but it was so pretty. Base on the other reviews the other rooms are not that good but I'll definitely give a try.Wilma L.
I recommend to try the wormhole game. That game has a difficult logic in it. Players have to travel between two years to make things right. There were a lot of things to do and my testing team finished in 57:58. That was a completely different experience.Haoze L.
Did the prison break. Very nicely set up. Mechanics are incredibly creative. Coming back next week to try the others.Sydeu
Our group of 8 did the Prison Break escape room and succeeded in escaping in their hardest room. Some of us consider ourselves useless in escape rooms but we had a good time. While there were a lot of puzzles and hidden objects to solve, the game is as hard as you want to make it because a lot of clues are given even if you don't ask for them. If you want to make the game harder, probably tell the game keeper that you do not want clues given unless you ask. Overall would recommend if you are wanting to be challenged but not so much so that you feel like you have no chance of escaping. Paris was our game keeper and she was definitely keeping an eye out for us and letting us know what illegal things we were doing (like climbing...) and giving us relevant clues. Wish there was more of a celebration after the game like having signs to hold up for pictures.jasminecheng12
My boyfriend and I walked past the location in SF and we were greeted by a very friendly worker who explained everything to us! We booked the Prison Break room that same day, and it was a completely new experience. We had so much unexpected fun and would recommend this to anyone just looking for a fun thing to do!danielalemus97