The hardest puzzles, the lowest success rates. Are you ready to take on some of the most challenging escape rooms in San Francisco?
My team and I went for our holiday party and everyone had a BLAST!! We played Sorcerer's Sanctum, which was quite challenging but definitely doable for experienced escape room players like ourselves. Puzzles were great and Matt was a phenomenal game master! Can't wait to try out some of their other rooms!Mary H.
I came here as a team bonding exercise and I had an absolute blast. My group and I played the Sorcerers Sanctum game and it's was amazing. The design is incredible and, while it was quite difficult, we were able to escape! I would definitely recommend this placeDylan B.
I've played all 3 rooms at this location (4 if you count the room they discontinued) and they are all good. I was not a fan of the pirate / treasure themed room, but thankfully they replaced that with a room called Sorcerer's Sanctum, which is their best room yet. The second best room is The Penitentiary and Omega is a distant third (but still enjoyable). I would recommend the following head count for these rooms:Thomas B.
Sorcerer's Sanctum: 6-10
The Penitentiary: 4-6
Room Omega: 3-5
Sorcerer's Sanctum is the most satisfying of the rooms as the puzzles are straightforward and logical. Penitentiary has one or two puzzles that make you roll your eyes when you finally get the answer because they just aren't quite fair. Omega is a smaller room and probably better for people who are very analytical or math oriented.
Overall, you really can't go wrong here. I think this location has two of my all time favorite rooms and it even better than some of the pricier rooms in SF.
I've gone through all the rooms in the SJ location, including the new Sorcerer's Sanctum, as of today. They've all been fun. However, I think Sorcerer's Sanctum is evidence that Omescape is still out to improve upon their already excellent rooms, and I can definitely appreciate that as an enthusiast.Joshua
I played so many escape rooms in my country China. Escape rooms there was like real sites of movies. I also played some other escape rooms in the Bay Area. I realized American escape rooms are so much different than China.Junyi L.
Get back to this escape room. I came here by friend's recommendation. We tried the "A Wrinkle of Wormhole" it was really hard for us. There are so much details in the game that we have to remember and pay some attentions on it at the same time. And remember! Team work, team work, and team work! I felt I went to the gym after play this game. So tired but it was fun.
I really recommend you to play this with your close friends since you have to do something together and yelling to each other's for those clues.
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.