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What Is An Escape Room Game?

A real-life escape room is a live puzzle solving adventure. You and your team will be “locked” in a room, and must escape before time runs out!

Work together to find clues, solve puzzles, and escape in 60 minutes! Split up to effectively use the time you have.

All games are fully private - only you and your group will play! Game Masters are there to offer hints and support.


Unique Fun Activity

Whether it's a family outing, a friendly get-together, or a team building event, our unique experience is the perfect fit!


Health and Safety Minded

We ensure that our rooms are kept clean and hygienic for every game, prioritizing the safety and comfort of our guests.

Our Games

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ESCAPE THE ALIENSDifficulty: EasyPlayers: 4-10Price: $30 per personLocation: 205 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo (or online experience available)

A call from a distressed, client has brought you and your team to the office of Dr. Tim F. Hatt, a well known UFOologist. Suspicious looking characters and ominous noises emanate from the depths of his make-shift laboratory.
Dr. Hatt has gone missing! It’s up to you and your team to investigate His office and unravel the mystery of the suspicious activities that have been occurring within his lab.

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ESCAPE THE ASYLUMDifficulty: MediumPlayers: 4-16Price: $35 per personLocation: 100 N B St, San Mateo

A chaotic afternoon and a gross misunderstanding has lead you and a group of friends to be admitted into a facility for the criminally insane!
You've pleaded with the on-call doctors that there has been a mistake and that your team has been incarcerated by accident. The doctors have proven to be sympathetic to your situation, but can't simply let you go unless you pass their tests.

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ESCAPE THE MAD HATTERDifficulty: MediumPlayers: 4-16Price: $35 per personLocation: 1931 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View (or online experience available)

You and your team has fallen down the rabbit hole and found yourselves in Wonderland and you've foolishly accepted the Mad Hatter's tea party invitation!
Little did you know that these parties never end. Those that fail to escape this colorful nightmare end up as mad as the hatter himself. You and your team will have 60 minutes to unlock clues from the 4 different realms of Wonderland. You must solve all 4 realms in order to escape!

What our customers are saying

We had a great time cracking the codes and finding keys to locks that would help us escape the Mad Hatter !! the staff was very friendly and kept cracking jokes. The game is amazing and good for anyone irrespective of where you come from... 

★★★★★Gaurav S.

Tripadvisor Reviewier

I highly recommend this for friends/couples and companies that want to put together team bonding/building event. Our game master was fun and made the experience that much better! If you are thinking about going, stop thinking about it and go!"

★★★★★- Bridgett C.

Elite Yelp Reviewer

Our work group of 7 escaped together on this adventure. It was a lot of fun to work together and we definitely needed all of our different personalities and insights. We had a blast.

★★★★★Linda R

Tripadvisor Reviewer

Ryptic Room Escape is so much fun!! I can't wait until they launch their next game. I first heard of room escape games on the Big Bang Theory and once I learned there was one in San Mateo, we had to go!

★★★★★Jeremy C

Tripadvisor Reviewer

Team Building

Looking for a team building activity? Join us for an on-site team building event w/ teams smaller than 16 or virtually for larger events!
Check out our assortment of virtual team building products (including Live Video Escape Rooms!) to find something that works for you and your team. Out virtual team building events can host 1000+ participants.

Engaging and Fun

First and foremost, our events make sure to keep your team's attention. Leave the engagement and participation to us!

Connect with your remote Team!

A happy and communicative team is a productive team.

An activity your employees will love!

With 1000+ 5 Star reviews, our team building events are a hit with teams all over the world!

Effective team building

Our activities help break down barriers and help teams communicate better, long after the activity has ended.

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Looking for a Virtual Escape Room?

Play our award-winning escape rooms from the comfort of your own home with a live host on location! Explore the room and solve the puzzles, designed to work over video conference. We currently offer two Virtual Escape rooms. Learn more by selecting one below:


About Ryptic Room Escape

Founded in 2015, we are Silicon Valley’s first and largest escape room company, with multiple locations throughout the Bay Area.
We love all things related to puzzle, strategy and team building, and are always looking for new ways to challenge and entertain our die hard fans.


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Give the Gift of Ryptic Escape!

Give the gift of an experience your friends and loved ones will never forget! The recipient of the gift card will be able to choose any game in any of our locations or online. 


  • What is an Escape Room?

    Ryptic Room Escape is a real life, puzzle solving game. You and your team will actually be “locked” in a room! We love hosting team-building activities, birthday parties, date night, family night, or just another Friday night out!

    You will have one hour to find clues, solve puzzles and discover the codes, passwords and keys that allow you to unlock the door and escape!

  •  Can we have a private game? I want to play with just my friends/coworkers.

    ALL games at Ryptic Room Escape are private games. Only you and your team will be in the room.

  •  Will I actually be locked in! What if I need to use the bathroom?

    All our games have emergency exits – you will never truly be locked in (that would be dangerous!). However, if you exit the room before time is up, you will not be allowed back in- this would be disruptive to your fellow teammates. Please use the bathroom before starting your game.

  • What is the cancellation policy?

    Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time and please do not be late! In order to avoid ruining the experience for other players, we will not allow late entrants. Your game will be cancelled without refund if you are late.
    Ryptic Room Escape accepts cancellations and reschedules. Refunds or store credit amounts available are dependent on the notice provided prior to reservation start time:
    * 5+ days notice: Full refund – minus the 6% booking fee.* 3+ days notice: Full store credit including booking fee / free reschedule.* 24h+ notice: 50% store credit.* Less than 24 hours notice: No refund or store credit.
    Tickets are not person specific, however they are transferable to another person. Just forward them your booking confirmation email.
    All bookings made with a deposit are 100% payable 5 days prior to start of the game.

  •  Is Ryptic Room Escape physically exerting? Is it wheelchair accessible? Is it scary?

    Our games require very little physical exertion. There is no running, climbing, jumping or crawling required. We exercise your brain, not your body! We try our best to make our games fully handicap and wheelchair accessible, but are always open to feedback! (as of now only Escape from the Mad Hatter and Sherlock Inc. are wheelchair accessible) Our games are meant to be silly, not scary.

  •  How hard are your games? Can kids/grandparents play?

    Our puzzles are meant to be challenging but solvable for all ages 13 and up. Participants under 18 must have a guardian sign the waiver which will be emailed to you as a part of your email confirmation.

    For All games children ages 6 to 13 must have an adult chaperone present in the room to play.

    Children under 6 years of age are not allowed in any game, for their own safety.

    Children under 13 years of age are not allowed in the Escape the Asylum Game.

    Children under 10 years of age are not allowed in the SHERLOCK Inc Game (this game is recommended for ages 14+)

  • Our team is bigger than your player limit, what should we do?

    We often have teams split up and play different games at the same time. Try booking one room for each of our games!

  •  Can I book a specific date in advance?

    Of course! Just click the “Following Dates” button in the ticket booking widget. You can book up to 6 months in advance.

  •  Do you sell tickets at the door? Can I show up with an extra friend/teammate?

    Unfortunately no. Our room limits are based on the size and content limits of the rooms themselves. The only exception is if you’re already having private game (you purchased all the tickets), we will permit you to purchase an additional ticket, with the understanding that it will be a little crowded!

  • Where are your 3 locations?

    We currently have 3 locations and 4 Escape Games.
    ● 205 E 3rd Ave San Mateo, CA - Escape the Aliens, Sherlock INC.
    ● 1931 Old Middlefield Way Unit X, Mountain View, CA - Escape the Mad Hatter
    ● 100 N B St. San Mateo, CA - Escape the Asylum

Virtual Escape FAQ

  • What is a Virtual Escape Room?

    Ryptic Live Video Escape Rooms are a new way to play an escape room with your friends from the comfort and safety of your own home. Explore, solve and uncover mysteries with an on-location host virtually. Grab a team of friends and join via Zoom (or alternative upon request) – it’s that easy!

  • How do we play the Virtual Escape Room?

    After you book the game, you’ll get access to a Zoom Video (or alternative upon request) link along with digital puzzles. You will be able to join the video stream ~10 minutes before the scheduled time. We recommend using a laptop for the best experience. You will have 60 minutes to work with your in-game host to solve the puzzles and escape!

  • How many players per ticket? 

    Only 1 player per ticket is allowed. Each player should join the virtual game with their own computer for the best experience (even if you’re in the same room).

  • How many players can play at once?

    Our Live Video Escape Rooms are meant for 4 -10 players. All groups are private, so bring as many as you like. We allow a maximum of 12 players.

  • What do I need to play a Virtual Escape Room?

    1. You will want to have 1 laptop per person if possible, even if you’re in the same room, in case you want to split up and work on different things.
    2. You may want to use headphones, especially if there’s multiple participants in the same room. Otherwise, consider muting one or more devices to avoid overlapping audio.
    3. You will want to have paper and pencil on hand for solving puzzles.
    4. We will be using Zoom to video conference for the duration of this game; please download the desktop client for the best experience, here. (Zoom alternative available upon request)

  • I can't use Zoom, can I still play?

    Yes! Just check the $0 Zoom Alternative Add-on when booking. You will be sent a link to a secure alternative video conference (Jitsi Meet) 1 day before your game. We've tested the all of the top video conferencing options, and come to these two as our picks.

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