SF Bay Area and San Diego | Escape Rooms

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San Mateo

San Mateo

Coming Soon to Mtn. View!

Mountain View

Coming Soon!

San Diego

San Diego


What is a Room Escape Game?

A real-life escape room is a live puzzle solving adventure. You and your team of friends or co-workers must work together to uncover the clues, solve all the puzzles, and escape the locked room within the 60 minute time limit!

At Ryptic Room Escape you are at the center of a gripping mystery only you and your team can solve. You are joined by a Game Master that will direct you in the right direction and add a theatrical touch. The best teams divide and tackle the many obstacles in the room in order to make it out in time.

Will you escape?

An Activity for Everyone

Friends Playing Escape from the Aliens

Friends and Family

Looking for a unique activity for your friends and family? Ryptic Room Escape is a one-of-a kind experience for all ages!


Team Building

Ryptic Room Escape is the perfect team building activity for your staff, co-workers, school,or group! Everyone must work together to escape the room!

Escape Room San Diego Skeleton

Private Events

We are open to host private events for birthdays and special occasions. Just give us a shout and we'll set it up!

Escape Room Locations

Ryptic Room Escape - SF Bay Area

205 E 3rd Ave. San Mateo, CA 94401

Ryptic Room Escape - South Bay - Mountain View

1931 Old Middlefield Way, Suite X, Mountain View, CA 94043

Ryptic Room Escape - San Diego

Spreckels Theater Building, Floor 4, 121 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101


What’s a room escape game?

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.

Yes! Just make sure to book all the tickets in your slot or check the “private event” checkbox, and you will be guaranteed a private game.

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.

Are tickets refundable?

Unfortunately, no refunds. All sales are final. Ryptic Room Escape is a live event and we incur costs to prepare for your game. If you can’t make it, you can always give or sell your tickets to a friend!

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 all our locations apart from Escape from the Aliens – San Mateo are accessible via wheelchair) 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 bring a waiver form signed by a parent found here. 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 the room, for their own safety.

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!

What if I don’t have enough friends to book the whole room?

That’s totally normal! You’ll probably end up playing with another group. Try to come with some friends – it’s very hard to escape with less than 6 players. Games with less than 4 players may be subject to cancellation.

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 gift certificates/vouchers?

Yes! Check out our Gift Cards page!

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!

Do you have any other games we can try out? When are you coming to our city?

We currently have two games: Escape from the Poltergeist and Escape from the Aliens, with locations in the San Francisco Bay Area – San Matoe and San Diego. We’re still deciding on our next city, so feel free to let us know where you think we should go! You can also check out some of the other escape games in the SF Bay Area: Scrap, Houdini-escape, Paniq Escape, or Kuma Escape. For San Diego you may want to check out: Great Escape, Escape Game SD, Puzzalarium, or House of Hints.

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