What is an Escape Room Game?
A real escape room is a live game where you, your friends or co-workers have to employ your detective skills to discover all the clues, crack the puzzles, and escape the locked room within just 60 minutes!
At Ryptic Room Escape your team of sleuths are the only ones that can solve the conundrum. You will have 1 hour and 3 hints. One of our Game Master's might be kind enough to give you cryptic clues to help you on your pursuit.
To be among the best and few that escape, you must divide into smaller teams and strive to solve all the riddles and puzzles in time.
Will you escape?
What are people are saying about Ryptic Escape Rooms?
"We went on Saturday night with 6 people and had the best time!... 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
"Best experience ever! ...
The activity itself was way more fun than i expected it to be. It was challenging and entertaining and it made you anxious to finish... I recommend this place 100%!! We were still talking about it when we went to dinner afterward because everyone was still pumped up! "
- Nessa R., Elite Yelp Reviewer
An Activity for Everyone
Family and Friends
Ryptic Room Escape is a extraordinary experience for all ages! Do you have the investigative skills to escape in time?
Our Escape Rooms are the idea team building event for any silicon valley team! We make sure all players have a fantastic time, while bolstering team cohesiveness and trust!
We are available for private parties and birthday parties! You may book private events by buying all tickets for a game or contacing us for more info!
Escape Room Location
Ryptic Room Escape - SF Bay Area - San Mateo
Medical Arts Building, 205 E 3rd Ave. San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: (650) 762-5771
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We often have teams split up and play different games at the same time. Try booking one room for each of our games!
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.
Of course! Just click the “Following Dates” button in the ticket booking widget. You can book up to 6 months in advance.
Yes! Check out our Gift Cards page!
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!
We currently have two games: Escape from the Poltergeist and Escape from the Aliens, with locations in the San Francisco Bay Area – San Mateo 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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