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March 7, 2017

Palace Games: Roosevelt Room, San Francisco (CA)

Team Commonwealth
The Roosevelt Escape Room at Palace Games is one of the highest rated rooms on most review sites. While it is one of the greatest rooms, the cost is pretty steep and a few puzzles are repetitive. In the final room, a few of us had to sit out and wait in another previously explored room as there was no space for us and nothing for us to contribute. Nonetheless, expect some great "eureka!" moments and exceptional grand reveals.

The automation was exceptional and there were some great uses of old and new tech. Another thing we can say was that the space used for this room was grand. Hard to expect any other escape room to be as spacious as this one. Just when you think the game is over, it isn't.

Pros: The Roosevelt Room has the most extra rooms to explore out of ~30 escape rooms we've played to date. Excellent technology/automation and a very immersive experience.

Cons: One room had us redo the same type of riddle a few times. One tech element, which perfectly fit the theme seemed to be finicky. We had the right "code" but it wouldn't work properly and we lost at least 15 minutes on it. High cost and although you can fit 6-12 players, we feel that it would be best played by 6 making it a whooping $68/person.
  • Set/room design: Excellent!
  • Technology/automation: Gen-2 (high tech)
  • Difficulty: Difficult, a lot of puzzles to solve
  • Price: $410/room, no individual bookings
  • Number of players: 6-12, private room (we recommend 6)
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Overall Rating: ★★★
See their website here: https://roosevelt-escape.com

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