Games that bring out the best in your team.
Each one of our team building games is designed by experts at The Escape Game to guide your team through collaborative experiences. These activities promote communication and challenge your team to work through challenges together in order to escape. However, whether they have an escape in time or not, they're guaranteed to experience an enjoyable activity together and bring valuable teamwork skills back to the office.
Our San Francisco location is within walking distance of great restaurants for a pre-game or post-game meal!
Team Building at The Escape Game San Francisco
San Francisco Location
Our San Francisco location is right by a variety of delicious local restaurant options — perfect for sharing a meal with the team before or after your game. There are also numerous nearby hotels and landmarks if you'd like to make a day or weekend out of your team building experience. This location also has our Playground escape room which can accommodate up to 12 players — perfect if you have a large team.
3 Ways to Team Build with
The Escape Game San Francisco
At our location in the Union Square District
We’ll bring games to you!
Can your team escape?
First and foremost, escape rooms are fun! They also get the competitive juices going as your team has to prove that they have what it takes to escape. An added bonus of team building at The Escape Game is the chance to watch your team tackle a problem together. You’ll get to see who takes the lead, who motivates the others, and who has a knack for cracking codes and solving puzzles.
Make it practical with Team Building Packages.
Team building packages enrich your experience by connecting the game to exclusive insight from renowned business leaders. Packages challenge your team to think about their escape game experience on a deeper level, connecting it to a topic like communication, collaboration, or problem-solving. All packages come with a debrief guide so you can lead a discussion with your team to make the learnings not only practical but also personal.
CEO of Business Made Simple and Storybrand
Donald Miller breaks down the four roles you play in life. He’ll explain how two of these roles will help you succeed and how two of them will ruin your career. This package will give your employees a framework for how to be great teammates.
The John Maxwell Team
The Team Development Package
The team development package is for teams looking to revolutionize their training and development. The package provides an integrated, experiential approach to team building that will improve your team’s communication and collaboration. It’s easy, transformative, and fun.
Where to Eat Before or After Your Escape Game Experience
If you’re looking for places to eat before or after your game, we’ve got you covered. The Escape Game San Francisco is located in the Union Square District, so there are many options for food and drinks! This location is situated in a great spot and makes it easy to keep treating your team!
Well, it's right there in the name — these burgers are awesome! Check them out for a menu of locally sourced ingredients with burgers, fries, organic milkshakes and more.
Have you ever wanted a sushi roll as big as a normal burrito with a Latin kick? No? Well trust us — Sushiritto is on to something! Their menu of signature bowls and burritos will leave you with an unforgettable flavor experience.
The beauty of Insomnia Cookies is that they're open until after midnight almost every night — perfect to satisfy a sugar craving after any escape game experience.
For some tiki-inspired cocktails in a fun, tropical-themed atmosphere, you've got to check out Pagan Idol. This place is perfect for a post-escape game drink or two with the squad. Don't forget to check out the volcano that actually erupts!
1930s Paris meets San Francisco at Cafe de la Presse. Here you'll find espresso and wine treats along with yummy food options all in an adorably-themed location.
An Epic Team Building Experience
What makes The Escape Game San Francisco the perfect spot for your next team building activity? Our escape rooms are designed to challenge your team to unlock hidden potential and creativity. In order to succeed, they’ll have to communicate and collaborate effectively as they work their way around the room, uncovering hidden clues and solving intricate puzzles. Not only that, escape rooms are fun events!
What To Look For In Team Building
According to Michael Hyatt & Co there are certain things to look for when searching out your next team building experience:
- Team building requires buy-in. If your team building adventure is going to be successful, your team has to actually buy into the experience. You won’t accomplish anything if your team is grumbling their way through the day. However, even the most skeptical player leaves The Escape Game feeling energized.
- Steer clear of activities that single people out. Part of team building is gaining trust, but most people aren’t likely to feel greater trust when placed in an awkward situation in front of their teammates. In an escape room everyone works together and collaboratively uses their skills to achieve success.
- Tackle something achievable together. Rather than the vague team building exercises that don’t have an achievable goal, group members all work together toward the common, tangible goal of uncovering hidden clues, and solving intricate puzzles before time runs out!
The Escape Game is great for you, as a team leader, to be able to assess your team’s strengths and weaknesses. Learn who your natural leaders are. Who keeps their calm in the midst of chaos? Who can see the big picture and delegate accordingly? Who has the focus to remain calm and solve the most challenging problems? The Escape Game highlights these skills and characteristics.
Take leadership development up a notch by purchasing the John Maxwell Team Development Package. First, your team takes the John Maxwell DiSC assessment and then plays an escape room. Leaders use the connection guide to lead a team discussion that ties learnings from the assessment to the escape room experience. Doing this exercise together in a team meeting really allows large groups to absorb the knowledge of their skills and how they can benefit the team as a whole! The leader will also get an Executive Report that has insight into your team’s unique communication style and dynamic. You’ll review this report with a John Maxwell Leadership Coach virtually. This is a great tool to help you gain insight and understanding into the health and development of your team.
Virtual Team Building Options
If you’re unable to play in real life and need a virtual option, we can help with that too. With Remote Adventures and Unlocked, teams can experience The Escape Game from home. We’ll set you up with a Game Guide, who works as your real-time eyes, ears, hands, and feet in the room. Then, your team uses our digital dashboard to keep track of clues and progress as you race the clock to escape!
Escape Room Tips
Worried your group won’t escape? Try a few of these tips from The Escape Game’s Game Guides!
Robert from Nashville says that escape games are a great opportunity for players to learn how to effectively communicate as a team. He says, “Listen to each other, talk one at a time, and talk through what you see and think. You never know what small detail will trigger something in someone’s mind. These games are cooperative!”
Shannon from Minneapolis says teams should “Read everything and read carefully! Organize your team and get to know your teammates’ strengths and weaknesses when it comes to puzzle solving or finding things. Keep a discard pile or put keys and already used items in one place, since most game pieces are only going to be used once.”
Other Teams' Experiences Have To Say
Companies all over San Francisco have been loving their The Escape Game experience! Check out what they have to say:
“Planned a team outing for my group of eight. We were able to participate in one of the rooms that was able to accommodate our group size. It was particularly nice to have the option to have just our group. The team at The Escape Game San Francisco were so helpful! They made the activity fun for our team and were nice throughout. They even showed us some of the other escape rooms. We’d definitely love to go back! My team really enjoyed the activity. It wasn’t ever stressful and was a nice activity for team building. Really loved the experience and can’t recommend them enough. Would definitely go back and hope to do so soon outside of work!”
“I had an amazing time. The employees were super friendly and polite. I went in a group of four and did the Prison Escape. I highly recommend this place for family, friends, and team building. We had the pleasure of working with Marc, he was very professional and enjoyed his job. Can’t wait to go back again and do another room.”
“We came as a work group for team building and did the playground since we had 9 people and it has a max of 12 where the other ones were 8 so we didn’t want to split up. It was a lot of fun. You had 1 hour to finish 4th grade to get to the gym for a kickball game. There were several puzzles and clues and once we got the first few going we were able to break up into groups to solve different pieces. We escaped with 10 min to spare using only 2 of our 3 clues. It was a lot of fun and you get a sticker if you escape. I definitely recommend for a group of friends or coworkers.”
“Lots of fun. I went with my colleagues for a team-building activity, and we all had a great time in the “Special Ops” room. We narrowly escaped!”