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Cyber Detectives Wanted!Join a live host as you solve digital puzzles to escape a room over video.Grab your team and play from anywhere!

What is a Live Video Escape Room?

Your team will lead a live host in an actual escape room over video conference. Solve digital puzzles to escape the room!

You must work together to find all the clues, solve the puzzles and escape -- all in 60 minutes!

Your game is fully private! Play with just you and your team. We offer multiple games for 4 to 10+ players.


Immersive HD Video

Be immersed in one of our puzzling escapes over live video, while working with your team to escape!


Puzzles designed for virtual solving

Our puzzles and clues are specially designed to be found and solved over live video conference. 

Our Games

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ESCAPE THE ALIENSDifficulty: EasyPlayers: 4 - 12Price: From $25 per personLocation: San Mateo and online

You and your team are a daring group of private detectives who handle the most fringe cases. 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 MAD HATTERDifficulty: MediumPlayers: 4 - 12Price: $30 per personLocation:Mountain View and online

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!

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ONLINE GAME NIGHTPlayers: 4 - 25Price: From $25 per personLocation: Online only

Get ready to let off some excess energy! Your group will compete head to head in a variety of challenges, ranging from Last Letter to Family Feud, with some wacky sudden-death challenges thrown in for good measure. Let loose your inner competitor to see if you and your team can achieve glory! But don’t let it go to your head, the points are arbitrary. You're all winners in our book!

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: MURDER MYSTERYPlayers: 5 - 20Price: From $30 per personLocation: Online only

Take murder mystery to the next level! Our professional host will draw you into the immersive world of 19th century Victorian England where the famous Sherlock Holmes has tasked your team of amateur sleuths to solve his newest case. Interview suspects, take notes and share your theories, as you decide what to do, where to go, and prepare your case for Sherlock! Based off of the choose your own adventure games of the 1980's, this event will keep you at the edge of your seat the entire time!

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Virtual Paint NightPlayers: 2 - 200Price: From $60 per personLocation: Online only

Missing paint class? We’ll mail each of your teammates all the raw materials necessary for the class, and our professional artist will guide you through the day’s painting. You’re welcome to follow along or paint something of your own. Like Bob Ross said, “We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”
Private classes (without paint kits) also available from $30 Per person.

What our customer's 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

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Looking for On-Site games in the SF Bay Area?

We hope to reopen soon for private on-site games with enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures.

Team Building is in our DNA

Looking for something to do with your remote team? We've got live escape rooms as well as more laid back live office games for remote teams!
We specialize in creating experiences for teams of 4 to 100+ with over 10,000+ happy customers serving companies from Apple to Google and Bloomingdales. 

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.


About Ryptic Room Escape Live

It all started as a hobby for two friends. We started with one small escape room in San Mateo that took off. Since then we've expanded to Live Video Escape Rooms and team building events that can be played from anywhere!
Now we offer a huge variety of game, some of them entirely online that promise engaging puzzles and immersive plot. We constantly update our games and offer new stories so there's always something new to try out.


different locations in CA


thrilling live video escape rooms


interactive puzzling mysteries

90 000

people already escaped

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 a Live Video 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 Live Video Escape?

    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 Live Video Escape?

    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 (Google Meet) 1 day before your game. We've tested all of the top video conferencing options, and came to these two as our picks.

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