For over 10 years, The Racket has been a unique entertainment offering for groups of 15-250 people. We specialize in corporate team building, holiday parties, birthdays, networking events, and any other occasion for a group of people to get to know each other better and make a great impression or a fond memory.
INT. PRIVATE VENUE - BAR, OFFICE, OR RESIDENCE - AfTERNOON or EVENING
THE RACKET is about to begin.
Part parlor game, part rat race, and fully immersive, THE RACKET invites GUESTS into the opening scene of a quintessential Noir film, then turns the plotting over to them. Furnished with a new, potentially criminal profession and a few valuable assets, GUESTS compete to have the most money at the end of the party.
As the game gets going, GUESTS can team up with or turn the tables on other party-goers, heist a casino, start a mafia or pyramid scheme, win an election, or (briefly) murder anyone who isn’t watching their back.
It's drama with no actors, a game with (almost) no rules, a Film Noir fever dream that epitomizes the mantra “Play or be played.”
“As the evening progressed I could feel the psychological genius simmering, then boiling”
SCENE 1: RECEPTION
Guests arrive and check in with our Host(s) to receive their materials, read the rules, and get comfortable.
SCENE 2: INTRODUCTION
The Hosts gather the group to review the rules, administer a few choice pieces of advice, and start a timer for 75 minutes.
SCENE 3: THE GAME IS AFOOT
Players exchange assets, trade secrets, and leverage newfound expertise as they complete a variety of ambitious capers.
SCENE 4: THE AFTERMATH
When the game ends, players count their money and report their totals to the Host, who tallies the results and announces the winners.
For a complete list of who’s, what’s, when’s, and where’s, visit our FAQ page. For further questions, contact us directly at email@example.com.
Where are you located?
We are headquartered in Oakland and serve the entire Bay Area. Our team is available for travel anywhere in the world.
The Racket does not have a venue of its own. Instead, we travel directly to our client’s office, home, or a private venue of their choice. We maintain a long list of preferred venues in the Bay Area and beyond and can furnish recommendations for spaces that accommodate various group sizes and budgets.
What time can the event take place?
We can host at any time of the day, any day of the week. Most of our events take place in the evening or afternoon.
How many people can play?
We can host events for anywhere between 15 and 250 people.
Is food or beverage service included?
No. However, we are happy to provide recommendations for venues or catering if you are hosting your event in the Bay Area.
How far in advance do I have to book?
We need only 24 hours of advance notice and can fast-track an event to meet a close deadline. We take reservations up to 6 months in advance.
Drop us a line with as much information as you have or call us at 415-269-0078. We'll get back to you as soon as possible. General inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that our minimum group size is 15 players.