Private Events

Host a party in the Bay Area and beyond. We specialize in parties for corporate teams, special occasions, and philanthropic organizations.

  • Book

    Request a quote, and we’ll work with you to find a time, place, and initial headcount.

  • Tailor

    Choose from our special packages, get expert advice on every detail, and update us with changes.

  • Enjoy

    Delight in the event and the compliments you’ll receive afterwards. Leave the setup and cleanup to us.

The Perfect Setup

We come equipped with everything you need to throw a killer party. Peruse our planning resources to make your event a smash hit.

An Invitation They Can’t Refuse

You take care of the When and Where, and we'll make sure the What, Why and How is spelled out for all your Who’s.

The Dressing Room

The dress code at The Racket is black and to kill. Take a peek inside for some inspiration on how to make your own look a knock-out success.

The Screening Room

A few of our favorite flicks will give you and your guests an idea of what type of trouble you’re getting into.

The Music Room

Our soundtrack will set the tone all the way from the reception to the rehashing.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • How long is the experience?

    The game itself is 75 minutes long. However, the entire experience lasts just under 2.5 hours and includes the following phases:

    1. Reception (30 minutes): Guests arrive and check in with our Host(s) to receive their materials, read the rules, and get comfortable.

    2. Introduction (10 minutes): The Hosts gather the group to review the rules, administer a few choice pieces of advice, and start a timer for 75 minutes.

    3. Game (75 minutes): Players exchange assets, trade secrets, and leverage newfound expertise as they complete a variety of ambitious capers.

    4. Aftermath (20 minutes): When the game ends, players count their money and report their totals to the Host, who tallies the results and announces the winners.

    We also require at least 30 minutes of set-up time and 30 minutes of clean-up time. Any space should be reserved for at least 3.5 hours or 3 if our staff are given early access.

  • Where are you located?

    We are headquartered in Oakland and travels around the Bay Area and beyond.

    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.

    If you are looking for a venue, we recommend using The Vendry or Tagvenue to find bars and restaurants or Peerspace to find homes, offices, and other event spaces. We also maintain a long list of preferred venues 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 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.

“As the evening progressed I could feel the psychological genius simmering, then boiling”


Request a Quote

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

Please note that our minimum group size is 15 players.