Preparing for Your Next Escape Room Escapade
The challenges posed by Escape Rooms will always be unique, so you can’t really be ready for them. If you believe in that, then you’re doomed to fail from the beginning. Notwithstanding escape room designers’ efforts, they will always have a tendency to repeat particular elements which, if you are sharp and prepared enough, will help bring you to the next step of the game.
Of course, the key is to remain observant and in touch with your team even in the face of tension. But other than that, there are tips you can keep in mind to ensure that your future Escape Room encounters will be more successful than ever.
One usual issue is groups fixating on one tiny detail when they should be scouring the place around for more hints. Multitasking is a good solution. Have some members of your group dwell on the hardest parts of the puzzle while the rest look for additional clues. Generally speaking, each time you think you’re at a dead end, detach your mind from the element so it can take a beak, regain some clarity, and finally serve up with a solution.
Talk and listen to your group.
Communication plays a huge part in the success of any Escape Room adventure. If you think you’ve just found a clue, announce it! If you feel that you’ve uncovered the solution but you could use some of your group mates’ thoughts, ask them. Otherwise, you will almost surely fail; on the other hand, engaging with one another can only make all of you smarter than ever.
Maintain patience and optimism.
Now remember, you just have a small amount of time to achieve your goal. If you waste any one second feeling negative, you will only hurt your chances more. Fact is, enthusiasm can beat brain power anytime in an Escape Room environment.
Most games are to be solved without having to learn anything beforehand, so your quantum physics degree or ten-year reign as a national chess champion will only make you overthink the mysteries. What does boost your chances of conquering the game is having a happy and enthusiastic attitude. So enjoy each step, maximize every second you have, and support your team members when they seem like they’re on a roll. These are some of the most important ways to boost your chances of a victory.
Don’t hesitate to ask for hints.
For some people, this request for help is synonymous with defeat. But defeat is only when time has actually run out. So, throw that your pride away and ask for that hint if it will help you reach the goal.