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 the most effective solution. Have some members of your group dwell on the hardest parts of the puzzle while the rest look for additional clues. In general, whenever you feel like you’ve reached a dead end, and disconnect yourself from the frustrating element so you can restore some clarity that you will need to figure out a solution.
Communication is one of the secrets to a successful Escape Room adventure. If you find something that you think is a clue, let everyone know! If you feel you’ve discovered the solution but need some input, ask your group mates for their thoughts. By not doing so, you will almost certainly lose the challenge, while engaging with one another will make you all smarter by a mile.
Stay patient and positive.
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. Truth is, enthusiasm beats brain power when you talk this Escape Rooms.
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 correlate positively is a fun and enthusiastic mindset. 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.
Go ahead and ask for hints.
For some people, this request for help is synonymous with defeat. But for as long as the clock isn’t zero, it can never be defeat. So, throw that your pride away and ask for that hint if it will help you reach the goal.