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. No matter the efforts of escape room creators, they will always end up repeating some elements which, if you’re observant enough, will help you advance to the succeeding step.
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 typical problem is groups obsessing about one small detail and forgetting that they have an entire room to search for more clues. Multitasking is the perfect solution. Have some members of your group dwell on the hardest parts of the puzzle while the rest look for additional clues. In general, every time you feel you’ve approached a dead end, let it go and give your mind time to relax and regain the clarity it will need to finally discern a solution.
Talk and listen to the group.
Good communication is one of the most important requirements of a successful Escape Room experience. If you think you’ve just found a clue, announce it! If you feel you’re almost there with a solution but you need your group mates’ thoughts or opinions, do not hesitate to 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.
Now take note, you have but a tiny amount of time to accomplish the goal. Just one second wasted on negative thoughts can hurt your chances big time. Truth is, enthusiasm beats brain power when you talk this Escape Rooms.
Most games are designed without requiring you to learn any type of knowledge beforehand, so your world-class chess skills or degree in Applied Mathematics will only make you overthink the puzzles without getting anywhere. What does correlate positively is a fun and enthusiastic mindset. So enjoy every second of the mystery, make the most of the clues you’ve deciphered, and be supportive to team members who may be on a roll. These are some of the most important ways to boost your chances of a victory.
Some people think asking this request for a hint is like accepting defeat. However, it can’t be defeat unless the clock has hit zero. So, forget your pride and ask for that help if you need it.