How to Prepare for Your Next Escape Room Adventure
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 common problem is when groups are too obsessed with a certain detail when they’re supposed to be searching for other leads. Multitasking is the most effective solution. Assign some members of your group to linger on an extremely difficult puzzle while others work hunt for more 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 your group.
Communication plays a huge part in the success of any Escape Room adventure. If you find something that looks like a clue, whether you’re sure or not, announce it! If you feel you’ve discovered the solution but need some input, ask your group mates for their thoughts. 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. 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.
Games are often created not needing participants to learn any type of knowledge prior, so that degree in Mechanics and Special Relativity can only have you overthinking the puzzle and wasting time. What does improve your chances of success is a fun and enthusiastic approach. 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 crucial methods of getting the victory you want.
Go ahead and ask for hints.
Some people think asking this request for a hint is like accepting 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.