Preparing for Your Next Escape Room Escapade
The scenarios you encounter in an Escape Room are a unique experience, meaning you can’t possibly be ready for them. If you just agreed to that, then you’re setting yourself up for failure. 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 besides that, there are pointers you can remember to make sure that your upcoming Escape Room encounters will be easier 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 most effective solution. Let some members of your group focus on the toughest parts of the challenge while the others go finding more 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.
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 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.
Now remember, you just have a small amount of time to achieve your goal. Wasting one second of that time in a negative mindset only harms your chances further. 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 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.
Don’t shy away from asking for hints.
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, kick that pride in the butt and get the hint you need.