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 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 on top of that, there are things you can keep in mind as you make sure that next time around, your Escape Room encounter will be yours to conquer.
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. 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.
Talk and listen to your group.
Communication is one of the secrets to a successful Escape Room adventure. If you find something that looks like a clue, whether you’re sure or not, 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 failure upon your group, while engaging with one another can make you all so much smarter than before.
Now keep in mind that you have but a limited stretch of time to solve the puzzle. 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 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 tested ways of achieving the victory you want.
Go ahead and ask for hints.
For some people, this request for help is synonymous with defeat. However, it can’t be defeat unless the clock has hit zero. So, throw that your pride away and ask for that hint if it will help you reach the goal.