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. Regardless of the efforts of escape room designers, they will always repeat certain elements which, if you are keen enough, will help you move to the next 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 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, 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.
Talk and listen to the 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. By not doing so, you will almost certainly lose the challenge, while engaging with one another will make you all smarter by a mile.
Maintain patience and optimism.
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. 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 crucial methods of getting the victory you want.
Don’t hesitate to ask for hints.
Some people have this mentality that equates asking for help with 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.