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 main idea is to maintain good observation and communication skills even when tensions run high. 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 common problem is when groups are too obsessed with a certain detail when they’re supposed to be searching for other leads. Multitasking is a good 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 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’re almost there with a solution but you need your group mates’ thoughts or opinions, do not hesitate to ask them. By not doing so, you will almost certainly lose the challenge, while engaging with one another will make you all smarter by a mile.
Now take note, you have but a tiny amount of time to accomplish the 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.
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 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.
For some people, this request for help is synonymous with 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.