Games – Getting Started & Next Steps

How to Prepare for Your Next Escape Room Adventure

The scenarios you encounter in an Escape Room are a unique experience, meaning you can’t possibly be ready for them. If you think that’s true, then you’re bound to lose the game. 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.

Avoid obsessing.

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, 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.

Communication plays a huge part in the success of any Escape Room adventure. If you find something that you think is a clue, let everyone know! 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 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. Fact is, enthusiasm can beat brain power anytime in an Escape Room environment.

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 boost your chances of conquering the game is having a happy and enthusiastic attitude. So love what you’re doing, make every second count, and support members who look like they’re on a roll. These are some of the most crucial methods of getting the victory you want.

Some people have this mentality that equates asking for help 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.