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 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 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 a good solution. Assign some members of your group to linger on an extremely difficult puzzle while others work hunt for 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.
Good communication is one of the most important requirements of a successful Escape Room experience. 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. Otherwise, you will almost surely fail; on the other hand, engaging with one another can only make all of you smarter than ever.
Be patient and optimistic.
Now remember, you just have a small amount of time to achieve your goal. If you waste any one second feeling negative, you will only hurt your chances more. The reality is, enthusiasm goes so much farther than intelligence when you talk this beating 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 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.
Some people have this mentality that equates asking for help with defeat. But defeat is only when time has actually run out. So, forget your pride and ask for that help if you need it.