Preparing for an 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 just agreed to that, then you’re setting yourself up for failure. Notwithstanding escape room designers’ efforts, they will always have a tendency to repeat particular elements which, if you are sharp and prepared enough, will help bring you to the next step of the game.
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 perfect solution. Let some members of your group focus on the toughest parts of the challenge while the others go finding 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.
Communication plays a huge part in the success of any Escape Room adventure. If you think you’ve just found a clue, 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 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. 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 improve your chances of success is a fun and enthusiastic approach. 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.
Go ahead and ask for hints.
For some people, this request for help is synonymous with defeat. But defeat is only when time has actually run out. So, kick that pride in the butt and get the hint you need.