Preparing for an Escape Room Adventure
Escape Room scenarios are always unique, which means you can never prepare for them. If you believe in that, then you’re doomed to fail from the beginning. 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 main idea is to maintain good observation and communication skills even when tensions run high. But besides that, there are pointers you can remember to make sure that your upcoming Escape Room encounters will be easier 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, 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.
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.
Now remember, you just have a small amount of time to achieve your goal. Just one second wasted on negative thoughts can hurt your chances big time. 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 love what you’re doing, make every second count, and support members who look like they’re on a roll. These are tested ways of achieving the victory you want.
Don’t shy away from asking for hints.
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.