How to Prepare for Your Next Escape Room Adventure
The challenges posed by Escape Rooms will always be unique, so you can’t really be ready for them. If you think that’s true, then you’re bound to lose the game. 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 main technique is to stay as attentive and connected with your team as possible as tension builds up. But besides that, there are pointers you can remember to make sure that your upcoming Escape Room encounters will be easier than ever.
One usual issue is groups fixating on one tiny detail when they should be scouring the place around for more hints. Multitasking is the most effective solution. Have some members of your group dwell on the hardest parts of the puzzle while the rest look for additional 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.
Talk and listen to your group.
Communication is one of the secrets to a successful 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. Otherwise, you will almost surely fail; on the other hand, engaging with one another can only make all of you smarter than ever.
Stay patient and positive.
Now keep in mind that you have but a limited stretch of time to solve the puzzle. Wasting one second of that time in a negative mindset only harms your chances further. 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 improve your chances of success is a fun and enthusiastic approach. 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 crucial methods of getting the victory you want.
Don’t hesitate to ask for hints.
Some people have this mentality that equates asking for help with defeat. But for as long as the clock isn’t zero, it can never be defeat. So, kick that pride in the butt and get the hint you need.