How to Prepare for Your Next 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. 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 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 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. Assign some members of your group to linger on an extremely difficult puzzle while others work hunt for 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. Otherwise, you will almost surely fail; on the other hand, engaging with one another can only make all of you smarter than ever.
Now keep in mind that you have but a limited stretch of time to solve the puzzle. Just one second wasted on negative thoughts can hurt your chances big time. 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 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.
For some people, this request for help is synonymous 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.