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 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 common problem is when groups are too obsessed with a certain detail when they’re supposed to be searching for other leads. 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.
Talk and listen to the group.
Communication is one of the secrets to a successful Escape Room adventure. If you think you’ve just found a clue, announce it! If you feel you’ve discovered the solution but need some input, ask your group mates for their thoughts. 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 take note, you have but a tiny amount of time to accomplish the goal. Just one second wasted on negative thoughts can hurt your chances big time. Fact is, enthusiasm can beat brain power anytime in an Escape Room environment.
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 boost your chances of conquering the game is having a happy and enthusiastic attitude. 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 important ways to boost your chances of a victory.
Don’t hesitate to ask 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, forget your pride and ask for that help if you need it.