Preparing for an Escape Room Adventure
Escape Room scenarios are always unique, which means you can never prepare 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 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.
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 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 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 important ways to boost your chances of a victory.
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, kick that pride in the butt and get the hint you need.