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. 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 main idea is to maintain good observation and communication skills even when tensions run high. 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 the perfect solution. Have some members of your group dwell on the hardest parts of the puzzle while the rest look for additional 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 that you’ve uncovered the solution but you could use some of your group mates’ thoughts, ask them. By not doing so, you will almost certainly lose the challenge, while engaging with one another will make you all smarter by a mile.
Be patient and optimistic.
Now keep in mind that you have but a limited stretch of time to solve the puzzle. If you waste any one second feeling negative, you will only hurt your chances more. Truth is, enthusiasm beats brain power when you talk this 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 tested ways of achieving the victory you want.
Don’t shy away from asking for hints.
For some people, this request for help is synonymous 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.