Preparing for Your Next Escape Room Escapade
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 besides that, there are pointers you can remember to make sure that your upcoming Escape Room encounters will be easier 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. Let some members of your group focus on the toughest parts of the challenge while the others go finding more 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.
Communication plays a huge part in the success of any Escape Room adventure. If you find something that you think is a clue, let everyone know! 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 failure upon your group, while engaging with one another can make you all so much smarter than before.
Maintain patience and optimism.
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. The reality is, enthusiasm goes so much farther than intelligence when you talk this beating Escape Rooms.
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 important ways to boost your chances of a victory.
Don’t hesitate to ask for hints.
For some people, this request for help is synonymous with defeat. However, it can’t be defeat unless the clock has hit zero. So, throw that your pride away and ask for that hint if it will help you reach the goal.