Preparing for Your Next Escape Room Escapade
The scenarios you encounter in an Escape Room are a unique experience, meaning you can’t possibly be ready for them. If you just agreed to that, then you’re setting yourself up for failure. 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 on top of that, there are things you can keep in mind as you make sure that next time around, your Escape Room encounter will be yours to conquer.
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. Have some members of your group dwell on the hardest parts of the puzzle while the rest look for additional 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 is one of the secrets to a successful Escape Room adventure. 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. Otherwise, you will almost surely fail; on the other hand, engaging with one another can only make all of you smarter than ever.
Be patient and optimistic.
Now remember, you just have a small amount of time to achieve your goal. Wasting one second of that time in a negative mindset only harms your chances further. 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 each step, maximize every second you have, and support your team members when they seem like they’re on a roll. These are tested ways of achieving the victory you want.
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.