An escape room is pretty much what the name suggests. You are locked in a room and you need to figure out how to escape it. Inside the room are a number of clues to help you. You will need to pay attention to intricate details while also working against a deadline. Because of how exciting the rooms are, they are becoming increasingly popular with people of all ages. However, before you decide to visit one, there are a few things that you should know. This guide goes over a few tricks and tips for new or old players in escape rooms.
Number of Players
When it comes to escape rooms, the saying, "The more, the merrier," is certainly true. A larger group will be able to work through clues quickly. You will have more brains working together to solve each puzzle. Doing it as a couple may be fun, but it would probably take you too long to solve the room. Check the escape room's company website to see the maximum number of people allowed in the room at one time and try to get as close to that number as possible.
Follow the Theme
A lot of businesses offer multiple rooms to choose from and each one has a different theme. Pay attention to the theme of the room when you are trying to solve it. You can find a brief explanation of each room from the company before you pick. Try to think like the person that would belong to that theme. For instance, pretend to be a bank robber in a Western bank robbery room.
Watch the Clock
You typically only have an hour to solve the room. There is usually a timer in the room so you know how much time is left on the clock. Remember that there is always a solution to the room that is possible during that time frame. Work as quickly as possible and try not to spend too much time solving the puzzles.
The most important thing about any escape room is to make sure you have fun. It's pretty easy to get frustrated when you can't figure out the clues. The more time that runs down, the more stressful it can feel in the room. But the bottom line is that you are there for entertainment purposes. Laugh at your mistakes. Learn from them and look at it with a fresh mind the next time you try.
For more information on escape rooms, contact an entertainment company near you.