An escape room is a special type of puzzle for adults. You are locked in a room with clues that you have to figure out to unlock the room. You are given a specific amount of time to solve the puzzle on your own. An escape room is a great form of entertainment and a good brain tease as well.
If you are thinking about taking on an escape room, you want to have a few strategies on hand to help you with this experience.
Tip #1: Start by Searching the Room
When you enter an escape room, the first thing you need to do is search the room. There will be various clues and puzzles hidden throughout the room that your team is going to need to solve.
When it comes to searching the room, make sure everyone agrees to share everything they find or notice as they search the room. Sharing information with one another will help everyone solve the puzzles together. When everyone verbally shares what they find, your chance of succeeding as a group increases.
When you find something, yell out what you found to minimize confusion and miscommunication within your group.
Tip #2: Organize All Physical Clues
For any physical clues found in the room, your team will want to create a centralized location for placing all the physical clues in the room that can be moved. Gathering all the clues together will help ensure that one clue isn't overlooked as you work through the puzzles.
Putting the clues together will help the team come back to that clue later if the usefulness of that clue isn't immediately obvious.
Tip #3: It Is Okay to Ask for Clues
During an escape room, you can ask the game guide for a clue. Take time to search the room first and gather all the puzzles and clues that you can. If you get stuck, though, and find that a few minutes have passed without any progress, it is okay to ask for a clue. Asking for a clue will allow you to take full advantage of all your game time and ensure that you can solve the puzzle. Waiting five minutes doing nothing can prevent you from escaping from the room.
When it comes to taking on an escape room, start by searching the room and making sure everyone shares what they find while searching the room. Organize all the physical clues in a central location to assist with solving the puzzles. Remember, it is okay to ask for clues to help you escape from the room.
With an escape room, it is all about teamwork and using your time as effectively as possible.