How to Prepare for Your Next Escape Room Adventure
Escape Room scenarios are always unique, which means you can never prepare for them. If you believe in that, then you’re doomed to fail from the beginning. Regardless of the efforts of escape room designers, they will always repeat certain elements which, if you are keen enough, will help you move to the next step.
Of course, the key is to remain observant and in touch with your team even in the face of tension. 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 common problem is when groups are too obsessed with a certain detail when they’re supposed to be searching for other leads. 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.
Communication plays a huge part in the success of any Escape Room adventure. If you think you’ve just found a clue, announce it! 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.
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. Truth is, enthusiasm beats brain power when you talk this 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 boost your chances of conquering the game is having a happy and enthusiastic attitude. 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.
For some people, this request for help is synonymous with defeat. But defeat is only when time has actually run out. So, throw that your pride away and ask for that hint if it will help you reach the goal.