The scenarios you encounter in an Escape Room are a unique experience, meaning you can’t possibly be ready for them. If you think that’s true, then you’re bound to lose the game. Notwithstanding escape room designers’ efforts, they will always have a tendency to repeat particular elements which, if you are sharp and prepared enough, will help bring you to the next step of the game.
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.
Communicate well with your group.
Good communication is one of the most important requirements of a successful Escape Room experience. If you think you’ve just found a clue, announce it! If you feel you’ve discovered the solution but need some input, ask your group mates for their thoughts. Otherwise, you will failure upon your group, while engaging with one another can make you all so much smarter than before.
Stay patient and positive.
Now keep in mind that you have but a limited stretch of time to solve the puzzle. Just one second wasted on negative thoughts can hurt your chances big time. Truth is, enthusiasm beats brain power when you talk this Escape Rooms.
Most games are to be solved without having to learn anything beforehand, so your quantum physics degree or ten-year reign as a national chess champion will only make you overthink the mysteries. What does correlate positively is a fun and enthusiastic mindset. So love what you’re doing, make every second count, and support members who look like they’re on a roll. These are some of the most important ways to boost your chances of a victory.
Go ahead and ask for hints.
Some people have this mentality that equates asking for help with defeat. But defeat is only when time has actually run out. So, kick that pride in the butt and get the hint you need.