Escape rooms offer thrilling games! An escape room, which can also be called an escape game, is simply a game in which a team consisting of a certain number of players cooperate to find clues, tackle puzzles, and complete tasks in one or more escape rooms to progress to the next stage within a little period of time.
Solving an escape room is a huge challenge, especially for a novice. We have put together some effective tips and hints that can help anyone, be it a novice or a professional solve an escape room without breaking a sweat. So, sit back, relax, sip a cup of coffee if necessary and pay attention as we fill you in on these tips.
TIP 1: Don’t Play Alone
When it comes to those large-group games, it is advisable that you play with a friend or a colleague. Ensure that you have a good relationship with whoever you choose to team up with. If you decide to team up with an unfamiliar individual, you may end up getting frustrated due to the lack of unity that is required in a game such as this. Such a situation doesn’t happen regularly, but if you are unlucky, you may experience such.
TIP 2: Play With a Team With Fewer Individuals
Playing at the max team size denotes several things, and some of them are:
- Little things for everyone to work on
- Not much aha moments
- Extra overhead in getting all participants fully informed
We advise that you play with approx. 50-75% of the max capacity; though this isn’t always constant, it always depends on the game or the participating group. Mind you, this might be cost-prohibitive for public-booking rooms (you can try out your luck by making last-minute bookings, or you can decide to book at unpopular time slots), but private rooms provide you with the privilege of selecting whatever team size you want.
TIP 3: Transfer The Baton
If you feel stuck with a puzzle and no matter how hard you try, you can’t wrap your head around it, call on a fellow team member to help or take over on the puzzle. This ensures that the puzzle isn’t forgotten, and it also puts enough eyes on all unsolved puzzles. This can continue until it gets unsolvable, and when you hit such roadblocks, it’s usually a sign that you are missing out on a piece of information (or maybe you need a hint).
TIP 4: Do Not Ignore What Your Teammate is Saying
Escape room teams are fully functional when they try out every idea. So, when your teammate comes up with a crazy but reasonable idea, you should listen to them and try it out. If you probably see the idea as a bad one, still back them and encourage them to try it out. Provided the crazy idea can be reversed, it might end up being that missing piece of the entire puzzle. It will certainly be fun!