The scenarios you encounter in an Escape Room are a unique experience, meaning you can’t possibly be ready for them. If you just agreed to that, then you’re setting yourself up for failure. 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. Let some members of your group focus on the toughest parts of the challenge while the others go finding more clues. Generally speaking, each time you think you’re at a dead end, detach your mind from the element so it can take a beak, regain some clarity, and finally serve up with a solution.
Talk and listen to the group.
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 that you’ve uncovered the solution but you could use some of your group mates’ thoughts, ask them. Otherwise, you will failure upon your group, while engaging with one another can make you all so much smarter than before.
Maintain patience and optimism.
Now take note, you have but a tiny amount of time to accomplish the goal. Wasting one second of that time in a negative mindset only harms your chances further. Fact is, enthusiasm can beat brain power anytime in an Escape Room environment.
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 correlate positively is a fun and enthusiastic mindset. So enjoy each step, maximize every second you have, and support your team members when they seem like they’re on a roll. These are some of the most important ways to boost your chances of a victory.
For some people, this request for help is synonymous with defeat. However, it can’t be defeat unless the clock has hit zero. So, kick that pride in the butt and get the hint you need.