Escape Room scenarios are always unique, which means you can never prepare 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 besides that, there are pointers you can remember to make sure that your upcoming Escape Room encounters will be easier 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 most effective solution. Assign some members of your group to linger on an extremely difficult puzzle while others work hunt for more 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.
Good communication is one of the most important requirements of a successful Escape Room experience. If you find something that looks like a clue, whether you’re sure or not, announce it! If you feel you’ve discovered the solution but need some input, ask your group mates for their thoughts. By not doing so, you will almost certainly lose the challenge, while engaging with one another will make you all smarter by a mile.
Now take note, you have but a tiny amount of time to accomplish the goal. If you waste any one second feeling negative, you will only hurt your chances more. The reality is, enthusiasm goes so much farther than intelligence when you talk this beating Escape Rooms.
Games are often created not needing participants to learn any type of knowledge prior, so that degree in Mechanics and Special Relativity can only have you overthinking the puzzle and wasting time. What does boost your chances of conquering the game is having a happy and enthusiastic attitude. So love what you’re doing, make every second count, and support members who look like they’re on a roll. These are tested ways of achieving the victory you want.
Don’t shy away from asking 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, forget your pride and ask for that help if you need it.