5 Fail-Proof Escape Room Strategies
This list gives you some pretty great escape room strategies. Use these guidelines to ensure a wonderful experience, and hopefully a winning one, too!
What is an escape room?
An escape room is a game in which you need to search through a themed room in order to uncover clues, solve puzzles, and eventually escape. The theme can be anything from zombies, clowns, mummies, ghosts, and so much more. You get one hour in the room, it’s up to your team to complete your mission!
One of the easiest escape room strategies to forget about. Remember to work on multiple puzzles at the same time. This is a great way to cover more ground in less time. Above all, splitting up is ideal for those moments of sheer excitement in the last 15 minutes of the game!
“Escape rooms can have anywhere between 5-30 puzzles of varying difficulty to solve in a single room”What I Wish I Knew the First Time I Did an Escape Room
Yep, split up, work together – both are crucial escape room strategies. Firstly, some puzzles will require multiple people to solve. Secondly, escape rooms are 100% about teamwork and cooperation. As a result, you will find escape rooms greatly encourage teamwork and communication.
Make sure you guys put your heads together at the right time! Pulling together is part of what makes escape rooms so fun. Crucial times to work together are when:
- You encounter a puzzle that requires more than 2 hands and 1 brain to solve
- You’re on a puzzle and something seems to be missing – ask your teammates, they may have more information
- You find something that needs to be read – read it out loud!
Do Not Move Clues
Escape rooms are like giant jigsaw puzzles in some ways. However, every escape room is different. In consequence, sometimes it won’t matter and you can move everything around as you please, but proceed with caution! Often time the puzzles are in a specific order, place in the room, setting, or direction. For example, some items you may encounter that you should avoid moving around too much might include clocks at a certain time, or files in a particular order. Above all, analyze every part of a room before you move the items willie-nillie! This fail-proof escape room strategy will help you stay organized and on track.
Communicate every find to your teammates. Moreover, it is really important to let other players know when you find a clue. Have a good time with it! This escape room strategy offers great practice for everyday life.
“Things can get hectic in an escape room as your hour ticks away. People are so focused on what they are doing that they develop tunnel vision. Use a clear and loud voice to make sure you grab everyone’s attention. Be sure to articulate your ideas clearly and quickly!”How to Save the World: An Escape Room Survival Guide
Seems simple, but this should really be #1! An escape room is a blast whether you win or lose. In other words, you are a winner no matter what if you have fun! It’s no secret that finding humor in everyday happenings greatly enriches your life experience. I’ll leave you with something I found quite interesting. Someone posted a question on Quora… “How does one have ‘fun’?”. Dennis Moyo’s response is a noteworthy one, and I would like to share it with you so you can hopefully take something from it, too:
“Fun. What makes your heart rate increase in a good way? What makes you smile? What do you want to do without caring for a reward? What gives you that feeling of life and energy? What makes your mind relax? What makes you look forward to being alive? What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? What is your passion? All the answers to this can be fun for you. Anything which you voluntarily do for enjoyment or pleasure is fun.“
Thanks for the wise words, Dennis.