How to Be Successful in an Escape Room

If you’ve booked your room and you’re going to be swinging by at some point to take part in our escape games, then it’s probably just as well you’ve come across this post. Because today we’re going to be going over how to be successful in an escape room, it might just give you the edge on coming out the other end having solved the puzzles and clues within the 60 minutes. 

Firstly, working as part of a team is crucial

There’s no room for prima donnas in an escape room game. This is prime teamworking and working in harmony. Help each other out and you’ll find the all-important clues that much quicker. Fight for supremacy over who’s the best and the loudest and you’ll lose. This isn’t about who’s the smartest and the most popular, it’s about everyone working together.

Don’t stick on one clue if you don’t understand it

Once you have all your clues in a row it’s now time to decipher them. If one is too hard move on to the next, don’t dwell on it, as you’re wasting precious time which could be best served trying to solve the next one on your list, which in turn could help you solve the one before, yes, the one you were originally stuck on. 

What are your individual strengths and weaknesses?

Utilize them, remember them if you don’t know each other as a group that well, ask each other, perhaps one is good at math, one is better at problem-solving and another is good at fast thinking. Whatever their skills are, once you know you can use them to best effect those clues will be solved in no time. 

Look everywhere!

Make sure your team is spread out all over the room and are checking out every nook and cranny, above, eye-level and below. Once someone has a clue, make sure they know to shout out and then place it somewhere in a safe area you’ve all agreed on. Whatever you do don’t put your clues somewhere you’ve specifically chosen and no one else knows about because you could forget where it is and then be completely stumped. One lost clue isn’t too bad, you can still get out, but if you do it with more than one you’ll really come unstuck, so make sure there’s an allotted place which you all know about to place your clues. 

Good organizational skills

Being organised is crucial, make sure you have a strategy, no matter now simple, so you’re not all either bunched in one area, not making much use of the space around you when searching, and none of you are slacking off in a corner after last nights take away while the rest of you do all the hard work. Harmony and working together are what you’re looking for, you don’t have to be tackling it like Mission Impossible, but if you have some sort of cohesive strategy you’ll have a better chance of winning. 

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If you think you have a knack for it now, and if you believe you have a fighting chance of winning, then why not book your escape room with us and come on down? It’ll be the best 60 minutes out of your day by far, so what’s stopping you?